REFEREES COURSES AT BOWDON
Subject to a minimum attendance of 6 for each course, Barry Keen will hold a two day Association Croquet Referees Course on 15/16 March and a one day GC Referees Course on Sunday 23 March. Both courses will be held at Bowdon CC starting at 10.00 and ending at about 1600 on each day. The course fee will be £10 which includes tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. However, there will be no provision of lunch so attendees should bring a packed lunch as the lunch break will be too short to permit going out to lunch. A cash bar will be available.
Attendees should bring flat soled shoes and waterproofs as an important part of both courses is the training on the lawns.
There will be no time for examinations on these days. Any candidate wishing to be examined will be offered a mutually convenient later date.
The courses are primarily aimed at players who wish to become Referees, but a player who just has an interest in the laws without becoming a Referee will also be welcome. There are no limits on the handicap of Referees, although experience suggests that it is unlikely (though not impossible) that candidates with a double figure handicap will not have enough experience to become full AC Referees.
The final decision on whether there is sufficient interest will be made at the Federation Spring Meeting on 8 March unless sufficient interest is shown before.
Players intending to attend should email Barry as soon as possible so that pre-course paperwork and homework can be sent out.
Attendees should bring an up to date version of the Laws, and the Commentary on the Laws (included in the GC Laws; AC should be downloaded from the CA website).