16th November: Newport
triumphant at Soham (GC)
(with a bit of help from Bury St. Edmunds) clinched the top two spots
at the Soham indoor golf croquet event. A report can be found by clicking
here, and photos of the winning pairs
20th October: This
As the season
draws to a close, we congratulate the winners of this year's club tournaments:
Open Tournament: Andrew Gregory
Handicap Tournament: Arthur Flutter
High-Bisquers' Tournament: Bernard Yallop
Golf Croquet singles: David Manley
Golf Croquet doubles: Lew and Vera Rossiter
James Hopgood won the inaugural "A-minus tournament"
As a new venture
this year, Newport ran a tournament for handicaps of minus one and higher.
A healthy field of ten competitors was assembled, and for the second
time this season, James Hopgood went away with the trophy. Click
here for a report and full results.
14th September: Newport
lost the Roger Ivill Trophy to Hunstanton
Sunday 14th September was the day for Newport's annual match with Hunstanton,
with this year's fixture taking place in Norfolk. Sadly, the tradition
of victory for the away team came to an end - see a report here.
27th August: Newport
beat Chelmsford and Bentley 3-2 (Essex-Suffolk League)
Newport made it two wins on consecutive days by overcoming Chelmsford
3-2. Click here for a report.
26th August: Newport
beat Bury St. Edmunds 7-0 (Essex-Suffolk League)
Newport completed a whitewash over Bury St. Edmunds. Click
here for a report.
8th August: "Honours
Board" added to website
You can now see the winners
of Newport's competitions through the years by clicking on "Honours
Board" in the left-hand column.
25th July: Newport
lost to Roehampton 4-2 (Longman Cup)
out of this year's Longman Cup competition after a closely contested
match at Roehampton. Click here for
11th July: Newport
lost 7-1 to Watford (Friendly)
Newport's friendly match against Watford ended in heavy defeat. A whitewash
was only narrowly averted through a come-back win in one of the final
games. More details here.
10th July: Handicap
A lack of entries means that
the handicap tournament planned for 26th/27th July has been cancelled.
22nd June: James
Hopgood won the Newport B-Level
James Hopgood, of the Meadows Club in Edinburgh, won this year's B-level
tournament, winning all five of his games. Report and photos to follow.
20th June: Social Event
- Advance Warning!
There will be a social event, with croquet and barbecue, on Monday
14th July. Click here for more
10th June: Draws made for Association Croquet competitions
The draws have now
been made for this season's club competitions - these can be seen by
clicking "Club Competitions"
in the panel on the left.
7th June: Newport beat
Norwich 5-2 (Longman Cup)
Newport progressed to
the third round of the Longman Cup with a convincing home win over Norwich.
Congratulations to the team, who will next face Roehampton. Match scores
can be found by clicking here.
31st May: Newport beat
Colchester North 5-2 (Essex-Suffolk League)
Newport won their latest league match 5-2 at home to one of Colchester's
two teams. Results here.
24th-25th May: Anderson
The 5th annual Anderson
Shield - competed between teams of 4 from the six counties in the East
Anglian federation - took place at Newport over the weekend. After a
close-fought competition, Hertfordshire came out on top for the second
year running. Report and photos to follow.
22nd May: Newport
beat Sudbury (Golf Croquet)
league match ended with Newport victorious by a score of 10-8. A report
can be found on the Golf Croquet page.
10th May: Golf Croquet
The B-class GC tournament was won by Judith Hand of Colchester.
A report and photos can be found here.
12th February: Golf Croquet
B-Level - Enter Now!
We will be running a B-Class Golf Croquet tournament (handicaps 0 to
6) on Saturday 10th May. An entry
form can be obtained by clicking here.
Only 16 places are available, and will be allocated on a first come,
first served basis - so get your entries in as soon as possible!
January: Tournaments start to fill
The CA fixtures
book is out and we have already received the first entrants to our tournaments.
Click here to see the current list
of tournament vacancies... book now to avoid disappointment!
1st January: Happy New Year!
Happy New Year from Newport Croquet Club! We are currently in
the middle of the off-season, but check this page for details of the
2008 season, which will begin in April.
News items from 2007 can be found by