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High Bisque Tournament Report - by Webmaster 20/08/2021 @ 18:50 

The Croquet Academy High Bisque Tournament 2021

It was lovely to host the AC High Bisque tournament again at Southwick after a gap due to Covid.
There were 12 entries but sadly someone had to pull out that morning. I am very grateful to Gerald Gooders and Celia Fastnedge from Littlehampton who kindly substituted at the last minute!
The 4 rounds in blocks were closely contested but the final ended up between Jon Colombo from SCCC and Caroline Alexander from Medway.
The final swung one way then the next but the more consistent play of Jon ensured he won the match. Congratulations to Jon who received the High Bisque Salver.
Well done Caroline and all the players who took part.
My grateful thanks to Morgan Case and Chrissie Merrington who assisted me, did some coaching, and gave much support to me and the players!! Their comments after each match were well received and useful.
High bisque players struggle to see the whole picture on a full lawn so maybe next year, we can have a short court supported tournament? The shots can be more precise and the tactics can be followed more easily. Accuracy and understanding are more likely.
Well done anyway to you all – we noticed many improvements during the day, and a better appreciation of the 4 ball break!!
Keep going – we want to see you again next year!
Frances Low (Manager)

High Bisque Tournament Report - by Webmaster 20/08/2021 @ 18:50 

The Croquet Academy High Bisque Tournament 2021

It was lovely to host the AC High Bisque tournament again at Southwick after a gap due to Covid.
There were 12 entries but sadly someone had to pull out that morning. I am very grateful to Gerald Gooders and Celia Fastnedge from Littlehampton who kindly substituted at the last minute!
The 4 rounds in blocks were closely contested but the final ended up between Jon Colombo from SCCC and Caroline Alexander from Medway.
The final swung one way then the next but the more consistent play of Jon ensured he won the match. Congratulations to Jon who received the High Bisque Salver.
Well done Caroline and all the players who took part.
My grateful thanks to Morgan Case and Chrissie Merrington who assisted me, did some coaching, and gave much support to me and the players!! Their comments after each match were well received and useful.
High bisque players struggle to see the whole picture on a full lawn so maybe next year, we can have a short court supported tournament? The shots can be more precise and the tactics can be followed more easily. Accuracy and understanding are more likely.
Well done anyway to you all – we noticed many improvements during the day, and a better appreciation of the 4 ball break!!
Keep going – we want to see you again next year!
Frances Low (Manager)

(20/08/2021 @ 18:50)

A Message from the Academy Director - by Webmaster 10/02/2021 @ 08:28 

CROQUET ACADEMY 2021

February

The current situation in terms of Croquet Academy Courses is far more optimistic for the coming year than 2020.

Happily there were some ‘high spots’ that came out of the pandemic which took over our lives: many ‘Newbies’ took up the game of croquet and Captain Sir Tom Moore became a National Hero. He will never be forgotten.

As long as things continue to improve this Spring, then all 2021 Academy Courses will go ahead - but, the majority of those held ‘on court’ will need to be rescheduled when have a clearer picture of Lockdown developments.

It is hoped that Courses programmed for June and later will be unaffected.

Webinars will be unchanged, indeed we are planning to add a couple more dates for Cliff Jones’ AC New-Laws Courses.

A late Summer/Autumn Programme is the most likely outcome.

The safety of everyone whether they are attendees, coaches or helpers is the prime concern in deciding if and when a course can go ahead. It is hoped that the majority of people who visit Southwick will have some form of protection from Covid-19 by the time courses start and any Course requiring classroom work will probably need to have proof of vaccination from all parties attending.

Before agreeing to undertake tuition, a Coach must feel confident that they are protected and can offer protection to their pupils and can work comfortably within a safety framework.

As well as the points above, the Academy has to fit in with planned CA Tournaments played at Southwick.

We will get there and it will be great to see old faces and new when we get back to playing.

Richard Carline

A Message from the Academy Director - by Webmaster 10/02/2021 @ 08:28 

CROQUET ACADEMY 2021

February

The current situation in terms of Croquet Academy Courses is far more optimistic for the coming year than 2020.

Happily there were some ‘high spots’ that came out of the pandemic which took over our lives: many ‘Newbies’ took up the game of croquet and Captain Sir Tom Moore became a National Hero. He will never be forgotten.

As long as things continue to improve this Spring, then all 2021 Academy Courses will go ahead - but, the majority of those held ‘on court’ will need to be rescheduled when have a clearer picture of Lockdown developments.

It is hoped that Courses programmed for June and later will be unaffected.

Webinars will be unchanged, indeed we are planning to add a couple more dates for Cliff Jones’ AC New-Laws Courses.

A late Summer/Autumn Programme is the most likely outcome.

The safety of everyone whether they are attendees, coaches or helpers is the prime concern in deciding if and when a course can go ahead. It is hoped that the majority of people who visit Southwick will have some form of protection from Covid-19 by the time courses start and any Course requiring classroom work will probably need to have proof of vaccination from all parties attending.

Before agreeing to undertake tuition, a Coach must feel confident that they are protected and can offer protection to their pupils and can work comfortably within a safety framework.

As well as the points above, the Academy has to fit in with planned CA Tournaments played at Southwick.

We will get there and it will be great to see old faces and new when we get back to playing.

Richard Carline

(10/02/2021 @ 08:28)

New Program for 2021 - by Webmaster 02/02/2021 @ 13:41 

The Croquet Academy (Southwick) launches its 2021 Programme

The Croquet Academy at Southwick has launched its programme of 19 courses aimed at AC and GC players, from complete beginners to advanced.

New for 2021, we offer:

  • Cliff Jones'  Zoom webinars on the new AC Laws update, with a return visit later in the season for his very popular two day course for AC Improvers, which is accompanied by his excellent course manuals.
     
  • A GC Workshop’ including a Swing Trainer and Video Analysis to learn where to improve.
     
  • ‘It’s not about the mallet’ with former World Champion Stephen Mulliner, whether GC or AC, learn how to get that winning mentality.
     
  • Tim King will run a ‘GC Master Class’ for aspiring A and B-Level tournament players.
     
  • Short Croquet – AC for beginners – it’s one of the easiest way to learn the game.
     
  • An opportunity to attend a course by Stephen Custance-Baker, author of ‘Every Shot Is Tactical’.

Everything from complete beginners to advanced in both GC and AC.

New Program for 2021 - by Webmaster 02/02/2021 @ 13:41 

The Croquet Academy (Southwick) launches its 2021 Programme

The Croquet Academy at Southwick has launched its programme of 19 courses aimed at AC and GC players, from complete beginners to advanced.

New for 2021, we offer:

  • Cliff Jones'  Zoom webinars on the new AC Laws update, with a return visit later in the season for his very popular two day course for AC Improvers, which is accompanied by his excellent course manuals.
     
  • A GC Workshop’ including a Swing Trainer and Video Analysis to learn where to improve.
     
  • ‘It’s not about the mallet’ with former World Champion Stephen Mulliner, whether GC or AC, learn how to get that winning mentality.
     
  • Tim King will run a ‘GC Master Class’ for aspiring A and B-Level tournament players.
     
  • Short Croquet – AC for beginners – it’s one of the easiest way to learn the game.
     
  • An opportunity to attend a course by Stephen Custance-Baker, author of ‘Every Shot Is Tactical’.

Everything from complete beginners to advanced in both GC and AC.

(02/02/2021 @ 13:41)

23/10/2021 @ 20:31

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