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QUIZ EVENING - by John 15/12/2014 @ 14:42


Thursday  March 5th  at 7pm

 Finger buffet   £7 per person

Teams of three to five people

( but if you haven’t a team,  come along anyway,  join a team and have some fun)


Please enter names on list at the club or contact Chris Constable  

Updates to website 2 - by John 23/11/2014 @ 11:13

One feature you may find useful is at the bottom of the homepage - What's new on the Site

Any new or changed document from the last 30 days will be linked to here so you can immediately find new items.

If anything doesn't work, please email the webmaster.

Updates to website - by JohnLow 17/11/2014 @ 11:25

Today I have switched to an updated version of the content management system used for the website.  It doesn't look much different but there are improved features for members-only areas and such like which may be implemented in the future.

In the meantime, if something doesn't work as expected, or you find a broken link, please email me!

GC 10/10 Tournament 9th November 2014 - by John 16/11/2014 @ 16:19

Played on a very pleasant day with almost complete sunshine and no wind.

8 teams of two players played an American block.  The event was won by Jane and Neil from the Chichester and Fishbourne Croquet Club who were triumphant in all their games.


The runners-up were Janet Hoptroff and Robin Wootton who lost only to the winners.

Full results:

Jane H & Neil Jill & David Margaret & Keith Clive & Alan Anne & Graham Jane G & Colin Linda & Lynne Janet & Robin Wins Ties Block Position
Jane  &
Neil Humphreys
5-1 6-5 7-4 6-5 7-2 6-2 6-5 7 1
Jill Mays & David King 1-5 6-5 2-6 5-7 3-4 6-5 4-7 2 6
Margaret Pointing & Keith Webb 5-6 5-6 7-2 7-5 5-5 7-1 5-6 3 1 4
Clive Grimley &
Alan Theobald
4-7 6-2 2-7 6-3 7-3 6-4 6-7 4 3
Tony Trump & Graham Tucker 5-6 7-5 5-7 3-6 3-4 3-5 1-7 1 8
Jane Gribbon & Colin Lyle 2-7 4-3 5-5 3-7 4-3 7-4 6-7 2 1 5
Linda Gavigan & Lynne Lyle 2-6 5-6 1-7 4-6 5-3 4-7 3-6 1 7
Janet Hoptroff & Robin Wootton 5-6 7-4 6-5 7-6 7-1 7-6 6-3 6 2



Death of John Solomon - by John_Low 28/10/2014 @ 16:29

John Solomon, former world croquet champion, Nomads actor, composer, musician, author, and Master of The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders died 20 October, aged 82.

A regular at Southwick whilst his health allowed, he was often invited to present our and other trophies.

His Obituary in the Daily Telegraph is here.


With the winning Czech Rep. team World Team Championships 2009



At the Challenge and Gilbey Tournament, Sept 2009



At the August Tournament in 2012

End of season lawn work - by Clive_Hayton 21/10/2014 @ 19:24

Dear all

Our grounds contractors will be performing some intensive end of season work on our lawns starting this week (weather permitting). This will mean that at some times over the next week or so, there may be no lawns available for play for a few days.

We will try to keep members informed via the web-site and email when the work is being done and when lawns might not be available. If anyone has any questions or wants an update before travelling to the club, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via email or my mobile number.

This end of season work by our contractors is critical to the process of continuing to improve our lawns for the coming years so I hope members will be understanding about any inconvenience.



The contractors will be scarifying all 8 working lawns today so there will be no lawns available for the club session this afternoon. The scarifying will be followed by verti-draining (deep tining) as weather allows. I will try to keep members updated on lawn availability through this week and next week.


28th October
Our contractors' end of season work on the lawns continues so there will not be any lawns available to members today and tomorrow.
I will continue to send out regular updates by email. 

29th October
There should be 3 lawns available tomorrow (Thursday) but probably none on Friday as vertdraining now likely to be on Friday. I will email if things change.

GC level singles one day tournament played at SCCC on 12.10.14 - by Jonathan_Isaacs 21/10/2014 @ 08:02

The tournament was played on an Egyptian Format & split into 2 divisions. In the case of a draw by final index level, the net combined score for each individual was taken into account.

Robin Wootton narrowly beat Luc Berthouze in Division 1 having a similar index but with a net score 1 better than Luc.
In the 2nd Division Michelle Damon was a clear winner.

The format was well received by the players and allowed us to complete sufficient games before the heavens opened.

Jonathan Isaacs
Tournament Manager

Award for Frances Low in her other sport - by John_Low 04/10/2014 @ 14:59

As many in the club will know, summer Saturday's for Frances means only one thing - and it's not croquet!

As the regular home scorer for Rottingdean Cricket Club, Frances has been awarded this year's OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) for Sussex in the Umpires and Scorers category and attends the National Awards Ceremony at Lords Cricket Ground on Monday 6th October


- by Clive_Hayton 03/10/2014 @ 08:42

Members: Please attend this meeting if you can.




NOTICE is hereby given of a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on

Saturday 18th October 2014 at 2.00 pm in the Tennis Pavilion.




  1. Introduction by the Chairman.

  2. The sole item of business is to consider an amendment to Rule 5 Paragraph 2 which currently reads “The JMC may call a Special General Meeting when they deem it necessary or in response to a request signed by at least 10% of the membership of the Joint Club, by inviting all full members of each constituent Club and giving 14 days notice. The matter(s) to be discussed will be specified in the notice calling the meeting. A quorum will be 15 people from EACH constituent Club.”

  3. The proposed amendment to the JMC Rules reads as follows: “In accordance with Rule 5, the JMC will call a Special General Meeting if any disposal or change of use of all or any part of the Land referred to in Rule 6 is being considered. The consent of a majority of at least 75% of the full membership of each constituent Club shall be required to any such disposal or change of use.”

  4. Proposal and vote on the adoption of the amendment to the Rules.



Sally Fairman

Hon Secretary

End of Season Dinner - by Clive_Hayton 19/09/2014 @ 09:09

SCCC End of Season Dinner


Annual Prizegiving


Friday 10th October 2014

7pm for 7.30pm




Oriental Butternut Squash Soup




Roast Leg of English Lamb

Pommes Dauphinoise

Assorted Vegetables




Roast Vegetable Lasagne

(Vegetarian option available on request in advance)



A selection of indulgent desserts




To book your place please sign up on the club noticeboard or email Chrissy Isaacs

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