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Soup warms the players in November's GC Singles One-day Competition - and only a little rain!

Four blocks of players competed today in this GC competition. Each block represented a handicap range.

The winners were (in reverse order handicap group): Francis Ainley, who won all his games; Richard Ellis with 4/5 wins; Tony Jolly with 4/5 wins; and Richard Brooks who won all his games.  Congratulations to all and very many thanks to Jonathan for managing the day so well.

Full results

Block A IC RS RB NH LF CH BA JH Wins Position
Ian Cobbold 5 4 4 5 3 7 1 8
Roger Sutton 7 5 7 7 7 5 4 3
Richard Brooks 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 1
Neil Humphreys 7 2 7 5 2 6 2 5
Liz Farrow 7 5 3 4 5 6 1 7
Chris Heath 5 4 7 7 4 4 2 6
Brian Aikens 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 2
Jane Humphreys 5 6 7 7 7 6 3 4

Block B RW TJ DK AS RC JL Wins Position
Robin Wootton 5 6 5 7 2 1 5
Tony Jolly 7 7 7 7 7 5 1
David King 7 5 7 5 5 2 3
Andrew Stewart 7 5 3 7 6 2 4
Richard Carline 2 6 7 6 3 1 6
John Low 7 6 7 7 7 4 2

BLOCK C FL GT AG RE BC GT Wins Position
Frances Low 7 7 4 7 7 4 2
Graham Tucker 6 7 7 6 2 2 4
Alan Grundy 4 6 5 3 7 1 5
Richard Ellis 7 6 7 7 7 4 1
Bruce Carr 4 7 7 6 7 3 3
Gavin Taylor 6 7 3 2 3 1 6

Block D PM CC FA VL AP LG Wins Position
Pat Mechen 7 6 7 7 3 3 2
Carol Collins 5 3 6 6 7 1 5
Frances Ainley 7 7 7 7 7 5 1
Vincent L'Estrange 3 7 4 7 6 2 4
Alan Price 4 7 3 5 6 1 6
Linda Gavigan 7 5 6 7 7 3 3


CROQUET_ACADEMY_LOGO.jpgShort Croquet Course completed at Club

The Croquet Academy has just finished a 4 module introduction to AC Short Croquet. It was the first time we have tried this type of course and it seems to have been well received. The shorter days – 10.15-3.15 – made it easier to absorb and still gave time to practise and exchange ideas and opinions. 4 modules gave us time to present the Short Croquet with the learning of the strokes and some strategies, and to put the ideas into practice. Of course, a short court made everything less overwhelming!

There were 12 participants which was ideal. 3 coaches could be used on a 1 to 4 ratio and so a lot of information could be given and hopefully absorbed!

This course was part of a special winter one and there was a generous discount for SCCC members. There will be follow up sessions for the players on this course in 2022.

If any other SCCC members would like to learn Short Croquet please get in touch with me and we will see what Beginner’s courses we can offer next year. The Academy will offer some courses for Short croquet so please look them up.

Thanks to the coaches – Daphne, Clive, Jonathan, John, Chrissie - for their support, and valuable input.

Frances Low (Lead Coach)


GC Doubles one-day competition 5th November

No fireworks but an enjoyable day of Golf Croquet today for 22 doubles teams in three blocks graded by ability.

The top block played 7 games and was won by Brian Aikens & Paul Hilton who won 6/7 games. The middle block played six games (an incomplete block) and was won by Di Langridge & Sue Rice with 5/6 wins. The third block played 5 games and was won by Frances Low & Richard Ellis with 4/5 wins.

Thanks to Frances for managing the event.

Full results

A RBF BA&PH CH&LG RS&CM CK&AS T&SN RW< GT&RC Wins Position
R.Brooks&E.Farrow 7 7 2 5 7 6 7 4 4
B.Aikens & P.Hilton 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 1
C.Heath & L.Gavigan 6 6 5 7 6 2 2 1 8
R.Sutton & C.Merrington 7 6 7 7 4 7 6 4 3
C.Kirkby & A.Stewart 7 6 6 3 6 7 5 2 6
T. & S. Nicholas 3 6 7 7 7 7 3 4 5
R.Wootton & L.Taylor 7 4 7 5 5 5 3 2 7
G.Taylor & R.Carline 6 5 7 7 7 7 7 5 2

B JI R&JS PA&HB B&KH DL&SR PH&MA TJ&ED GT&FB Wins Position
J&C Isaacs 6 3 4 7 7 7 3 5
R & J. Soffe 6 7 3 2 4 3 1 8
P.Adams & H.Bird 7 7 3 7 7 5 4 3
B & K. Hughes 7 4 7 4 6 6 2 6
D. Langridge & S.Rice 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 1
P.Harrison & M.Akester 6 7 6 7 6 1 2 7
T.James & E.Drury 5 7 7 6 7 6 3 4
G.Tucker & F.Box 6 7 7 5 7 7 4 2

C RE&FL L&CA VL&SF PM&SC DC&PH M&AA Wins Position
R.Ellis & F.Low 7 7 6 7 7 4 1
L & C.Ardley 6 7 4 7 5 2 3
V.LEstrange & S.Fenn-Tye 1 2 7 5 7 2 6
P.Mechen & S.Caulfield 7 7 6 5 7 3 2
D.Comber & P.Harden 4 5 7 7 4 2 4
M & A.Avis 3 7 5 3 7 2 5


GC Singles One-day Competition 29th October 2021

We are very lucky that the weather was rather better than it could have been. Whilst torrential rain fell not far away, Southwick got away with only a couple of short periods when we had to dash for cover.

30 players were divided into 5 discrete blocks of 6 and played 5 games in the event and an extra cross-block friendly for those who were interested as we finished in good time and the sun was out (well, almost).

The five block winners were: Chrissie Merrington, John Low, Beryl Hughes, Graham Tucker and Ken Hughes; congratulations to them.

Linda provided soup and roll for lunch with help from Rachel; there was also tea and cakes (the most delicious fruit cake, as the writer can testify!). Thanks to them for their time and expertise.

Full results

Block A RB RS LF NH CM JH Wins Position
Richard Brookes 4 3 7 7 7 3 4
Roger Sutton 7 5 7 6 7 3 2
Liz Farrow 7 7 2 6 7 3 3
Neil Humphreys 6 3 7 6 5 1 5
Chrissie Merrington 5 7 7 7 7 4 1
Jane Humphreys 6 3 5 7 3 1 6

Block B TJ TN AS JL BA RW Wins Position
Tony Jolly 7 7 6 3 7 3 3
Tony Nicholas 1 6 5 7 5 1 5
Andrew Stewart 5 7 4 3 6 1 6
John Low 7 7 7 4 7 4 1
Brian Aikens 7 4 7 7 5 3 2
Robin Wootton 5 7 7 6 7 3 4

Block C SN BH FL SP AF RC Wins Position
Sue Nicholas 4 7 7 5 7 3 2
Beryl Hughes 7 7 7 7 3 4 1
Frances Low 5 5 3 7 7 2 4
Sarah Patton 1 1 7 2 2 1 6
Andrew Fall 7 6 2 7 7 3 3
Robyn Clark 3 7 4 7 4 2 5

Block D RE PM CC VL GT AG Wins Position
Richard Ellis 7 7 7 4 7 4 2
Pat Mechen 6 7 3 7 6 2 5
Carol Collins 3 2 4 4 2 0 6
Vincent L'Estrange 5 7 7 6 5 2 4
Graham Tucker 7 5 7 7 7 4 1
Alan Grundy 5 7 7 7 6 3 3

Block E PB PH MA AA KH FA Wins Position
Paul Brown 5 7 6 6 7 2 4
Pat Harden 7 5 5 7 5 2 5
Martin Avis 3 7 7 3 7 3 3
Angela Avis 7 7 5 7 4 3 2
Ken Hughes 7 5 7 3 7 3 1
Francis Ainley 6 7 6 7 0 2 6


October GC One-day Doubles Competition

This one-day event was played in three block of eight teams, divided according to ability.

Block 1 was won by Richard Brooks and David King who beat Brian Aikens and Ivan Segal with both on equal wins and points.

Block 2 was won by Sue and Tony Nicholas with five clear wins.

Block 3 ended with both Elizabeth Drury & Tony James and Linda Gavigan & Fran Box on 5 wins each and the game between them ending in a tie. Linda and Fran won on points.

Full results

Block 1 CH&SA BA&IS TJ&FP RB&DK B&RC N&JH RW&CH RS&CM Wins Position
Clive Hayton & Simon Ancell 4 7 2 4 4 7 2 6
Brian Aikins & Ivan Segal 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 2
Tony Jolly & Fiona Phillips 6 6 5 7 7 5 2 4
Richard Brooks & David King 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 1
Bob & Robyn Clark 0 -
Neil & Jane Humphreys 7 5 6 2 7 3 2 5
Robyn Wootton & Chris Heath 7 1 5 6 3 5 1 7
Roger Sutton & Chrissie Merrington 2 5 7 7 7 7 4 3

Block 2 S&TN A&FF J&CI MJ&BH MH&JF SR&DL AS&CK RH&GT Wins Position
Sue & Tony Nicholas 7 7 5 7 7 7 5 1
Andrew & Fiona Fall 2 7 7 7 1 5 3 5
Jonathan & Chrissie Isaacs 3 5 7 7 3 7 3 4
Mike Jay & Brenda Hawkins 7 6 5 7 3 3 2 7
Mark Hamilton & Jane Fry 3 2 4 6 7 7 2 8
Sue Rice & Di Langridge 6 4 7 7 6 7 3 3
Andrew Stewart & Cathy Kirkby 5 7 7 5 7 7 4 2
Ray Hall & Graham Tucker 7 6 7 6 6 2 2 6

Block 3 EB&SG ED&TJ R&TE PM&SC LG&FB MA&FA M&AS MB&LD Wins Position
Elizabeth Bell & Susan Gale 3 6 7 1 2 5 1 7
Elizabeth Drury & Tony James 7 7 7 tie 7 7 5.5 2
Richard & Trish Ellis 7 3 4 2 7 4 2 6
Pat Mechen & Sue Caulfield 3 6 7 3 7 2 2 5
Linda Gavigan & Fran Box 7 tie 7 7 7 7 5.5 1
Mike Akester & Francis Ainley 7 6 7 5 7 7 4 3
Mike & Anne Stanton 7 1 4 4 1 6 1 8
Malcolm Beacham & Linda Davies 4 7 7 5 5 7 3 4

Winter Doubles Draw - 13/10/2021 15:53

SCCC Winter Doubles Draw now available

Games are one 13 point game American block format. Games are Level Play.

Division 1: One single block of 7 all play all.

Please complete your games by the 30th March 2022

Division 2: One block of 8 and one block of 7 all play all. Please complete your games by 30th March.

There will be a final for Division 2 on a date to be arranged for the winners of each block.