Croquet Association

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Croquet Association
JurisdictionEngland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle Of Man
AffiliationWorld Croquet Federation
Affiliation date1989
LocationOld Bath Road
PresidentQuiller Barrett
ChairmanBarry Keen
Official website
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Croquet Association
JurisdictionEngland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle Of Man
AffiliationWorld Croquet Federation
Affiliation date1989
LocationOld Bath Road
PresidentQuiller Barrett
ChairmanBarry Keen
Official website

Coordinates: 51°53′08″N 2°04′07″W / 51.88542°N 2.068622°W / 51.88542; -2.068622 The Croquet Association, which was formed as the United All England Croquet Association in 1897,[1] is the national governing body for the sport of croquet in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle Of Man. Until 1974 the association was responsible for croquet in the whole of the United Kingdom. The Scottish Croquet Association, formed in 1974, now has responsibility for croquet in Scotland.

Presidents of the association have included Sir Compton Mackenzie, who was President from 1953 to 1966. The association controls the rules of the game, in conjunction with the croquet associations of Australia, New Zealand and the United States. It also controls the regulations of tournaments for its member clubs. The Open Championship of croquet originally dates back to 1867, but after a hiatus during the years 1883-1896 was reintroduced by the Croquet Association.[2]

Competitions[edit source | edit]

The President's Cup was introduced in 1901, though at the time it was known as the Beddow Cup, named after A.E.Beddow, the trophy donater.[3] The President's Cup was an invitational rather than an open competition, and was contested between the top ten croquet players chosen by the Croquet Association.[3] The original cup became the property of Miss Dorothy Dyne Steel in 1933 after she won the competition for a record fourth time.[3] A new cup was required for the 1934 competition and one was presented by then president, Trevor Williams, the competition being known as the President's Cup from that date.[3]

Singles competitions[edit source | edit]

YearCroquet ChampionshipWomen's ChampionshipMen's ChampionshipPresident's Cup
1867Walter Whitmore
1868Walter H. Peel
1869George Curling JoadMrs GC Joad
1870Walter H. PeelMiss Walter
1871Walter H. PeelMrs JH Walsh
1872C. BlackMrs JH Walsh
1873James HeathMrs JH Walsh
1874James HeathMiss FH Williamson
1875Reginald GrayMrs Hallows
1876Colonel BuskMiss K. Philbrick
1877B. Carter EveleghMiss K. Philbrick
1878A. H. SpongMiss E Walsh
1879B. Carter EveleghMiss E Walsh
1880A. H. SpongMiss E Walsh
1881A. H. SpongMiss K. Philbrick
1882A. H. SpongMiss K. Philbrick
1883-1896No CompetitionNo Competition
1897Charles WillisMaud Drummond
1898Clement PowellOlive Henry
1899B Carter EveleghLily Gower
1900John AustinLily Gower
1901Robert RoperLily GowerWilliam Bruce
1902Cyril CorballyMiss M GlynGeoffrey Woolston
1903Cyril CorballyNina CooteGeoffrey Woolston
1904Reginald BeatonMiss V. RowleyLily Gower
1905Lily GowerNina CooteReginald Beaton
1906Cyril CorballyMrs J. WatsonGeoffrey Woolston
1907Reginald BeatonEveline BramwellMaurice Barry
1908Cyril CorballyEveline BramwellEdmund Fawcett
1909Geoffrey AshmoreNora J BeausireLeslie O'Callaghan
1910Leslie O'CallaghanBertha WillisLeslie O'Callaghan
1911Edgar WhitakerElsie ReidH Maxwell Browne
1912Leslie O'CallaghanElla SimeonDuff Mathews
1913Cyril CorballyLady Julian ParrCyril Corbally
1914Duff MathewsEveline BramwellHerbert Snell
1915-1918No CompetitionNo Competition
1919Duff MathewsDorothy SteelFrancis Barry
1920Duff MathewsMrs W.H. HopeLeslie O'Callaghan
1921Leslie O'CallaghanNoel GilchristFrancis Barry
1922Charles PepperDorothy SteelDorothy Steel
1923Herbert SnellLorn StricklandDorothy Steel
1924David JosephMona BryanNoel de la Mothe (née Gilchrist)
1925Dorothy SteelDorothy SteelCharles ElwesWilliam Longman
1926Ben AppsDorothy SteelCyril CorballyEdgar Whitaker
1927Duff MathewsDorothy SteelLt.-Col. William Du PreEdgar Whitaker
1928Knightley CoxeLily BeatonBernard KleinKnightley Coxe
1929Lt.-Col. William Du PreDorothy SteelBen AppsBruce Morgan
1930Ben AppsDorothy SteelHumphrey HicksHumphrey Hicks
1931Ben AppsEffie IonidesBen AppsDorothy Steel
1932Humphrey HicksDorothy SteelHumphrey HicksBruce Morgan
1933Dorothy SteelDorothy SteelLt.-Col. William Du PreDorothy Steel
1934Lt.-Col. William Du PreDorothy SteelJ. N. LovettDorothy Steel
1935Dorothy SteelDorothy SteelMaurice ReckittLt.-Col. William Du Pre
1936Dorothy SteelDorothy SteelLt.-Col. William Du PreLorn C. Apps
1937Charles ColmanDorothy SteelJohn McMordieDorothy Steel
1938Dudley Hamilton-MillerDorothy SteelCharles ColmanCharles Colman
1939Humphrey HicksDorothy SteelRobert TingeyNo Competition
1940-1945No CompetitionNo CompetitionNo CompetitionNo Competition
1946Dudley Hamilton-MillerPhyllis WigginsMaurice ReckittDudley Hamilton-Miller
1947Humphrey HicksNora ElveyEddie Ward PetleyHumphrey Hicks
1948Humphrey HicksNora ElveyHumphrey HicksHumphrey Hicks
1949Humphrey HicksDaisy LinternHumphrey HicksPat Cotter
1950Humphrey HicksMargaret ClaughtonHumphrey HicksPat Cotter
1951Geoffrey L. ReckittDaisy LinternJohn SolomonHumphrey Hicks
1952Humphrey HicksHope RotherhamPat CotterPat Cotter
1953John SolomonHope RotherhamJohn SolomonPat Cotter
1954Arthur RossDaisy LinternPat CotterHumphrey Hicks
1955Pat CotterHope RotherhamHumphrey HicksJohn Solomon
1956John SolomonAda KirkHumphrey HicksPat Cotter
1957Bobby WigginsDaisy LinternBobby WigginsJohn Solomon
1958Pat CotterDaisy LinternJohn SolomonJohn Solomon
1959John SolomonHope RotherhamJohn SolomonJohn Solomon
1960Hope RotherhamJoan WarwickJohn SolomonPat Cotter
1961John SolomonIsobel RoeHumphrey HicksHumphrey Hicks
1962Pat CotterJoan WarwickJohn SolomonJohn Solomon
1963John SolomonHope RotherhamJohn SolomonJohn Solomon
1964John SolomonHope RotherhamJohn SolomonJohn Solomon
1965John SolomonJoan WarwickJohn SolomonJohn Bolton
1966John SolomonJoan WarwickHumphrey HicksWilliam Ormerod
1967John SolomonE.M. LightfootBernard NealKeith Wylie
1968John SolomonJoan WarwickKeith WylieJohn Solomon
1969Nigel AspinallHope RotherhamPat CotterNigel Aspinall
1970Keith WylieJean JardenWilliam OrmerodNigel Aspinall
1971Keith WylieJocelyn Sundius-SmithJohn SolomonJohn Solomon
1972Bernard NealJean JardenJohn SolomonWilliam Prichard
1973Bernard NealKitty SessionsNigel AspinallNigel Aspinall
1974Nigel AspinallKitty SessionsMartin MurrayNigel Aspinall
1975Nigel AspinallKitty WheelerEdgar JacksonNigel Aspinall
1976Nigel AspinallBarbara MeachemMartin MurrayNigel Aspinall
1977Michael HeapFrances JolyEdgar JacksonKeith Wylie
1978Nigel AspinallVeronica CarlislePaul HandsNigel Aspinall
1979David OpenshawBarbara MeachemGeorge NobleEric Solomon
1980William PrichardBarbara MeachemMartin MurrayNigel Aspinall
1981David OpenshawVeronica CarlisleDavid OpenshawStephen Mulliner
1982Nigel AspinallSusan WigginsMartin MurrayNigel Aspinall
1983Nigel AspinallSusan WigginsNigel AspinallStephen Mulliner
1984Nigel AspinallVeronica CarlisleStephen MullinerNigel Aspinall
1985David OpenshawMary CollinStephen MullinerNigel Aspinall
1986Joe HoganSusan WigginsDavid FoulserStephen Mulliner
1987Mark AveryMary CollinKeith AitonStephen Mulliner
1988Stephen MullinerDebbie CorneliusMark SaurinChris Clarke
1989Joe HoganBo HarrisKeith AitonRobert Fulford
1990Stephen MullinerFrances RansomRobert FulfordDavid Maugham
1991Robert FulfordGail CurryDavid OpenshawChris Clarke
1992Robert FulfordGail CurryColin IrwinStephen Mulliner
1993Reginald BamfordGail CurryReginald BamfordDavid Maugham
1994Reginald BamfordDebbie CorneliusMichael TaylorDavid Maugham
1995Reginald BamfordGail CurryDavid OpenshawChris Clarke
1996Robert FulfordGail CurryDavid GoacherChris Clarke
1997Chris ClarkeBo HarrisAaron WesterbySteve Comish
1998Robert FulfordFrances RansomRobert FulfordRobert Fulford
1999Reginald BamfordBeatrice McGlenReginald BamfordRobert Fulford
2000Stephen MullinerLouise BradforthReginald BamfordEd Cunningham
2001Reginald BamfordCreina DawsonReginald BamfordRobert Fulford
2002Reginald BamfordJenny WilliamsReginald BamfordRobert Fulford
2003Robert FulfordGail CurryPete TrimmerChris Clarke
2004Robert FulfordLiz FlemingReginald BamfordDavid Maugham
2005David MaughamJenny WilliamsChris ClarkeKeith Aiton
2006Robert FulfordLouise BradforthRobert FulfordRobert Fulford
2007Robert FulfordLouise BradforthKeith AitonJames Death
2008Robert FulfordLouise BradforthKeith AitonRobert Fulford
2009Rutger BeijderwellenCarol SmithDavid MaughamRobert Fulford
2010Reginald BamfordGabrielle HigginsJames DeathRobert Fulford
2011Reginald BamfordMiranda MorganRobert FulfordRobert Fulford
2012Reginald BamfordAilsa LinesJames DeathRobert Fulford
2013Reginald BamfordGabrielle HigginsJamie Burch(to be played in September)

Doubles competitions[edit source | edit]

YearDoubles ChampionshipMixed Doubles
1919Francis Barry & Mrs WH Hope
1920Reginald Beaton & & Lily Beaton
1921Leslie O'Callaghan & Evelyn Bramwell
1922Richard O'Callaghan & Noel Gilchrist
1923Lord Tollemache & Dorothy Steel
1924Thomas Dickson & Dorothy SteelDavid Joseph & Winifred Heap
1925Duff Mathews & Trevor WilliamsRobert Leetham-Jones & Muriel Haslam
1926Charles Wilson & Lily BeatonBen Apps & Lorn Strickland
1927Dorothy Steel & Noel GilchristBen Apps & Lorn Strickland
1928Dorothy Steel & Noel GilchristDavid Joseph & Winifred Heap
1929Bernard Klein & Charles Wentworth-ReeveLt.-Col. William Du Pre & Lily Beaton
1930Lt.-Col. William Du Pre & Dorothy SteelTrevor Hardman & Mrs THF Clarkson
1931Lt.-Col. William Du Pre & Dorothy SteelHumphrey Hicks & Mrs FH White
1932Charles Wilson & Windsor RichardsLt.-Col. William Du Pre & Dorothy Steel
1933Bernard Klein & Maurice ReckittTrevor Williams & Effie Ionides
1934Bernard Klein & Maurice ReckittLt.-Col. William Du Pre & Dorothy Steel
1935Reginald Poulter & Eddie Ward PetleyLt.-Col. William Du Pre & Dorothy Steel
1936Handel Elvey & Nora ElveyLt.-Col. William Du Pre & Dorothy Steel
1937Lord Tollemache & Sir Gerald BurkeMaurice Reckitt & Lorn Apps
1938Charles Colman & Lily BeatonLt.-Col. William Du Pre & Lily Beaton
1939Robert Tingey & Knightley CoxeEddie Ward-Petley & Dorothy Steel
1946Maurice Reckitt & Daisy LinternMaurice Reckitt & Daisy Lintern
1947Robert Tingey & Col. JG ClarkeEddie Ward-Petley & Dorothy Steel
1948Humphrey Hicks & Dudley Hamilton-MillerMaurice Reckitt & Daisy Lintern
1949Humphrey Hicks & Dudley Hamilton-MillerAshley Heenan & Winifred Kingsford
1950Geoffrey & Maurice ReckittHumphrey Hicks & Hope Rotherham
1951Humphrey Hicks & Dudley Hamilton-MillerPat Cotter & Isobel Turketine
1952Humphrey Hicks & Bobby WigginsMaurice Reckitt & Daisy Lintern
1953Humphrey Hicks & Bobby WigginsBobby Wiggins & Hope Rotherham
1954John Solomon & Pat CotterJohn Solomon & Freda Oddie
1955John Solomon & Pat CotterHumphrey Hicks & Hope Rotherham
1956Freddie Stone & Leslie Kirk-GreeneGordon Rowling & Mrs Mackenzie-Smartt
1957Humphrey Hicks & Bobby WigginsPat Cotter & Hope Rotherham
1958John Solomon & Pat CotterMaurice Reckitt & Daisy Lintern
1959John Solomon & Pat CotterBobby Wiggins & Hope Rotherham
1960Humphrey Hicks & William OrmerodGerald Cave & Muriel Reeve
1961John Solomon & Pat CotterJohn Hollweg & Agnes Mills
1962John Solomon & Pat CotterGuy Warwick & Joan Warwick
1963John Solomon & Pat CotterDudley Hamilton-Miller & Hope Rotherham
1964John Solomon & Pat CotterDudley Hamilton-Miller & Hope Rotherham
1965John Solomon & Pat CotterDudley Hamilton-Miller & Hope Rotherham
1966Nigel Aspinall & Jon SimonDudley Hamilton-Miller & Hope Rotherham
1967Dudley Hamilton-Miller & Peter HallettDavid Prichard & Joan Warwick
1968Nigel Aspinall & Jon SimonJohn Bolton & Bernie Duthie
1969John Solomon & Pat CotterWilliam & Betty Prichard
1970Nigel Aspinall & Jon SimonBill Perry & Joan Warwick
1971Nigel Aspinall & William OrmerodBill Perry & Joan Warwick
1972Nigel Aspinall & William OrmerodBernard Neal & Jean Jarden
1973Humphrey Hicks & John SoutterNigel Aspinall & Mrs N Dodd
1974John Prince & Gordon RowlingPaul Hands & Kitty Sessions
1975Nigel Aspinall & William OrmerodColin Prichard & Betty Prichard
1976Nigel Aspinall & William OrmerodColin Prichard & Betty Prichard
1977Michael Heap & Stephen WrightEdgar Jackson & Juliet Povey
1978Nigel Aspinall & William OrmerodAndrew Hope & Pat Asa-Thomas
1979Bernard Neal & Stephen HemstedMartin Murray & Barbara Meachem
1980William Prichard & Stephen MullinerBryan Sykes & Sue Sykes
1981Stephen Mulliner & Mark OrmerodMartin Murray & Barbara Meachem
1982Andrew Hope & Martin MurrayNigel Aspinall & Carole Knox
1983Phil Cordingley & John McCulloughMartin Murray & Kay Yeoman
1984Nigel Aspinall & Stephen MullinerIan Bond & Veronica Carlisle
1985Mark Avery & David OpenshawKeith Aiton & Mary Collin
1986Nigel Aspinall & Stephen MullinerTom Griffith & Jan McLeod
1987Mark Avery & David OpenshawNigel Aspinall & Debbie Cornelius
1988Nigel Aspinall & Stephen MullinerPaul Smith & Carmen Bazley
1989Joe Hogan & Bob JacksonIan Maugham & Bo Harris
1990Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordMark Saurin & Fiona McCoig
1991Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordRay & Frances Ransom
1992Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordJohn Haslam & Gail Curry
1993Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordDavid Goacher & Rosemary Gugan
1994Reginald Bamford & Stephen MullinerLewis Palmer & Annabel McDiarmid
1995Steve Comish & David MaughamDavid Goacher & Rosemary Gugan
1996Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordDavid Goacher & Rosemary Gugan
1997Reginald Bamford & Stephen MullinerDon Gaunt & Kismet Whittall
1998Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordDavid Goacher & Rosemary Gugan
1999Chris Farthing & Chris PatmoreDave Kibble & Louise Bradforth
2000Reginald Bamford & Stephen MullinerDave Kibble & Louise Bradforth
2001Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordJames Death & Gail Curry
2002Chris Clarke & David MaughamDavid Openshaw & Kath Priestley
2003Not completedDavid Openshaw & Kath Priestley
2004Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordDavid Maugham & Jenny Williams
2005Reginald Bamford & John GibbonsDavid Maugham & Ailsa Lines
2006Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordDavid & Eileen Magee
2007Chris Clarke & Robert FulfordChris Clarke & Jenny Williams
2008James Death & Robert FulfordPaul Castell & Mary Knapp
2009Ian Burridge & Jonathan KirbyKeith Aiton & Gabrielle Higgins
2010Robert Fletcher & Stephen MullinerKeith Aiton & Gabrielle Higgins
2011Reginald Bamford & Rutger BeijderwellenDave Kibble & Louise Bradforth
2012James Death & Robert FulfordDavid Maugham & Ailsa Lines
2012Kevin Beard & Jeff DawsonKeith Aiton & Gabrielle Higgins


Presidents [1][edit source | edit]

1905-1907Lord Ebury
1908-1933Lord Desborough
1933-1939Trevor Williams
1939-1941Viscount Doneraile
1946-1953Sir Francis Colchester-Wemyss
1953-1967Sir Compton Mackenzie
1967-1975Maurice Reckitt
1975-1982Edward Duffield
1982-2004John Solomon
2004-2009Bernard Neal
2009-Quiller Barrett

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b Prichard, DMC (1981). The History Of Croquet. Cassell. ISBN 0-304-30759-9. 
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Sport, Charles Harvey (ed.) - Purnell & Sons 1959
  3. ^ a b c d Murray, Martin (9 October 2007). "Bristol beat Bowdon 6-1 to win the Inter-Club". Croquet Association. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Croquet Records". Retrieved 15 September 2012. 

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