Congratuations to Chrissy and her fantastic team of helpers for the splendid Christmas lunch today. A record number I believe (?71)
A huge undertaking and a great success.
An fun day was had by all players in sunny if chilly weather. Four rounds of 14pt timed handicap games were played, in an Egyptian format. The event was won by Clive Grimley and Robin Wootton; congratulations to them
The runners-up were Liz Farrow and Simon Dobson.
The trophies were the two Castell Soda Syphons which Paul Castell generously donated in 2008 for the Alternate Stroke Advanced Open Tournament which used to be held in July. Unfortunately entries dropped off and the event has not been played for some time so it was good to see these unusual trophies being put to good use again.
Thanks to Deborah for running the competition so professionally.
Fuller results follow (NB grid display does not imply a block. Format was Egyptian.).
|1 Frances & John Low||X||-13||-5||+7||-2||90||13|
|2 Gabrielle Higgins & Brian Havill||X||-5||+7||+2||-11||100||5=|
|3 Robin Wootton & Clive Grimley||X||+5||D||+3||+4||115||1|
|4 Liz Farrow and Simon Dobson||+13||-5||X||+11||+5||110||2|
|5 Rosemary Faulkner & Phil Dunk||D||-11||X||-2||+1||95||11=|
|6 Paul Castell & Hunter Rogers||+5||+5||-3||-4||X||100||5=|
|7 Phillip Davies & Chris Coull||X||D||-4||-11||+8||95||11=|
|8 Janet Hoptroff & Luc Berthouze||-7||X||-2||+6||+1||100||5=|
|9 Penny Hinton & Nigel Wilson||-7||+2||X||+2||+1||110||3|
|10 Sheilla Cookson & Pam Gooders||+2||+2||D||-6||X||105||4|
|11 Morgan Case & Jonathan Isaacs||-2||-4||+4||X||+7||100||5=|
|12 Stephen & Nick Parish||+11||-1||-2||X||+4||100||5=|
|13 Jeff Rushby & Nigel Trotter||+11||-1||-4||X||+1||100||5=|
|14 Alan Rew & Peter Flowerday||-8||-1||-7||-1||X||80||14|
Fourteen players, two spectators and Chris behind the bar attended the clubs latest social event.
The seven pairs played in a round robin format of '11 up' followed by '21 up playoffs' to decide the final finishing order. The event was rounded off with a splendid delivery of Fish and Chips.
A very enjoyable evening was had by all (and some valuable funds were made for the club).
1st - Jo and Trevor
2nd - Ben and Dan
3rd - Chris (not the barman) and Carol
4th - Reg and Dave
5th - Pam and Gerald
6th - Sue and John
7th - Rosemary and Pat
I am so very sad to tell you that Steve Lewendon passed away today after a brave fight with cancer.He was a very valued member of our club for many years. Most of you will know him as the' man behind the bar' until this year. He was also coaching until very recently. He will be very much missed by all of us who knew him.
Steve during the 2016 Academy coaching season
If you might be interested in playing in a New Year's Day tournament suitable for both AC and GC players, please let Ray Hall know a soon as possible. Further information in due course when the level of interest has been ascertained.
SUSSEX COUNTY CROQUET CLUB
ALTERNATE STROKE DOUBLES AC HANDICAP TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER
9.30am to 4.30pm. 14-point games.
Sorry this event is now fully booked!
BRING PLENTY OF WARM CLOTHING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!
*To pay in advance online, please send the funds to Sussex County Croquet Club Sort Code 20-12-75 Account no 00842478. IMPORTANT: Please insert a payment ref: your name and ‘ASD’
A wonderful dinner on Friday night by Chrissy and her team to celebrate the end of the 2017 season and award of trophies for the internal tournaments.
Photo: Ray Hall
|Deborah & David Marcus won the GC Handicap Doubles Cups|
|Dinah Hutchins & Linda Gavigan won the Diana Brothers Drawn Pairs Trophy|
|Sandra Towner won the GC High Handicap Ladder.|
|Mike Kavanagh was judged the most improved GC player of the year.|
|Sue Caulfield was judged Rookie of the Year.|
The winner of the Solomon Cup was John-Paul Moberly, and Runner up Duncan Reeve.
Winner of the Consolation Event was Chris Coull, and the Runner up was Craig Winfield.
|Solomon Trophy||DR||LF||NC||CR||DG||CW||JM||TJ||CC||AK||DG||NH||CO||PD||Wins||Net Hoops|
|Duncan Reeve||26 QNP||26||26||26 OTP, 6, 12||4||36|
|John-Paul Moberly||22, 26, 26||26||26||26||5||87|
The Winner of the Sussex Tumbler was David Marcus, and Runner Up Jeffrey Rushby.
|David H Boyd||12||26||26||26||18||3||17|
Grateful thanks to Nick Harris for managing the weekend.
If anyone took some photos they could share with this website the webmaster will be happy to receive them.
Play started in pleasant sunshine - unfortunately it didn't last but most of the two days was dry at least. A windy final though!
All results are on CroquetScores
|Block A||BA||DB||CB||RB||DG||FL||JS||LT||RW||MH||Wins||Net Hoops|
|Block B||PB||SC||BE||MF||JG||PG||CH||CM||DD||IC||Wins||Net Hoops|
|First Round||Semi Final||Final||Winner|
|Stephen Custance-Baker||Lionel Tibble 10-6||Colin Britt 6-7, 7-6, 7-5||David Dray 7-5, 4-7, 7-6|
|James Goodbun||Colin Britt 10-4|
|David Dray||David Dray 10-9||David Dray 7-6. 4-7, 7-5|
|Martin French||Martin French 10-6|
Congratulations to the winner David Dray.
Runner-up was Colin Britt.
|First Round||Semi Final||Final||Winner|
|Peter Balchin||Peter Balchin 7-6||Peter Balchin 7-6||Peter Balchin 7-3|
|Paul Gunn||Paul Gunn 7-3|
|Frances Low||Chris Heath 7-4||Bob Ellis 7-3|
|Robin Wootton||Bob Ellis 7-3|
Congratulations to the winner Peter Balchin.
Robin Wootton beat Frances Low 7-5
Chris Heath beat Chrissy Merrington 7-5
Hamilton Trophy finalists
Despite challenging weather conditions over the two days of competition, the tournament was played with great good humour, not to mention stoicism, so that all the events were completed. Our thanks to all the players for their perseverence!
The results were as follows:
AC Event 1 Abbey Challenge Cup - Winner: David Nicholson. Runner-up: Luc Berthouze.
AC Event 2 Scott Cup - Winner: Liz Farrow. Runner-up: Neil Coote
AC Event 3 Daldy Cup - Winner: Clive Hayton. Runner-up: David Marcus
GC Event 1 Jellicorse Cup - Winner: Richard Brooks. Runner-up: Ian Cobbold
GC Event 2 Issacs Cup - Winner: Robert Clark. Runner-up: David King
Jonathan Isaacs and Deborah Marcus
Luc Berthouze beat Jon Diamond +1
David Nicholson beat Anthony Dix + 26 tp
Luc Berthouze beat Anthony Dix +24tp
David Nicholson beat Jon Diamond +19
James Tuttiet beat Andrew Dutton +3
David Nicholson beat Luc Berthouze +26stp
Cliff Jones beat James Tuttiet +26tp
Paul Castell beat Andrew Dutton +22
Cliff Jones beat Paul Castell +6
Anthony Dix beat Jon Diamond +21
Cliff Jones beat Andrew Dutton +13
Paul Castell beat James Tuttiet +11
Luc Berthouze beat Cliff Jones +26
David Nicholson beat Paul Castell +20tp
Luc Berthouze beat Paul Castell +26tp
David Nicholson beat Cliff Jones +3
David Nicholson beat Luc Berthouze +23
Paul Castell beat Cliff Jones +6
Anthony Dix beat Andrew Dutton +8
Jon Diamond beat James Tuttiet +16
Anthony Dix beat Jon Diamond +13
James Tuttiet beat Andrew Dutton +13
(One-ball):Anthony Dix beat James Tuttiet +3
(One-Ball):Andrew Dutton beat Jon Diamond +3
Neil Coote beat Janet Overell +18
Dennis Dunk beat John M Taylor +8
Elizabeth Farrow beat Alexander Jardine +12
Elizabeth Farrow beat Janet Overell +23
Alexander Jardine beat John M Taylor +5
18 point games (weather restricted):
Elizabeth Farrow beat Neil Coote +5
Janet Overell beat John M Taylor +8
Neil Coote beat John M Taylor +10
Alexander Jardine beat Janet Overell +16
Neil Coote beat Alexander Jardine +13
Elizabeth Farrow beat John M Taylor +10
David Cook beat Clive Hayton +5(t)
Martyn Cooperman beat Jeffrey Rushby +2
David Houston beat David Marcus +8(t)
David Cook beat Martyn Cooperman +13
Clive Hayton beat David Houston +16
David Marcus beat Jeffrey Rushby +11
18 point games (weather restricted):
David Houston beat David Cook +9
David Marcus beat Martyn Cooperman +11
Clive Hayton beat Jeffrey Rushby +8
David Cook beat Jeffrey Rusby +15
Clive Hayton beat David Marcus +5
Martyn Cooperman beat David Houston +2
David Marcus beat David Cook +17
David Houston beat Jeffrey Rushby +10
Clive Hayton beat Martyn Cooperman +8
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