This AC B level event was contested over 2 days in beautiful sunny weather at Southwick.
The tournament was played as a 5 round Swiss. After 4 rounds it looked as if David Boyd (Rother Valley) would be the runaway winner, being the only competitor with 4 wins.
The fifth round proved otherwise with 4 competitors ending up with 4 wins each – Liz Farrow (SCCC), David Boyd (Rother Valley), Alex Jardine (Tunbridge Wells) & Davis Marcus (SCCC).
The result had to be determined by net points difference and the final result was a win for David Marcus with Alex Jardine in second place.
Mike Bilton won the SCCC GC B Level tournament on 5th May.
The tournament was played with 2 blocks of 6 with the top 2 in each block plaing a final to determine the top 4 places.
Mike had one scare when he was beaten by Chris Rolph 7 – 5 . This meant it was all to play for going into the last round of the blocks. Mike finished in impressive style beating last year’s winner Gavin Taylor (Merton) in the final with Chris Rolph (SCCC) placed third and David King fourth.
After the bad weather we have endured this year it was a very pleasant change to be able to play the whole tournament without a cloud in the sky.
12 competitors took place in the first GC C level event to be held at SCCC. Played in two blocks of 6 followed by a cross block to determine the first 4 places, the final was contested between Rosemary Faulkner (SCCC) & Sue Nicholas (Cheam) with Rosemary Faulkner winning 7 – 3. In the match to determine 3 & 4th place, Sue Rice (Reigate) beat Nigel Barton (SCCC) 7 – 5.
The tournament was played in beautiful sunny conditions and the competitors expressed a preference for this one day format.
|First Round||Second Round||Third Round||Semi-Final||Final||Winner|
|Stephen Mulliner||Stephen Mulliner +26||Stephen Mulliner +26||Stephen Mulliner +26tp, -17, +13tpo||Stephen Mulliner +4, +16|
|Phil Eardley||Phil Eardley +22|
|Alan Chance||Alan Chance +13||Alan Chance +26||Annabel McDiarmid +26tp|
|Liz Farrow||David G Nicholson +23|
|David G Nicholson|
|Nigel Polhill||Nigel Polhill +17||Annabel McDiarmid +23|
|David Cook||Annabel McDiarmid +25|
|Mark Fawcett||Paul Castell +15||Paul Castell +7||Paul Castell +14||Sam Murray +20tp, +25|
|Neil Coote||John Wells +5|
|Chris Coull||Chris Coull +4||Chris Coull +2|
|Phil Cordingley||Phil Cordingley +2||Sam Murray +11|
|Alan Clark||Sam Murray +25tp|
The Egyptian consolation event was won by Alan Chance.
AT SUSSEX COUNTY CROQUET CLUB IN SOUTHWICK
(in Kingston Lane, opposite Shoreham College)
The club will be open to the public from 1.00 until 5.00 for free “have a go” sessions.
Afternoon tea will be provided.
Please wear flat soled shoes.
For further information please contact the Club on
Sussex County Croquet Club
Charity One Ball Handicap Heat
in aid of Down’s Syndrome Association
providing valuable advice and support to the 60,000 people in the UK with this genetic disorder and their carers
Sunday 29th April 2018
For a 9.30 start - Open to all Players
For Places in the National Final Sunday 13th May at Surbiton CC
This excellent charity has a 'house colour' of green, so for the heats and in the final
We are encouraging everyone to include green in their clothing
£10 (or voluntary donation in excess) payable on the day
Booking Essential, please, by 21st April 2018
Refreshments available: £11
(Coffee, Light Lunch, Tea, Cake & Biscuits)
or contact Deborah Marcus firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder that Opening Day is Saturday 31st March. Do come and enjoy a game. After this the GC roll up currently on Monday will revert to Tuesday afternoon. Thursday as usual. People who come for Wednesday AC roll up, please note that it will start at 10am from April. This is to allow time for far members to journey without all the traffic!!!
Handicaps. Please check the new address list for your handicap. If it is incorrect please email the correct one to Sandra or myself asap.
If you are unsure as to the lawn availability on days when the weather is bad, please do check the lawns page on the website. We cannot guarantee decisions being emailed out at the beginning of the day, but Clive does the website when he is available to. We know it is frustrating if you have come and cant play because a notice says lawns unplayable, but sometimes decisions are taken late due to the unpredictability of the weather. Hopefully spring will soon be here and all will be well.
The lawns are doing well, thanks to the care of Ben and his team and we are looking forward to a good season again !
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The decision has just been taken to close the lawns while the very cold and frosty period is with us, in order to minimise damage. We have been very fortunate to have had so many days play this winter. So, as from Saturday this week (24th Feb) the lawns will be closed until further notice. We anticipate about a week, but will keep you informed and will open them again as soon as we can.
The quiz and the tournament due on 2nd March will be postponed.
The AGM will go ahead as planned on Saturday 3rd March.
Roger has split the tournament he is running on the 2nd March so that there is less pressure on lawn availability.
He has advised the higher handicaps involved of this. Lower handicaps still come on the 2nd!
If you are a handicap 7 or above and would also like to enter, please see the new date below
We will be having one of our famous skittle evenings on Thursday February 8th, starting at 6:30pm.
It will cost £12.00 to include a fish and chip supper.
Numbers will be limited to 32, so it will be on a first come, first served basis.
Please email Fran on Fran if you wish to come or sign up on the list in the clubhouse.
Fran would be very grateful for any offers of help to set up on the evening.
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