2018 Social Events

Social Sunday, 3 June, re-instated

The golf handicap match against Culcheth which was postponed from Sunday, 27 May, to Sunday, 3 June, has now been abandoned as Culcheth find they are unable to raise a team. This means that there will be only one home match on that day so the Social Sunday can also take place as previously planned. As usual, the gathering is from 2.00 to 5.00 pm. Two lawns will available for play and there will also be an opportunity to watch a short lawn league match against Southport. Family and friends are always welcome and don’t forget to bring some nibbles to share. Tea and coffee will be available.

Social Sunday, 3 June, cancelled

Because of the postponement of a match from Sunday, 27 May, the Club will be hosting two home matches on Sunday, 3 June. With two visiting teams and all four lawns in use, it will not be practicable to hold a Social Sunday gathering on the same day so the decision has been taken to cancel the event. Instead, everyone is welcome to come and watch Chester playing against Southport in a short lawn league match and against Culcheth in a golf handicap league match.

As other weekends in June are also busy, the next Social Sunday will be on Sunday, 1 July.

Social Sundays

Just a reminder that the social Sunday this month is not tomorrow, but next week 13th May, as that is National Croquet Day. Usual plan – bring something to share / between 2.00 and 5.00 / friends and family welcome. Tea and coffee will be available.

Social Sunday is also being moved in August to the second Sunday, so here are the dates for the rest of the season season:

May 13th
June 3rd (2 lawns will be in use due to a match)
July 1st
August 12th
September 2nd
October 7th

On August 4th and 5th Chester will be hosting the national level play 0 Plus open golf croquet tournament. Be fabulous to watch and spectators are very welcome, so put that in your diary too!

Have fun

Annual dinner reminder

There are still plently of places available for the annual dinner, so please come, the food is great and the company even better! All members, either singly or with partners, and relatives or friends of members are very welcome.  See below for more details about the cost and means of payment.

All the best

Sarah Andrew

Annual dinner

The Croquet Club’s annual dinner will be held at Chester Golf Club, Curzon Park, on Thursday, 8 March 2018, arrival 7pm for 7.30 pm dinner. The cost is £24 for three courses including coffee and staff tips. There will be a choice of menu on the night. (It is always very nice, the chef says he likes to see what is the best available at the time.) It is always an enjoyable occasion and non-member relatives or friends are very welcome.

Please send a cheque made out to Chester Croquet Club to Sarah Andrew, 5 Parc Waen, Bangor Road, Conwy LL32 8EL to arrive before 21 February (I am going away after that).  Alternatively you can transfer £24 per person into the following bank account, name Dr S Andrew, sort code: 07-04-36 account number 10764415. Please put your name as a reference then e-mail Sarah at sarahm.andrew.sa@gmail.com to say you have transferred the funds.

All the best

Sarah Andrew

Change of date for ten pin bowling

Due to the fixed nature of the date of the snowdrop walk, we have decided to move the ten pin bowling to early March instead of Feb 20th.

The ten pin bowling event will now be on Tuesday, 6 March 2018, at 3.00 pm followed by tea and cake if wished. This will be at the bowling alley at the Coliseum Leisure Park at Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port. It is good fun if we can hire at least two lanes to make it a fun competition, so sign up if you would like to come.

We will car share as usual from Westminster Park car park, details to be finalised. Cost is approx £14 for two games.

Annual dinner

The Club’s annual dinner will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2018, at Chester Golf Club. The event is open to all members and their partners whether or not they are members of the Club. It is always a convivial evening and can be enjoyed equally by accompanied and unaccompanied members. More details regarding the menu and cost will be available shortly.

Snowdrop walk

Here are more details about our exciting snowdrop walk:

1.00 – 3.00 pm Wednesday, 21 February, at Ness Gardens

A guided walk for one and a half hours followed by drink in front of a roaring fire in the old house.

Cost – £7.50 payable in advance. Tickets are limited. Some members have already indicated their wish to come and, if any one else would like to join, please let me know by the end of tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 January.

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Thanks

Sandy, Sarah and Sally

Two more social events for your diaries

We are holding a 10-pin bowling social event at the bowling alley at Cheshire Oaks near Ellesmere Port at 3.00 pm on Tuesday, 20 February, with tea and cake (or something stronger) afterwards. Approx cost about £20. Car share will be available. Please let us know if you are interested.

We are also planning a SNOWDROP WALK at Ness Gardens on the Wirral, or at Chirk, but are awaiting to see what the snowdrops are doing before we finalise the date. It will probably be mid February to early March. Car share will be available. Please let us know if you are interested.

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Thanks

Sandy, Sarah and Sally