July

Its great to see so many existing members and new members enjoying our game after the difficult times we have all experienced.

Up to 8 players ( 2 Singles matches – double banking  or 2 Doubles matches – double banking) can now play at Albury and Crathes. The usual Covid 19 regulations must be observed. On Wednesday afternoons, 3 half lawns can be set up for Golf Croquet so that up to 12 players may attend.

Players must book on the Calendar when they intend to play.  At present the Club has to keep a record of all players attending to comply with Track and Trace rules.

Golf Croquet is played at Crathes Castle every Thursday from 2.00pm.

The Scottish Croquet Association Summer program of Tournaments for both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet has started.   –  Please contact Bill Strachan for further information if you are interested in taking part.

bill.strachan46@gmail.com  or 01224 572365 or 07986 527715

Congratulations to John Owen for winning  The Middle Bisquers Association Croquet Tournament held at Balgreen Edinburgh 0n 12-13th June.  A&CCC were also represented by Bill Strachan.   John was the only player to win all 6 games.

 Aberdeen and Crathes Croquet Club, originally called Crathes Croquet Club when it joined the Scottish Croquet Association (SCA) in 2014, is dedicated to promoting BOTH Association and Golf Croquet. We play on the picturesque lawn at Crathes Castle, Banchory, courtesy of the National Trust for Scotland, and at the Albury Outdoor Sports Centre, Ferryhill, Aberdeen, courtesy of Sport Aberdeen and Albury Outdoor Sports Centre. Thanks to both for their continuing support in 2021.

Club membership stands at 32 men and women of all ages. Our Club Coach, Bill Strachan assisted by John Owen, can offer a coaching programme to cater for both the competitive and social player.

ACCC is strongly committed to the development of both Association and Golf Croquet in the North East of Scotland.

New Members are always welcome. Croquet offers an interesting and fun outdoor activity from March to October. It is a game of skill and strategy, angles, tactics and guile. The handicap system allows people to play successfully at all levels. Want to have  a taster session? Contact Bill at bill.strachan46@gmail.com

Croquet is played in 28 countries around the world. The Association Croquet World Championship was held in Victoria, Australia in February.  The 2020 Champion is Reg Bamford from South Africa. This is his 5th world title, having first won in 2001.

The 2019 Golf Croquet World Champion is Ben Rothman from the USA