I am sorry to report that Fernando de Ansorena died on the 4th February, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was a regular visitor to Southwick, playing in our AC tournaments, latterly the Seniors’ and in the European Championship. We enjoyed his company last year at one of our themed dinners, together with his wife Pilar and son Fernando. Several of our members have enjoyed his hospitality in Jerez, where he helped to found one of the first croquet clubs in Spain.
He was a great character he never really mastered very much English. He would furnish the bar with sherry, and fly back to Spain with a box of kippers. He generously provided the Harvey’s Trophy
Croquet has lost a colourful character we will miss him.
Fernando de Ansorena
Hyacinth Coombs was an SCCC Honorary Life Member.
Hyacinth was in hospital over Christmas but was then discharged; early this morning however she suffered a major heart attack.
Hyacinth was a bastion of both SCCC and of croquet. An extremely good player, she also numbered among her many talents the energy, social drive, and know-how needed to run our club's bar. She did this for many years.
Here she is pictured awarding the prizes at the August tournament in 2008
The WTC Tier 3 Championship was won by the Czech Republic.
1st place: Czech Republic - 3 test victories over Belgium, Germany and Norway; test tied with Sweden (7 points); total 33 match wins
2nd place: Sweden - 3 test victories over Belgium, Germany and Norway; test tied with Czech Rep. (7 points); total 30 match wins
3rd place: Germany - 1 test victory over Norway; test tied with Belgium (3 points)
4th place: Belgium - tests tied with Germany and Norway (2 points)
5th place: Norway - test tied with Belgium (1 point)
The Shield was presented to the winning team by John Solomon.
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