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Welcome to the Edinburgh Croquet Club

Croquet is a game of strategy, tactics and skill.  The Edinburgh Croquet club is based in the magnificent surroundings of Lauriston Castle in Edinburgh with the lawns having a fabulous outlook over the waters of the Firth of Forth.

On this site you'll find information about our activities and facilities, along with details of how you can participate in this unique sport.  We hope you will find all of the information you are looking for about our club.

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The 2014 Croquet season has ended.

News from 2014 Season

Beginners' Course and Lauriston Ells

There was a good turnout for the Ells competition at the end of the Beginners' Course.  6 people played golf croquet and 7 played association croquet.

The winner of the golf croquet trophy was Elizabeth Harvey, with 3 wins from 3 games.  The association croquet competition produced a close-fought final between Rosemary Saunders Robertson and Alastair Burn-Murdoch which was narrowly won +1 on time by Alastair.  Congratulations to Elizabeth and Alastair and to everyone who played  in what was a higher standard of competition than usual this year.

Short Croquet Tournament

The Short Croquet Tournament was won by Andrew Macmillan with 2 wins from 2 games.

Team Competition

TheTeam Competition ran between Friday 27th and Sunday 29th June.  There were three teams of four players:  team A (the Wilson Wanderers), team B (Macmillan United) and team C (Hawke Harriers).  Each match comprised a doubles Association Croquet game and best of three doubles Golf Croquet games.  Every one of the three matches was a draw so total hoops won were counted to decide the result.  Hawke Harriers were awarded the Diamond Jubilee Trophy by a short head from Macmillan United.  .

Fun Doubles

Both old and new members took part in the Fun Doubles which were won by Rosemary Saunders-Robertson and Morven Wardley (pictured).

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Stuart McKendrick Memorial Tournament

The Stuart McKendrick Memorial Tournament was played at Lauriston Castle on Sunday 20 July in warm sunshine and with the usual glorious views over the Firth of Forth to compensate for the slightly rough lawns.  Twenty members from Edinburgh and Meadows Clubs competed in golf and / or association short croquet.  Several people ended the afternoon with five wins but the overall winner, taking into account the number of hoops scored, was Andrew Macmillan from the Edinburgh club.  Congratulations to Andrew and thanks to Robert Inder from MCC who managed the event.

  

Teapot Challenge 

The Teapot Challenge against Meadows Croquet Club was held on Sunday 31st August.  Unfortunately we lost but an enjoyable day was had by all.  Meadows' hospitality was good as always and the weather was perfect as can be seen from the smiling faces in the picture.

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Adam Trophy (Handicap 18 and over) 

Unfortunately the Adam Trophy competition had to be portponed from 4th October to 5th October because of the weather.  So 3 people entered instead of the original 5.  But this shows an encouraging growth in the nember of new players in the club. The trophy was won by David Fell (pictured below).

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