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 !
Please read the statement of data privacy setting out how the Club uses your data.
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.
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
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