Warp speed croquet challenge at Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 10:30 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:30 25 July 2017

Speed croquet at Nailsea.

Speed croquet at Nailsea.


Nailsea Croquet Club held its annual speed croquet competition, with Geoff Hughes and Brian Roynon emerging winners.

Speed croquet is a fun (and quick) version of the standard association game and is played in doubles matching a high handicap player with a low handicap player.

The games are played against the clock over 25 minutes with a timekeeper stopping and starting each side’s clock as they go on and come off the lawn.

Nailsea hold an annual speed croquet competition open to club members, challenging the entrants to work together as one to score as many points as quickly as they can within the total time and peg out both of their balls to win the game.

John Malaiperuman and Jim Field came third, but provided the most entertaining play. James Galpin was a calm mentor to relative newcomer John Hancock and their teamwork secured them the runners-up position.

Geoff Hughes and Brian Roynon played steadily and efficiently throughout, winning three out of their four games and the competition.

In the South West Federation Golf Croquet League, Nailsea once again faced local rivals Weston-super-Mare.

The Nailsea team members, Alan Longdon, James Galpin, Harry and Doreen Wallace, led by their captain Peter Dyke, pulled off a 13-5-6.5 victory.

Galpin and Harry Wallace won all their singles games played in this match. James performed very well, winning his games in grand style by gaining seven maximum points well in advance of the 50 minutes game period.

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