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Club Finals Week - 26/09/2020 @ 09:41

SCCC Finals Week 2020 29th September – 4th October

Tuesday September 29th

Lawn

Competition

Format

Players

4

Diane Brothers Drawn Pairs

Best of 3 13 point games

Ian Johnson & Richard Ellis V Fran Box & David King

Start 2pm

1

Freddy Reynolds

One Ball – Best of 3 Handicaped games

Clive Hayton v Paul Castell

Start 10.30

1

GC improvers Cup

Best of 3 13point games

Di Langridge V David Biddlecombe

Start 2pm

2

Fryer cup

Ac 26pt handicap game

David gillett v john taylor start 11.00a.m

Wednesday 30th September

Lawn

Competition

Format

Players

1

Sussex Gold Cup

AC Handicap 26 point game

Time Limit 3.5 hrs.

Clive Grimley V Phil Dunk

Start 10am

4

Chairmans Cup

Best of 3 13point games

Anne Bolland V Jane Humphreys

2pm

1

D’Esterre Bowl

AC handicap 26 point game

Time Limit 3.5 hours

Martyn Cooperman V David Marcus

2pm start

Thurday 1st October

Lawn

Competition

Format

Players

1

GC Handicap Doubles

GC Best of 3 13point handicap games

Steve Chapman & Nigel Barton V Pam & Gerald Gooders

Start 2 pm

4

Level Play Doubles Division 1

Best of 3 13point games

Chris Heath & Roger Sutton V to be advised

Start 2pm

1

Shine Salvers

Handicap alternate stroke doubles

Competition, 26 point game time limit

Martyn Cooperman & Clive Grimley V Pam Gooders & John Gosney

Start 10am

Friday 2nd October

Lawn

Competition

Format

Players

4

GC Handicap Singles

GC Best of 3 13point handicap games

Ian Johnson v Di Langridge

Start 2 pm

1

GC Level Play Doubles Division 2

GC Best of 3 13point games

Start 2pm

Fran Box and Dick Nye V to be advised

1

Quaich

GC Best of 3 13point games

Dom Nunns v Morgan Case

Start 2pm

Already played / decided by block play

Franc Cup Winner Chrissie Merrington

Bush Cup – winner Chrissie Merrington

Hazel Parker – Winner Bruce Carr

Daldy Cup – Winner Morgan Case

Saturday 4th October

Lawn

Competition

Format

Players

4

New Challenge Cup

Handicap 26 point game advanced rules

Clive Grimley & Anne Bolland

Start 10am

1

Presidents cup

GC one 19pont game

Mark Hamilton V Bob Clark

Start 10am

Sunday 4th October

Moore Cup

AC 26 point Best of three Advanced games

Chris Coull v Tudor Jenkings

Start 10am

Sunday 10th October

Millennium Shield

Best of 3 14 point games

Mark Fawcett V Dom Nunns

Start 10am


AC Advanced Weekend September 2020

The Solomon Cup was won by Dominic Nunns who beat Robin Bown in the final in two straight games.

First Round Second Round Semi Final Final Winner
Robin Brown Robin Brown +17 Robin brown +23 Robin Brown +7 Dominic Nunns +17, +3
Liz farrow
Tudor Jenkins Phil Dunk +15
Phil Dunk

Rich Waterman Rich Waterman +17

Gabrielle Higgins

Nigel Polhill Nigel Polhill +26tp Chris Coull +9 Dominic Nunns +17
David H Boyd
Chris Coull Chris Coull +23
Neil Coote

Paul Castell Dominic Nunns +10

Chris O'Byrne Dominic Nunns +16
Dominic Nunns

Plate Games Wins Win % Results
Chris Coull (Sussex County) 4 4 100.0% L.Farrow +14, C.O'Byrne +12, R.Waterman +14TP, G.Higgins +10TP
Nigel Polhill (Hurlingham ) 5 4 80.0% L.Farrow +17TP, C.O'Byrne +23, G.Higgins -14, P.Castell +4, R.Waterman +14
Paul Castell (Sussex County) 6 4 66.7% R.Waterman -22, G.Higgins +15, N.Polhill -4, P.Dunk +8, N.Coote +26, C.O'Byrne +11
Tudor Jenkins 5 3 60.0% N.Coote -21, D.H Boyd +6, C.O'Byrne +3, G.Higgins -16TP, L.Farrow +19
Neil Coote (Reigate Priory) 5 3 60.0% T.Jenkins +21, P.Dunk -6, L.Farrow +5, D.H Boyd +25, P.Castell -26
Gabrielle Higgins (Sussex county ) 7 4 57.1% C.O'Byrne -14TP, P.Castell -15, L.Farrow +26TP, N.Polhill +14, D.H Boyd +23, T.Jenkins +16TP, C.Coull -10TP
Rich Waterman (Colchester) 4 2 50.0% P.Castell +22, P.Dunk +13, C.Coull -14TP, N.Polhill -14
Chris O'Byrne (Reigate Priory) 7 3 42.9% G.Higgins +14TP, N.Polhill -23, T.Jenkins -3, C.Coull -12, D.H Boyd +25SXP, L.Farrow +8, P.Castell -11
Phil Dunk 4 1 25.0% N.Coote +6, R.Waterman -13, P.Castell -8, D.H Boyd -16
David H Boyd 6 1 16.7% L.Farrow -17, T.Jenkins -6, G.Higgins -23, C.O'Byrne -25SXP, N.Coote -25, P.Dunk +16
Liz Farrow 7 1 14.3% D.H Boyd +17, N.Polhill -17TP, G.Higgins -26TP, C.Coull -14, N.Coote -5, C.O'Byrne -8, T.Jenkins -19

 Thanks to Tudor Jenkins for managing the tournament this year.

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14pt AC competition, 16th September

The level competition was won by Chris Rolph and the handicap competition by Christine Merrington. Full results below.

Thanks very much to Alan Cottle for managing the event.

14 Pt Handicap
Round Lawn Match No Player 1 Player 2 Score1 Score 2
1 4 1 Christine Merrington Richard Ellis 9 4
5 2 Bruce Carr Stephen Wingrove 14 8
6 3 Richard Carline Pam Gooders 5 9
2 5 4 Christine Merrington Bruce Carr 14 2
4 5 Pam Gooders Stephen Wingrove 11 4
6 6 Richard Carline Richard Ellis 9 2
3 4 7 Christine Merrington Stephen Wingrove 1 12
6 8 Pam Gooders Richard Ellis 5 12
5 9 Richard Carline Bruce Carr 14 9
4 4 10 Stephen Wingrove Richard Carline 9 8
6 11 Christine Merrington Pam Gooders 11 10
5 12 Bruce Carr Richard Ellis 6 8
5 5 13 Christine Merrington Richard Carline 14 7
4 14 Bruce Carr Pam Gooders 12 10
6 15 Stephen Wingrove Richard Ellis 11 10
14 Pt Level Play
Round Lawn Match No Player 1 Player 2 Score 1 Score 2
1 1 1 Ray Hall Anne Bolland 11 6
2 2 Avril Rangoni Machiavelli Chris Rolph 3 14
3 3 Alan Cottle Martyn Cooperman 14 2
2 3 4 Alan Cottle Avril Rangoni Machiavelli 14 4
2 5 Ray Hall Martyn Cooperman 7 10
1 6 Chris Rolph Anne Bolland 14 9
3 3 7 Chris Rolph Alan Cottle 14 11
1 8 Avril Rangoni Machiavelli Martyn Cooperman 1 14
9
4 1 10 Ray Hall Avril Rangoni Machiavelli 5 9
2 11 Chris Rolph Martyn Cooperman 14 9
12
5 1 13 Ray Hall Alan Cottle 0 14
14
6 1 15 Ray Hall Chris Rolph 14 6

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A good field of 28 players contested the Hamilton Vase this last weekend in dry and generally warm conditions. Four blocks of seven players completed the first stage and 14 went forward to a knockout of 19pt and best of three matches. The winner was 18 year old Eleanor Ross who beat Stephen Leonard in two straight games in the final. Eleanor hails from New Zealand and played in her national colours and is in the UK for five years so we shall certainly see more of her on the competition circuit.

The Manager awarded the consolation prize for those not in the knockout stage to Michael Bilton.

Full results and more pictures to follow (webmaster on his hols).

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Challenge & Gilbey

A good haul for the Club during the Challenge & Gilbey competitions which ran from Thursday until Sunday.

Paul Castell won the handicap Gilbey Goblet, beating David Gillett (also from SCCC) +5.

Liz Farrow won the Council Cup, beating Roger Mills +20.

Full report

The reduced entry this year allowed to tournament to be arranged as two two-day events as it was felt this would attract more weekend players than an event which started Friday lunchtime; this proved to be the case.

The SCCC lawns were a joy to play on, something Sussex members are getting perhaps too used to. Weather was generally warm and dry if windy the first day and with a sudden heavy lunchtime downpour on Sunday which had most (but not all) players running for cover.

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photos: Liz Farrow
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The Gilbey Goblet had 16 entrants with handicaps ranging from -1 (four players) to 18 - quite a few forests of bisques seen around the edges of lawns. Four blocks of four players followed by semi- and finals and consolation games gave five games to all participants over Thursday and Friday.

P1070877_Paul_Castell_Gilbey_winner.pngThe Goblet was won by Paul Castell (handicap 0.5) who won all the games he played, beating David Gillett (handicap 7) in the final.

With 16 players entering the Challenge Cup, only two were played for this year. The top eight played for the Roehampton Cup in a single block of seven games and this filled the Saturday and Sunday nicely. Eugene Chang pretty much overran the opposition, winning 6 out of 7 games and taking home what he said was his first A Class national win. Four players ended on 4 wins each in second place.P1070879_Eugene_Chang_Roehampton_Cup_winner.png

The Council Cup (B class) was played in two blocks of four with semi- and finals on the Sunday. The competition was won  by Sussex member Liz Farrow in a determined final against Roger Mills, winning +20.

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During the Gilbey Goblet Clive Grimley (SCCC, handicap 11) achieved his Bronze award. The fastest game prize was won by Eugene Chang and the peeling prize by Roger Mills (handicap 1.5) with a TP against John Reddish. Thanks to Roger for providing those prizes, so quite fitting he took one of them home himself.

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SCCC provided a covid-19 secure environment for the competitions with most of the buildings closed and results being submitted and available to players digitally. Unfortunately no catering was possible but there was a fridge with self-service soft drinks and lager (and proper beer, thank you Clive for the Hophead).

John Low, Manager


AC Competition - 02/09/2020 @ 10:01

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Lawn bookings - 01/09/2020 @ 07:55

The new system is now active.


Richard saves the day! - 19/08/2020 @ 21:39

Rain stopped play at the Opens last week. Fortunately Richard Carline was on hand with the sponge roller and cleared lawns 4 and 1 for play so the final could take place.

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A sunny day of association croquet on Wednesday played in two competitions under handicap and advanced rules. Thanks to all who took part and followed Covid restrictions assiduously.

The handicap competition was won by Christine Merrington who won all her games. Congratulations Christine - hope you like your new handicap! Second place was Simon Ling.

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Christine Merrington on hoop approach
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Handicap Winner Christine Merrington

Handicap Block SL RF BC AG CM MC Wins Net Hoops
Simon Ling 10 14 14 13 6 3 21
Rosemary Faulkner 11 6 6 6 6 1 -19
Bruce Carr 3 9 14 1 2 2 -18
Alan Grundy 3 7 10 7 8 1 -23
Christine Merrington 14 14 14 14 14 5 41
Morgan Case 5 14 3 10 2 3 -2

The advanced rules competition was played in two blocks of four with cross-over semi-finals and final. The winner was Chris Coull who beat Liz Farrow in the final. Congratulations to Chris.

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Chris Coull pegging out in the final
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Advanced winner Chris Coull

Advanced Block A CC CH JL JI Wins Net Hoops
Chris Coull 14 14 14 3 25
Clive Hayton 10 5 14 1 5
John Low 7 6 6 1 -14
Jonathan Isaacs 0 4 14 1 -16
Advanced Block B LF PD CR MC Wins Net Hoops
Liz Farrow 14 8 10 2 5
Phil Dunk 8 14 14 2 5
Chris Rolph 12 7 11 1 -6
Martyn Cooperman 7 10 14 1 -4

Advanced Final Rounds Games Wins Win % Results
Chris Coull 2 2 100.0% L.Farrow +12, P.Dunk +4
Martyn Cooperman 2 2 100.0% J.Isaacs +11, J.Low +13
John Low 2 1 50.0% C.Rolph +1, M.Cooperman -13
Clive Hayton 2 1 50.0% L.Farrow -12, P.Dunk +8
Jonathan Isaacs 2 1 50.0% M.Cooperman -11, C.Rolph +8
Liz Farrow 2 1 50.0% C.Hayton +12, C.Coull -12
Phil Dunk 2 0 0.0% C.Coull -4, C.Hayton -8
Chris Rolph 2 0 0.0% J.Low -1, J.Isaacs -8