Trophy Awards by Tournament Manager Bill Arliss: Tonbridge Wells - Doubles Winners; Sussex County 1 - Singles Winners: Janet Hoptroff (Captain), Jonathan Isaacs, Fiona Philips and Chris Rolph
(Photos courtesy of Robin Wootton)
The SECF one ball teams event scheduled for this coming Sunday has been cancelled.
Two events made up the Annual Tournament this year, there being insufficient entries to run all three classes.
The Abbey Challenge Cup (A Class play) was won by Mark Fawcett (4/5 wins), beating Roger Wood (3/5 wins) into 2nd place. Play comprised one american block:
|Bill Arliss||Mark Fawcett||Mark Hamilton||Simon Hayward-Tapp||Jonathan Isaacs||Roger Wood||WINS||Place|
The B/C class event, played for the Daldy Cup comprised two 4-player mini-blocks with knockout play-off. The event was won by Rall Hall.
|B/C Class Competition Block 1|
|Liz Farrow||John (M) Taylor||Ray Hall||John Low||WINS||Place|
|John (M) Taylor||-1||-8||+16||1||3|
|B/C Class Competition Block 2|
|David Cook||Steve Lewendon||Phil Dunk||Sara Anderson||WINS||Place|
|B/C Class Playoff|
|Ray Hall +20|
|Ray Hall +20|
|Liz Farrow +1|
There are some photos of the presentations for this CA event held at Southwick in the Photo area. I have no details I'm afraid.
A five round Swiss was played, with three games on Saturday. The holders, Colin & Georgeen Hemmings, led the field overnight with three wins. Richard and Pat Jackson were in an unaccustomed position at the bottom of the table. Nevertheless, Sunday morning saw a comprehensive win over the leaders by Janet Overell and Margaret Hampson. Meanwhile, the hastily assembled pairing of Liz Farrow and Keith Slatter (14 bisques) emerged to face the holders (3.5) in the final round. The underdogs went well ahead but, with bisques all spent, were just overhauled as the timer ran down.
Elizabeth Castell contributed a wonderful Porter Cake for tea, after which she presented the Castell Soda Siphons to Colin & Georgeen.
Sixteen players had entered, with handicaps from -1 to 16. Five pairs had Southwick affiliation of some sort, the others from Colchester (2) and Purley Bury/Surbiton. The hoops had been moved and reset in the preceding week, and were firm without rabbit runs, but somewhat unforgiving. As a result, scoring was slow, with 14 of 20 games going to the 3 hour time limit.
The modified tournament regulations resulted in five handicaps (for the pair) from 1.5 to 6, and three from 9 to 14. The closeness of most games and distribution of handicaps in the final results suggest that the modified regulation is along the right lines but will, no doubt, be fine-tuned as experience is gained.
(Runners-up Keith Slatter and Liz Farrow)
(All photos courtesy of Ray Hall)
Entrants and Final Position
|Indiv H/c||Indices||Avg Index||Pair H/c||wins||Position|
Results by Round
Closing date is 15th July, not June. Sorry. Still plenty of time to enter!
Two events in the one-day format: Association croquet handicap and advanced 14pt games.
The handicap event was won by Phil Dunk; a combination team of Steve Lewendon & Jim Mortell came second.
The advanced event was won by Simon Hayward Tapp who has rejoined SCCC after a gap of some decades. Welcome back, Simon. The runner-up was Frances Low.
Full results below:
Advanced event (5 round swiss)
1 David Gillett beat Alan Theobald +8
2 Frances Low beat Jeff Rushby +8
3 Chris / Gene beat Graham Pegley +2t
4 Simon Hayward Tapp beat John Gosney +4
5 David Cook beat John Low +10
6 Frances Low beat David Gillett +5t
7 Simon Hayward Tapp beat Chris Constable +13
8 David Cook beat Alan Theobald +1t
9 John Gosney beat John Low +13
10 Jeff Rushby beat Graham Pegley +11
11 Simon Hayward Tapp beat Frances Low +11
12 David Cook beat David Gillett +8
13 Gene Mears beat Jeff Rushby +5
14 Alan Theobald beat John Gosney +1t
15 John Low beat Graham Pegley +1t
16 Simon Hayward Tapp beat David Cook +7
17 Frances Low beat Gene Mears +7
18 David Gillett beat John Gosney +2
19 John Low beat Jeff Rushby +6
20 Graham Pegley beat Alan Theobald +12
21 Simon Hayward Tapp beat David Gillett +9
22 Frances Low beat David Cook +9
23 Jeff Rushby beat Alan Theobald +1
24 Graham Pegley beat John Gosney +2
Simon Hayward Tapp 5 wins
Frances Low 4 wins
David Gillett & David Cook 3 wins
John Low, Gene Mears, Jeff Rushby & Graham Pegley 2 wins
Alan Theobald & John Gosney 1 win.
Handicap event (5 round american)
1 Simon Mew beat Liz Farrow +2
2 Keith Slatter beat Clive Hayton +8
3 Jim / Steve beat Phil Dunk +3
4 Clive Hayton beat Liz Farrow +8
5 Phil Dunk beat Simon Mew +3
6 Jim / Steve beat Keith Slatter +1
7 Liz Farrow drew with Jim / Steve
8 Phil Dunk beat Keith Slatter +1
9 Simon Mew beat Clive Hayton +6
10 Liz Farrow beat Keith Slatter +6
11 Jim / Steve drew with Simon Mew
12 Phil Dunk beat Clive Hayton +1
13 Clive Hayton beat Jim / Steve +2
14 Keith Slatter beat Simon Mew +9
15 Liz Farrow drew with Phil Dunk
Phil Dunk 3 wins
Cline Hayton, Simon Mew, Jim/Steve and Keith Slatter 2 wins
Liz Farrow 1 win.
(Sorry, no photos!)
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A golf croquet and association croquet tournament for B level players on the same weekend made for a very good turnout on the lawns. Unfortunately the weather was less welcoming, with cold driving wind and rain on Saturday. Still, the sun came out on Sunday, jackets came off and everyone felt better.
The Association Croquet competition was organised as a Swiss and was won by Richard Jackson from Southwick, who won all five games. The runner-up was Paul Wolff.
Association Winner Richard Jackson
(Association runner up Paul Wolff)
We were pleased to welcome a contigent of players in the Golf Croquet competition from Sweden and Latvia, who stayed on in Brighton after the WCF Coaching Courses. The GC competition was won by Janis Steins from Latvia (8/11 wins in an American block). The runner-up was Andrew Dymond, also 8/11 wins.
(Sorry, the Manager got in the way! - Winner Janis Steins)
(Runner up Andrew Dymond)
There was a small celebration afterwards as we all enjoyed a glass of the Latvian liqueur they generously gave the club.
(More photos here, courtesy of David Gaitley and John Low)
|GC B Level Competition Block 4-5 May 2013|
|Andrew Dymond||Valerie Harding||Sandra Harlinska||Viktors Harlinskis||Andrea Huxley||Richard Jenkins||John Moore||Goran Norberg||Keith Southern||Janis Steins||Robin Wootton||Wins||PLACE|
1 Adrian Morris beat Ray Hall +1
2 Jamie Angus beat Andrew Gray +1
3 David Cook beat Stephen Harbron +1
4 Mark Hamilton beat John Bateson +13
5 Richard Jackson beat JohnM Taylor +25
6 Darryl Whitehead beat Jonathan Isaacs +1
7 Barry Gould beat Paul Wolff +16
8 Richard Way beat Neil Coote +16
9 Barry Gould beat Jamie Angus +12
10 David Cook beat Mark Hamilton +16
11 Adrian Morris beat Richard Way +25
12 Richard Jackson beat Darryl Whitehead +6
13 Paul Wolff beat Andrew Gray +15
14 Stephen Harbron beat John Bateson +8
15 Neil Coote beat Ray Hall +6
16 Jonathan Isaacs beat JohnM Taylor +9
17 Barry Gould beat David Cook 3
18 Richard Jackson beat Adrian Morris +4
19 Jamie Angus beat Mark Hamilton +13
20 Darryl Whitehead beat Richard Way +1
21 Paul Wolff beat Stephen Harbron +1
22 Neil Coote beat Jonathan Isaacs +15
23 John Bateson beat Andrew Gray +7
24 Ray Hall beat JohnM Taylor +1
25 Richard Jackson beat Barry Gould +12
26 David Cook beat Adrian Morris +8
27 Jamie Angus beat Darryl Whitehead +16
28 Paul Wolff beat Neil Coote +9
29 Richard Way beat Mark Hamilton +3
30 Jonathan Isaacs beat Stephen Harbron +12
31 Ray Hall beat John Bateson +3
32 Andrew Gray beat JohnM Taylor +19
33 Richard Jackson beat David Cook +16
34 Barry Gould beat Adrian Morris +3
35 Paul Wolff beat Jamie Angus +20
36 Darryl Whitehead beat Neil Coote +10
37 Richard Way beat Jonathan Isaacs +4
38 Mark Hamilton beat Ray Hall +6
39 Stephen Harbron beat Andrew Gray +7
40 JohnM Taylor beat John Bateson +3
This competition was a qualifying event in the National Golf Croquet Competition. Janis Steins is qualified to take part if he wishes; first and second reserves are Keith Southern and Valerie Harding.
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