Lawn availability and bookings

Lawn usage

In order to minimise wear and damage to the lawns, please use lawns in the order 4, 1, 3 and 2 for all internal club games.

2018 Lawn bookings and calendar changes

 

Tuesday, 10 April, am and pm NW Level Play Golf Croquet League match Chester Centurions v Chester Chariots (H) – postponed to Wednesday, 16 May
Saturday, 28 April, am and pm Postponed NW Handicap League match v Southport (H)
Wednesday, 9 May, am and pm Longman Cup inter-club competition v Bury (H) – postponed to Wednesday, 30 May
Saturday, 12 May, all day NW Millennium Short Lawn Tournament
Wednesday, 16 May, am and pm Postponed NW Level Play Golf Croquet League match Chester Centurions v Chester Chariots (H)
Wednesday, 23 May NW Level Play Golf Chester Chariots v Southport (H) – postponed to Wednesday, 30 May
Thursday, 24 May, 6.30 – 8.30 pm Dodleston WI, Lawns 1 & 2 and 3A or 3B
Sunday, 27 May NW Golf Croquet League match v Culcheth (H) – postponed to Sunday, 23 September
Wednesday, 30 May, am and pm First round of Longman Cup inter-club competition v Bury (H) and postponed NW Level Play Golf Chester Chariots v Southport (H). Please note all four lawns will be in use.
Sunday, 3 June Social Sunday.   NW Short Croquet League match v Southport (H) – postponed, new date to be found
Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 June Visit by Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club – postponed t0 Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 August
Thursday, 12 July Mary Rose v Bowdon (H), Lawns 2 & 3
Friday, 20 July, am and pm  Women’s Institute croquet day
Saturday & Sunday, 4 & 5 August, all day National Level Play 0 Plus open golf croquet tournament, Lawns 1 – 4
Thursday, 9 August, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Friendly golf croquet match against Craig-y-Don (H)
Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 August Visit by Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club – postponed from Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 June
Saturday, 1 September, am and pm MENSA, am Lawns 1 & 2 plus pm Lawn 3
Sunday, 23 September NW Golf Croquet League match v Culcheth (H) – postponed from Sunday, 27 May

Lawns now closed for the winter

All four lawns are now closed for recuperation until the beginning of the 2018 season

Winter lawn availability 2017 – 2018

Lawns 1 & 2 remain available for play until the end of December

To avoid damage to the lawns please do not play when the lawns are muddy, waterlogged or covered by frost or snow.

All four lawns will be closed for recuperation from 1 January 2018 until the beginning of the 2018 season

2017 Lawn bookings and calendar changes

Tuesday, 6 June, 6.30 – 8.30 pm Deva Rotary Club, Lawns 1 & 2
Saturday, 1 July, all day Mary Rose inter-club competition, three full lawns
Friday, 13 July, 10 am – 1.30 pm Mahiyar Kotwal & Club 42, one full lawn
Friday, 28 July, all day Longman Cup inter-club competition v Bowdon, Lawns 2 & 3
Saturday & Sunday, 5 & 6 August, all day National Level Play 0 Plus open golf croquet tournament, Lawns 1 – 4
Wednesday, 9 August, am and pm Postponed Weekend Handicap match against Crake Valley, Lawns 2 & 3
Sunday, 13 August, pm Sunday social postponed from Sunday, 6 August, including an informal session of Aussie rules ricochet croquet led by Elmyr Hughes
Monday, 14 August, am and pm Postponed Mid-Week Handicap match against Bowdon Griffins, Lawns 2 & 3
Sunday, 20 August, am and pm Mensa, Lawns 1 – 3
Saturday, 26 August, all day Secretary’s Shield inter-club competition v Sheffield, Lawns 2 & 3
Sunday, 27 August, am and pm Postponed Weekend Handicap match against Bury Peelers, Lawns 2 & 3
Thursday, 31 August, am and pm Re-arranged Short Lawn match against Westmorland, Lawns 2 & 3
Friday, 8 September, am and pm Friendly golf croquet match against Tattenhall
Sunday, 10 September, am and pm Advanced B Level match against Southport, Lawns 3 & 4
Tuesday, 12 September, am and pm Friendly golf croquet match against Craig-y-Don
Friday, 15 September, am and pm Re-arranged Level Play Golf match Chester Chariots against Culcheth, Lawns 1, 2 & 3 or 2, 3 & 4
Sunday, 17 September, pm Golf croquet continuation course for 2017 new members

Monday association croquet

As Monday association croquet sessions are proving popular with both short lawn and full lawn players, it is important that we all make fair use of the available lawns.

Double banking is not practicable on short lawns so, when the lawns are crowded, please allow for four short lawns and set up and use double banking on two full lawns before considering starting a third full lawn if it is not being used for short lawn games.

Use common sense: if players arriving during the day prefer a different configuration, follow that.

Also, to minimise excessive wear on some lawns, it is sensible to vary the configuration of lawns during the season. For May, please use Lawns 4 a and 4 b as the initial short lawns as these are rarely used as such.

Thank you

2017 Season

Despite intermittent showers the lawns were laid out as planned on Thursday, 30 March, and Saturday, 1 April, and are now available for play.

At all times, to avoid damage to the lawns please do not play when the lawns are muddy, waterlogged or covered by frost or snow.

Lawns now closed for the winter

All four lawns are now closed for recuperation until the beginning of the 2017 season

Autumn and Winter Lawn Availability 2016 – 2017

Following autumn maintenance work on the lawns, Lawns 3 & 4 will be closed for recuperation from Monday, 30 October 2016, until the beginning of the 2017 season

Lawns 1 & 2 remain available for play until the end of December

At all times, to avoid damage to the lawns please do not play when the lawns are muddy, waterlogged or covered by frost or snow.