Buffalo Croquet Club is looking for new teams for the summer season – Buffalo Rising

Looking for something fun to do outside this summer, while staying safe and detached? Croquet might just be the solution you’re looking for!

Croquet can best be described as a sport that combines shot-making in billiards with strategy in chess, but played on the lawn. Since you will not work up a sweat while playing, it is very conducive to refreshment or snack while playing, making for a very enjoyable evening.

The Buffalo Croquet Club is accepting a limited number of new teams for the Buffalo Croquet League that takes place Thursday evenings at Delaware Park, for 10 weeks beginning July 16e until September 17e.

There are only 10 slots available for teams of 2 (plus alternates for itineraries) to enter the competition. The entry fee is $100 per team and teams are accepted on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be made for registrations where the registration fee has not been received before July 16the.

The club provides all the necessary equipment and instruction so players who are interested but completely new to the game are encouraged to sign up. The first week will be an educational week to familiarize players with the equipment, rules and formalities of the game, with the competition starting the following week, culminating in the play-offs in September.

The croquet courts are lit and the game starts at 7pm each week and lasts into the evening, with each game lasting about 1 hour, making it a great option to get outside and beat the heat this summer.

For those who would like to sign up or learn more about the croquet competition, send an email to buffalocroquet@gmail.com or check out the Croquet Club Instagram page @buffalo_croquet_club

We hope to see you on the lawns this summer!

Darren Cotton

Darren has over a decade of experience in community development, urban planning and information design. Darren served as Director of Community Development & Planning at the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA) and was responsible for writing and managing more than $2 million in grants aimed at revitalizing commercial corridors, small business development, alternative planning transportation, historic preservation, public art, and community capacity building in the University District of Buffalo. A graduate student at the University at Buffalo, Darren founded The Tool Library, a community-based tool-lending tool with the goal of providing affordable access to tools and building the sharing economy in WNY. With a bachelor’s degree in international studies and linguistics and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University at Buffalo, Darren works to bridge the gap between research and policy through grassroots planning, design, and activism. and firmly believes that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

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