Schedule of Lawn Bookings for the Year. (Last Updated 14-Apr-16)
We have a full yearly schedule with Association Croquet, Golf Croquet and other forms of croquet being played thoughout the year.
Croquet is played on our club's four full-size lawns from April to October (actual dates controlled by the weather) and indoors, at Aldham Village Hall, outside of these times.
For the past two years two lawns have remained open during the winter season, although the playing area has been reduced to 28 by 22.4 yards by turning said playing area through 90 degrees. To reduce any adverse effect on these lawns players must exercise common sense. Jump shots are not allowed and the lawns must not be played on if there is a hard frost.
Dedicated sessions are set aside for both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet, details of which can be found on the Weekly Schedule page of this website.
A number of in-house competitions and competitions against other clubs are arranged throughout the year.
The club also hosts tournaments for both the Croquet Association (See the CA Tounaments page of this website for details) and the East Anglian Croquet Federation (EACF).
Competitions and tournaments that are run regularly at the Colchester Croquet Club are as follows:
Locke Bowl (Association, Golf and One-Ball)
Association Croquet B-Level Invitational Tournament
Golf Croquet B-Level Tournament
Other knock-out tournaments to suit all skills and ages.
Examples of other open and invitation tournaments include:
Croquet Association Advanced Tournament
Croquet Association B-Level Advanced Weekend
Croquet Association 50+ Handicap Tournament
Croquet Association Selector's Cup
All England Association Croquet Area Final
Golf Croquet English National Final (Ascot Cup)
EACF Anderson Shield (Association Croquet, Advanced, Doubles)
EACF Association Croquet League Finals
EACF Golf Croquet Championship
Not all of the above CA and EACF tournaments are run every year and some are held at Colchester only occasionally.