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  • Club barbecue - last call

    Last call

    There will be a barbecue for all club members and partners – especially welcoming newer members – on Sunday 29th August from 5pm at the West pavilion. There will be a £5 charge to cover costs.

    Please notify Diana Plant (  ) if you would like to come, and let her know of any dietary needs, by the end of Thurs 26th.

    There is also a top level national Golf Croquet tournament taking place on Sat 28th to Mon 30th, so do come early (or at any time) to watch some virtuosic GC. Some of the players plan to join the BBQ when their games end. 

  • Annual Tournament

    Our club's flagship 6-day Annual Tournament is in progress, under the convivial and capable management of Peter Death. We have a somewhat reduced entry as we have the use of only the 5 east lawns. We are pleased to welcome guests from around the country as well as many of our own members.

    As ever, visitors are welcome to come and watch any time play is on, which will be from 9:30 am to about 8pm this week, Monday 16th to the finals on Saturday 21st. (The finals may finish around tea time). It was a pleasure yesterday to meet two prospective new members who are experienced croquet players and are house hunting around Nottingham. 

    Tournament results and photos soon.

  • Chapmans back "down under"

    We have heard that Miranda and Paddy Chapman and family have arrived safely in New Zealand to begin the next chapter of their lives. We wish them well, and hope it may be au revoir, not adieu, as paths often cross and re-cross in the international croquet tournament circuit.

     

  • Omied Hallam and Elizabeth Shelton won the 2021 "Hallam Doubles" tournament.

    On the wet weekend of  6th and 7th of August, 10 doubles pairings of club members took part in the 2021 Hallam Doubles, named in memory of the late Brian Hallam. 

    The cricketers at Trent Bridge abandoned their test match due to rain, but Nottingham’s croquet stalwarts are made of sterner stuff, and continued in spite of conditions, sometimes playing under an umbrella held by their doubles partner. After four rounds of challenging play, the final turned out to involve three Hallams; Brian's sons Sanaa partnering his wife Philipine, and Omied partnering Elizabeth Shelton. 

    Omied and Elizabeth eventually prevailed in a tight and exciting (if wet) final. 

     

     

     

     

  • Cheshire cat event

    The second annual "Cheshire Cat" fun event organised by Mark Lansdale was held on Sunday 25th July. There was a tremdendous turnout of about 10 teams of four in fancy dress, and a series of informal croquet-like activities enjoyed by all present with great gusto. It is not clear to me which team won but I do know that everyone had a good time. Some photos below and more here .

     

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