Dominic Nunns in the AC World Championship 2020
We would like to congratulate Dominic Nunns on achieving a ranking place for the AC World Championships which are being held in Melbourne, Australia from 15th to 23rd February this year. Dom had a brilliant year in 2019 and is currently ranked number 14 in UK and 29 in the World.
You may not be aware of that the CA gives no financial support for our players and each must fund themselves which is expensive.
Dom now has a Go Fund Me page and he would much appreciate any donations.
Dom, we wish you all the best and many of us will follow the event closely!
Please note there are changes from last year!
Time to enter the internal competitions for 2020
This year we have made a few changes and added two new GC competitions
Please note the following changes this year
Shine Salvers – this year this is a straight knockout
Fryer Cup & Franc Cup – this year these competitions are open to all; there are no handicap restrictions.
GC Handicap Doubles – this year this is a straight knockout.
GC Improvers C level Cup – This year this is a straight knockout
New Event – Level play doubles Division 1 Minimum joint handicap of 0 maximum joint handicap of 8
New Event – Level play doubles Division 2 Minimum joint handicap of 9
Handicaps are those you have on April 1st 2020
Please note that you may enter both Division 1 & 2 with the appropriate partner
Entries can either be posted to me; my address is on the entry form
Or Emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or left in the box in the entrance hall
Closing date for entries is Sunday 29th March
An AC 14pt competition every month throughout the season
Between the two clubs Sussex County and Tunbridge Wells there will be a one-day AC 14pt competition each month.
The dates are
16 April, 9 July, 3 September @ Tunbridge Wells
20 May, 10 June, 5 August @ Southwick
Christmas Club Lunch 2019
Saturday saw nearly 70 members gather for the annual Christmas Lunch at the Club. As always it was a terrific occasion. These are the people who made it all possible:
(Sally Fieldman, Chrissy Isaacs, Pat Harden, Fran Box, Judith Peak, Linda Gavigan getting food prepared the day before - photo: Moira Harlow)
By any standards this is a huge operation and the result of hours of time and effort volunteered by many of the club's members.
So thank you all for a lovely occasion - and a Happy Christmas and New Year to all who helped!
The one-day competitions entry system is back on-line. Most of the changes are to the administration and should not be noticed by uses.
Please report any issues the the Webmaster.
Roger Sutton has announced the winners of this years Victor Ludorum Trophy’s are:_
GC Winner Reg Soffe
2nd Philip Harrison
3rd Chris Bailey
AC Winner Chris Coull
Runner Up Martyn Cooperman
SCCC Finals Week 2019
|4||President's Cup GC||GC- One 19 point game||Ian Cobbold V Liz Farrow or Roger Sutton Tuesday 24th September AM|
|2||Fryer Cup AC||AC handicap 26-point game Time limit 3.5 hours||David Gillett V Martyn Cooperman Friday 27th September 10 AM|
|Moore Cup||AC 26 point Advances Best of 3 games||Paul Castell V Alan Cottle or Chris Coull|
|Freddy Reynolds||One Ball ? Best of 3 handicap games||Chris Coull V Liz Farrow or David Gaitley|
|1||New Challenge Cup AC||Handicap 26 point game advances rules||Clive Grimley V David Gillett Saturday 28th September AM|
|1||Chairman's Cup GC||GC - Best of 3 x 13 pt. level play games||Malcolm Beacham V Graham Tucker Wednesday Day 2nd October 2pm|
|2||Shine Salvers||Handicap alternate- stroke doubles competition. 26-point games Time limit||David & Deborah Marcus V Jeff Rushby & Bruce Carr 24th September 11am start|
|GC Handicap Doubles Cup GC||GC - Best of 3 x 13 pt. handicap games||Winners Bob and Robyn Clark|
|1||GC Improvers Cup||GC - Best of 3 x 13 pt. handicap games||Roger Buxton V Sandra Towner Thursday 26th September 2pm|
|1||Sussex Gold Cup||AC Handicap 26 point game Time Limit 3.5 hrs.||Martyn Cooperman v Paul Castell Wednesday 25th September 10.am Start|
|4||Golf Handicap Singles Cup||Best of 3 x 13 pt. handicap games||Phil Harrison V Chris Bailey or Reg Soffe Thursday 26th September 2pm|
|4||9 am start Millennium Shield||Best of 3 26 point games||Dominic Nunns V Chris Coull To be played 6th October|
|1||Quaich GC||GC- Best of 3x 13 pt. level play games||Morgan Case v Liz Farrow Saturday 28th September|
|2||Daldy Cup||AC Handicap 26 point game Time limit 3.5 hours||Winner Anne Bolland|
|4||D'Esterre Bowl||AC handicap 26 point game Time limit 3.5 hours||Martyn Cooperman V John Taylor Thursday 26th September 10am|
Already played / decided by block play
Diana Brothers Drawn Pairs Winners Chris Bailey & Pat Mechem Franc Cup Winner Anne Bolland
Bush Cup - winner Bruce Carr
Hazel Parker - Winner Bruce Carr
Dominic Nunns going to Australia for AC World Championship
Dominic Nunns has been selected to take a ranking place in the UK team travelling to Melbourne, Australia in February next year for the AC World Championships.
A fantastic achievement Dominic - congratulations!!
Director of the Croquet Academy at Southwick, Janet Troptroff have published details of winter coaching plans here.
Liz Farrow win Sussex Open
In a two match final against Robert Clark Liz won the Sussex Open GC Championship, taking home the Hamilton Cup.
Twenty four players entered the competition and spent Saturday playing in four blocks. Eight players qualified for the knockout championship (Stuart Smith, Ross Bagni, Robert Clark, Robin Wootton, Richard Brooks, Roger Sutton, Peter Balchin and Liz Farrow) and played best-of-three matches thoughout Sunday; the remaining players had a four-round Swiss competition for the Plate event, which was won by Ryan Cabble.
Stuart Smith, as the previous holder of the trophy and this year's winner of the GC A Series would have been a safe bet to win the trophy again, but he was evicted by Robert Clark 7-6, 5-4 in the semi-final. Robert himself was bested in the final by Liz 7-6, 6-5.
The Southwick lawns were in good shape, despite the very heavy use over the season, including the recent World GC - a tribute to the good work by our Contractor (and club member who played in this event) Ben Harwood.
Plenty of enjoyable croquet seems to have been played in good spirit and pleasant weather (if chilly in the mornings). Please all come again next year!
|Block A||SMS||BH||PB||RC||BA||B||Wins||Net Hoops|
|Stuart M Smith||10||10||10||10||4||16|
|Block B||RTC||PG||MH||JH||RS||SW||Wins||Net Hoops|
|Robert T Clark||10||10||10||10||6||5||21|
|Block C||RB||DG||CH||IS||GT||RW||Wins||Net Hoops|
|Block D||RB||RC||MC||LF||CM||LS||Wins||Net Hoops|
|First Round||Semi Final||Final||Winner|
|Stuart Smith||Stuart Smith 6-5, 7-1||Robert Clark 6-5, 4-5, 6-3||Liz Farrow 7-6, 6-5|
|Robert Clark||Robert Clark 7-6, 5-4|
|Richard Brooks||Richard Brooks 7-5, 7-5||Liz Farrow 6-3, 7-1|
|Peter Balchin||Liz Farrow 7-3, 7-5|
Stuart Smith beat Richard Brooks 10-6 to take 3rd place (Richard Brooks 4th place).
Ross Bagni beat Robin Wootton 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 and Peter Balchin (who received a walk-over from Roger Sutton)10-6 to take 5th place (Peter Balchin 6th place).
Robin Wootton received a walk-over from Roger Sutton to take 7th place.
|Ryan Cabble||4||4||100.0%||P.Gunn +4, C.Merrington +2, R.Carline +4, I.Shore +4|
|Louise Smith||4||3||75.0%||C.Heath +5, J.Humphreys +1, I.Shore -5, M.Case +2|
|Stephen Wright||4||3||75.0%||C.Merrington -1, L.Taylor +1, G.Taylor +4, R.Carline +4|
|Ian Shore||4||3||75.0%||L.Taylor +4, M.Case +3, L.Smith +5, R.Cabble -4|
|Christopher Heath||3||2||66.7%||L.Smith -5, P.Gunn +1, C.Merrington +4|
|Morgan Case||4||2||50.0%||G.Taylor +5, I.Shore -3, J.Humphreys +3, L.Smith -2|
|Paul Gunn||4||2||50.0%||R.Cabble -4, C.Heath -1, P.Balchin +4, G.Taylor +4|
|Jane Humphreys||3||1||33.3%||R.Carline +4, L.Smith -1, M.Case -3|
|Christine Merrington||3||1||33.3%||S.Wright +1, R.Cabble -2, C.Heath -4|
|Richard Carline||4||1||25.0%||J.Humphreys -4, G.Taylor +2, R.Cabble -4, S.Wright -4|
|Gavin Taylor||4||0||0.0%||M.Case -5, R.Carline -2, S.Wright -4, P.Gunn -4|
|Louise Taylor||2||0||0.0%||I.Shore -4, S.Wright -1|
|Peter Balchin||1||0||0.0%||P.Gunn -4|
A number of 'bye' games were played (counting on card but not to tournament result)
Ben Harwood beat David Gaitley 10-9
Peter Balchin beat John Low 10-5
Richard Carline beat David Gaitley 10-6
Bill Arliss beat David Gaitley 10-8
Robin Wootton beat Stephen Wright 7-1.
There may be other unrecorded games including a Richard Carline doubles special on lawn 8 - result unknown but clearly greatly enjoyed.