The Boston Croquet Club


 Opening Day is Sunday May 31 from 11am to 4pm.

How to Find Us:

Google 92 Fullers Ln in Milton MA.  Request a street view.  You will see a small traffic circle on the left and a road turning off at 11 o'clock 

Follow the road about 150 yards and you will see the croquet / lawn bowling club on your left.  Park behind the club.

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Greetings

Hello!  Our club is in Milton Massachusetts. We share lawn space with local  Lawn Bowling Club.  Members meet regularly during the summer.  We also play Golf Croquet.   Several expert and national level players are members of the club or are associated with the club.  We have space for two near full size courts.Normally, we play the 6 wicket game

Dues

Dues are $125/person per season and include membership in the US Croquet Association.  Payment should be made by check to the Boston Croquet Club.  If you wish to mail the check, send it to the club c/o Charlotte Neagle at 12 Garvey Road, Framingham, MA 01701.

About Croquet: This comes from Wikipedia

Croquet is a competitive sport that involves hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through hoops embedded into the  playing arena.

The game was apparently invented in Ireland in the 1830s and taken to England as a pastime of the aristocracy in the 1850s. It may have evolved from the earlier mallet and ball game pall mall. It made its way to Canada, the US, Australia, and France
 
Croquet was an event at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Roque, an event at the 1904 Summer Olympics is believed to have been a variation.
 
There are several variations of croquet currently played, differing in the scoring systems, order of shots, and lout (particularly in social games where play must be adapted to smaller-than-standard playing courts). Two forms of the game, Association Croquet and Golf Croquet, have rules that are agreed internationally and are played in many countries around the world. More unusual variations of the game include eXtreme Croquet and Bicycle Croquet.
 
As well as club-level games, there are regular world championships and international matches between croquet-playing countries. The sport has particularly strong followings in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia. Many other countries also play.
Some people consider croquet to be viciously competitive. However, the ability in versions other than Golf Croquet to gain extra strokes favour players who position balls with more care, rather than simply as far away from everything else as possible. At championship standard Association Croquet, players can often make all 26 points (13 for each ball) in two turns.


Association Croquet

In Association Croquet players can take multiple shots in one turn provided they either a) hit the ball through the correct hoop ("run" a hoop), or b) hit another ball. Upon hitting another ball, the player must play his next shot with the two balls touching; the "Croquet Stroke", from which the game takes its name. The winner is the player who, with each of his balls, runs each hoop twice in order and strikes the centre peg.

 
As long "breaks" (continuous play by one player) became more common as the standard of play improved, "Advanced Play" (a variant of association play for expert players) was introduced. This gave penalties to a player who ran certain hoops in the same turn. In response, feats of skill such as triple peels and even sextuple peels, in which the partner (or opponent ball) was caused to run a number of hoops in a turn by the strikers ball, became more common in order to avoid the penalties.


Golf Croquet

In Golf Croquet each player takes turns trying to hit a ball through the same hoop, the winner being the player who manages to hit the ball through the most hoops first. Golf Croquet has the advantage of being easier to learn and play, but its critics claim that the lack of croquet strokes in the game means that it is less intellectually demanding. There are other variations popular in other croquet-playing nations.

If you have more questions

Call or email Richard Palmer, Charlotte Neagle, or Mary-Catherine Deibel. Charlotte and Richard’s phone is 508 982-7266 / 508 982-7265 / 508 877-3862.  Mary Catherine can be reached at 617 864-1933.  Richard’s email is rhpalmer@gmail.com.  Charlotte's Email is charlotte.neagle@gmail.com.  Mary Catherine’s email is marycat@upstairsonthesquare.com