Club GC competitions

‘Hi-Tail’ GC doubles competition on Saturday, 14 October

Hi to all high handicap (11+) GC players and beginners without a handicap yet. The Hi Tail  doubles competition will go ahead on Saturday, 14 October, weather permitting, as we have 13 entrants. As it is a doubles competition we do need at least one more entrant, of course, preferably 3 ! So please check your diaries again and let me know by e-mail as soon as possible if you can play.

This is a level play competition, and is a really good one for those members who have only recently started playing croquet to take part in. It will be starting at 10 am and will go on into the afternoon, so packed lunches needed. But there will be cake !

Jayne Taylor

New ‘Hi-Tail’ golf croquet doubles competition on Saturday, 14 October

To all GC players with high handicaps, or who are beginners yet to get a handicap, we are hoping to hold a Doubles competition on Saturday, 14 October. This will be a level play competition for those GC players who have handicaps of 11 or above, or who are beginners who have yet to be given a handicap. You do not have to join with a partner, as this will be done on the day by random selection.

In the past we have held a similar competition early in the season ( the Early Bird Doubles) but this was not possible this year. So this is an alternative ! We will start in the morning, probably at 10.00 am and it will either be a half day or full day competition, depending on the numbers who enter.

I appreciate that this is very short notice, but it has been a very busy season and September filled up very quickly. So if you would like to play, please let me know as soon as possible by e-mail direct to me rather than replying to this e-mail, which will go via Hugh Bray.


Jayne Taylor

Christine Long golf croquet tournament postponed to Sunday, 24 September

This year’s Christine Long golf croquet tournament has been postponed to Sunday, 24th September.

This is a day long GC handicap tournament, with no handicap restrictions, which this year will be played in accordance with the Advantage rules introduced by the NW Federation for this season.

Please let me know by e-mail if you would like to take part, and as soon as possible. I will be putting a list up in the pavilion to sign also.

This is a popular annual competition which has been running for many years, and is competitive good fun. Hopefully the late summer weather improvement will continue.


Jayne Taylor
Mobile: 07810892311

Two New GC Competitions – Friday, 22 September

Announcing two new one day, internal GC competitions, both to be played on Friday, 22 September. Both of these competitions will be played under CA Tournament rules, Level Play, no set time limits, singles all-play-all. They are both open only to Chester members.

The Chester B-Level Cup (a real trophy!) is for players with handicaps 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The Chester C-Level Cup (another real trophy) is for players with handicaps 7 to 12 inclusive.

Arrive by 9.30 am for a 10 minute briefing, then a knock-up practice on the lawns with play starting at 10.00 am. I estimate that we will finish by about 3pm. It is intended that both of these internal competitions will run every year so to be the first winner would be rather special.

Please bring your own lunch. Tea and biscuits provided all day and, if still available, strawberries, etc, and cream.

Numbers will be limited to eight players for each competition on a first come first served basis. It will be fun whatever the weather. Dress code is as you please.

Please e-mail me directly to take part.

Tom Grievson