James Death won the AC Mens Championship, which was played at Cheltenham, coming back from 1-2 down to win the best of 5 games final.
On Tuesday July 9th - Revisiting the 4 Ball Break. Derek Blow will be running a 2 hour session from 6pm. This is a short course for the 22-18 handicap player who has been playing Association Croquet for a while and hasn't quite mastered the concept of the 4 ball break. The course will include shot revision, positional play for pilots and pivots and using bisques.
For the 10 -18 Handicap player John Davis will be running an Improvers coaching programme covering 4 ball breaks, Croquet strokes, Openings and endings and taking and giving bisques. Dates and times have yet to be arranged and will be determined by the group and John. If you would like to sign up can you send your name and contact details to John (contact info in the handbook or via the Enquiries tab).
For those with a handicap of 3 or under Paddy Chapman will be running sessions on 17th and 20th August at 6:30pm.Don't forget that Viv Staley has a course running (from 9th June) on Sunday mornings for AC beginners and those who started playing in the last year or so. The course is running for 5 weeks and is held from 9:30-12:30pm (N.B. 23/6 t.b.c. as there is a tournament taking place). Contact Viv with the dates you are able to attend.
The winner of the Sage Bowl, Nottingham's B Level tournament played on June 2nd, was Brian Havill (Watford). Brian beat Paul Castell +11 in the final.
Please note that all lawns are in use this weekend, 1st -2nd June, for a full field of 27 at the B Level AC Tournament managed by Richard White. A great opportunity to come along and see croquet being played.
The croquet club is excited to announce a new scheme introducing Years 5,6,7, and 8 pupils from five local schools to the game. During the week commencing 3rd June coaches from the club will be going into local schools and offering an Introduction to Mallet Sports. Up to 400 children will have the opportunity to play croquet during these sessions. All participants will receive a certificate. We are looking forward to delivering sessions at the following schools.
The Lanes - Beeston, George Spencer - Stapleford, Roundhill School, Beeston, Chilwell School, Chilwell and John Clifford School, Beeston.
Following these introductions we shall be running an after-school "Mallet Sports" club at the Nottingham Croquet Club on Thursday afternoons from 4pm-6pm. These will take place from 13th June to 18th July. Please contact the club through the website www.nottinghamcroquet.org.uk "Enquiries" to find out more. Participants will also be invited to come and watch the Under 21 World Golf Croquet Championship taking place at the club from 20-24th July.