2010 Oxford vs. Cambridge Croquet Match: Sun June 13th

Dear Members,

It is my great pleasure to announce that on Sunday June the 13th will be held the

 2010 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 we repeat our previous success in this fiendishly competitive event. 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 13th

10:00hrs Practice Session & Warm Up (essential if you have a tendency to take the stick by the wrong end)

10:30hrs -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 hopefully adjourn to a picnic venue nearby (to be determined) for a savoury spread to which you will all have contributed solids or liquids.

Although teams are largely self-organising entities, it would nonetheless be helpful if those members intending to participate would send word to our Captain of croquet:

Tony Bernard:  tony.bernard@skynet.be

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

Kind Regards,

Caroline Laske


P.S. Genval is 20km to the south of Brussels just to the other side of the Forêt de Soignes. The croquet lawn is in front of the Chateau du Lac Hotel, Avenue du Lac, 1332 Genval

There was an excellent showing from both sides for the 2010 Oxford vs. Cambridge Croquet at Genval. Thus the final score. After we had very nearly won, there was an excellent feast at the lovely home of our Captain, Tony Bernard. Many thanks to Tony and indeed all who participated to limit the glory of our arch-rivals to the very bare minimum. report &  photos ->>