Results, Events and News page for 2021 Season

2021 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Saturday 23/10/2021 – Clubhouse 11:00

Report to follow AGM.

To be posted on behalf of the Committee on 23/10/2021

Annual Lunch & Presentation of Trophies 13th October 2021

HCC – CCAL – Montage of 11 Photos – 13-10-2021 as .pdf

Posted on behalf of Caroline Harper 15/10/2021


2021 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Saturday 23rd October 2021 – Clubhouse at 11:00 – Final Notice (2 Weeks before AGM)

a):   Committee:  In accordance with the Constitution the following Members have been duly nominated to serve as members of the Management Committee for 2022:

PostNominee(s)Proposed bySeconded by
ChairmanJanet KendalTerry LoadesAlf Wells
SecretaryGrenville PerryDennis JohnsonNoelene Wood-Davies
TreasurerGwenda MackenzieSarah BrameTerry Loades
Committee   
1Pat DawsonDavid Thirtle-WattsChristine Thirtle-Watts
2Caroline HarperPatricia JohnsonHazel Denslow
3Garry LewisNoelene Wood-DaviesHazel Denslow
Scrutineer NB: This is not a Committee post.Alf WellsJanet KendalMaureen Moffat

b): Amendments:  No amendments from members have been received by the due date.

c): Minutes:  Copies of the 2019 AGM minutes are available upon written request to the Club Treasurer (Acting as Secretary).  

David Boxell                                                                                                9th October 2021

Treasurer (Acting as Secretary)

Hunstanton Croquet Club re-opened on 29th March 2021 for members who have renewed their subscriptions and have pre-booked lawns using the EACF-CBS. Club Afternoons resumed from Monday 19th July 2021.

GC – Kendal Cup Singles (LP) – Saturday 25 September 2021

Pauline Donner wins the Kendal Cup for the 5th time – 25/09/2021

Front row: Janet Kendal, Pauline Donner & Ruth Cole. Middle row: Caroline Harper, Susan Boxell & Gwenda Mackenzie. Back row: Roger Platt & Janet Carpenter.

The GC (LP) Kendal Cup was won by Pauline Donner with 7 wins, in an all-play-all format with a field of 8 players. This is Pauline’s 5th win in 7 appearances. The day started overcast, but improved towards the afternoon. Everyone enjoyed Gwenda’s tea time treats. The Kendal Cup was the last of this season’s club competitions. The full results are listed below:

http://hunstantoncroquetclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GKEN-Kendal-Cup-LP-Order-of-Play-25-September-2021-8-Players-All-Play-All-25-09-2021.pdf

Treasurer 25/09/2021

GC – Internal Club Friendly – Tuesday 21 September 2021

Picture Credit: Chris Bishop

Noelene Wood-Davies was the winner of this event. An article about the club with some pictures and a short video is available on the EDP website courtesy of Chris Bishop.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/hunstanton-croquet-club-looking-for-new-members-8342862

Information provided by Chairman HCC 22/09/2021

CA – GC – English National Singles Championship (Ascot Cup) – Saturday & Sunday 18-19 September 2021

Standing: Tony Butcher, Raouf Allim, Tim King, Stuart M Smith, Lionel Tibble, Andrew Hobbs, Callum Johnson, Aston Wade, Les Heard & Ian Burridge. Sitting: Steve Leonard, Richard Bilton (Bowl), Ellie Ross (Plate), Stephen Mulliner (Winner), Rachel Gee & Jack Good (Runner-up).

Hunstanton hosted this year’s final which was contested by 16 of the country’s top players. The players competed in 4 blocks of 4, all-play-all best of three 13 point games on Saturday, with the top 2 from each block going through to the Knock-out stages on Sunday. These were also best of three 13 point games for the Quarter, Semi and Finals, with a 5th-8th place block for the bowl. Those players not qualifying for the knock-out contested the plate. The event was managed by Stephen Mulliner with assistance from Louise Smith and croquet scores by Richard Bilton. The games and results are available on croquet scores at: https://croquetscores.com/2021/gc/english-national-singles-championship-ascot-cup. A full report is available on the CA News page at Stephen Mulliner won the English National Singles Championship (croquet.org.uk).

Treasurer 19/09/2021


GCRP – GC Carpenter Cup Singles Handicap (10+) – Thursday 9 September 2021

Caroline Harper won the GC Carpenter Cup Singles Handicap with 7 straight wins. This event was contested by 8 players in an all-play-all format of timed 50 minute games. The weather forecast promised overcast skies, in the event Sunny Hunny delivered on its nickname. Support was provided by a small number of club members who were treated to many closely contested hoops. The full results are available at:

http://hunstantoncroquetclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/GCRP-Carpenter-Cup-Singles-HC-1-Day-1-Block-of-8-All-Play-All-09-09-2021-2.pdf

David Boxell, Manager 09/09/2021

HUNSTANTON CROQUET CLUB – ANNUAL LUNCH
LE STRANGE ARM’S HOTEL, OLD HUNSTANTON
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 13th 2021 12am for 12;30pm

Dear Members,
The committee have appreciated your co-operation during the last stressful 20 months and are now hoping that we can all meet together again at our annual lunch. The menu for the meal will be posted on the notice board in the club house from the 1st. September. I feel sure you will find something to meet all tastes. If you could enter your choices by 24th September so the hotel can then be notified. The cost of the meal is £20 for 2 courses and £25 for 3 courses. We look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions concerning the event please contact me.

Menu:

Starters: Soup of the day; Prawn Cocktail; Chilled Fan of Mellon with fruit sorbet; Chicken Liver Pate with chutney and Crusty Bread

Mains: Steak and Ale Pie; Roast Pork and Apple Sauce; Chicken Coq au vin; Cod, Chips & Peas; Vegetarian Lasagne

Desserts: Fruit Crumble and Custard; Eton Mess; Fresh Fruit Salad; Lemon Meringue Pie & Ice Cream

Best wishes
Pat Dawson
Tel:01485533066
E-mail: dawsonpat2@aol.com

Annual General Meeting – Saturday 23rd October 2021 – Preliminary Notice

This is to advise you that the Club’s AGM will be held at 11:00 on Saturday 23/10/2021 in the Clubhouse. Please see the following documents for your information and action as appropriate (hard copies will be available on the Noticeboard in the Clubhouse):

Please ensure that proposals and nominations are returned to Treasurer (Acting as Secretary) by 09/10/2021 to allow completion of the Agenda, etc.

NB: The current Treasurer (who has also been acting as Secretary and Tournament Secretary) is not standing for re-election. Therefore, the Club needs members to take on these roles. Anyone interested in finding out more should contact Janet Kendal, Chairman. Job Descriptions were provided on the back of the President’s letter of HCC President’s Letter to Members 16-06-2021

Treasurer 26/08/2021


AC 122nd Annual Four Day Tournament – Saturday – Tuesday, 28-31 August 2021

Janet Kendal, Chairman, Hunstanton Croquet Club presents trophies to the Winners of the 122nd Annual Four Day AC Tournament on 31/08/2021: Back row: Philip Eardley (A-Class) & Peter Thompson (B-Class). Front row: David Houston (Runner-up in the Egyptian), Neil Adams (C-Class & Egyptian); & Betty Bates (D-Class).

Philip Eardley managed this event and George Noble was the Referee of Tournament. There was a full entry of 24 players from all over the country. The players competed in two events: a Handicap Egyptian for the ‘Egyptian’ & ‘Rothwell’; and American ‘Blocks A-D’ according to handicap (Advanced, Level or Handicap). A match report will be provided on the CA website after the event. The results of all games can be seen on croquet scores at: https://croquetscores.com/2021/ac/hunstanton-august.

Treasurer 31/08/2021.


GC Doubles Level Play – Thursday 19 August 2021

Marion Pile & David Thirtle-Watts receiving the Storey & Wood Salvers for the GC Champions Doubles Level Play from Janet Kendal, Chairman HCC on 19/08/2021

David Thirtle-Watts and Marion Pile won the GC Doubles Championship Level Play with a clean sweep of 5 wins in an all-play-all format. The day started with low cloud and brightened up after lunch. The full results are available at: GDBL – Doubles – 19 August 2021

David Boxell, Manager 19/08/2021


GC Veterans Singles Handicap League

Caroline Harper receives the Veterans Singles Handicap League Trophy from Janet Kendal, Club Chairman 17/08/2021

Caroline Harper won the Veterans Singles Handicap League. This event was played over 3 Tuesday mornings in June, July and August by 8 players in an all-play-all format. Caroline commented, “Lovely competition, played in good spirit with good company. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks Pat for your excellent organisation”.

Pat Dawson, Manager 17/08/2021


Annual Visit by Bodham CC – Thursday 12 August 2021

Eight members of Bodham CC held an annual AC tournament on three lawns at Hunstanton, playing a combination of singles and doubles.

Treasurer 12/08/2021


CA GC – The Hunstanton Golf Croquet Championship – Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 August 2021

The Hunstanton Championship was won by Andrew Hobbs and the Plate by Mike Bilton. Jayne Stevens finished top of the 5-8 Place Block.

Tim King (Runner-Up), Andrew Hobbs (Winner), Janet Kendal (Chairman) & Mike Bilton Winner of the Plate – 08-08-2021

Day 1 – 12 players were cross-blocked for 6 rounds of 13 point games which were completed in sunshine, with a brief shower mid-morning. However, the last three hoops of the final game of the day were finished in torrential rain. In Block A: Tim King had 5 wins, Simon Carter & John Noble 4 wins each and David Thirtle-Watts with 3 wins all qualified for the knock-out stage. In Block B: Richard Bilton achieved 6 wins and was joined in the knock-out stage by Jayne Steven and Andrew Hobbs with 3 wins each; and Roger Goldring with 2 wins.

Day 2 – Knock-outs for the top 8 (best of 3 * 13 point games). The remaining 4 players were to contest the Plate in an all-play-all format with single 19 point games. The Quarter finals were won by: Tim King, Simon Carter, Andrew Hobbs & Richard Bilton who progressed to the Semi-finals.

Rain interrupted play in the final – 08-08-2021

The Final: Andrew Hobbs & Tim King entertained the other competitors and spectators to some fine play in a three game final. The first game, after an interruption for torrential rain went to Tim King 7/5. The second game went to the thirteenth hoop and was won by Andrew Hobbs forcing a decider. Andrew carried his momentum into the last game, the hoops being taken as follows: 1st by Andrew, 2nd by Tim, 3rd-7th by Andrew establishing a commanding lead, with Tim taking the 8th & 9th hoops, Andrew then ran the 10th hoop to take the 3rd game 7/3, win the match and Hunstanton’s round of the Championship Series.

Third-Fourth Places: Simon Carter conceded 3rd place to Richard Bilton.

The 5th-8th places block was won by Jayne Steven (5th) with two wins and a better hoop difference ahead of: John Noble (6th); Roger Goldring (7th); & David Thirtle-Watts (8th).

The Plate produced a clean sweep for Mike Bilton with 3 wins, the other players had a win each and finished on hoop difference as follows: 2nd Peter Haydon, 3rd David Cornes & 4th Paul Durkin.

The full results are available on croquet scores at: https://croquetscores.com/2021/gc/hunstanton-championship.

The Winners and Players expressed their appreciation for the work put in by Hunstanton in making the event so enjoyable, especially in the face of adverse weather conditions. This will be the first time that Hunstanton has hosted a round of this GC Grade 2 class tournament, which is part of a national series. The winner and runner up qualify for the National Final which is to be hosted by Hunstanton on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September 2021.

David Boxell, Manager 08/08/2021


August GC Open Invitation Weekend – Saturday 31 July & Sunday 1 August 2021

With a reduced entry both day’s play was organised in all-play-all blocks.

Janet Kendal (Chairman) & David Thirtle-Watts (Previous Chairman) receiving the GC Open Invitation Doubles Shields from Caroline Harper (Committee Member)

Sunday – The level play Doubles was won by David Thirtle-Watts & Janet Kendal. They finished with 5 wins and a hoop difference of +5, ahead of Les Heard and Linda Williams who also had 5 wins, but a lower hoop difference of +3. The event was contested by 8 pairs of players. The pairings being allocated by topping and tailing GC handicaps. The full results are available at GCDB GCDB Doubles All-Play-All 01-08-2021.

The winners and players expressed their thanks to the Club and all the unseen helpers for an enjoyable event. Despite the weather forecasts Saturday was played in sunshine and there were only brief and minor showers on Sunday.

David Boxell, Manager 01/08/2021

Trophies presented by Janet Kendal to Maureen Croft (Handicap Singles) & Les Heard (Level Play Singles) 31-07/2021

Saturday – The Singles level play was won by Les Heard with 6 wins out of 7 games and Maureen Croft won the handicap play with 6 wins out of 6 games. The full results are available at GCSG Singles 2 Blocks of 8 LP & HC 31-07-2021.

David Boxell, Manager 31/07/2021


GGSD – Golf Green Shutters Doubles (Handicap) – Thursday 29th July 2021

Winners Gwenda Mackenzie & Ruth Cole with the other players

This event was won by Ruth Cole & Gwenda Mackenzie, with 5 clear wins. With a reduced entry of 12 players (6 pairs) the competition was run as an all-play-all event. Partners were allocated by topping and tailing their GC handicaps. Extra turns were calculated and awarded to the two players in each game with the highest handicaps. In most cases each team had a player with extra turns. This format produced some closely fought contests with every pair being involved in at least one battle for the 13th hoop.

The full results are available at: GGSD – Green Shutters Doubles – 29 July 2021

David Boxell, Manager 29/07/2021


Easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 19th July 2021

Following the relaxation of restrictions on gatherings we will resume turn up and play Club afternoons from 13:30 on Monday 19th July.  Please continue to use the EACF-CBS to book lawns for all other games.

On arrival you should report to a Committee Member who will record your name, assign a lawn for preparation and then draw the pairs for doubles play. Social-distancing should be maintained.

We ask that you arrive in good time to help prepare the lawns (e.g. swish the lawns to remove worm casts, etc.), before putting out the hoops and stopboards. Please also bring gloves and /or wipes to use when setting out and clearing lawns.

We will use the Clubhouse as little as possible to start with, except for the use of the WCs. If required, please bring your own refreshments, and take any rubbish home with you.

Anyone who has not yet renewed their Membership for 2021 should pay their subscription at the full annual rate.  Please use the forms previously issued or downloadable from the bottom of the Home page of the Club’s website.

We look forward to seeing more of you enjoying your croquet.

If you have any queries please contact Janet Kendal, Chairman. chairman@hunstantoncroquetclub.co.uk

Best wishes,

HCC Management Committee. 15th July 2021.


GC Singles Ladder

Please follow the link for a .pdf file containing information about this informal ladder competition: HCC Golf Croquet Singles Ladder.

Treasurer for Caroline Harper 15/07/2021


Automatic sprinkler system in operation Monday’s & Tuesday’s

Player’s may need to change lawn bookings on arrival as necessary to avoid the showers.

Treasurer on behalf of Groundsman 24/06/2021.


CA confirms that Club’s should continue with current COVID-19 restrictions until at least 19th July 2021.

https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=press/news&NewsID=7292&pup=y

Treasurer 17/06/2021


Have you ever wondered how you might be able to contribute to the running of the Club?

Your committee will soon be looking for additional volunteers to help share the knowledge and skills to run the Club’s accounts, administration and many very practical tasks, some associated with routine preparations for competitions and tournaments. If you would like to find out more please contact the Club’s Chairman at: chairman@hunstantoncroquetclub.co.uk.

Treasurer 13/06/2021


CA GC A-Level Series 0+ – Saturday & Sunday 17-18 July 2021

Presentations by Janet Kendal to John Hague (Salver) & John Gosden (Plate) for the 2021 CA GC A-Level 0+ Series 17-18 July 2021

John Hague of Dulwich won the Hunstanton round of the CA GC A-Level (0+) Series on 18/07/2021 and the Plate was awarded to the runner-up John Gosden.

Day 1 started with a reduced entry of 8 players from 6 Clubs (including 2 from Hunstanton) using an all-play-all format twice over the two days. At the end of Saturday,  8 rounds had been played, with the hope of an early departure on Sunday. The overnight position left John Hague and John Gosden on 7 wins each. John Hague having dropped a game to John Gosden and John Gosden having dropped a game to Chris Jackson. The score line does not adequately reflect the performance of Susan Boxell who joined at the last minute to prevent players having to sit-out a round. She played above her handicap of 11 narrowly missing out on the thirteenth hoop in a couple of games. Day 2 started with a further reduction in numbers by reason of 2 enforced medical withdrawals (Desmond Jarrett & Susan Boxell). The remaining 6 players completed the scheduled rounds in extremely hot conditions, with some closely contested games. The final positions were decided by the number of wins and net hoops as follows: 1st John Hague, 2nd John Gosden, 3rd Chris Jackson, 4th Mike Bilton, 5th Bridget Goodman & 6th David Boxell.  The full results are available on croquet scores at: https://croquetscores.com/2021/gc/hunstanton-a-level-series-0. The players expressed their appreciation of the work put in by everyone to make the event so enjoyable.

David Boxell, Manager 18/07/2021


Club GC Green Shutters Singles Handicap – Thursday 1 July 2021

Grenville Perry receives the GC Green Shutter Singles Handicap trophy from Janet Kendal – 01/07/2021

Grenville Perry won the Golf Green Shutter Singles Handicap Competition on Thursday 1 July 2021 with 5 wins, under overcast skies in an All-Play-All format with a reduced field of 7 players. These included Hazel Denslow one of this year’s new members, who gained valuable experience and won one game. The full results are available on croquet scores: Hunstanton GC Club Handicap Singles – Croquet Scores.

David Boxell, Manager 01/07/2021


CA GC C-Level Series 7+ – Sunday 27 July 2021

Janet Kendal, Chairman presents the trophy to Frank Sharps (Crake Valley) winner of Hunstanton’s round of the C-Level Series on Sunday 27 June 2021

Frank Sharps (Crake Valley) won the C-Level Series at Hunstanton on Sunday 27 June 2021 undefeated in an All-Play-All contest of 8 players. Anthony Prewer (Ryde) took second place with 5 wins and two players finished with 4 wins each. Paul Williams (Leicester) finished in third place with a better hoop difference than Jean Faulkner (Broadwas) who took fourth place. The full results are available on croquet scores at https://croquetscores.com/2021/gc/hunstanton-c-level-series-7 . The players expressed their appreciation for the fine state of the lawns and for the work of all concerned in making an enjoyable event.

David Boxell, Manager 27/06/2021


CA GC B-Level Series 3+ – Saturday 26 July 2021

Janet Kendal presents the trophy to Mark Buckley who beat David Cornes 7/6 in the final of the B-Level Series at Hunstanton on Saturday 26th June 2021

Mark Buckley (Leicester) beat David Cornes (Crake Valley) 7-6 in the final of the B-Level Series at Hunstanton on Saturday 26 June 2021. Glynis Davies (Northampton) beat John A Richardson (Newport) 7/2 in the third / fourth place play off. The full results for the crossed blocks and semi-finals are available on croquet scores at: https://croquetscores.com/2021/gc/hunstanton-b-level-series-3 . As usual we are grateful to the grounds staff for the preparation of the lawns and the team of helpers who made everything ready for play and assisted in the end of day closure.

David Boxell, Manager 26/06/2021


Club GC Veterans Singles Handicap League – 3 Tuesday Mornings on 22 June, 20 July & 17 August 2021

Entry closed with 8 players. Expect 7 games in an All-Play-All format. Manager: Pat Dawson.

Treasurer 02/06/2021


Clubhouse maintenance – Outside of Patio Doors painted on Tuesday afternoon 15 June 2021.

This work should not interfere with the current restricted use of the Clubhouse by members who have pre-booked lawns using the EACF-CBS.

Treasurer on behalf of Chairman 08/06/2021 Update 15/06/2021.


Club GC Singles Level Play – Thursday 10 June 2021

John Reddish retains the GC Singles Trophy – 10 June 2021

This competition was won by John Reddish who retained the trophy with 6 wins in an All-Play-All format. The competition was closely contested with several players being in contention. The full results are available at : Hunstanton GC Club Singles – Croquet Scores

Manager: David Boxell 10/06/2021


Norwich CC are hosting a CA GC Tournament – Saturday & Sunday 3-4 July 2021

We have been requested to bring this to your attention. Anyone interested should either contact Norwich CC directly or enter on-line using the CA-TES the link is: https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=tournament/entry&Action=ViewTournament&calBaseID=4075&pup=y

Treasurer on behalf of John Reddish, Chairman Norwich CC 08/06/2021.


CA AC Over Fifties Weekend – Friday – Sunday 4-6 June 2021

Martin Sylvester receives the Jane Neville Rolfe Trophy from Janet Kendal, Club Chairman – 06-06-2021

Martin Sylvester (aka Martin Russell) of Woodhall Spa, a newcomer to AC, and a late entrant won this event. He made a big impression on all of his opponents and promises to deliver many great performances in the future. He started with an AC handicap of 18 and this was cut to 12 on general play. The tournament was expertly managed by Celia Pearce. A match report is available on the CA website at https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=press/news&NewsID=7283&pup=y

Treasurer 06/06/2021 updated 12/06/2021


CA AC Robert Prichard Weekend – Saturday – Monday 29-31 May 2021

Mark Avery won this tournament, which was contested by 16 players from all over the country. Match report on the CA’s Website at https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=press/news&NewsID=7279&pup=y from Nick Harris, Manager. Full results are available on croquet scores at: Robert Prichard Hunstanton AC Open – Croquet Scores

Treasurer 31/05/2021 updated 13/06/2021


CA GC Open Series Tournament – Saturday & Sunday 22-23 May 2021

Ian Burridge (Winner) & Simon Carter (Club President)

Ian Burridge (Nottingham) won this event in a gripping final against Simon Carter (Dulwich and President of Hunstanton). This was a reversal of fortunes from the previous day in which Simon won B Block without loss, putting Ian in second place. One of the other semi-finalists came from the A Block won by David Bell (Leicester), who went on to take third place overall beating John Noble (Letchworth) into fourth place in a single 19 point game. The 5th-8th place matches were not completed due to bad weather, but Jayne Stevens (Northampton) took fifth place on net hoop difference from Les Heard (Northampton) in sixth, with Nick Archer (Watford) in seventh and Euan Burridge (Nottingham) in eighth place.

Jane Humphries – Winner of the Plate at the Open Series

The Plate was won by Jane Humphreys (Sussex County) with wins in four of the scheduled seven rounds. The Plate being curtailed, due to the withdrawal of three players (one for medical reasons).

16 players from all over the country competed over 2 days, initially in 2 Blocks of 8 to qualify for the Knock out stages or the Plate. You can see the full results on croquet scores by following this link: Hunstanton GC Open Series Tournament – Croquet Scores

Treasurer 23/05/2021.


CA GC Grass Roots / Test Event – Thursday 20 May 2021

Gren Perry receives the Grass Roots Trophy for 2021 from Janet Kendal, Club Chairman

Match Report – Hunstanton Croquet Club – GC Grass Roots 20 May 2021

Hunstanton’s GC Grass Roots was won by Grenville (Gren) Perry with 4 wins and a hoop difference of +12. A field of 6 players, including one from another club, competed against each other in an all-play-all block. The results are summarised in this link HCC – GRTS – GC – Grass Roots – Summary of Results -20-05-2021. The Club’s GC handicapper re-assessed the GC handicaps for 4 of the players. This was the first competitive play at Hunstanton since the end of the 2019 season and allowed us to test our readiness for running tournaments. We are grateful to all who took part and to those whose preparatory work on the grounds and the Clubhouse made it all possible. Swift play allowed the event to be concluded ahead of schedule and before the arrival of the rain.

Treasurer 20/05/2021


2021 Season

Preparations are in hand to run CA Tournaments and Club Competitions, following CA Guidance. Details of the various events can be found on the Tournaments page. It is expected that once HMG’s Stage 4 restrictions have been lifted it will be possible to place entry lists for forthcoming competitions in the Clubhouse as usual. In the meantime, anyone who has not already entered a Club event and wishes to do so should email their expressions of interest to the Treasurer. Entries for CA Tournaments should be made using the CA’s On-line Tournament Entry System.

Treasurer 07/05/2021


Redecoration of the Clubhouse

The redecoration has been completed. Some additional work may be carried out later in the season. Outside of patio doors painted Tuesday afternoon, 15/06/2021.

Treasurer 26/03/2021 Updated 15/06/2021.


Message from Chairman The text of this message has been emailed to all members and extra copies may be downloaded from this link: HUNSTANTON CROQUET CLUB Covid rules v2 22-03-2021

HUNSTANTON CROQUET CLUB – COVID Rules for use of Lawns

From 29 March 2021, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL MEMBERS MUST:-

  • NOT go to the club if you are experiencing any symptoms of a cold or flu, in particular a cough or high temperature. Use the NHS helpline and seek advice. For your own protection, follow the advice about self-isolation if you are, or are living with, someone in one of the vulnerable groups.
  • Observe COVID guidance from HMG & The Croquet Association, especially good hand hygiene, face coverings and social-distancing https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=press/news&NewsID=7188&pup=y .
  • Book lawns in advance using the EACF’s court booking system https://cbs.angliacroquet.uk/?club=13 . Additionally, a COVID QR code is displayed for track and trace purposes. These measures temporarily replace the need to sign-in using the paper diary.
  • Maintain social distancing of 2 metres (i.e. 2 mallet lengths) at all times.
  • Clean contact surfaces such as padlocks, keys and door handles before and after use, using the spray provided on the fence inside the gate. You may wish to use your own sanitisers and wipes.
  • Wash or sanitise hands before and after play.
  • Only 1 person to handle each piece of equipment, when setting out or taking in a lawn. The use of stop-boards between lawns is suspended.
  • All equipment to be washed after use in the buckets provided using water from the outside tap under the kitchen window.
  • Avoid using the toilets, if possible, and clean after use.
  • The kitchen and bar are out of service, so if you need refreshments, please bring them with you and take any recycling or rubbish home with you.

Thank you for your assistance during these strange times.

If you have any questions please address them to chairman@hustantoncroquetclub.co.uk

Janet Kendal, Chairman, Hunstanton Croquet Club 22/03/2021


Frequently Asked Questions
QuestionAnswer
1. When is the Club re-opening?The Club  re-opened on Monday 29 March 2021, for pre-booked sessions using the EACF’s CBS https://cbs.angliacroquet.uk/?club=13 . Please ensure that names are correctly recorded for Covid Track & Trace purposes.
2. What needs to be done before re-opening?Preparation and hoop setting work was completed on 22 March 2021. Our thanks to the volunteers who made this happen.
3. When will I be asked to pay my Annual Membership Subscription?The Annual Newsletter, Calendar and accompanying forms were sent out on 5 March 2021. Subscriptions are due by 31 March 2021. Many have been received, but some are still outstanding. Exceptionally, the deadline for renewals was extended to 30 April 2021. Members who failed to renew by that date were ‘deactivated’ on the CA Membership database wef 06/05/2021.
4. How do I enter CA Tournaments?Use the CA-TES to view the status of Tournaments and make bookings on-line. In the event of cancellation, re-scheduling or withdrawal this makes the administration and finance easier for you and us.
5. Will I be able to play with my friends?Your Committee is continuing to monitor guidance from HMG and the CA. We will provide further details in due course. However, we expect to be hand washing, social distancing and mask wearing well into 2021. In the short-term we have suspended ‘Club Afternoons’ and ‘Turn-up and Play’. You will be able to pre-book time on lawns by making use of the EACF’s Court Booking System. Details were issued with the March Newsletter and many of you have already registered as users of that system.
6. How do I find someone to play with?You can find a list of Hunstanton Croquet Club Members on the CA’s website in the CA Directory in the Members’s Area. Use your registered email address as your user ID and then log in. If you have not previously done so then use might find the following guide helpful: How to find a playing partner using the Hunstanton Croquet Club MDB on The CA Website .
7. What arrangements are being made for the AGM postponed from October 2020?The 2021 AGM will include reporting on the lost season of 2020. In the meantime the Committee, elected at the AGM in 2019 with 3 co-opted replacements, will  continue to manage the Club on your behalf.
8. Who should I contact if I have any further questions?General enquiries to Chairman. Membership & Tournament enquiries to Treasurer.

Treasurer: Amended 23/03/2021 & 01/04/2021 & 03/04/2021 & 07/05/2021.


Message from Chairman

This is a brief note to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2021. We would normally have sent out an Annual Newsletter in December with a Calendar of events for the forthcoming year, inviting you to renew your membership and enter club competitions, etc. However, as there is so much uncertainty at the moment, we think it would be wiser to delay this until the new year. We may then have a clearer idea of what level of activity will be possible. In the meantime some winter maintenance works are in progress and we have submitted a full programme of AC and GC tournaments for inclusion in the CA’s Fixtures Book for 2021. These can be viewed on the CA’s website. Until we can resume play, please stay safe. If you have any comments or suggestions please contact Janet Kendal, Chairman, Hunstanton Croquet Club by email at chairman@hunstantoncroquetclub.co.uk or by phone on 01485 533551.

Posted by Treasurer 24/12/2020


This page was last reviewed 29/03/2021 and updated on 09/10/2021