In addition to Club days and casual games between club members, there are various activities including coaching, internal club competitions, and matches against other clubs.


printer-friendly version Calendars by year:

Date show hide Show/hide all Type Event / Opponents Venue / Result
Tue 25 February (19:00)   Annual club dinner Blue Check Restaurant, 144-146 High St., Bushey, WD23 3DH
Thu 20 March (19:30)   AGM Methodist Church Hall, New Road, Croxley Green, WD3 3EL
Mon 24 March   Closing date for club competition entries  
Sun 30 March   Watford courts opened for the 2014 season  
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Sun 13 April ACLeague St. Albans Away   LOST 1-3
Wed 16 April (11:00) ACTournament AC One-Ball Tournament Winner: André Machell
Thu 24 April GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Home   LOST 6-10
Wed 30 April GCLeague Wrest Park (Handicap) Away   WON 14-4
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Sat 3 May GCLeague Letchworth Away   LOST 8-10
Wed 7 - Thu 8 May GCFriendly GC Tour Away
Thu 8 May ACLeague Melgrave Home   LOST 1-5
Fri 9 May GCLeague Chelmsford Away   WON 15-3
Mon 12 May (09:30) GCTournament Open GC B-Level Tournament Winner: Geoff Johnson
Tue 13 May GCTournament GC C-Class Tournament Winner: Ron Drew
Sat 17 May ACFriendly Cambridge University Home   DREW 4-4
Wed 21 May GCNational Enfield Away   LOST 2-5
Thu 29 May GCLeague Leighton Linslade Home   WON 12-6
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Sun 1 June (14:00) Tournament Gymkhana Winners: Airlie Middleton,
Sue Hickson
Thu 5 June ACFriendly Cambridge University Home   WON 7-1
Sat 7 June (09:30) ACTournament Open AC One-Day Tournament Winners: Gary Bennett,
Thomas Cullis
Thu 12 June GCLeague Northampton Hoops (Handicap) Away   WON 13-5
Fri 13 June ACLeague Northampton Away   LOST 1-5
Thu 19 June GCLeague Northampton Away   WON 11-7
Sun 22 June ACNational Nottingham Away   WON 4-3
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Thu 3 July ACFriendly Hertford U3A Away   Postponed
Thu 3 July GCLeague Northampton Mallets (Handicap) Home   DREW 9-9
Mon 7 July GCLeague Leighton Linslade (Handicap) Away   DREW 9-9
Wed 9 July (18:00) GC Private event  
Thu 10 July ACLeague Enfield Home   WON 4-2
Wed 16 July GCNational Surbiton Home   WON 4-3
Tue 22 July ACLeague Wrest Park Away   LOST 2-4
Thu 24 - Mon 28 July ACFriendly AC Tour
Away Matches:W:1, D:1, L:3
Games:W:21, L:27
Wed 30 July ACNational Letchworth Home   WON 5-2
Sat 2 August GCTournament Grass Roots Area Final  
Sun 3 August GCTournament Centre Stage Area Final Cancelled
Thu 14 August GCLeague Enfield Home   WON 11-7
Mon 18 August GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Away   LOST 7-9
Mon 18 August GCNational Bowdon Home   WON 5½-1½
Wed 20 August ACLeague Letchworth Home   WON 4-2
Thu 21 August GCLeague Stony Stratford (Handicap) Home   WON 10-8
Mon 25 August ACNational Enfield Home   LOST 2-4
Sun 31 August (14:00) GCTournament GC Double Trouble  
Sat 6 September GCLeague GC Handicap League semi-final
(Semi-final vs. Hunstanton)
Letchworth   LOST 9-10
Sat 13 September GCLeague GC Handicap League final
(Final vs. [no club])
Sat 13 September (09:30) ACTournament AC One-Day Tournament Winner: Brian Havill
Sat 27 September GCNational Dulwich Woking   LOST 2-5
Mon 6 October   End of summer play and courts closed  
Sun 23 November (19:00)   Quiz Night Herts Bowling Club, Bellmount Wood Avenue, Watford, Herts, WD17 3BT
Sat 29 November   Court 3 re-opened for winter play  
Key to symbols:
AC Association Croquet League League match Friendly Friendly match Tournament Tournament
GC Golf Croquet League League Regional finals National National club competition 4Club 4-Club Tournament

10:00am start for matches and 9:30am start for tournaments unless otherwise indicated.

See also the Croquet Association Fixtures Calendar and the East Anglian Croquet Federation Diary.



Apart from when it clashes with the match calendar above, Club members meet each week during the playing season as follows. Club members who turn up at the lawns on one of these occasions can usually expect to get a game. At other times it is generally advisable to plan a specific game with another club member in advance. A list of members' contact details is posted inside the club hut.

Mondays AC Association Croquet from 14:00 (winter: from 11:00)
Tuesdays GC Golf Croquet from 11:00
Wednesdays AC Association Croquet from 14:00 (winter: from 11:00)
court maintenance
Association Croquet from 16:00 (summer only)
Fridays GC Golf Croquet from 09:45
Saturdays AC Association Croquet from 14:00 (winter: from 11:00)
Sundays GC Golf Croquet from 12:00



Coaching courses for 2014 yet to be determined.

In addition to any more formal courses, free informal coaching for both Association and Golf Croquet is generally offered by the more experienced players on club days on a ad hoc basis to both existing club members and prospective new members who seek it.