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  • Pay & Play

    We're beginning a new format for people to have a taste of croquet for an hour for £6. This will be on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 and 6:30 to 7:30. Tickets can be bought in advance through EventBrite. Do please promote this to anyone who may be interested. 

     



    EventBrite booking here.

    FaceBook promotion here.

     

     

  • This Girl Can ...

    We invited girls and women to have a go at croquet during the Sunday evening of the GC Women's Open tournament, and around 50 came. Thanks to Ferzana in particular for her energetic pubiclity initiatives. We hope some "official" photos will be forthcoming, but here are a few informal shots from the early part of the evening. (All photos taken and used with permission of course). 

     

     

     

  • Rachel Gee wins Golf Croquet Women's Open Championship

    The Women's Open Championship has previously always been held at Ripon Spa Hotel. With the sale of the hotel the event fell under the remit of the CA to organise and the first event was held this year at Nottingham. The event suffered from significant withdrawals before it even started with 10 competitors pulling out before the event even started! In the end 14 players, with handicaps ranging from -4 to 8, started play across three days, with two days of best of three block play and a final day of an 8 player knock-out. Rachel was the favourite going into the event and dominated Block A, with Lorna Dewar also remaining unbeaten in Block B. There were a few upsets in the knock-out stages, but the expected final of Lorna v Rachel was unimpacted. Rachel won 7-2 7-2 to win the Golf Croquet Women's Open Championship, for the first time as a Gee, having previously won it more than a decade ago! It was a real family affair, with Rachel's Mum, Judith Rowe (Ashby), winning the plate event. 

    The Women's Open, and various other ladies events in general within the CA tournament calendar are great events for ladies who are new to competitive golf croquet and want to try their first tournament in a relaxed, friendly and supportive competition.

     

    Image: Judith Rowe (L) and Rachel Gee (R). Photo credit: Arthur Rowe

     

  • This Girl Can ... swing a mallet. Croquet opportunity for women and Girls

    On Sunday early evening (June 13th, 6:30pm - 8:00pm), some of the country's top female players will be happy to introduce other girls and women to croquet in a fun and light-hearted way. This is at the end of their second day's play in the British Women's Open Croquet Championship which is taking place at Nottingham Croquet Club from June 12th - 14th. 

    An opportunity not to be missed!

    Please wear flat-soled shoes. All other equipment is provided

    This event is part of 'This Girl Can' so is only open to women and girls. Usually croquet is open to everyone.

     

     

  • Women's Open Golf Croquet Championship

    The club is very much looking forward to welcoming some of the UK's top female Golf Croquet players for the Women's Open GC Championship, from Sat 12th to Mon 14th June.

    Profiles of some of the competitors are being posted at Try Croquet and on  Croquet England's Facebook page .

    See separate news item for "This Girl Can" on Sunday evening - an opportunity for women and girls new to croquet to have a go under expert guidance.

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