The Open Golf Croquet Championship
to be held in the middle of June 2017

2016 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS.doc

Ramsgate Croquet Club's 1st International Golf Croquet Championship in 2000 proved so successful in that we were able to continue to attract World Champions with our winning formula of good organization, excellent lawns, good food and a friendly welcome for players and spectators alike each year right through to 2003.

As a venture to introduce a wider public to the delights of Croquet at the time of the millennium we decided to stage an International Golf Croquet Tournament, not only would it attract champions from all over the world - we hoped - but would be more easily followed by spectators as the rules are less complicated than for Association Croquet. We were lucky enough to get sponsors and coverage by Meridian Television and - most importantly - World Champions!
Since then we have been going from strength to strength with more sponsorship, more television coverage with the BBC and, in 2003, World Champions from both games as finalists.

The Club continues to hold their Golf Croquet Championship and still attracts players from all over the United Kingdom and the Continent as well as some playing visitors from around the world. In June 2006 twenty players enjoyed splended weather and first class croquet with the tournament won by David Openshaw. In 2007 Tim King took the honours beating Bill Arliss in a close fought final with Ramsgate's own Sheila Prentice winning the Ladies Golf Tournament.
Reg Bamford returning in 2008 and 2009 in winning form and Jane Collier winner of the Ladies in both years.

 

Picture of past championship event
Reg Bamford and Khalid Younis in 2003 final
(photo by Quiller Barrett)


Ramsgate Croquet Club will be holding their Golf Croquet Championship the weekend of the 10th and 11th June 2017 The Club will this year also be holding a Ladies Golf Croquet Tournament the weekend 27th/28th May.

Details of entrance fees, timetable and arrangement of matches for 2017 are available in the CA fixtures calendar or may be obtained early in 2017 by telephoning the Match Secretary.

Admission for spectators is FREE and all members of the public are welcome, especially croquet players both young and old

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