In general, not much is known about croquet, but hidden away in a corner of Reigate, Surrey, our club has been established for nearly 100 years, catering for members of all ages, from all walks of life. A sociable and fun past-time, with the potential for games to range from simple and carefree, to devilishly tactical, croquet is a low-impact sport, which is easy… Read more →
Following mention at the AGM of declining numbers appearing at club days this season, a reassuringly large crowd ignored the rain and wind to participate in the last Reigate Croquet event of 2018, the Christmas Cracker. Played as an alternate, short form of golf on half lawns, high handicappers were partnered with varying low handicappers for each game, with no… Read more →
Presentation of Awards The trophies for the year were presented by the Chairman The winners were Vulliamy Salver: Chris O’Byrne, Runner up Roger Tedstone, Creed: Martin Peacock, Runner Up Chris O’Byrne Fuller Buckley: Doug Dykes, Runner up Andrew Gray Alan Grant Candlesticks: Lucy Beach/John Knight, Runners up Neil Coote/Martin Peacock Copper Cups: Andrew Gray/Joyce Carlisle, Runners up Lucy Beach/Chris Parker… Read more →
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Chris Parker completed his brilliant season by winning the Winter One Ball Competition for the second year running. All 4 blocks supplied clear winners, none of whom lost a game. Parker played Claire Brugger in their semi final, in front of an impressive and somewhat interactive crowd! With this being Claire’s impressive first foray into the 1 Ball world, her… Read more →
We’ve now added the tables and results so far for the Annual 1 Ball Tournament, so you can stay up to date with everybody’s progress. As a reminder, all block games need to be played by November 4th, so time is running out! And, as is becoming standard, now is another good time to plug our 1 Ball Handicap Calculator,… Read more →
Our U-league team B can only play at weekends, as several of the cadre have weekday jobs. Weekend fixtures are not the easiest to arrange around the league, and as a consequence team B had 2 matches to play in September, squeezed in before the end of the season. At Medway we had a low handicap team (Tedstone 2, Gunton… Read more →
Freda, John, Di & Sue set out early on August Bank Holiday Monday for the GC Handicap Doubles competition at Hurlingham. Di & Sue were lucky enough to beat the apparently ‘regular’ winners in their first game of the day. Over the course of the day they won 4, drew 1, lost 1 – and against all expectations – ended… Read more →
Club members are now eligible to enter CA tournaments. This year the CA introduced a third layer of tournaments, the C Level (level play) for golf croquet players with a handicap of 7+
Several of our members entered at least one of twenty tournaments held throughout the country. Freda and Sue both earned sufficient points to qualify for the Final at Nottingham. Sue won 8 out of 15 games, but the eventual winner was Michelle Leonard.
Tournament play is a great way to improve your game, gain experience of playing on different lawns and meeting new people. Why not give it a try next year?
The Rother Valley Challenge is an invitational 14 point Association tournament played on half lawns over two days, for handicaps 10 and above. Teams are of four players who are seeded in handicap order, with ones and twos playing their opposite numbers from all other clubs (eight games in all), and threes and fours likewise. Rother Valley can muster 5… Read more →
The Secretary’s choice this year was a fun Aussie Rules event with 15 members showing up to play. Most of the players played 5 games, all with different partners, with the top 4 scores counting towards their final score. The highest individual scorers played in the Final, in which Freda and Caroline beat John Knight and Claire. Caroline being unbeaten throughout the event, definitely deserved to… Read more →