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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.

Upcoming Events

The end of season is the weekend of 10/11 October.

Edinburgh Croquet Club wins the Scottish Inter-Club League

After a dramatic final held at Lauriston on 14th September, the club's team of Allastair Burn-Murdoch,  Hamish Duguid, Allan Hawke, Rosemary Saunders Robertson and Alan Wilson have won the Association Croquet Scottish Inter-Club League.

It is many years since the club last won any inter-club competition so many congratualtions to our team!

News from 2015 Season

Beginners' Course and Lauriston Ells

A record number of 29 people took part in the Beginners' Course from 2nd May to 6th June.

Twelve brave souls turned up in dubious weather to contest the Ells tournament for beginners on Saturday 6 June. Everyone played two games of golf croquet and one of association. One clear winner emerged, Lorna Clayton, who won all three of her games. There were a number of others in second place. They played a shoot off to the peg and Alison Woolerton got nearest. Congratulations to Lorna and Alison on receiving the Ells trophies, well done to everyone who took part and thanks to Hamish who organised it.

Basil Townsend Quaich

Allan Hawke represented the club in the tournament for the Basil Townsend Quaich held at Auchincruive on 13 June. Meadows, Glasgow and Auchincruive itself were also represented. The trophy was retained for the fourth year in succession by Auchincruive.

Bamburgh Six-Way GC Tournament

The Edinburgh team of Robert Harvey, Allan Hawke, Jola Jurasinska and Rosemary S. Robertson joined five teams from Northumberland in the Bamburgh Six-Way golf croquet tournament on Saturday 20 June. The team was successful in retaining the Alice Fleck trophy, which the club won for the first time in 2014. Congratulations to all the team members, but particularly to Robert and Rosemary, who joined the club from the beginners course last year and were playing their first 'away' tournament.

Fun Doubles

The 'fun doubles' competition - ECC's 'pro-am' pairings of experienced and less experienced players - was played on Saturday 4 July. It started under murky skies (Bob Cross played in wellies!) but finished in glorious sunshine. Congratulations to the winners, Bob Cross and Margaret Munro.




Short Croquet Tournament

The Short Croquet Tournament was played on Sunday 12th July.  After an exciting three-way tie the winner was Rosemary Saunders Robertson.


18+ Tournament

Kathy Brown won the 18+ tournament, narrowly beating Halcyon Byers in a close match. Congratulations to Kathy, one of this year's beginners, entering her first tournament.

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