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Annual AC and GC Tournament - 11/07/2019 @ 20:51

Two Wins for SCCC Members in Three Competitions

Wednesday and Thursday saw two busy days on the lawns at Southwick with all the Annual Tournament events on both days and the GC roll-up on Thursday adding another 40 or so players on the lawns.

The weather was lovely and players agreed the lawns were in excellent condition "a joy to play on!"

GC A level

Two blocks played for the Jellicorse Cup. A bye in one block meant some waiting for the other block but a mini-contest of 9pt games occupied the time, the winner gaining a bottle of wine.

In the end a single game final only was played between the block winners Charlie von Schmieder and Morgan Case. The smart money was on Charlie to win but aggressive play from Morgann carried the day. Congratulations to him for winning the competition.

Results

A Level Block A RB RC DG JI CM CvS KW Wins Net Hoops
Richard Brooks 7 7 7 7 4 7 5 10
RobertT Clark 6 7 7 7 5 7 4 11
Daphne Gaitley 3 6 4 7 7 7 3 -2
Jonathan Isaacs 6 5 7 7 1 6 2 -4
Christine Merrington 6 0 5 4 6 7 1 -7
Charlie von Schmieder 7 7 4 7 7 7 5 14
Keith Webb 1 3 6 7 0 2 1 -22

A Level Block B DB TB TJ SL RS MC Wins Net Hoops
Don Beck 7 7 7 6 6 3 6
Tony Butcher 4 4 3 3 3 0 -18
Tony Jolly 6 7 4 7 4 2 -2
Stephen Leonard 3 7 7 7 1 3 -2
Roger Sutton 7 7 5 6 7 3 5
Morgan Case 7 7 7 7 4 4 11

Final: Morgan Case 7, Charlie von Schmieder 5

GC B level

Eight players contested the GC competition at B level. Two players, Michelle Leonard and Graham Tucker won 5 out of 7 games but Michelle just had the edge in net hoops scored (11-9) so she was declared the winner.

Results

B Level Block BC LG JG DK ML LM AS GT Wins Net Hoops
Bruce Carr 7 2 3 3 6 7 6 2 -12
Linda Gavigan 6 3 5 3 4 4 3 0 -21
John Gosden 7 7 7 7 4 6 2 4 2
David King 7 7 6 7 5 7 4 4 6
Michelle Leonard 7 7 6 4 7 7 7 5 11
Laki Marangos 7 7 7 7 4 4 6 4 2
Andrew Stewart 5 7 7 4 4 7 7 4 3
Graham Tucker 7 7 7 7 6 7 3 5 9

AC A level

A small but high-quality field competed for the Abbey Challenge Cup this year. The competition was organised as a single block with players having the option to play best of three matches if they liked. Spaces in the day were also filled by a one-ball competition; Paul Castell won the Manager's bottle of wine.

The cup winner was Joel Taylor who won all his of his matches. Congratulations to him.

Results

A Level PC CC GD GF OH CO JT Wins Place
Paul Castell 25 1 23 26tp 26 15 2 6
Chris Coull 26 26 26 26tpo 26tp 0 5 2
Gareth Denyer 26 0 11 9 26 19 2 5
Graeme Fisher 26 3 26 14 19 4 2 4
Omied Hallam 24 18 26 26 26, 26tp 26, 0, 9 5 3
Chris O'Byrne 9 0 23 26stp 1, 0 6 1 7
Joel Taylor 26 26tp 26tp 26 15, 26tp, 26tp 26tp 7 1

AC B level

Another small entry but a well-fought competition. Phil Dunk was on good form and it quickly became clear he was the man to beat. No-one did and only Chris Rolph came close, in what was an enjoyable final match.

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Results

B Level PD LF RH CH DH CR Wins Place
Phil Dunk 26 26 26 26 26 5 1
Liz Farrow 6 26 26 24 26 4 2
Ray Hall 3 9 6 8 15 0 6
Clive Hayton 9 9 26 26 21 2 4
David Houston 9 18 26 10 11 1 5
Christopher Rolph 21 17 26 26 26 3 3


AC 14 pt one-day competition - 04/07/2019 @ 08:33

14 point AC one day tournament comes to Southwick

Wednesday 14th August 2019

This is the second one day AC tournament and a chance to play on our lawns

Which are in superb condition ‘The best set of lawns I’ve ever played on’ is a quote from Reg Bamford at the recent Open championships

This tournament is open to all AC players of any handicap level.

(Premium or standard membership of the CA is not required for this event.)

Format: 5 x 14 point games with format (Blocks, Flexible Swiss or Egyptian) depending on number of entries and handicap range. (Ideally level play for low handicap players and hcp for higher handicap players.)

Timing: Start 9.30am

Prizegiving 6.15pm

Cost: £15 (£10 for SCCC members) including tea, coffee and biscuits

A light lunch will be available for £5

To book online please go to the Sussex CCC website :

http://sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk/plugins/tournaments/entry1.php


Club Calendar - 19/06/2019 @ 09:49

The Club Calendar has moved!

The club calendar of events and lawn availability has been fully integrated into the club website and can be reached by clicking the link View club calendar of events and lawns. This can be found in the new box in the righthand sidebar if visible, or by scrolling down the mobile/tablet display. The current month will be displayed . For different month select the month you wish to view and click Show Calendar.   This option will be below the calendar. If no calendar is yet available for the month you want you will see an on-screen message to that effect.

The feature is maintained by Francis Ainley and he can be contacted with information or corrections on francis@sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk or on his private email address.

Club Secretary Liz advises that Members please note the following points:

1.The on-line calendar is now the definitive calendar, i.e. it has precedence over any paper notices that may exist.
2. It is members' responsibility to check the calendar as needed, as updates will be made as and when required
3. Members must inform us of any changes needed to the calendar and to please provide information in the form published, i.e. date, time, event, any special comments and estimate of lawns required.This refers to lawns required for  Academy, League and Interclub matches for SECF, CA and Friendlies as well as Club Social events and Corporates. Information can be mailed to Francis as indicated above.

It is not the intention for it to be used as a booking system for internal matches or games. Continue as usual with these by adding them to the paper calendar. The online version will give you more idea of lawn availability to aid your  planning.


The SCCC  team of Deborah Marcus, Chris Rolph, Morgan Case and David Gillett beat Reigate 4-3 in their Longman Cup match on Sunday 2nd June.

This means we will play Roehampton in the next round in an away match on Sunday 14th July.

Full results:

David Gillett & Chris Rolph lost to Andrew Gray & Martin Peacock -17
Deborah Marcus lost to Doug Dykes -8
Morgan Case beat John Bristow +21
David Gillett lost to Andrew Gray -5
Deborah Marcus beat Martin Peacock +14
Chris Rolph beat John Bristow +18
Morgan Case beat Doug Dykes +11


Canterbury One-Ball - 03/06/2019 @ 11:09

Sussex County win Canterbury One-Ball tournament

Sunday 2nd June saw the Sussex County one ball team consisting of Chris Coull, Gabrielle Higgins and Tudor Jenkins.

Arriving to a laid-on breakfast of crossed buns and tea we quickly dispatched Canterbury A and B teams without a single loss. After a sumptuous and boozy lunch, the team continued with wins of 2 from 3 against each of Ramsgate and Tunbridge Wells, to finish an unassailable 10 from 12. This score won Sussex the one-ball wine cooler as well six crystal wine glasses for the tournament’s highest break – 8 hoops from the skipper, Chris Coull. He also took the jammy-dodger prize for running 4back instead of penult with a hoop and roquet, only continue his break to penult oblivious to his good fortune. The prize? A packet of Jammy Dodgems!

Report from Chris

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National Croquet Day - 13/05/2019 @ 19:20
Dear SCCC member

Yesterday's National Croquet Day was a great success in Southwick! We had a lot of visitors who were very well looked after. 
Thank you very much to all who attended, welcomed and assisted our visitors, served tea and cakes or brought cakes along. As well as having a good time and making ourselves moree visible to the community, we hope to gain some new members as a result of everyone's efforts.

Our regular weekly coaching sessions for new members start again this week on Tuesday at 11.30, carrying on to 1.00. All new members (and those who would like a refresher) welcome - see  below or the attached for more details.


 

GC  COACHING

New Members particularly welcome !

Tuesdays  1130 – 1300

14th May to 3rd September

Meet by the Canteen !

We’ll cover strokes and tactics, technique and the odd Rule, a bit about AC, and end the Season with a fun Competition

Coaches: Morgan Case & Clive Grimley

    Please confirm each week your intention to attend  by e-mailing Morgan:  morgan@sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk


Sussex B & C Level Challenges May 2019

Thanks to Jonathan Isaacs for managing these events.

GC B Level Challenge

20 Competitors took part in the SCCC B level Tournament on 4th May. This was the second tournament in the National B Level Series. Although bitterly cold the lawns were playing true and fast for the time of the year.

After the block stage, the top 8 players entered into a knockout with the remainder playing in a consolation event.

In an exciting final Robin Coates ( Phillis Court ) beat Sue Nicholas (Cheam) 7-6

In the play off for third & fourth Andrew Larpent (Dawlish Dyke) beat John Marrner

The consolation event was won by Mike Bilton (Nottingham)

Block A

BA AL LH ML IP Wins Net Hoops
Brian Aikins 3 7 7 7 3 9
Andrew Larpent 7 7 4 7 4 14
Lilian Holdsworth 3 1 5 5 0 -14
Michelle Leonard 5 3 7 5 1 -3
Izzy Poyntz 0 4 7 7 2 -6

Block B

MB GT BH JD GT Wins Net Hoops
Mike Bilton 7 5 7 7 3 13
Gavin Taylor 1 6 7 7 2 -2
Beryl Hughes 6 7 7 6 4 5
Jay Dyer 4 5 5 5 0 -9
Graham Tucker 2 4 5 7 1 -7

Block C

RC SN KJ HB JK Wins Net Hoops
Robin Coates 7 4 7 7 4 9
Sue Nicholas 5 7 7 7 3 7
Karen Jones 3 5 7 7 2 1
Hilary Bird 2 3 5 7 1 -5
John Knight 6 4 5 1 0 -12

Block D

AH JM DK AN BG Wins Net Hoops
Andrea Huxley 1 5 7 4 2 -4
John Marriner 7 5 5 7 3 9
David King 4 6 7 3 2 -2
Antony Nicholas 4 4 6 5 1 -3
Bridget Goodman 6 4 6 3 2 0

Knockout Stage

First Round Semi Final Final Winner
Andrew Larpent Andrew Larpent 7-3 Sue Nicholas 7-6 Robin Coates 7-6
Bridget Goodman
Beryl Hughes Sue Nicholas 6-3
Sue Nicholas
Robin Coates Robin Coates 5-4 Robin Coates 7-3
Mike Bilton
John Marriner John Marriner 7-5
Brian Aikens

Consolation Event

Two rounds were played in Swiss format, with losers from knockout joining in the second round.

Consolation B level Games Wins Results
Gavin Taylor 2 2 K.Jones +2, A.Huxley +1
Graham Tucker 2 2 H.Bird +1, K.Jones +2
Jay Dyer 2 2 J.Knight +4, H.Bird +1
Mike Bilton 1 1 B.Aikens +4
Bridget Goodman 1 1 B.Hughes +4
Izzy Poyntz 2 1 A.Huxley -5, D.King +1
Andrea Huxley 2 1 I.Poyntz +5, G.Taylor -1
David King 2 1 M.Leonard +6, I.Poyntz -1
Michelle Leonard 2 1 D.King -6, A.Nicholas +4
Antony Nicholas 2 1 L.Holdsworth +4, M.Leonard -4
John Knight 2 1 J.Dyer -4, L.Holdsworth +4
Karen Jones 2 0 G.Taylor -2, G.Tucker -2
Hilary Bird 2 0 G.Tucker -1, J.Dyer -1
Lilian Holdsworth 2 0 A.Nicholas -4, J.Knight -4
Brian Aikens 1 0 M.Bilton -4
Beryl Hughes 1 0 B.Goodman -4

GC C level Challenge

Block A

AL IP TH SP DL Wins Net Hoops
Anne Larpent 3 6 7 3 1 -7
Izzy Poyntz 7 4 6 4 2 -1
Thomas Halliday 7 7 7 5 3 3
Sarah Patton 5 5 6 5 0 -6
Diana Langridge 7 7 7 7 4 11

Block B

GT BP CD CS MH Wins Net Hoops
Graham Tucker 6 7 6 7 4 9
Bill Pitkeathley 3 3 6 4 1 -5
Carol Driver 6 7 3 6 2 1
Catherine Shore 5 3 7 6 2 3
Marion Hardy 3 5 4 3 1 -8

Final Round

Diane Langridge beat Graham Tucker 7-6 to win the event.

AC B level Challenge

Swiss Games Wins Win % Results
Keith Pound 5 5 100.0% D.Marcus +8, J.M Taylor +15, L.Farrow +7, P.Dunk +6, N.Archer +1
Phil Dunk 5 4 80.0% D.Cook +15, A.Moliver +15, N.Archer +16, K.Pound -6, L.Farrow +8
David H Boyd 5 3 60.0% C.Rolph +7, N.Archer -1, A.Moliver +1, D.Marcus -5, J.Wells +25
Liz Farrow 5 3 60.0% J.Bateson +2, J.Wells +6, K.Pound -7, N.Archer +5, P.Dunk -8
Adam Moliver 5 3 60.0% J.M Taylor +19, P.Dunk -15, D.H Boyd -1, C.Rolph +16, D.Marcus +17
David Marcus 5 3 60.0% K.Pound -8, J.Bateson +4, D.Cook +4, D.H Boyd +5, A.Moliver -17
Nick Archer 5 2 40.0% R.Hall +14, D.H Boyd +1, P.Dunk -16, L.Farrow -5, K.Pound -1
David Cook 5 2 40.0% P.Dunk -15, J.Rushby +10, D.Marcus -4, J.Wells -1, C.Rolph +10
Chris Rolph 5 2 40.0% D.H Boyd -7, R.Hall +22, J.Wells +15, A.Moliver -16, D.Cook -10
John Bateson 5 2 40.0% L.Farrow -2, D.Marcus -4, J.M Taylor +1, R.Hall +2, J.Rushby -4
John M Taylor 5 2 40.0% A.Moliver -19, K.Pound -15, J.Bateson -1, J.Rushby +5, R.Hall +7
John Wells 5 2 40.0% J.Rushby +19, L.Farrow -6, C.Rolph -15, D.Cook +1, D.H Boyd -25
Ray Hall 5 1 20.0% N.Archer -14, C.Rolph -22, J.Rushby +3, J.Bateson -2, J.M Taylor -7
Jeffrey Rushby 5 1 20.0% J.Wells -19, D.Cook -10, R.Hall -3, J.M Taylor -5, J.Bateson +4

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National Charity One Ball Handicap Heat in aid

of the Alzheimer’s Society www.alzheimer’ssociety.org.uk

First Round Order of Play and those eligible and going to Surbiton = S

Results w = win Top three = numerals

1. Rosemary Wyld 5 w of 6 V Janet Hoptroff 0 w of 4

3.S Paul Castell 4 w of 5 v Phil Dunk 3 w of 5

Clive Grimley 2 w of 4 v Bruce Carr 2 w of 4

Deborah Marcus 1 w of 4 v2. S George Bolland 4 w of 5

Anne Bolland 2 w of 5 v 4 = Robin Wootton 3 w of 4

Anne Smith 4 = 3 w of 5 v Brenda Hawkins 0 w of 4

Rosemary Faulkner 2 w of 4 v Ray Hall 1 w of 4


 

| Funds raised = £222.40 plus tax |

Thanks to Robin Wootton for organising and managing the event Robin.jpg


 


SCCC Singles tournament 26th April 2019

Division 1 results Division 2 Division 3
1st Chris Coull
2nd Roger Sutton
3rd Ian Cobbold
4th Liz farrow
5th Michael Bye
6th Alan Cottle
7th Morgan Case
8th Chrissie Merrington
9th Daphne Gaitley
10th Ivan Segal 11th Avril Machiavelli
12th Keith Webb

1st Fiona Philips
2nd Steve Chapman
3rd Andrew Stewart
4th Clive Grimley
5th David King
6th Frances Low
7th Susan Nicholas
8th Lilian Holdsworth

David King won the prize for the most wins 5 (excluding the winner)

1st Linda Gavigan
2nd Diane Langridge
3rd John Knight
4th Pat Harden
5th Mike Akester
6th Julia Soffe
7th Chris Ardley
8th Les Ardley
9th Freda Knight
10th Pat Mechen
11th Joyce Parkin
12th Sue Caulfield


Internal competitions

All the internal competitions are now on the notice board. They are also on the website

Please check the play by dates and try and adhere to them. If you are unable to play, time extensions should be agreed with Roger Sutton.

Remember when playing internal matches play in whites so that other members know you are playing a match.


 

Withdrawal from competitions

Any withdrawal from any competition must be notified to me before removing you name from the board.

Withdrawal from block format matches after you have played some of your matches can prove to be very unfair to remaining players. Please therefore complete your commitments even if you are no longer in the running for a place. If you withdraw from one competition without good reason you may be asked to withdraw from all other competitions.

 

Drawn Pairs

I am now taking entries for the Drawn Pairs which are now on Tuesday 11th June.. For new members this is a tournament where high handicap players are drawn with lower handicap players. It is a handicap tournament. The draw for partners takes place on the day. Please enter by either writing you name on the sheet on the notice board or by e mailing  roger@sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk


 


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