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

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 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.

Colchester CC hosting Golf Croquet C-Level (7+) Series Tournament

Club member Dick Strover has arranged a national tournament for high handicappers to be played at the Colchester Croquet Club on June 22nd. The GC C-Level (7+) Series is one of five tiers of Golf Croquet Series in the Croquet England Fixtures Calendar, each a season-long competition that groups together certain tournaments of a similar class. The GC C-Level (7+) Series comprises 27 tournaments leading to a National Final.

The tournament is a whole day with a maximum of 16 players. Six members of CCC have already entered with six spaces still to be filled so it’s an opportunity for our higher handicapped members to play some new people, meet up with other club members, and be part of the national croquet agenda. Lunch is available at £12.00 per person this includes teas/coffees and cakes in the afternoon.

To learn more about entering a tournament click here.

Click on this link to view the tournament or get in touch with Dick at

Have-a-Go Tea and Cakes 23rd of May

For National Croquet week we are staging a Have-a-Go Tea and Cakes afternoon on Thursday 23rd of May. 

Please pick up a handful of flyers from the clubhouse and distribute in your home vicinity.

Kids are not only welcomed, they are positively encouraged.

We’ll supply all the equipment. All that is needed is a pair of flat-soled shoes (trainers are ideal) and a healthy appetite for cake!

Pop along on the day and get involved in welcoming potential new members.