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New section in website - by John_Low 07/07/2016 @ 22:21

There is a new page on the website for advertising the sale by club members of croquet related items. You can find the page under Club Info - Membership.


Summer Social - by Liz_Farrow 24/06/2016 @ 18:44

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Lawns availability information on website - by John_Low 04/06/2016 @ 18:44

The webmaster is currently surrounded by water in France and until he returns in mid June the lawn information on this website is out of date. Members should check at the club instead.


National Croquet Day 5th June - by John_Low 03/06/2016 @ 16:06

We are participating in this event.

For details visit https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=ca/schemes/ncd  

Directions for how to find us are on this website.


SCCC B Level Challenges - by John_Low 09/05/2016 @ 12:11

AC and GC tournaments for players of B level standard were played over this last weekend in pleasant weather and on Sunday strong sunshine.

The golf croquet event was an all-play-all block of 15 players which meant for quite a bit of play and the tournament did unfortunately overrun the usual ending time somewhat. 

It was nice to see 3 players from Latvia taking part; they, together with 2 players from Spain, were participants in the WCF GC coaching Course which was run by SCCC earlier in the week, so they had a chance to put their improved skills into practice.

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The winner, winning 13 out of 14 games was Paul Gunn, so congratulations to him! Runner-up was Christopher Heath with 12 wins and by chance (since the players were in random order) the last game of the tournament was between the two of them so we had a real final. We have a new (for this tournament) trophy now and this was presented to Paul, together with an engraved whisky glass to keep.

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This is a qualifying event for the National B Level Series and the first four players are notified in order to the Director for further rounds. They are: Paul Gunn (13 wins) , Christopher Heath (12 wins), David Gaitley (10 wins) and Andrea Huxley (10 wins).

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Full results are laid out below.

The AC event had 18 players which is a very good number and was organised as a knockout competition with a progressive swiss comsolation event, arrnaged such that all players had 5 games.

The winner of the main trophy was Alex Jardine who beat Sandy Greig in the final.  The winner of the consolation event was Neil Coote with 4 wins in 5 games. Congratulations to Alex and Neil.

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Further pictures to follow. If any player has a good one and would like it here, please send it to the webmaster!

Results

Golf Croquet B level Tournament

1 HUXLEY Andrea beat PAIDERS Maris 7 3
2 GEIS George beat PEREIRA Maria 7 5
3 CLARK Alan beat SOFFE Reginald 7 3
4 TUCKER Graham beat PLAVINS Zigurds 7 3
5 GUNN Paul beat JOHNSON Tim 7 6
6 FREIMANIS Tomass beat ECKFORD-JONES Peter 5 3
7 HEATH Christopher beat GAITLEY David 7 1
8 CARLINE Richard beat PAIDERS Maris 7 4
9 HUXLEY Andrea beat SOFFE Reginald 7 5
10 PLAVINS Zigurds beat PEREIRA Maria 7 5
11 GUNN Paul beat CLARK Alan 7 2
12 FREIMANIS Tomass beat TUCKER Graham 7 5
13 JOHNSON Tim beat GAITLEY David 7 6
14 HEATH Christopher beat ECKFORD-JONES Peter 7 1
15 GEIS George beat CARLINE Richard 7 1
16 SOFFE Reginald beat PAIDERS Maris 7 4
17 HUXLEY Andrea beat GUNN Paul 7 4
18 FREIMANIS Tomass beat PEREIRA Maria 5 1
19 CLARK Alan beat GAITLEY David 6 4
20 HEATH Christopher beat TUCKER Graham 7 3
21 JOHNSON Tim beat ECKFORD-JONES Peter 7 3
22 SOFFE Reginald beat CARLINE Richard 7 4
23 GEIS George beat PLAVINS Zigurds 7 5
24 GUNN Paul beat PAIDERS Maris 7 2
25 GAITLEY David beat HUXLEY Andrea 7 6
26 HEATH Christopher beat PEREIRA Maria 7 6
27 CLARK Alan beat ECKFORD-JONES Peter 6 1
28 TUCKER Graham beat JOHNSON Tim 7 4
29 CARLINE Richard beat PLAVINS Zigurds 7 3
30 GUNN Paul beat SOFFE Reginald 7 6
31 FREIMANIS Tomass beat GEIS George 7 5
32 GAITLEY David beat PAIDERS Maris 7 0
33 HUXLEY Andrea beat ECKFORD-JONES Peter 7 4
34 JOHNSON Tim beat PEREIRA Maria 7 4
35 CLARK Alan beat TUCKER Graham 6 1
36 GUNN Paul beat CARLINE Richard 7 6
37 PLAVINS Zigurds beat FREIMANIS Tomass 7 4
38 GAITLEY David beat SOFFE Reginald 7 6
39 HEATH Christopher beat GEIS George 7 3
40 ECKFORD-JONES Peter beat PAIDERS Maris 7 4
41 HUXLEY Andrea beat TUCKER Graham 7 4
42 CLARK Alan beat PEREIRA Maria 7 5
43 FREIMANIS Tomass beat CARLINE Richard 7 4
44 GUNN Paul beat GAITLEY David 7 3
45 HEATH Christopher beat PLAVINS Zigurds 7 5
46 ECKFORD-JONES Peter beat SOFFE Reginald 7 6
47 GEIS George beat JOHNSON Tim 7 5
48 TUCKER Graham beat PAIDERS Maris 7 5
49 HUXLEY Andrea beat PEREIRA Maria 7 1
50 GAITLEY David beat CARLINE Richard 7 1
51 HEATH Christopher beat FREIMANIS Tomass 7 5
52 GUNN Paul beat ECKFORD-JONES Peter 7 3
53 JOHNSON Tim beat PLAVINS Zigurds 7 3
54 SOFFE Reginald beat TUCKER Graham 7 3
55 CLARK Alan beat GEIS George 7 2
56 PEREIRA Maria beat PAIDERS Maris 7 2
57 HEATH Christopher beat CARLINE Richard 7 1
58 GAITLEY David beat ECKFORD-JONES Peter 7 3
59 FREIMANIS Tomass beat JOHNSON Tim 3 2
60 GUNN Paul beat TUCKER Graham 7 4
61 CLARK Alan beat PLAVINS Zigurds 7 5
62 SOFFE Reginald beat PEREIRA Maria 7 1
63 HUXLEY Andrea beat GEIS George 7 1
64 ECKFORD-JONES Peter beat CARLINE Richard 7 5
65 JOHNSON Tim beat HEATH Christopher 7 6
66 GAITLEY David beat TUCKER Graham 7 2
67 FREIMANIS Tomass beat CLARK Alan 7 5
68 GUNN Paul beat PEREIRA Maria 7 2
69 PLAVINS Zigurds beat HUXLEY Andrea 7 4
70 GEIS George beat PAIDERS Maris 7 0
71 JOHNSON Tim beat CARLINE Richard 5 4
72 TUCKER Graham beat ECKFORD-JONES Peter 7 6
73 HEATH Christopher beat CLARK Alan 7 6
74 GAITLEY David beat PEREIRA Maria 7 1
75 FREIMANIS Tomass beat HUXLEY Andrea 7 5
76 PLAVINS Zigurds beat PAIDERS Maris 7 1
77 SOFFE Reginald beat GEIS George 7 4
78 CARLINE Richard beat TUCKER Graham 7 2
79 JOHNSON Tim beat CLARK Alan 7 6
80 ECKFORD-JONES Peter beat PEREIRA Maria 7 5
81 HEATH Christopher beat HUXLEY Andrea 7 5
82 FREIMANIS Tomass beat PAIDERS Maris 9 3
83 GUNN Paul beat GEIS George 7 4
84 PLAVINS Zigurds beat SOFFE Reginald 7 4
85 CARLINE Richard beat CLARK Alan 7 5
86 TUCKER Graham beat PEREIRA Maria 7 1
87 HUXLEY Andrea beat JOHNSON Tim 7 6
88 HEATH Christopher beat PAIDERS Maris 7 2
89 GAITLEY David beat GEIS George 7 6
90 SOFFE Reginald beat FREIMANIS Tomass 5 4
91 GUNN Paul beat PLAVINS Zigurds 7 6
92 CARLINE Richard beat PEREIRA Maria 7 1
93 HUXLEY Andrea beat CLARK Alan 7 6
94 PAIDERS Maris beat JOHNSON Tim 4 3
95 ECKFORD-JONES Peter beat GEIS George 5 4
96 HEATH Christopher beat SOFFE Reginald 7 4
97 GAITLEY David beat PLAVINS Zigurds 7 3
98 GUNN Paul beat FREIMANIS Tomass 7 2
99 HUXLEY Andrea beat CARLINE Richard 7 4
100 CLARK Alan beat PAIDERS Maris 7 2
101 GEIS George beat TUCKER Graham 7 3
102 SOFFE Reginald beat JOHNSON Tim 7 6
103 GUNN Paul beat HEATH Christopher 7 6
104 GAITLEY David beat FREIMANIS Tomass 7 3

Association Croquet B Level Competition

Main Trophy Event

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Consolation event:

1    Daphne Gaitley     beat     Liz Farrow    +9
2    Alex Jardine     beat     Paul Wolff    +22
3    Jonathan Isaacs     beat     John Swabey    +14
4    David Cook     beat     Ray Hall    +13
5    Sara Anderson     beat     Phil Dunk    +17
6    Ian Anderson     beat     John Reddish    +12
7    Phil Dunk     beat     John Reddish    +6
8    Ray Hall     beat     John Swabey    +4
9    Bill Humphreys     beat     Caroline Denny    +8
10    Neil Coote     beat     Sandy Greig    +1
11    David Boyd     beat     Jonathan Isaacs    +12
12    Sara Anderson     beat     David Cook    +13
13    Ian Anderson     beat     Liz Farrow    +2
14    Neil Coote     beat     Daphne Gaitley    +25
15    Caroline Denny     beat     Jeff Rushby    +8
16    David Boyd     beat     Ian Anderson    +3
17    Jonathan Isaacs     beat     Sara Anderson    +15
18    David Cook     beat     Phil Dunk    +2
20    Ray Hall     beat     Liz Farrow    +4
21    John Swabey     beat     John Reddish    +2
22    Daphne Gaitley     beat     David Boyd    +3
23    Ian Anderson     beat     Jeff Rushby    +1
24    John Swabey     beat     David Cook    +3
25    Ray Hall     beat     Phil Dunk    +10
26    Liz Farrow     beat     John Reddish    +12
27    Neil Coote     beat     Caroline Denny    +25
 

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(Photos by John Low and Ray Hall)


News for May - by Liz_Farrow 05/05/2016 @ 19:31

Hi

 Just a few notes on the very busy month of May!

You will have noticed from the calendar and the Academy lawn use (both on our website) that May is busy!

This week we host members of the WCF from various other countries for  academy courses.

Tomorrow and Wednesday there will be only 4 lawns available for members- so a lot of doubling up necessary, even if you are playing a club comp. perhaps . On Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th there are two tournaments taking place- so very little lawn space available for other use.  Saturday night is a theme dinner- there are spaces still, so do come and meet some of our WCF visitors. Let Jonathan know if you are coming.

On the 14th May (Saturday) there will be only two lawns available for members due to  a large group of Basketmakers having a Corporate Day with us.

And, the major event (probably of the year!) is the AC Intercounties  Championship from 28th to 31st May, when no lawns are available until play finishes for the day. 

Do come  and watch  and  volunteer to help at the intercounties- it is a great  event.

A parking problem- when both clubs are busy we do have parking issues. Now the grass is dry- please park right up to the hedge and well on to the grass by lawn 9. Also PLEASE leave  a space by the grass stores so that other cars can go through and out that way. Too much manoeuvring to turn round can cause (and has caused) issues with other cars.   There is space in the roads around the club to park free- even if it isn’t  as convenient.

Hopefully  we will have a good May- I gather the weather is set to get hotter at the end of the week- at last!

 Liz


ONE DAY GOLF CROQUET TOURNAMENTS - by John_Low 05/05/2016 @ 19:16

ONE DAY GOLF CROQUET TOURNAMENTS
For players of all abilities
Handicaps 0 -12
You will be grouped with players of a similar standard
May 10th 2016
June 10th 2016
July 22nd 2016
August 26th 2016
September 16th 2016
Play 13 point games, 10am start
Members £8 Non members £10
(Tea, coffee & light refreshments available, bring your own lunch)
Email Manager: Roger Sutton


New Zealand Themed Dinner - by Liz_Farrow 18/04/2016 @ 23:10

SCCC Themed Dinner

Saturday 7th May 2016 (7pm for 7.30pm)

A New Zealand Evening

(Specially prepared by our very own Kiwi Chef)

NZ Minestrone Soup

or

Smoked Salmon Roulade

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New Zealand Chicken Casserole

Or

Beef Goulash (Kiwi Style)

Assorted vegetables (Down under style)

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Pavlova ( A New Zealand Invention)

Charlotte Russe a la Nouvelle Zealand

Apple & Pear Crumble

Fresh Fruit Salad

£15

To book email Jonthan or sign up on the club noticeboard, indicating your choice of Starter and main course.


LAWNS IN USE BY THE CROQUET ACADEMY - by Liz_Farrow 18/04/2016 @ 19:02

The next few weeks are very, very busy with Academy workshops and coaching plus other events and the start of our club internal matches and also league games being fixed. We actually take part in 6 different leagues with some leagues having two teams taking part. We also have 5 CA interclub competitions. Even though we have 11 lawns this can sometimes be a matter of juggling! Especially as the hoop setters have to be busy and the groundsman also has work to do!

To help you plan when you come down please be mindful of the following notes.

Lawn priority:

1)Academy and tournaments

2)Leagues and CA interclub competitions where we host other clubs.

3) GC afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays; AC morning on Wednesdays

4) Internal competition games where whites are worn.

5) All other games and practice.

I attach a list that shows you which lawns will be in use by the  Academy on which days.

There is also a calendar in the verandah room where info gets added. If you book an internal game for one of our competitions, please check the calendar and enter it in pencil. 

League captains, please book only two lawns. If others are free when you play, then you can certainly use an extra lawn.

There is sometimes space on Weds am, but rarely on Tuesday and Thursday pm, so do avoid these. We did have 48 people down today in the afternoon, so you can see how busy it can get!

If you have problems fitting matches in for club comps, please discuss with Clive, Liz or Jonathan.

Available lawns are indicated on the whiteboard in the corridor and also on the blackboard in the corridor.

We do want everyone to have a great croquet season. In June it eases off a bit.

LAWNS IN USE BY THE CROQUET ACADEMY

The following Lawns will be in use for Croquet Academy Courses – apologies to Club Members for any inconvenience!

15 April – Friday 1, 2

16, 17, 18 April – Sat, Sun, Mon. 1, 2, 3

20 – 21 April – Wed,Thurs. 1, 2, 3, 8, 10 & 11

22 April – Friday 4, 5

23 April – Saturday 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

24 April – Sunday 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

25 April – Monday 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

27 – 28 April – Wed, Thurs. 1, 2, 3, 8

3 - 4 May – Tues, Wed. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

5 – 6 May – Thurs, Fri. 1, 2, 4, 5

12 May – Thursday 1, 2, 3, 7

15 May – Sunday 1

17 – 18 May – Tues, Wed. 2, 3

25 May – Wednesday 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8

4 June – Saturday 1, 2, 3

23 June – Thursday 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11

24 June – Friday 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

1 – 2 Aug – Mon, Tues. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11

21 – 22 Sept. – Wed, Thurs. 1, 2

Although Courses run from 0930 – 1730, Lawns may well be in use outside these times for cutting, hoop-setting, course preparation or evening practice sessions. Please check with Janet if you need to use one of the lawns on any of these days.

There will be a series of WCF (World Croquet Federation) Courses

from 3 – 6 May when we are delighted to be welcoming overseas visitors to the Club.


Barbara Kitching - by Liz_Farrow 28/03/2016 @ 11:02

We are sorry to annouce the death of Barbara Kitching.

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Barbara was a great stalwart of the club for many years being one of the leaders in the kitchen as well as enjoying her golf croquet. Brian & Barbara ran the corporate activities for several years and made it an important revenue stream for the club.

She will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Brian & his family at this sad time.

Picture: Barbara with Brian at the 2012 Christmas Party


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