Sussex GC 2 Minus Tournament 30th April
A relatively gentle day's croquet with a select band of 8 players mostly on home territory played in warmish sunshine, especially the afternoon.
The competition was played as a single block of 13pt games with no time limit. Although their win rate looked pretty reasonable in the morning session the four scratch players did not have things all their one way and by the final round several other players were still in contention. The final round saw Chris Heath, Noel Gill and Sara Anderson all on 5/7 wins so it was down to net points: +8, +8 and +9 were the scores; and the winner was .... Sara Anderson. Congratulations to Sara who took away the Monteith Challenge Bowl. This trophy was presented to the Club in 1931 by Mr & Mrs GC Braithwaite and was used until 2012 for our Summer Tournament AC Handicap class event - sadly to longer played. In the past it has been won by some well-known players including Sir Delves Broughton (he of Kenya White Mischief fame), Miss Elphinstone-Stone (1946 - she played from 1895 until 1961 and won five tournaments at Southwick), and also one of the players in today's competition - Mrs Daphne Gaitley.