Croquet Cuppers 2014
With over 2000 participants, Croquet Cuppers 2013 was the biggest sporting event ever held in Oxford University, and this year it could be even bigger! Once again, the Croquet Association has generously provided prize money - there will be champagne for the best teams and lots of other prizes for the high performers!
Playing croquet is a great way to spend your summer in Oxford, whether you just want to relax and hit some balls about in the sun or you're aiming for a Half Blue.
Teams consist of four players. You don't need to have played before to enter; indeed most of the teams competing are novices! There is also no limit on the number of teams per college. There is a £1 entry fee per team, which at 25p a person is an absolute steal given how much fun Cuppers is!
As in previous years, the competition will run in a direct knockout format throughout Trinity term. Entries should be submitted online via the Cuppers entry form. Teams will be entered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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The competition will be run predominantly through email, as in previous years, with both results and details of each round's matches relayed through the draw website.
As Cuppers is such a huge competition, we run it to a very tight schedule. Deadlines will be strictly enforced, although reasonable requests for extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Cuppers Director. Please send results of your matches to the Cuppers Director Mark van Loon (Merton).
Once again the Oxford University Croquet Club will be inviting all students to join us at the University lawns for free coaching sessions in the first few weeks of Trinity Term (times to be announced), so that even complete beginners can have a good chance of progressing in the competition. All you need to bring are flat soled shoes. All students can also join the University Croquet Club: from £13 a term you will get the use of the high quality University lawns, extra coaching at a more personal level and can play in the club's fixtures.
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