End of Season Timings and Fixtures

As the season draws to a close and the afternoons are cooling off we will start the regular afternoon sessions at 1.30 p.m.  from today and have tea at the end of play rather than after the second game.

Just a reminder of the fixtures coming up. Don’t forget to check the Diary page

14:00 Tuesday and Wednesday, 23/24 September.
Weston-super-Mare Croquet Club are visiting us as part of their South Coast Tour. 
Courts not available for club play.

10:00 Sunday, 28 September
Men’s Singles Golf Tournament (Simon ParkinTrophy)
Eleven players have signed up. Please contact Peter if you are unable to play.
Please bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

10:00 Saturday, 4 October
‘Fishbourne Game’ Tournament.

Peter Raper

Visit from Bransgore Croquet Club

On Monday 10th August, Bransgore Croquet Club travelled from the New Forest for a friendly match which we hope will become an annual event.

As it was our first encounter we played mixed doubles with a visitor paired with a Chichester member which is a great way of getting to know each other. The sun shone and after two rounds and a picnic lunch we enjoyed two further games rounded off with afternoon tea and the day was pronounced a great success.  We’re now looking forward to visiting Bransgore on Friday, 12th September for a more competitive match – may the best team win!!

Colin Lyle provided a few pictures.

Congratulations to Littlehampton Croquet Club

A quick note from our Secretary on Friday 8th August, after the SECF League match at Littlehampton.

Have just got home from Littlehampton Croquet ClubUnfortunately we did not win, but it was pretty close. (It’s worth having a look at their web-site too. Peter)

53 hoops to 51 and 6 games to 3

We also had a wonderful tea and lots of friendly chat afterwards.

Lynne Lyle

Golf Doubles Tournament (Kettle Shields) Results

We had a fantastic day of hotly contested Golf Croquet on Sunday. The weather was equally hot.

Everyone played 4 games with a different partner in each game. Betty won all four games and was announced as the outright winner. Janet was declared as the winner among those winning three games because she had the lowest number of hoops scored against her.

The event was organised by Carole and Brian Parsons with encouragement from our former member Paddy Jones, who previously ran the event for many years. 

Two identical shields donated by Norman and Dora Kettle were presented to the winners by Carole.

Peter (I came last!)

Friendly against Bognor Regis Croquet Club


Peter, Brian, Edna and Janet met the team from Bognor for a friendly match on Friday afternoon. Everyone played three doubles games (without handicaps) and the score ended up with a home win 4-2. The hoop score was 34-31. We all had an entertaining afternoon and a lovely tea.

Here we are at the end of the afternoon.

Now looking forward to the Kettle Shields doubles tournament on tomorrow (Sunday)

The detailed results are available in our Members Only Blog.


Fixtures This Week

Updated 31/07/2014

We have home matches on Wednesday a Friday this week . Please remember that that the lawns will not be available for the usual afternoon Golf croquet sessions.

On Wednesday 30th July, we welcome Rother Valley Croquet Club for a SECF Handicap Golf League match.

Bognor Regis Croquet Club will be joining us for a friendly match on Friday 1st August.

Golf Doubles Tournament (Kettle Shields)

This event will be held on Sunday 3rd August. Players are partnered randomly to make the contest as even as possible. It will be managed by Carole & Brian Parsons. Two identical shields donated by Norman and Dora Kettle will be presented to the winners.

Carole and Brian have added this explanation.
We play what is known as “promiscuous doubles” which means that we change partners for each game. 
The partners are drawn randomly. The games are worked out in advance using numbers and then names drawn to replace the numbers. We will play 4 games each (using handicaps) and the winners will be the 2 players with the most wins (or the most hoops taken at the end of the day in the event of a tie). 
We have a record of 22 players this year so we look forward to a good day.


Staniland Shield 2014 Results

Updated 24/07/2014

Sixteen members of the club took part in the Golf Croquet Singles Tournament on Sunday 20th July.
Thanks to Paul Robinson for keeping the score and supplying the full results, also acting as substitute for Joan, who was injured early in the day. Get well soon Joan.

The trophy was won by John Uwins after beating Brian Shipman 7-6 at the last hoop in the final play-off.

Neil Humphreys was third, having won 3 games. Everyone else won 1 or 2 games. You can see the full results if you download the .pdf file below.

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Here’s a photo gallery courtesy of Colin, Paul and Margaret.
The engraved shield, in memory of Leslie Staniland was donated by Ruth Staniland.

Peter Raper

Visit by Basingstoke Croquet Club

Team PhotoTeam photo – Basingstoke and Chichester Croquet Clubs

Basingstoke Croquet Club visited us on Monday 30th June as part of a tour of the South Coast Croquet Clubs.

It was a lovely friendly afternoon and Linda said “It was particularly nice to play mixed doubles without having to worry about who was winning!”


Result of the Littlehampton Centenary Cup

PictureThe Team at Littlehampton

Chichester and Fishbourne Croquet Club Team came second out of ten teams in this prestigious competition held at Littlehampton Croquet club on Sunday 13 July.

More details available soon.

Congratulations to all.