2020 Notices

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Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all OK in the current lockdown situation we find ourselves.  Please do keep in touch with me on jaytay20ch@aol.com and let me know how you are.  I would like to hear from you.

The lawns are looking very inviting at the moment.  Those of us who live close enough can at least take our daily exercise around the park and gaze longingly at the green sward.   It is doubly frustrating as the white lining has been done.  However the Council have also pinned up notices on the doors to the pavilion banning its use, to reinforce their decision to halt all group activities on the park. .

Nevertheless your Committee are continuing to think about all things croquet, and if you go into the club website you will find (in the members section) a summary of the matters addressed in the Committee Meeting on 31st March, held by video link. How 2020 is that !!

The current restraints will ease eventually, and hopefully we will manage to get out on the lawns albeit rather later in the season. We must look forward to that day.

Keep safe

Jayne Taylor

Well, the croquet season isn’t starting just yet …

Dear Member,

We will all remember the 2020 season, that’s for sure !

I am sorry that we will not be seeing you on the lawns for a while. We had hoped to lay out the lawns this week so that play could start next week, though at a much reduced level. We as a committee felt that it should be possible to play singles croquet on a very low key basis (i.e. no group activities, matches or roll up activities) and maintain social distancing requirements. However, when the Council decided to cease all group activities on the park including croquet and bowls, and the government effectively put us all in the first stage of a total lockdown, this became impossible.

Your committee will continue to monitor the situation and thanks to David Guyton’s work on the website you can keep up to date with the evolving situation. We will be meeting as a committee electronically, so do let me know if you want to raise a matter with us. Please do look at the website on a regular basis. We will let you know when play can start again. It will!

Meanwhile, look after yourselves and keep safe. And please keep in contact with me by email, or WhatsApp if you are into that sort of thing. Enjoy the garden, and your “one piece of exercise a day”…….

All the best


25 March 2020

 The croquet season starts !

Hello fellow croquet players ! Spring is sprung, the grass is ris…. etc etc

As most of you will realise, the croquet season officially starts at the end of March, lawns and weather permitting, and hopefully April will bring lots of opportunities to play, the rainfall for April having already fallen in February !

Those of you at the AGM will have noted that I am now Chairman,  hence this email from me, and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Meanwhile do please note my email  jaytay20ch@aol.com  should you need to contact me on any matter.

David Guyton will be issuing the new calendar for the year very shortly, and this, along with lots of other interesting information will be found on the website. Please get used to visiting this website regularly (advice to me as much as anyone!) to keep up to date with what is going on in the club.  Access to the members area on the website is the same as the key lock on the pavilion door.

Our next committee meeting will be held on March 31st, so if you wish to place an item on the agenda for discussion by the committee please email it to me, preferably by the 24th March.


Jayne Taylor

Help wanted for taster day, 18 April 2020

Our taster day for newcomers this year is on Saturday, 18 April, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm.

We usually attract about 16 people or so and I would like about 6-8 volunteers, please, who could help out on that day. It is a structured day where we demonstrate the basics and golf croquet in the morning and then help the visitors have a try at a game; in the afternoon we demonstrate some additional shots and association croquet and likewise help the visitors to have a go.

Lunch and refreshments are provided and it is usually a good day. Volunteers wear whites and help put out and take down lawns if possible too. If you wanted to just help with the catering that would be lovely as well. If you preferred to just help in the morning (with GC) or the afternoon (with AC) that is equally fine.

If you could let me know that would be great. Thanks for your help.

Sally Slater

Last call for dinner, Saturday, 8 February 2020

A final call for the Annual Dinner with a few details I forgot first time around. Firstly, non member partners are welcome at this dinner. Secondly the dress code is smart casual.

The Dinner will be held on Saturday, 8 February 2020, 7pm for 7.30pm at Chester Golf Club, Curzon Park.

We need to know numbers as soon as possible. The cost for 3 courses and coffee will be £27 to include staff gratuity. If you wish to come please send a cheque made out to Chester Croquet Club for £27 per person to
Sarah Andrew, 5 Parc Waen, Bangor Road, Conwy, LL32 8EL

Many thanks

Sarah Andrew

Annual Dinner, Saturday, 8 February 2020

Chester Croquet Club’s Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday,  8 February, at 7 pm for 7.30 pm at Chester Golf Club, Curzon Park North, Chester CH4 8AR.

We need to know numbers as soon as possible. Please reply to Sarah Andrew (sarahm.andrew.sa@gmail.com) to let us know you are coming.

The cost for 3 courses and coffee will be £27 to include staff gratuity. There will be a choice of menu including a vegetarian option. Vegans and those with special diets will need to contact the Golf Club direct on 01244 677760 and ask for the Catering Manager to discuss meal options.

All the best

Sarah Andrew