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Welcome to the Croquet Club of Corfu!

advertThe Croquet Club of Corfu is the only croquet club in the whole of Greece, which we are very proud of. Since the start of the Club we have held international tournaments on our beautiful lawns, which are situated in Gouvia Marina next to the cricket pitch.
Gouvia Marina has a lot of facilities, these include restaurants, shops, bars and a swimming pool.
Our three lawns have been created according to the international standards and on guidance from Peter Craig, the highly respected groundsman at London’s prestigious Hurlingham Club.
We are proud of the condition of our lawns and their surroundings, as it is really a very beautiful place to play a game of croquet.

You would like to know more about playing at our club, membership, costs, conditions et cetera? For information you can call one of our contacts or send an e-mail.

 

1st Greek Open

The first Greek Open Croquet Championship took place in Corfu in September 2007. There were three events: Association Handicap Singles - Association Handicap Doubles - Golf Handicap Doubles. All sixteen competitors in the Association events came from the UK as Association is not yet played in Greece.
The Golf Doubles was scheduled for the weekend to maximize the number of local players who could join in. As far as possible a Brit and a Corfiot were partnered. In every round they swapped partners. This proved to be a great success - it was both sociable and competitive. Indeed, there were high emotions at times, such as from hard-hitting Stelios Papikinos who played fifteen games over the two days. However, his win percentage was just behind that of his charming 12 year old daughter Carien who played with a different style - thoughtful and with impressive accuracy. Both were just pipped by Lola Klouda who earned a handsome prize as a result.
The winner of the prize for the best of the Brits was Alan Newman from Plymouth who won with a remarkable 83% of his games. Not far behind him was Catherine Cosier, over as a non-playing spouse but who joined in enthusiastically. One feature of the Association Handicap Doubles was wife-swapping! There were several married couples playing but they were not allowed to partner one another. Over two days there were five rounds, with Michael Hague and Anne Stephens emerging as victors, with Ivor Nunn and Liz Potter runners-up.
The principal event was the Handicap Singles which was played rather more seriously, not least because there was a very fine olive wood and silver trophy on offer to the winner. This was also run over two days with Liz Potter from Cheltenham playing off a handicap of 18, proving far too good for all of her five opponents. She completed the final by beating the tournament manager, Kevin Carter, with three bisques in hand!
On the final evening there was a gala dinner and prizegiving held at the superb Pomo D’Oro restaurant whose chef/proprietor Aristoteles Megoulas, a young Greek, is already a true enthusiast having mastered the tactics of the game in a very short time and is so determined to improve his skills, he has recently acquired his own mallet.

It is hoped that even more Greeks will take part in the 2008 Championship due to be held in May.

 

Croquet Holiday

A Croquet Holiday on Corfu

croquet in the sunIf you consider to come to Corfu and play under the Greek sun, we - the croquetclub of Corfu - will welcome you with open arms. Of course you have your own ideas about the way you like to do this. So the best thing is to contact us so we can help or advise you.

A few examples

You like to visit our beautiful island and you like to combine this with playing croquet for a couple of days. That’s possible. You can play together with us on our clubdays, but if you like, you can also play any other day. Just contact us in time and we can arrange this. It is not necessary to bring your mallet, we can lend you one of our mallets.
It is also possible to come to Corfu as a group of players. This year a group of 8 players from Sheffield played here for a week Golf Croquet (see photos). They hired two lawns for a couple of days and they also played together with us on our club days.
The international tournaments we organise, together with colleagues from the UK, every year became a tradition as you can see on our website. In 2014 we had two tournaments: the Hellinic teams championship and the Greek Open AC.

For more information about our fees, the tournaments etc. click here.

We also can recommend a few hotels/appartments close to our lawns, click on corfu hospitality for this information. If you like to have more information about our beautiful island click here.

Note: Most of the time we play Golf Croquet, but a few members are playing also Association Croquet and they will be glad to play with you AC.

 

Egyptian Rules

SINGLES 2013 RULES

  1. To be played during the period 1 Feb to 1 June
  2. All matches to be best of three games
  3. All matches to be handicap singles
  4. Results to be recorded in your scorecard on the notice board
  5. To qualify for prizes you must play at least 5 matches of which only 2 may be against the same opponent
  6. The 2 players with the highest ratings will go into a finals play-off
  7. Matches to be arranged by players contacting each other to fix a convenient time
  8. The fee for each match is € 10,= for each player apart from members
  9. Initial rating for all players is 100. Rating adjustments are shown in the table below

Rating adjustments

difference higher rated lower rated
  wins loses wins loses
0 - 5 +5 -5 +5 -5
6 - 12 +4 -6 +6 -4
13 - 19 +3 -7 +7 -3
20 - 26 +2 -8 +8 -2
27 - ... +1 -9 +9 -1

 

Handicaps

Handicap Considerations

  • Golf Croquet Handicaps are in the range 0 to 12
  • It is not possible for us to use the standard method of handicap determination, because we don't play enough single games.
  • The total strength of players is a result of a combination of different abilities of the players concerning techniques and tactics. Techniques: accuracy (direction and distance), hoop running, stop shots, jump shots, etc. Tactics: offensive or defensive, judgment of opponent, good judgment of successful attempt, positioning, consider all playing possibilities, et cetera.
  • The handicap list is most useful for single games, because in doubles there is always a combination of different abilities concerning techniques and strategic insight. A combination of two players is more difficult to predict, also because it not easy to predict how well they are able to cooperate
  • To differentiate a bit more, the results of the recent Egyptian competition has been used
  • Before the October tournament we might consider another change with more differentiation between highest and lowest rated players.

If you want to know more about Golf Croquet Handicapping, have a look at the following Internet page: http://www.croquet.org.uk/golf/gchandicapping.html

Revised handicap list 24-08-13

Name Handicap Telephone
Adriana 9 2661039782
Adrian 9  
Alex 7  
Anne-Marie 7 6946884118
Annelies 6 6948909583
Annemiek 6 6942701088
Antoinette 8 6994934352
Aspa 8 2661034678
Barbara 11  
Bill 9  
Carien 6 2661026512
Carole 10 2661026512
Daniel 7  
Derek 7  
Dick 7 6975584507
Ian 10  
Jacqueline 6 6932107917
Janneke 5 6948516717
Jan Goes 6 6998858505
Jan Harbers 2 6934778211
Jan Scotter 9  
Judith 8  
Karen 8  
Lola 6 6938058416
Marleen 10 6973878703
Marjo 9 2661091782
Michael 7  
Nico 4 6948909583
Pat 11  
Paul 7 6948701369
Rich 3 6981765293
Sam 8 6976531398
Sheila 11  
Stelios 7 6978695411