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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


 


Charity One-ball - 08/04/2019 @ 17:57
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Wednesday 1st May - One o’clock/1300 Hrs.

Open to all players SCCC and surrounding Clubs

Charity One Ball Handicap Heat

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

Please book/register for places
email: robin@sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk | phone: 07930 600446

or ENTER ON-LINE HERE

For prizes in the Final at Surbiton CC on Sunday, 12th May 2019

£10 donation (or voluntary in excess), payable on the day

Tea available after play

We all know somebody who has been afflicted by dementia. This wonderful charity provides information, advice, support and funds research. The house colour of the charity is blue and all players in heats and the final are encouraged to wear something | blue |.

 The C A back us. Quiller Barratt, the President, is keen to place an emphasis on raising funds for our chosen charity. There is now a Just Giving page (www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cob2019). It can be used for all other donations, such as people who want to donate extra or players who would like to enter your heat but cannot.
We have to be careful to preserve the ability of our chosen charities to claim Gift Aid on our donations. So please be clear to those entering your heat that we are seeking a donation and suggest at least £5 per head. I know that many heat organisers supplement this by raffles and other fund-raising and the average per head last year, when the Downs-Syndrome Association benefited by over £5300 (including Gift Aid), was about £9.


AC Advanced Weekend Tournament 6-7 April 2019

Dominic Nunns beat Stephen Mulliner in the final to win the Southwick salver -26sxp, +26tp, +26tp
Chris O’Byrne won the consolation Hands’  Egyptian.
Chris Coull gained his gold award, and to prove that it wasn’t a one-off did a tpo in his next game!
Full results on Croquetscores here and here
Chris Constable , Manager.

The Southwick Salver

First Round Second Round Third Round Semi-Final Final Winner
Stephen Mulliner Stephen Mulliner +26 Stephen Mulliner +8tp Stephen Mulliner +2, +26 Dominic Nunns -26sxp, +26tp, +26tp
Phil Dunk
Chris Coull Alan Chance +6
Alan Chance
James Field James Field +15 James Field +19 Annabel McDiarmid +20
Paul Watson
Gabrielle Higgins Gabrielle Higgins +17
Neil Coote
Jeff Rushby Annabel McDiarmid +23 Annabel McDiarmid +26
Annabel McDiarmid
Tudor Jenkins Tudor Jenkins +18
Chris O'Brien
John Wells Malcolm Bigg +5 Rich Waterman +21 Rich Waterman +17 Dominc Nunns +17tp, +12
Malcolm Bigg
Rich Waterman Rich Waterman +17
Liz Farrow
Phil Eardley Phil Eardley +16
David H Boyd
Nigel Polhill Paul Castell +23 Dominic Nunns +4tpo
Paul Castell
Dominic Nunns Dominic Nunns +23stp
Robert G Upton

Egyptian Competition

Games Wins Losses Win % Results
Annabel McDiarmid 2 2 100.0% N.Polhill +16, P.Castell +5
Philip Eardley 4 4 100.0% R.G Upton +10, J.Rushby +20, L.Farrow +7, N.Polhill +8
Rich Waterman 1 1 100.0% P.Castell +3
Gabrielle Higgins 4 3 75.0% P.Dunk +16, C.O’Byrne +16, D.H Boyd +26tp, C.Coull -5tpo
Chris Coull 4 3 75.0% C.O’Byrne -7tp, T.Jenkins +14, R.G Upton +26tp, G.Higgins +5tpo
Tudor Jenkins 4 3 75.0% N.Coote +15, J.Rushby +21, C.Coull -14, A.Chance +8
Paul Watson 4 3 75.0% L.Farrow +9, A.Chance -22, J.Wells +3, R.G Upton +16
Malcolm Bigg 3 2 66.7% L.Farrow +7, D.H Boyd -22, C.O’Byrne +24tp
Alan Chance 3 2 66.7% P.Watson +22, R.G Upton +7, T.Jenkins -8
Chris O’Byrne 6 4 66.7% C.Coull +7tp, N.Polhill +9, G.Higgins -16, M.Bigg -24tp, J.Field +13, L.Farrow +14
Paul Castell 5 3 60.0% N.Coote +21, D.H Boyd +23, L.Farrow +16, R.Waterman -3, A.McDiarmid -5
James Field 2 1 50.0% P.Dunk +15, C.O’Byrne -13
Nigel Polhill 5 2 40.0% P.Dunk +13, C.O’Byrne -9, N.Coote +26, A.McDiarmid -16, P.Eardley -8
David H Boyd 5 2 40.0% R.G Upton +5t, P.Castell -23, M.Bigg +22, G.Higgins -26tp, J.Wells -5t
John Wells 3 1 33.3% J.Rushby -1t, P.Watson -3, D.H Boyd +5t
Jeffrey Rushby 3 1 33.3% J.Wells +1t, T.Jenkins -21, P.Eardley -20
Phil Dunk 4 1 25.0% N.Polhill -13, G.Higgins -16, J.Field -15, N.Coote +10
Stephen Mulliner 0
Dominic Nunns 0
Robert G Upton 5 0 0.0% D.H Boyd -5t, P.Eardley -10, A.Chance -7, C.Coull -26tp, P.Watson -16
Neil Coote 4 0 0.0% P.Castell -21, T.Jenkins -15, N.Polhill -26, P.Dunk -10
Liz Farrow 5 0 0.0% P.Watson -9, M.Bigg -7, P.Castell -16, P.Eardley -7, C.O’Byrne -14


14 point AC one day tournament comes to Southwick

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Following the success of Southwick’s one day GC tournament series, we want to offer AC players the opportunity to play in one day tournaments.

If it is well supported we will make one day AC tournaments a regular feature in our annual calendar.

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: contact Roger Sutton roger@sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk

Tel: 01273 962602


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