Threatening skies and waterlogged lawns greeted the players today at the start of the Alternate Strokes Competition at Southwick.
Let's hope it improves.
(At least the Manager was in the dry!)
Play was abandonned yesterday afternoon due to water-logged lawns. Today starts with the Hemmings in the lead with 3 wins out of 3 games and three rounds to go.
Some sunshine at last!
Georgeen and Colin Hemming maintained their leading position, despite losing one game to Pat and Richard Jackson. Second place was taken by Jane Collier and Ann Brookes, so the event proved to be an all-Colchester affair!
|Paul Castell & Alan Rew||Christine Constable & Pam Gooders||Sheila Clabburn & Steve Lewendon||Jane Collier & Ann Brookes||Mike Percival & Mark Hamilton||Georgeen Hemming & Colin Hemming||Pat Jackson & Richard Jackson||Jeffrey Rushby & Keith Slatter||WINS||NET POINTS||PLACE|
|Paul Castell & Alan Rew||-3||9||-1||14||-14||4||3||9|
|Christine Constable & Pam Gooders||3||-3||4||9||-1||-8||3||4|
|Sheila Clabburn & Steve Lewendon||-9||3||-4||-3||-5||1||-18|
|Jane Collier & Ann Brookes||+1t||-4||7||-4||4||10||4||13||2|
|Mike Percival & Mark Hamilton||-14||-9||-14||5||6||3||-26|
|Georgeen Hemming & Colin Hemming||14||1||4||4||-12||2||5||13||1|
|Pat Jackson & Richard Jackson||8||3||-4||-5||12||4||14||3|
|Jeffrey Rushby & Keith Slatter||-4||5||-10||-6||-2||1||-17|
The trophies for this tournament are the Castell Soda Syphons, donated by Paul Castell for this event: both attractive and unusual!
The annual Ladies Day team competition was won by Rother Valley.
Hopefully a fuller report in due course.
Southwick had new bar staff for the occasion - see Photos section
From the Tunbridge Wells Croquet Club website:
The Montevideo Cup is the name of the trophy for our one day Golf Croquet tournament, genrously donated by the 2011 winner Jonathan Lamb, who happens to live there! Luckily the weather was also kind to us, with no showers after play started and the sun countering the blustery wind. In addition Jonathan had persuaded another Uruguayan resident to play in his first GC tournament, so making up a full complement of 12 players.
Richard returned after his second place in our earlier GC tournament and turned out the winner this time, beating Jonathan 7-5 in the final game, having lost to him in the 6-round Swiss qualifier. In fact Richard was the clear winner, since Jonathan has lost to Keith Webb earlier.
Full results are:
|Richard Brooks||1||Sussex County||6|
|Keith Webb||2||West Worthing||4|
|Maggie Webb||3||West Worthing||3|
The tournament was won by Robert Fulford who beat Stephen Mulliner in the final. Losing semi-finalists were Rutger Beijderwellen and Jamie Burch.
Richard Jackson beat Lionel Tibble in the plate. Well done, Richard!
There is a fuller report here.
Pictures courtesy of David Gaitley
Picture courtesy of Liz Farrow
The SCCC Charity One Ball heat was won by Robin Wooton with 10/11 wins from runner-up Luc Berthouze with 9/11 wins.
There are photos here.
The winners of the 10/10 golf croquet competition on 25th March were Mark Hamilton and Sharon Theobald with 5 wins out of 6.
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