The Swindon Croquet club held its inaugural Tinsel and Sausage Sizzle Croquet tournament this week with an impressive turnout.
Members of the Swindon Croquet Club (SCC), resplendent in festive hats and outfits, enjoyed several games of Golf Croquet in company of calm, mild weather conditions.
The doubles games were keenly contested but the club said the emphasis was on everyone having a fun day’s play. In between games, competitors were treated to (non-alcoholic) mulled wine, chocolates, mince pies and sausage hot dogs with onion relish and various sauces.
Colin Bailey, David Acheson, Sandra Jerram and Martin Briggs progressed to the final with the pairing of Colin and David securing victory. They were then presented with their prizes by Chairman Clive Smith.
Club members said Chairman Clive Smith organised the event with a very high level of efficiency, with his wife Sharon preparing and serving all the refreshments.
Club member Beverly Briggs said all competitors expressed gratitude regarding the Smiths' efforts and assisted with setting up the event, serving the food and drinks, and clearing up. The tournament was deemed a roaring success by the club and is said to likely to become a regular, annual event.
The Swindon Croquet Club says it is always keen to recruit new members. Limited play continues through the winter months, so those interested in giving the game a try can email email@example.com to find out more about the free trial sessions that will be available in the new year.