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Frank Gunstone dies

We’re sad to have to report that Frank died in his sleep at home earlier this week. Richard Clark writes: “With the passing of Frank at the age of 86 this November, the Croquet Club has lost not just a … Continue reading

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Lawns re-open for the Winter!

You’ll be glad to know that Chris and Alex have just drilled the hoops on lawns 1 and 2, so we’re open for business again! Ray will paint the lines in due course. Lawn 3 has not been drilled yet, … Continue reading

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Escape to the Perfect Town

Filming of this BBC1 programme about a property hunt in Tunbridge Wells took place in July. The programme aired on Monday 14th October and features quite a good four minute segment about croquet at our club (starting at about 37 minutes … Continue reading

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Simon Manwaring wins our GC New Members Tournament

A bit belated to report: Simon Manwaring won our initial tournament on 28th September in good weather with three straight wins. Trevor Houghton-Berry won two games and Dave Grimshaw won one, with Philip Osman, despite playing some very good shots, … Continue reading

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Finals Day! 7 close matches completed – pictured is the Golf Doubles at the start of game 3. This went to the Golden Hoop. pic.twitter.com/zbJtlJsga3 — Tunbridge Wells Croquet Club (@CroquetWells) September 9, 2019

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Finals Day success

We managed to complete seven finals in splendid weather on Finals Day with only the Golf High Bisquers. Golf New Players and Miriam Reader Association Doubles outstanding. See our 2019 Competitions page for full competition details. Thanks, as usual, to … Continue reading

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Barney Lewis almost wins!

Barney came second in the Area Final for the CA All England handicap event held at Surbiton last weekend, so qualifies for the Final being held at Hunstanton this weekend. John Knight from Reigate was the winner. Unfortunately this means … Continue reading

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SECF Golf Croquet Teams Day

Not our best performance, but not too badly either! 13th and 17th out of 22 in the Doubles, with 3 wins, 4 losses and one halved. 6th and 20th in the Singles with 9 wins, 12 losses and 3 halved. … Continue reading

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Introduction Courses update

We’ve now run four one day Introduction to Croquet Courses this year, with 32 people attending. Thanks to John Greenwood, Alex  Jardine and Barney Lewis for helping me on one or more of these. The new member count isn’t in … Continue reading

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News coverage updated

Our local and national press coverage pages have been updated with the items related to the recent WCF Simon Carter Golf Croquet World Championship.

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