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Belgian Indoor Open 5 & 6 January 2008

[<<] [>>] by Allan Morris
4th September 2007 (International)

The Croquet Federation of Belgium is hosting an Indoor Open on 5 & 6 January 2008 (the weekend of 12th Night). You are invited to confirm your commitment to playing in this amazing event, by response to Bob Appels at:

Once again, we have opted for a format where most people can play almost all the time. 12 entries max will play on 2x 3/4 courts, level advanced games for 20 points, with a consolation one-ball event.

The entry fee is 150 Euro, to include lunches, lawn-side drinks and 12th Night dinner. Accommodation is available by booking through us at the hotel Chateau du Lac (Genval : for 100 Euro/night/double room ). Accompanying persons are also of course welcome to attend the dinner (& festivities) for an additional fee intended simply to cover our costs.

The allocation date for this event is 30th November (but see below before making travel arrangements). Places will be offered in order of preference to

  • repeat offenders
  • those who have previously applied but failed to secure a place
  • people who offer to write the report
  • those who enclose bribes with their entries

The carpets of the Salle Argentine, Chateau du Lac, are virtually ours ... the hotel reserves the right to let us know no less than 3 weeks before the event if they have found somebody willing to pay the full-price to hire that weekend (instead of us cheap b*s). We've already booked our insurance for damage to the windows however and we look forward to seeing you there.

Reports on previous years' events and some photographs can be found at


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