GC High Bisquers Doubles Competition

[20th July 2018, Chester-le-Street.]

Six pairs entered the 2018 event, again hosted by Croquet Durham at Chester-le-Street, with couples from Bamburgh, Belsay, Durham, and Tyneside. [more]

CA Golf Croquet "C" Level Tournament.

[14th July 2018, Middlesbrough.]

Winner: Sandra Cornes

This tournament formed part of the newly initiated C Level series of tournaments for players with handicaps of 7 or more.

The initial entry was 6 but that was reduced further when Crake Valley’s David Cornes brought his handicap down to 6 just before the allocation date for the tournament. [more]

The Pennine Cup 2018

[1st July 2018, Albert Park, Middlesbrough. Reporter: Charles Waterfield.]

The annual match between the North East (Yorkshire / Croquet North) and the North West Federations took place, for the first time, in Middlesbrough. Furthermore, because of player shortages, it was contested between teams of only four (with the EPL format). [more]

Middlesbrough CA One-Ball Tournament.

[7th April 2018, Albert Park.]

Winner Nigel Roberts; Runner-up Derek Johnson

This year’s One-ball event, our eleventh, involved twelve competitors from North East clubs. The tournament was also a heat in the national (Downs Syndrome) charity One-ball. [more]


2017 Inter Federation Challenge Match - Yorkshire v CN.

[30th September 2017, York.]

The second Inter Federation Challenge between the Yorkshire Federation and Croquet North took place at York CC's home ground at Scarcroft, York on September 30th. The challenge is between eight players from each federation, drawn from AC and GC codes, to play AC alternate stroke doubles; best of three GC doubles; and single game one ball during the day. [more]

2017 CN AC Progressive Doubles Tournament. Middlesbrough.

[7th September 2017]

This annual fun tournament involved a dozen players, once again mostly from Middlesbrough CC. The format involves alternate-stroke 14-point HC doubles. Competitors were split into two blocks of six; the lower handicap block A ranged from 2-10, the higher block B from 10-16. [more]

2017 Tyneside Advanced Weekend.

[29th - 30th July 2017]

David Maugham won the Tyneside Advanced Weekend winning all his 7 games. [more]

AC Handicap Tournament - Middlesbrough (CA Calendar event)

[29-30th April 2017, report added May 26th]

With twelve competitors, only three lawns (double-banked) were required. We welcomed back competitors from Ashby, Keswick and Glasgow, joining those from Tyneside and Middlesbrough. Handicaps ranged all the way from 2 up to 18. [more]

Middlesbrough CA One-Ball Tournament.

[8th April 2017, Albert Park.]

Winner Mike Akester

TThis year’s event, our tenth such, involved sixteen competitors from North East clubs. The tournament was a heat in the national (Parkinsons UK) charity One-ball. [more]


2016 GC Inter Counties Championships. Southwick, Sussex.

[20th-21st August 2016]

In August 2016 at Sussex County Croquet Club, the combined Durham/Yorkshire team came second to a very strong unbeaten Middlesex. The competition takes place over two days and consists of playing 11 other counties, each round consisting of 2 singles and 1 doubles. [more]

2016 CN GC Team Open. Bamburgh.

[18th June 2016]

7 teams on 3 lawns were accommodated. Alnmouth & Alnwick won with 21 points. [more]

2016 Tyneside Quaich. Middlesbrough.

[18th May 2016]

The annual meeting of the northern AC playing croquet clubs to vie for the Tyneside Quaich on Wednesday 18th May resulted in a resounding victory for the host club - 4.5 games to 1.5 games. [more]


2015 AC Progressive Doubles Tournament. Middlesbrough.

[11th September 2015, report added 13th September 2015]

Eight (only) competitors, from Belsay, M’bro and Auckland, came to take part in the annual Croquet North AC Progressive Doubles in fine late summer sunshine. Entries were surprisingly few this year, but thanks go to Phil and David (both from Belsay) for having agreed to make up a sensible field of eight. [more]

2015 Tyneside Advanced CA Tournament. Tyneside.

[[1st-2nd August 2015, report added 11th August 2015]

Eight players from as far south as Essex, far north as Edinburgh, far west as Keswick and east with local members came to contest the annual CA Advanced Tournament at Tyneside. As per usual, the player Manager, David Maugham, did not let us down as he proceeded to demolish us all with a fine display of skill - winning all his 7 games including 5 sxp's (with one stp) [more]

2015 Tyneside Midweek Handicap. Tyneside.

[2nd-4th June 2015, report added 10th August 2015]

Chris Roberts won the Tyneside Handicap tournament by winning 6/7 games and Nigel Roberts (Middlesbrough) came second with 4 wins. On 3 days of dry sunny weather (but windy on the first day) players came from Edinburgh, Oxfordshire, Lancashire and a couple of locals - there were handicaps ranging from 16 to -1. [more]

2015 Tyneside Quaich Tournament. Tyneside.

[18th May 2015, report added May 27th]

The TCC Quaich 2015 took place at Tyneside this year on Monday 18th May and the host club were able to just snatch the trophy away from the holders Belsay Hall by 5 points. [more]


CN GC Progressive Doubles. Belsay Hall.

[11th August 2014, report added September 9th]

The Golf Croquet Progressive Doubles event at Belsay Hall on Monday 11th August had a full complement of 16 players from Durham & Belsay playing on short courts. [more]

2014 Tyneside Quaich Tournament. Belsay Hall.

[23rd June 2014, report added August 14th]

After last year's series of postponements that led to the event not being held, Belsay eventually got to host the Quaich event, AC Advanced Alternate Stroke Doubles with bisques, and wrested the trophy from Tyneside’s grasp. [more]

AC Midweek Handicap Tournament - Tyneside (CA Calendar event)

[3-5th June 2014, report added July 27th]

Eight players contested an American Block this year: seven regulars from Tyneside, Middlesbrough, Belsay and Phyllis Court were joined by new entrant Ian Hall from Keswick, impressively playing off 8 bisques in his first competitive year and winning more games than he lost. [more]

CN v SCA (B) - Middlesbrough. SCA (B) won 11-5

[10-11th May 2014, report added May 23rd]

This match was due to be played at Tyneside Croquet Club, but due to the refurbishment of Exhibition Park and the croquet pavilion not yet being complete, the match was transferred to Middlesbrough Croquet Club. [more]

AC Handicap Tournament - Middlesbrough (CA Calendar event)

[3-4th May 2014, report added May 26th]

Half of the twelve entries came from the home club (including two people in their first CA tournament), four came down the road from either Belsay or Tyneside, one from Bridlington and (making her second northern foray) Patricia Duke‑Cox came up from Lincolnshire.... [more]


Croquet North Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles 2013

[7th September 2013, report added October 13th]

The 2013 competition attracted eight pairings from five clubs: three from Belsay, two from Tyneside and one each from Auckland, Durham and host club Middlesbrough. The format was "all play all" with two points for a win and one for a draw. [more]

AC Handicap Tournament - Middlesbrough (CA Calendar event)

[8-9th May 2013, report added May 16th]

Eleven players from the North East, together with Alan Morton over from Fylde, made up our baker's dozen. Handicaps ranged from 20 down to 2. As on previous occasions an 18-point format was used with 2-hour time limits, double-banked on three excellent lawns... [more]