2018 News

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at Leighton Linslade Croquet Club.

Freemasons sponsored group try out croquet at our club.

A group known as TacTic (a group offering advice to teenagers) arranged with our club to try their hand at croquet one afternoon, ending the afternoon with fish & chips. The afternoon event held on Wednesday the 15th. of August was arranged and supported by the BUCKINGHAMSHIRE FREEMASONS. TacTic support the people of Leighton Buzzard; for instance they put a Christmas Meal on for supporters of their club.

Members practicing croquet before the TacTic group arrive at the lawns.

Photos of the TacTic group learning how to hit a croquet ball and playing a game of croquet.

B-Level Northampton 2018

On June 7th 2018 four of our club players took part in the B-Level tournament at Northampton - the tournament was won by Roger Stroud beating Rob Chatwin in the final 7-3.

David Ball reached the semi-final losing to Roger and winning the game for 3rd / 4th place so coming 3rd overall.

John Cundell and Jean Ball also played and enjoyed a long and tiring day. The day was organised by Les Heard and he was helped throughout the day by his wife Vivienne.

Saturday 7th April was our 'Official Opening' of our lawns at Pages Park.

The Mayor of Leighton Linslade, Councillor Syed Rahman carried ot the formal opening hitting a ball through the first hoop. The Mayor then continued on the lawn having a doubles match partnering Roger Stroud playing against David Ball and Irene Davis.

Below are some photos taken on Saturday.

Our first two newsletters for 2018 are below and can be downloaded to your PC.

2018 Newsletter 1
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2018 Newsletter 2
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B-Level Tournament at Wrest Park

Three of our club members took part in the B-Level tournament on May 16th, organised by Richard Keighley. They were John Cundell, Jean Ball & Roger Stroud.

There were 16 players split into 4 blocks so the morning comprised of everyone playing 3 games, the other members of their block.

After block play, the top two in each block went through to the quarter finals. Jean and Roger, each winning 2 of the 3 block games progressed to the quarter final, whilst John competed in the afternoon in the Plate competition.

Both Jean & Roger won their quarterfinal and played against each other in a semi-final, with Jean winning after a hard fought match. Jean played in the final losing 7-6 to Dave Hill from the Enfield club.

Below are some photos of the event.

Jean Ball being presented with a runner-up award from the organiser Richard Keighley. The prize being a cut glass showing the image of Wrest Park.

The winner, Dave Hill, being presented with the winners prize.

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