2009 Oxford vs. Cambridge Croquet Match.

For those of you that are not familiar with this event it is held on the croquet lawn in front of the Chateau du Lac Hotel at Genval, on the banks of a fountained lake. The situation is idyllic and those people that do not have a car should mention in replying that they are in search of a lift.

This year we count amongst our objectives to ensure that "1+1" does not equal "2". Cambridge has been chanced with recent success in this fiendishly competitive event and now we must redouble our efforts to avoid that much coveted second place. Our time proven tactic is to confound our tricky opponent by fielding as many inexperienced players as possible and making frequent references to how good lunch is going to be afterwards. We count on your support.

The timing is as follows:

Sunday June 7th

10:30hrs Practice Session & Warm Up (essential if you have a tendency to take the stick by the wrong end)

11:00hrs -12:30hrs The Match (actually there are several parallel games and scores are computed using not unfavourable Newtonian (Trinity, 1661) Mathematical wizardry).

12.30:  The Presentation of the Cup

This event is FREE for all members. 

AFTERWARDS we will adjourn to a private garden nearby for a picnic (many thanks to Poznan & Astrid Sorgo for their hospitality). Please bring solids or liquids to add to the spread!


Although teams are largely self-organising entities, it would nonetheless be helpful if those members intending to participate would send word to their team organiser:

Cambridge - Tony Bernard tony.bernard@skynet.be

Oxford - Michel Van den Berghe michelvdberghe@yahoo.fr

We look forward to seeing you for an excellent competitive match!

NB Genval is 20km to the south of Brussels just to the other side of the Foret de Soignes. The croquet lawn is in front of the Chateau du Lac Hotel, Avenue du Lac, Genval B1332