Oxford vs. Cambridge Croquet, 3rd June 2012, Genval +JUBILEE PARTY

Dear Members,

It is my great pleasure to announce that on Sunday June the 3rd will be held the

2012 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 last year's 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 3rd

09:30hrs 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 our Captain Tony Bernard and his wife Catherine have kindly invited us to their house for the Croquet picnic.

Please contribute plenty of food that is easy to serve and let Tony know what you are planning to bring. Drinks will be generously provided by Catherine and Tony.

Address: (map attached)

Tony and Catherine BERNARD

23 Avenue Victoria

1000 Brussels


Parking in Avenue Victoria itself  (might be crowded if hot weather!)

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


After the match we will not only be enjoying our traditional picnic,

but rise to the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with cake,

strawberries, bubbly and anything you add to the feast. This Jubilee Party is open to ALL members and

guests even if you have not been helping us to win the Varsity match

in the morning. Just drop us a line to let us know you are coming and

what food you are planning to bring. On the day, come straight

to Tony's house around 1pm (see details below).