Oxford vs. Cambridge Croquet - 23rd June 2013

It is my great pleasure to announce that on Sunday June the 23rd will be held the

2013 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 regain the cup 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 23rd

09:30hrs Practice Session & Warm Up (essential if you have a tendency to take the mallet 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.

Their house is near the Bois de La Cambre / Franklin Roosevelt.

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!

N.B. 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

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