Winners of C-Level Series Tournament June 22nd

On Saturday, the Colchester Croquet Club hosted one of the GC Series C-Level Tournaments. C-Level is players with a handicap of 7+ playing level play.

Organised by CCC member Dick Strover, the tournament consisted of 16 players from various clubs of which eight were from Colchester.

The format of the tournament consisted of four blocks of four players. Within each block, every player competed against the other three players. The top player from each block advanced to the quarter-finals and competed against a player who finishes second in a different block. Players who placed third and fourth in their blocks competed in the quarter-finals of the Plate competition.

The outright winner was our very own Marilyn Wood and the winner of the plate was another well known club member – Graham Caughey. Well done both!

Marilyn Wood and Dick Strover
Dick Strover & Marilyn Wood

Fence Repair

The dream team of Hugh Brown, Alex Wood, Martin Tunmore, and Kev Croot, had a successful day repairing, replacing, and securing the front fences.

Last winter’s strong winds caused several fence panels to blow out, compromising the club’s security and posing a risk of wayward panels creating havoc in the neighborhood. Over Christmas, Hugh and his wife Beak temporarily shored up the panels to prevent them from becoming a flight risk and to secure the club.

Hugh then developed and prepared the necessary carpentry solutions and organised a volunteer team, comprising Alex Wood, Martin Tunmore, and Kev Croot. Today, after Hugh’s meticulous preparation, the team worked diligently in the baking heat to repair, replace, and secure all the front panels. Their efforts included ensuring the panels are sturdy enough to withstand the wind, preventing bowing and snapping, and removing the roots and ivy that were causing misalignment.

A big thank you to the team for their hard work and dedication in making the club more presentable and secure.

Winners of the GC B-Level Series Tournament at the club

CCC Member Dick Stover run a Croquet England GC B-Level (3+) tournament on Sunday June 16th. The tournament was attended by 16 croquet players from various clubs, with seven members from Colchester.

The tournament format consisted of four blocks of four players each. Within each block, every player competed against the other three players. The top player from each block advanced to the quarter-finals and competed against a player who finished second in a different block. Players who placed third and fourth in their blocks competed in the quarter-finals of the Plate competition.

The winner of the The Laeticia Atkinson Cup was Marc Trevere from Dulwich.

The winner of the plate was our very own Alex Wood.

This Saturday its the turn of the C-Level (7+) players in a CCC hosted CE tournament.

EACF B-Level League June 7th

On a lovely sunny day in Writtle, the B-Level team, managed by Marian Manning, narrowly missed victory against Chelmsford, losing 7 to 11. Despite the loss, Marian, Michael, Hugh, and Kevin remained in high spirits, enjoying a day filled with a fantastic atmosphere, great company, and superb afternoon tea.

GC Singles Day Thursday June 6th

GC Singles Day had a smaller turnout compared to last week, with nine competitors. The format was an all-play-all, resulting in eight games each.

It was an enjoyable day with some strong performances and a few disappointments.

The outright winner was Alex Wood, who won all eight of his games—well done to Alex!

GC Singles Day & AC Doubles Day Thursday 6th June

GC Singles Competition 

 • Open to all club members 

 • Arrival: 9:30 AM 

 • Start time: 10:00 AM 

Requirements:

 • Please wear whites if available 

 • Bring a packed lunch, your handicap card, and £1 for all-day tea or coffee 

Schedule: 

 • Morning: Depending on numbers it will be group play – one 

level play game best of 13 hoops against each person in your group  • Lunch break: Approximately 1:00 PM  • Afternoon: Quarters, semis, the final, and a losers doubles round 

Good luck. 

If anyone is running the AC Doubles please get in touch with details. 

GC Doubles Day Winners …

We had a successful day for the GC Doubles Day on Thursday 30th May, with 10 players participating and several close games. Congratulations to the winners Hugh Brown and Marion de Landmeter.

GC Singles day next Thursday 6th.

Lawn weeding and mushroom removal

If you notice mushrooms on the lawn while playing, please remove them using the handle of the fork found in the yellow bucket. Avoid knocking off the heads, as this spreads spores and exacerbates the problem.

If you notice weeds on the lawn at the end of the game, please use the weed remover in the yellow bucket to pull them out. Then, fill the hole with the seed and soil mix found at the bottom of the bucket.

GC Doubles Day 30th May

This Thursday, we are excited to host the GC Doubles Day, an in-house event organized by Pam Hopper.

Members are invited to join us on the day, similar to our roll-ups, and will be paired with a partner using the high/low system, providing an excellent opportunity to discuss and learn various tactics and shots available to GC players.

The event will feature level play, starting with an all-vs-all single game format in the morning. In the afternoon, play-offs will determine the eventual winner.

To create a sense of occasion, please wear whites if you have them.

Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and your handicap cards.

Please arrive by 9:30 AM.