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How We Run Things

Committee Bristol Croquet Club is governed by a constitution: 'The Rules of Bristol Croquet Club', which has been developed by successive General Meetings. It empowers the Committee to manage the affairs of the Club:

The Committee is elected annually at the AGM, which is normally held in early March each year. To write to the Committee, please send an email to the Secretary (details at the foot of every page) but any member of the Committee would be very happy to hear your views and suggestions at any time (within reason!) and an e-newsletter is circulated several times a year to keep you in touch with what's going on.

The myriad tasks that keep our club running are undertaken by volunteers and coordinators, most of which is documented in the Role Descriptions to help us keep track. Please step forward and offer your time and expertise to help out in any role, even if someone else is already doing the one thing you would be happy to do. Speak to the coordinator or any committee member. Your club needs you!

Minutes of Committee meetings are normally posted in the clubhouse and will be sent on request to any member (either as a one-off or routinely). They are not posted online because they sometimes contain sensitive financial information or can be of a personal nature.

The Committee maintains a capital projects inventory, which is available from the treasurer on request.

The Club's financial year runs from 1st November to 31st October, but the Membership year runs to 28 February. The AGM is well attended and is an opportunity to review the past year, listen to the plans for the coming year, meet and question the Committee; for which volunteers are more than welcome!

We bank with HSBC as Bristol Croquet Club, Sort Code 40-17-32, Account 01067052.

See also:

Main Committee and Club Officers

Dave Kibble Dave Kibble, Chair

Chris Frew Chris Frew, Secretary

Neil Purchase Neil Purchase, Treasurer

Mike Salisbury Mike Salisbury, Grounds Secretary

Linda Shaw Linda Shaw, Membership Secretary

Ann Fraser Ann Fraser, Member

Phil Seymour Phil Seymour, Clubhouse Maintenance Coordinator

See also the Role Descriptions section for the many volunteers who get things organised and their responsibilities.


Susan King Local Safeguarding Officer: Susan King 07791 859684

See the Club Guide Safeguarding section.


The club's trustees are: Dave Kibble and Mike Salisbury. See the constitution for their role.

Coaching Team

Coaching Coordinators: Bob Whiffen (AC) & David Enticknap (GC).

Coaches: Pat Jackson, Richard Jackson, Dave Kibble, Roger Mills, Frances Ransom, Ray Ransom, Linda Shaw, Eric Soakell, Bob Whiffen.

Group coaching sessions are organised throughout the season but please feel free to contact any of the coaches for individual help with your game. See the Club Guide Coaching section.

Handicap Committees

For information about handicapping, please refer to the Club Guide Handicapping section.

Association Croquet (incl. Short Croquet) Handicap Committee

Marian Hilton, Pat Jackson, Ray Ransom (Chair).

Golf Croquet Handicap Committee

David Enticknap, Sally Green (Chair), Ray Ransom.

Club Competition/Tournament Managers

Internal Competitions: Andrew Wise

Latham Cup: Dave Kibble

Barbara Evans Trophy: Bob Whiffen

John McCullough Challenge Trophy: Robert Wilkinson

One-Ball Charity Event: Bob Whiffen and Chris Frew

Inter-Club Team Managers

For the role description and selection policy, see the Team Managers' role.

SWF Competitions Team Managers

See swfcroquet.org.uk for league details and rules.

National (CA) Inter-Club Team Managers

See croquet.org.uk for competition details and rules.

Bye-Laws and Local Variations to Croquet Rules and Laws

  1. GC start: Each ball is initially played from a position on the court within 1 yard of the East boundary more than one yard North of corner IV and South of the East penalty area.
    • This applies to all GC friendly, club sessions, and club competition games played throughout the year.
    • This bye-law is in accordance with Rule 5.2.1.















For more information, please email Chris Frew, who will be happy to help.