16 players all simultaneously playing croquet on the club one-and-only lawn enlivened the dull dry day Saturday 4th September. The occasion was the end of season “Chairman’s Choice” club day. The game played [dubbed Fusion Croquet by the Chairman when hard pressed for a name] was a hybrid of AC, GC and One-Ball; fuller details at the end of this… Read more →
On Sunday 15th March we have our annual Charity One-Ball competition which, this year, is raising money for Macmillan. One Ball is Association Croquet, but with one ball per side, and tends to encourage accurate shooting and hoop running. It is also quick and ideal for playing in cold weather as each turn is generally short. See our report on… Read more →
A well attended Christmas Cracker was helped out by a lack of precipitation, and heaps of mulled wine! With Martin’s leadership, a version of Golf was played on half lawns, where only 3 hoops were used per game. This allowed 4 games to consistently be underway with no waiting, ensuring plenty of play for all, and very little sitting around.… Read more →
Reigate Priory’s efforts to drum up awareness of the game on National Croquet Day bore fruit this year, as a large number of newcomers came along to see what the fuss was about. Helped along by Lucy’s BBC radio spot (1hr 55mins), locals turned up to try simplified versions of the game and golf matches, in between helping themselves to… Read more →
The challenge was to get 20 people playing on the lawn at the same time on the day the lawn re-opened after Spring maintenance. Really there were 2 challenges; one was to get 20 members to turn up and play on a cold grey day and the other was to find a game that they all could play. The latter… Read more →
On Sunday 24th March we had our annual Charity One-Ball competition which, this year, was raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Played on half lawns, we managed to avoid the rain and even saw a little sun in the afternoon! With 14 entrants, some initial confusion over the organisation crept in while the Manager had to contend with the Reigate… Read more →
After a couple of hiccups with finding a suitable date for the quiz, it finally went ahead on March 19th at Reigate Priory Cricket Club. With nearly 50 attendees, made up of a rough 50-50 split between croquet and non-croquet people, participants answered questions ranging from “Who created Caractacus Pott?” to “What colour is a Welsh poppy?”. A set of… Read more →
Members that did not attend the annual dinner on Friday 1st March missed out on a good time. Held, as in recent years, at Betchworth Golf Club an excellent 3 course meal was served buffet/carvery style to 20 members with 12 guests, in an arrangement of four round tables, and Lorna Jenkins had created the attractive floral centre pieces. Judging… Read more →
We’re running a quiz, mainly for a bit of local awareness of the club. It’ll be held at Reigate Priory Cricket Club on Tuesday, March 19th, from 7:30 onwards. The bar will be serving drinks throughout, of course! Teams can be up to 6 people, with £2 entry per person, and a cash prize for the winning team. The more… Read more →
Thanks to everyone who came to the games night on 10 January and made it a great success. There were about 18 participants and we played a range of games including Scrabble, Mahjong, shuffleboard, nyner and bagatelle. We enjoyed a light buffet provided by Freda and beers from the bar.
Thank you Lucy and Freda for organising.