National Croquet Tourny On In Devonport!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 | Leave a Comment


If you happen to have a couple of spare hours over the next three days (Friday-Sun)how about you swing past your local croquet club in Wairoa Road?

The Club is currently hosting some of the top players in the country in the New Zealand Croquet National  “ R.A. Clarke Copper Tray”  tournament.    This is a ‘By Invitation Only’ tournament and there is fierce competition on  the lawns as these highly skilled players battle for the prize.  The youngest player is just 19 years old and the oldest – well, let’s draw a veil of silence over that!

To maintain a place at this grade it has to be said that  age has by no means taken the edge off their game. Some of the experienced sideline experts will be only too happy to expound on the finer points of the game and, with a bit of guidance, picking up some of the strategy isn’t too difficult  and can prove  fascinating .There are simpler forms of the game which are played at the club but there’s nothing like seeing the “realMcCoy” to inspire one!

Whenever you see our Barfoot & Thompson-sponsored “OPEN” sign, drop by, you are welcome.

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