This section falls into three categories and is a selection of links to films and articles on useful information on playing croquet, some competition games and tournaments and then things croquet related which we hope will be of interest and an enjoyable way of passing some time!
Section 1 - Tutorials and Tips
The Jargon of Croquet - undertstanding terminology
by Ian Harrison from Basingstoke Croquet Club
Filmed in London at Ealing Croquet Club with Bridget Goodman, Jane Powell and Charlie Sale.
A brief look at approaching hoops in Association Croquet, focusing on the importance of playing a flat mallet croquet stroke in different areas around the hoop.
Another useful site which was created by Paddy Chapman called CroquetDev It is a resource for learning AC however will also be of interest to GC players. It also features an interactive croquet board!
Recommended by Amelia from the USA - https://www.playgroundequipment.com/a-beginners-guide-to-learning-to-play-croquet/
Section 2 - Games and Tournaments
Clip of the semi between Ahmed Nasr and Chris Clarke - it shows the first 6 hoops. The match was played on a bowling green at Kelvin Grove with gale force winds so you might want to turn the sound down to avoid the wind noise - beware shaky camera work... which is why I'd like any of you out there who know of better links to let me know
Very highly recommended for new players. An excellent introduction to Golf Croquet as played by some seriously good players
Final of the Golf Croquet World
Championships 2013. Reg Bamford vs Ahmed Nasr in Cairo
1997 USCA Croquet Championship
An American ESPN TV link so this one is a bit cheesy with the commentary. It also however acts as a brief introduction to the
Association Croquet Men's Championships 2004 Bamford v Trimmer. Reg Bamford completed 7 sextuples
Section 3 - Just For Fun!
This would look like a really impressive shot if we were not so used to seeing Tony knock them out like this all the time
Ask him for a demo next time you see him
Robert Lowe's Straight Rover Peel and Combination Peg-out
Can't beat a good bit of controversy - as was the case with this incident in the final of the 2011 Golf Croquet Finals
Don't practice this one on the lawns please