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Skittles Evening - 22/01/2018 @ 19:20


We will be having one of our famous skittle evenings on Thursday February 8th, starting at 6:30pm.

It will cost £12.00 to include a fish and chip supper.

Numbers will be limited to 32, so it will be on a first come, first served basis.

Please email Fran on Fran if you wish to come or sign up on the list in the clubhouse.

Fran would be very grateful for any offers of help to set up on the evening.

Club Competitions 2018 - 22/01/2018 @ 18:28

It is time to be thinking about the competitions you might like to enter this year.

Please read the information carefully as it has been changed quite a bit from previous years.

We have separated out our internal competitions from the SECF and CA competitions . There is a sheet explaining more about the SECF and CA competitions and some guidance about player handicaps for each one- though this is not set in stone! We have also added the Captains for each team and they will be able to give you more info, as will Richard Brooks (GC Club captain) and Daphne Gaitley (AC Club captain).

We are hoping this will help you in your thinking and planning.

There are 4 documents regarding competitions.
1. Competitions Information, available here.
2. Brief details of the Club's internal competitions, available here.
3. SECF League information and entry form, available for download here.
4. Club internal competition entry form, available for download here.

A box will be in place at the club next Tuesday, but the forms detail other ways of giving in your entry forms.

We are hoping for many entries in both club and leagues this year!

For those of you wondering about the One ball heat at SCCC. This will be played on Sunday 29th April and be run by Deborah Marcus- so keep the date free if you are interested. Winner goes forward to the final at Surbiton.


PS:  watch out for AGM info which will be coming shortly


Congratuations to Chrissy and her fantastic team of helpers for the splendid Christmas lunch today. A record number I believe (?71)

A huge undertaking and a great success.







An fun day was had by all players in sunny if chilly weather. Four rounds of 14pt timed handicap games were played, in an Egyptian format. The event was won by Clive Grimley and Robin Wootton; congratulations to them


The runners-up were Liz Farrow and Simon Dobson.

The trophies were the two Castell Soda Syphons which Paul Castell generously donated in 2008 for the Alternate Stroke Advanced Open Tournament which used to be held in July. Unfortunately entries dropped off and the event has not been played for some time so it was good to see these unusual trophies being put to good use again.

Thanks to Deborah for running the competition so professionally.


Fuller results follow (NB grid display does not imply a block. Format was Egyptian.).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points Pos
1 Frances & John Low X -13 -5 +7 -2 90 13
2 Gabrielle Higgins & Brian Havill X -5 +7 +2 -11 100 5=
3 Robin Wootton & Clive Grimley X +5 D +3 +4 115 1
4 Liz Farrow and Simon Dobson +13 -5 X +11 +5 110 2
5 Rosemary Faulkner & Phil Dunk D -11 X -2 +1 95 11=
6 Paul Castell & Hunter Rogers +5 +5 -3 -4 X 100 5=
7 Phillip Davies & Chris Coull X D -4 -11 +8 95 11=
8 Janet Hoptroff & Luc Berthouze -7 X -2 +6 +1 100 5=
9 Penny Hinton & Nigel Wilson -7 +2 X +2 +1 110 3
10 Sheilla Cookson & Pam Gooders +2 +2 D -6 X 105 4
11 Morgan Case & Jonathan Isaacs -2 -4 +4 X +7 100 5=
12 Stephen & Nick Parish +11 -1 -2 X +4 100 5=
13 Jeff Rushby & Nigel Trotter +11 -1 -4 X +1 100 5=
14 Alan Rew & Peter Flowerday -8 -1 -7 -1 X 80 14

Table Tennis and Fish 'n Chips Evening

Fourteen players, two spectators and Chris behind the bar attended the clubs latest social event.

The seven pairs played in a round robin format of '11 up' followed by '21 up playoffs' to decide the final finishing order. The event was rounded off with a splendid delivery of Fish and Chips.

A very enjoyable evening was had by all (and some valuable funds were made for the club).

Finishing order:

1st - Jo and Trevor
2nd - Ben and Dan
3rd - Chris (not the barman) and Carol
4th - Reg and Dave
5th - Pam and Gerald
6th - Sue and John
7th - Rosemary and Pat


Steve Lewendon - 14/11/2017 @ 18:59

I am so very sad to tell you that Steve Lewendon passed away today after a brave fight with cancer.He was a very valued member of our club for many years. Most of you will know him as the' man behind the bar' until this year. He was also coaching until very recently. He will be very much missed by all of us who knew him.


Steve during the 2016 Academy coaching season

If you might be interested in playing in a New Year's Day tournament suitable for both AC and GC players, please let Ray Hall know a soon as possible. Further information in due course when the level of interest has been ascertained.




9.30am to 4.30pm. 14-point games.

Sorry this event is now fully booked!


Deborah Marcus

*To pay in advance online, please send the funds to Sussex County Croquet Club Sort Code 20-12-75 Account no 00842478. IMPORTANT: Please insert a payment ref: your name and ‘ASD’

End of Season Dinner

A wonderful dinner on Friday night by Chrissy and her team to celebrate the end of the 2017 season and award of trophies for the internal tournaments.


Photo: Ray Hall

DeborahDavidMarcus.png Deborah & David Marcus won the GC Handicap Doubles Cups
Dinah Hutchins & Linda Gavigan won the Diana Brothers Drawn Pairs Trophy DinahHutchinsLindaGavigan.png
SandraTowner.png Sandra Towner won the GC High Handicap Ladder.
Mike Kavanagh was judged the most improved GC player of the year. MikeKavanagh.png
SueCaulfield.png Sue Caulfield was judged Rookie of the Year.

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