Fylde Croquet Club

Fylde Golf Competition Day

What lovely weather for our scheduled Golf Competitions The Progress Cup (Level play) and the Midgeland Trophy (handicap) have previously been run simultaneously, but this year many members wanted to have a go at both the Level play was run in the morning as a seeded knock out with the final being played between Jan Smith and Ian Theakstone. At 6 – 4 to Jan it looked like it was the runner-up spot for Ian however a series of interesting and lucky (some would say skilful) shots brought Ian home the winner of the Progress Cup.

Jan & Ian in the Progress Cup Final.

It the afternoon a Swiss competition catered for 16 members. The final pairing on 3 wins each was between Sue Elsmore and Ted Walker. At the end of a long afternoon of croquet both players should be commended for managing a 4th game. Sue Elsmore came out the winner 7 – 5.

Spectating in the Sunshine.

Well done to all members for competing and contributing to a great day of sport.

Posted by Liz (Manager), 5th August 2018

Pendle Midweek

Liz presented the two Peters with the Doubles Trays.

Once again Liz managed and catered for the Pendle mid week tournament with 7 trophies on offer. Never before had Pendle seen such scorched earth and high temperatures for a prolonged spell.

The Fylde pairing of the two Peters regained their trophies for a second time taking advantage of some long roquets in the final.

Peter also picked up the fastest game trophy in 75 minutes in an advanced game against Fylde's old boy Terry Vernazza.

3rd - 6th July 2018

Boss storms crake

David Williamson presents Liz with the Cumbria Cup.

The tournament started in driving rain but Liz put together yet another controlled 9-12-5 to start with a win. A lawn was briefly lost to puddling while the heavy rain continued. The drainage was coping on the other. More fine Croquet from Liz, hardly a hoop missed all day. On a dry Sunday morning the beautiful lawns reveiled their true colours by playing smooth and fast. Liz's game became a three ball, became a two ball and the game was won +1. She concluded with a 8-12-6 in the afternoon.

With a score of 5/5 in an incomplete block she was unanimously declared the winner.

17th June 2018

National Croquet Day

A big turn out from members and Nordic Walkers from 10am to Sun down. Many people tried Croquet for the first time today. Lots of snacks turned up too. A wonderful day weatherwise always helps proceedings.

13th May 2018

Milleennium Short

Sharpshooters Liz and Peter represented FCC at Chester in a four round Swiss. The Chestert lawns were in excelent shape and offered everone good games. John Dawson Managed the event and CCC provided the excelent facilities and food from their club house. Although advertised by the manager and the lack of waterproofing needed, FCC were the only team to wear their colours. Unfortunately Liz and Peter had to play each other in the second round somwhat lengthening the bookies odds for a FCC win. It was great to see the trophy again, supplied by FCC when we resurected the tournament five years ago. We were a couple of hoops away from winning it.

12th May April 2018

UU on Midgeland Road dun good

The culvert into the new surface water drainage pipe work beneath Midgeland Road has been completely re-engineered it looks to include a new water catchment area with a sump. This could well improve the water run off from our lawns. See news 21st January for comparison.

This has now been bricked, new photo required!

21st April 2018

Friday is tiday

  • Thanks to Geoffrey and Philip – lawn treatment
  • John and Ian – lawn layout
  • Carole and Angela – pavilion cleaning
  • Eileen – croquet store cleaning
  • Alan and Liz – sorting and tidying

Fast refueling in the pits is essential.

9th March 2018

King of Spades Reports

The drainage ditch from the lawns to the Midgeland Road culvert is now running free and has been cleared of leaves, mud, twigs, plastic bags and weeds.

Update 27th January: The remaining ditches around the lawns have now been checked and cleared where necessary.The south ditch was completely blocked in places and overgrown with brambles and weeds. The west ditch is still overgrown but appears to be clear without any obvious blockage.

23rd January 2018

Newest Blues

Congratulations to those playing their first league match for us this season. They were all presented with their blues at the annual dinner today. We hope they have a successful, enjoyable and fun 2018 season.

L to R, Carol Ramsbottom, Lindsay Campbell, Sue Clarke, Jude Acda, Andy Brandwood and Sita Gough.

11th November 2017

THE FAB Trophy

Winner & R/U.

(Fylde Association Beginners). Seven newly trained association players entered this event. Eileen Moore was given a bye as she had an early morning date with a builder. Ted Walker played John Derbyshire and won 7 – 5. Jan Smith played Jean Audsley and won 9 – 4. Phil Blewitt played Barbara Walker and won 10 – 2. In the 2nd round Jan played Eileen and won 8 – 4. Ted played Phil and in a very close match which could have gone either way Ted came out the winner 14 – 11.

The final was set up between Jan and Ted. Ted went to peg with his first ball and as Jan did the same she was advised (advise flowed freely!) to peg Ted’s ball out. She did this with some skill but unfortunately followed his ball on to the peg and so the match came down to a game of one ball. Both 2nd balls were for hoop one and Ted pulled ahead. However with Jan’s remaining 4 bisques to Ted’s 2 Jan caught up, overtook and won with the final score 14 – 10. It was a great day with lots of good sportsmanship and enjoyment.

Fylde have some potentially good AC players coming through! Well done to the class of 2017

The players.

14th October 2017

The 2017 News has been Archived Here

23rd November 2016