More open conditions of play from 17 June 2020
As the government has increased maximum numbers at a sporting venue to 80, there are effectively now no limits on members and visitors at the Sandy Bay Croquet Club, provided distancing is still observed.
Please note: All hygiene and social distancing rules are still in force. Please do not break these rules, for everyone's safety.
From Wednesday 13 January until the end of February, Twilight Croquet returns to the Sandy Bay Croquet Club. Each Wednesday evening, from 5.30 until 7.30, we will welcome members of the public to try playing croquet in the beautiful summer evenings. If you have never played croquet before, an experienced player will show you how. Come with a group of friends or on your own!
The cost is $5 per session, with club members and anyone holding a current Taste of Croquet package free. BYO drinks and food, if you want. Flat soled shoes - e.g. trainers - are essential (no raised heels).
Only a ten-minute drive or bus ride from central Hobart, the Sandy Bay Croquet Club offers an excellent experience. Set in the picturesque recreational area of Lower Sandy Bay, the Club offers social games, competitions and social events. We have three superb playing lawns, full clubhouse facilities and all croquet equipment.
We play on six days of the week with Sunday free for coaching and practice. Our Club plays both association and golf croquet and there are opportunities for all levels.
|Day||Morning (10.00 – 12.30)||Afternoon (1.30 - 4.00 [daylight saving] or 1.00 – 3.30 [winter])|
|Monday||Golf Croquet||Associate Members (GC and/or AC)|
Association Croquet Div A & B
AC training and coaching
|Wednesday||Association Croquet Div B & C||
C lawn: coaching if required
|Thursday||All full members - any version of croquet||Golf Croquet pennant team members|
|Friday||Association Croquet Div C||Golf Croquet|
|Saturday||All Full and Associate members||All Full and Associate members|
|Sunday||Coaching and Practice||Practice|
- Draws: morning - 9:50 am for a 10.00 am start. Afternoon - 1:20 pm for a 1.30 pm start (in daylight saving) or 12.50 pm for a 1.00 pm start (in winter) Monday to Friday.
- In winter, any group wishing to start morning play at 10.30 may - please note this on the outside whiteboard.
- For Association Croquet the Divisions are A = -3 to 7, B = 8 to 15, C = 16 to 20. Although divisions are allocated on the schedule above, any AC player may attend any AC session.
- Public holidays are play for all.
- Christmas Day, Easter Friday and ANZAC Day: Lawns are open but there is no arranged play.
- Lawns are also available for practice Monday to Saturday after 4:00 pm. Any lawn may be used for practice by any full member after 10 am and 1 pm if it is free.
- Lawn availability is subject to competition play.
- Double-banked games will be played under the Current Laws (AC Law 52; GC Rule 9).
- Any Handicap play should be agreed upon before commencement of play.
Playing times are revised after the AGM in May. They may also be revised when any lawn is out for refurbishment.
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