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Bristol Croquet Club Programme 2024


Updated 18 January 2024 - Please refresh your browser cache to ensure you are looking at the latest version.

Regular Club Events

Club sessions happen each week:

UNLESS an event, a home match, or maintenance is scheduled to replace a club session - always check the Court Booking System before travelling.

See the inter-club section for information about club teams and managers and joining in. The club also runs a number of non-croquet activities, such as Scrabble and table tennis.

Special Club Events

For most of the events below, members receive notification in good time to sign-up, or you can enter the open tournaments online (follow the link), or just turn up to watch - there's usually lunch (book in advance) and tea available - see the Catering Policy.

Sat 16 March 10:15am

Special General Meeting to incorporate minor wording changes into our Constitution, consequent on the CA becoming Croquet England

Annual General Meeting in the clubhouse

Sat 23 March

12-2pm: Soup & Rolls (book with Chris).

Sun 7 April

Charity One-Ball competition - great fun and raises money for charity.

Sat 27 & Sun 28 April

AC Handicap Weekend Tournament (The Latham Cup)

Fri 3 May

Seven-Turn competition - a fun variation of AC that lasts only seven turns!

Sat 18 to Sun 28 May

National Croquet Week - a national celebration of croquet with local events aimed at promoting it to the public.

Sat 8 June

Social and American Supper - an afternoon of fun and games on the lawns with a supper to follow where members bring a dish or platter to share.

Sat 29 & Sun 30 June

B-Level Weekend Tournament - (Barbara Evans Trophy)

Sun 13 July

BBQ event

Sat 27 & Sun 28 July

Advanced Weekend Tournament - (John McCullough Trophy)

Sun 18 August

Fun Day with Bangers & Mash - an afternoon of fun and games on the lawns with a quality bangers-and-mash supper to follow.

Sun 22 September

SWF Final we are hosting the final of the SWF Federation League. Do come and watch, and there's usually tea and cake at 4pm!

Fri 27 - Sun 29 September

Finals Weekend - even if you are not playing in a final, come and join in the fun and watch. There's usually tea and cake at 4pm!

Mon 30 September

Lawns Close for maintenance.

Sat 5 October

Autumn Workday and Hoop Setting - turn up from 10am in working clothes - instructions given.

Sat 12 October

Quiz Evening - lots of questions - BYO refreshments

Sun 17 November

SWF AGM - online meeting of the clubs in our region.

Tue 10 December

Christmas Lunch - usually at the clubhouse freshly cooked by members.

Noteworthy dates: Clocks go forward Sunday 31 March, Good Friday 29 March, Easter Monday 1 April, Early May Bank Holiday Monday 6 May, Spring Bank Holiday 27 May, Summer Bank Holiday 26 August, Clocks go back Sunday 27 October.

Committee Meetings 10am: March 18, May 6, July 8, September 2, November 4, January 6.

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