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Compton win Croquet SouthEast Challenge Teams South Tournament

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The Sussex County team of Graham Tucker, Vincent L'Estrange, Phil Harrison, David Dickins and Paul Green (not pictured) were beaten into 5th place by very strong competition. Compton won the event. Full details on the Croquet SouthEast website and CroquetScores website in due course. Commiserations to the Sussex players.


I will leave the Hut Buddy for Lawn 8 anonymous to save their blushes but isn't this a great improvement:

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I'm thinking of some further improvements - maybe this is going too far? Surely not!

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Oh well, back to image manipulation school ...

How about a competition for the most artistic hut?


GC Doubles Competition 4th July

22 pairs competed on a dry but windy day.

In Block A, 8 pairs completed 6 out of a possible 7 rounds. The last round produced an effective final between the two top seeds, with the winner being the only pair who could reach five wins. Nigel Billingham and Steve Chapman came out on top and a 7-2 victory for Martin Daniels and David Dickins in their final game meant that they took second place with four wins and +11 net hoops.

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Block B also had 8 pairs playing 6 rounds and was won by Beryl Hughes and Gavin Taylor as the only pair with 5 wins. The runners up were Sue and Tony Nicholas with 4 wins and +6 net hoops.

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In the 6 pair Block C, Richard and Rachel Pointon went into the final round with an unassailable unbeaten record of 4 wins. Kathy McColgan and Mike Akester won that final game, to take them to second place with 3 wins and +9 net hoops.

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Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to Pat Harden and Marion King For all their work preparing a lovely lunch.

And thanks to Gabrielle for managing the event.

Block A TJ&LF NB&SC RB&DK VL&SA S&DH MD&DD BG&JP LT&AH Wins Position
Tony Jolly & Liz Farrow 3 6 7 7 7 7 4 3
Nigel Billingham & Steve Chapman 7 7 7 7 6 7 5 1
Richard Brooks & David King 4 7 5 3 7 7 3 4
Vincent L'Estrange & Simon Ancell 7 4 7 2 7 4 3 5
Stephen & Debra Hayns 4 2 6 6 2 7 2 6
Martin Daniels & David Dickins 5 5 7 7 7 7 4 2
Bridget Goodman & Jane Powell 2 7 2 1 6 7 2 7
Louise Taylor & Andrea Huxley 2 3 2 7 6 4 1 8
Block B S&TN DS&JR BH&GT PG&FA PC&AC FB&GT LG&RF L&CA Wins Position
Sue & Tony Nicholas 7 6 3 7 7 7 4 2
Douglas Shand & Jill Richardson 6 7 5 4 7 7 3 6
Beryl Hughes & Gavin Taylor 4 7 7 7 7 7 5 1
Paul Green & Francis Ainley 7 5 7 2 7 7 4 4
Peter Cave & Alan Cottle 7 7 5 4 5 7 3 5
Fran Box & Graham Tucker 2 7 6 7 7 7 4 3
Linda Gavigan & Rosemary Faulkner 3 5 5 6 3 7 1 7
Les & Chris Ardley 6 5 1 2 6 4 0 8
Block C R&RP KM&MA JC&NS LD&AF SK&DL R&PW Wins Position
Richard & Rachel Pointon 2 7 7 7 7 4 1
Kathy McColgan & Mike Akester 7 7 5 7 6 3 2
Joanne Crosby & Nira Scutt 2 4 7 6 7 2 4
Linda Davies & Arthur Flatt 5 7 4 7 6 2 5
Sue Kilby & David Larkin 6 3 7 5 5 1 6
Rosemary & Peter Wyld 4 7 3 7 7 3 3

Sussex County play social match against Hove Beach

We played a social match against Hove Beach Croquet Club on Friday and had a magnificent 6-2 victory. Everyone who played won at least one of their games.

We owe a great thank you to Hove Beach who - as usual - provided a wonderful spread of food washed down with refreshing Pimms. A great time was had by all.

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Thanks to Francis Ainley for report and photo