Chris O’Byrne retains the Salver

The final final of Finals Weekend was the culmination of our Level Advanced Association competition, the Vulliamy Salver. Contested by the same 2 players as last year, the standard this year was notably improved by both Roger Tedstone and Chris O’Byrne, with both having won all their other block games, but with Roger having won the head-to-head at that stage.… Read more →

Frances Payne Final 2019

After a 2 year hiatus, Jamie Burch returned to Reigate Priory’s competitive scene with an appearance in the Level Golf competition. As a -4, he was strong favourite against Doug Dykes (3), as they played out their best of 3 final in front of a decent crowd. In the first game, Jamie showed his intent by taking the first hoop… Read more →

Candlesticks 2019 Final

Andy Gray and Michael Bye thrashed their opponents Chris & Chris +26 to win Reigate’s Association Doubles Handicap tournament. After some initial interplay between the two sides, Michael hit in from hoop 2 to corner 3, and with brilliant guidance throughout from Andy took a break to 4B, using 5 of the 7 bisques available.  Having to contend with a… Read more →

Di’s Doubles Double!

Even with a different partner, Di won the 2019 Handicap Golf Doubles for the second year running! Having won all the games in their block, Di Langridge (9) and Chris O’Byrne (0) were up against Jill Dawson (10) and Mike Barnard (7) in the best of 3 final, in front of a small but involved crowd, with the recently reset… Read more →

Chris O’Byrne wins the Creed

Last year’s beaten finalist Chris O’Byrne managed to do one better in the Creed Memorial Cup this year, and take the trophy home*. With no semi-finals played in this Handicap Advanced Association competition, Chris and Simon Ling both won their respective blocks, to set up an interesting match in lieu of Simon receiving 11 bisques. Simon won the toss, and… Read more →

Parker wins the Fuller Buckley

The first competition concluded on Finals Weekend 2019 was the Fuller Buckley, a Handicap Association competition, contested by Simon Ling & Chris Parker. In the Block Stage, Simon and Chris were both unbeaten, although in Chris’ case that only involved winning a single game (although that’s one more than in a block last year!) With freshly set hoops, and newly… Read more →

2019 Finals Timetable

The qualifiers have (nearly all!) been played, and the finalists confirmed, so here’s when the finals will be taking place.  As always, spectators are very much encouraged to join for any or all of the games. Congratulations to all the finalists, and good luck! You can see all the results that led people to the finals in our Competitions section.… Read more →

John K saves the Day!

The SECF golf teams’ day is, apparently, the biggest croquet event in the world! With 22 competing teams, and 11 lawns fully occupied all day, in many cases double banked, well over 80 players take part in an all-day competition which lasts from 9.30 am until 7pm at night. On 11 August Reigate were due to field two teams, with… Read more →

Remembering Roger Mackinnon

Members of the club stood alongside croquet players of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in a short period of silence to recognise and reflect upon Roger Mackinnon’s past influence on croquet in both clubs. The occasion was the lunch break during the annual match between the clubs, this year held at Wimbledon on 1st August. Roger’s enthusiasm for the… Read more →

Reigate Ladies do it again!

Reigate Ladies again won the golf croquet team’s shield, after an exciting day’s croquet, with the result being decided only in the very last minute of play. Reigate and Guildford & Godalming were neck and neck right up until the final moment, both having won 6/6 matches against other clubs, but the overall winners were Reigate claiming their last game 7… Read more →