The Grass Roots
Golf Croquet Cup
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The Club runs a preliminary tournament for the Grass Roots Golf Croquet Competition which is open to beginners without a handicap and higher handicappers with a Golf Croquet handicap of 9 and over. The competition is played as a series of 13-point doubles games with a change of partners after each game. The top four players play a singles semi-final and final and a number of players depending on the size of entry go forward to a regional final, to be held at home at Watford on Saturday 8th August. The entry fee of £5 is paid by the Club.
This national competition has been won by a Watford player twice in the last four years - John Walker in 2005 and Nick Archer in 2007.
The 2009 preliminary tournament was held in two blocks, on Tuesday 9th and Friday 12th June respectively.
Congratulations to Frances Skinner who went to to win the National Final, held at Northampton on 12th September. This is the third time in five years that Watford has produced a national champion, following in the footsteps of John Walker in 2005 and Nick Archer in 2007.
GC Grass Roots Tournament