Brief results of the AC Advanced Tournament held over the weekend of 23 - 24 September 2016 are:
The Solomon Cup was won by Richard M Smith, pictured here on left, with Clive Hayton SCCC Chairman, centre, and Nick Harris, Manager, right.
Richard M Smith beat Bill Arliss
Nick Harris beat Paul Watson
Luc Berthouze beat Tudor Jenkins
Matt Holmes beat Liz Farrow
Richard M Smith beat Nick Harris
Matt Holmes beat Luc Berthouze
Richard M Smith beat Matt Holmes 3-0
Tudor Jenkins beat Liz Farrow
Paul Watson beat Bill Arliss
Luc Berthouze beat Nick Harris
Bill Arliss beat Liz Farrow
Tudor Jenkins beat Paul Watson
Luc Berthouze beat Paul Watson
Tudor Jenkins beat Bill Arliss
Nick Harris beat Liz Farrow
Luc Berthouze beat Bill Arliss
Nick Harris beat Tudor Jenkins
Paul Watson beat Liz Farrow
The Sussex Tumbler was won by Alan Clark, pictured left.
Alan Clark beat David Cook
Simon Tuke beat Jeff Rushby
Phil Dunk beat Chris O'Byrne
John M Taylor beat Chris Coull
Chris Coull beat David Cook
John M Taylor beat Chris O'Byrne
Alan Clark beat Jeff Rushby
Phil Dunk beat Simon Tuke
Alan Clark beat Chris Coull
Phil Dunk beat David Cook
Chris O'Byrne beat Simon Tuke
John M Taylor beat Jeff Rushby
David Cook beat Simon Tuke
Alan Clark beat Chris O'Byrne
Chris Coull beat Jeff Rushby
John M Taylor beat Phil Dunk
David Cook beat Chris O'Byrne
Phil Dunk beat Jeff Rushby
Chris Coull beat Simon Tuke
Alan Clark beat John M Taylor
Enter with or without partner.
Payment (£8 for members, £10 otherwise) on the day.
Start of play: 09:30am.
Format: 5 rounds of 14-point games (handicap)
Whites not needed.
Winter Working Party
The winter working party will commence on Tuesday 4 October meeting in the canteen at 9.30.
Under the guidance of Peter Pullin, the working party does essential maintenance and repair work to keep the club's premises and grounds in good shape and saves a small fortune on external contractors.
All members are very welcome to come along. The working party continues every Tuesday morning through the winter, but don't worry if you can only make the occasional session, we will be very glad to see you whenever you can come. No special skills are required, just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in!
Winter Play Arrangements
Starting from week commencing 3 October, GC club afternoons will be on Mondays and Thursdays. AC on Wednesday mornings. No play on Tuesday mornings.
Information on lawn availability will be posted on the web-site.
The SCCC Open Golf Hamilton Cup was won by Paul Gunn.
Playing off 2 he beat Colin Britt (0) in the final.
1 David Bell Stephen Custance-Baker 7-4
2 Ian Shore Leslie Heard 7-6
3 Roger Goldring Paul Gunn 7-5
4 Michael O'Brian Elizabeth Farrow 7-3
5 Peter Balchin Nicholas Cheyne 7-5
6 Richard Brooks Colin Britt 7-4
7 Bill Arliss Keith Webb 7-4
8 Robin Wootton Ray Mounfield 7-5
9 Nicholas Cheyne Ray Mounfield 7-5
10 Peter Balchin Richard Brooks 7-5
11 Colin Britt Bill Arliss 7-5
12 Robin Wootton Keith Webb 7-4
13 David Bell Michael O'Brian 7-2
14 Ian Shore Roger Goldring 7-3
15 Elizabeth Farrow Paul Gunn 7-3
16 Leslie Heard Stephen Custance-Baker 7-5
17 David Bell Ian Shore 5-5
18 Elizabeth Farrow Stephen Custance-Baker 7-5
19 Michael O'Brian Roger Goldring 7-6
20 Leslie Heard Paul Gunn 7-3
21 Nicholas Cheyne Colin Britt 7-5
22 Peter Balchin Robin Wootton 7-6
23 Bill Arliss Ray Mounfield 7-6
24 Richard Brooks Keith Webb 7-6
25 Nicholas Cheyne Keith Webb 7-4
26 Colin Britt Robin Wootton 7-3
27 Bill Arliss Peter Balchin 7-6
28 Richard Brooks Ray Mounfield 7-4
29 Paul Gunn David Bell 7-6
30 Elizabeth Farrow Ian Shore 7-5
31 Stephen Custance-Baker Roger Goldring 7-1
32 Michael O'Brian Leslie Heard 7-5
33 David Bell Leslie Heard 7-4
34 Elizabeth Farrow Roger Goldring 7-4
35 Ian Shore Stephen Custance-Baker 7-5
36 Paul Gunn Michael O'Brian 7-5
37 Nicholas Cheyne Richard Brooks 7-4
38 Bill Arliss Robin Wootton 7-5
39 Colin Britt Peter Balchin 7-4
40 Ray Mounfield Keith Webb 7-6
41 Robin Wootton Nicholas Cheyne 7-6
42 Richard Brooks Bill Arliss 7-6
43 Ray Mounfield Peter Balchin 7-4
44 Colin Britt Keith Webb 7-6
45 Elizabeth Farrow David Bell 7-5
46 Leslie Heard Roger Goldring 7-4
47 Stephen Custance-Baker Michael O'Brian 7-3
48 Paul Gunn Ian Shore 7-3
49 Roger Goldring David Bell 7-4
50 Paul Gunn Stephen Custance-Baker 7-4
51 Leslie Heard Elizabeth Farrow 7-4
52 Michael O'Brian Ian Shore 7-6
53 Nicholas Cheyne Bill Arliss 7-3
54 Peter Balchin Keith Webb 7-2
55 Richard Brooks Robin Wootton 7-2
56 Ray Mounfield Colin Britt 7-3
57 Colin Britt Elizabeth Farrow 7-4
58 Elizabeth Farrow Colin Britt 7-3
59 Colin Britt Elizabeth Farrow 7-2
60 Michael O'Brian Leslie Heard 7-4
61 Michael O'Brian Leslie Heard 7-4
62 Bill Arliss Richard Brooks 7-4
63 Richard Brooks Bill Arliss 7-3
64 Bill Arliss Richard Brooks 6-5
65 Nicholas Cheyne Paul Gunn 7-3
66 Paul Gunn Nicholas Cheyne 7-5
67 Paul Gunn Nicholas Cheyne 6-4
68 Elizabeth Farrow Leslie Heard 7-5
69 Nicholas Cheyne Richard Brooks 7-3
70 Colin Britt Michael O'Brian 7-2
71 Colin Britt Michael O'Brian 7-4
72 Paul Gunn Bill Arliss 7-3
73 Paul Gunn Bill Arliss 7-3
74 Richard Brooks Leslie Heard 7-3
75 Nicholas Cheyne Elizabeth Farrow 7-3
76 Paul Gunn Colin Britt 7-4
77 Paul Gunn Colin Britt 7-5
SCCC End of Season Dinner
Saturday 8th October 6.30pm for 7pm
Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Terrine (a)
Butternut Squash & Coconut Soup (b)
Beef Carbonnade (c)
Moroccan Baked Stuffed Aubergines (v)
Potato & Parsnip Mash
Apple infused Red Cabbage
Petit Pois & Buttered Carrots
A selection of Home made desserts
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on the club noticeboard, indicating your choice of Starter and main course.
There must be a very good crop of mussels this year as the seagulls are bringing lots of them on to our lawns. If you do pick up any, please will you put them in the bins in the huts or the clubhouse. Moving the shells to the side of the lawns might cause the shells to be broken up by the rotary mower and unfortunately the broken pieces might find their way back on to the lawns and this can damage the cylinder mowers.
A malicious user caused some issues on the website yesterday. Actions have been taken to prevent re-occurence.
The third 1st this year was the decision to trial running a golf croquet event at the same time as the association competitions. This was advertised around the South East Croquet Federation clubs as a trial and attracted 10 entrants. The intention, subject to final agreement by the Committee is to continue this event next year and a trophy with an interesting and longstanding connection with the Club - the Jellicorse Cup - has been allocated. Like the Abbey Challenge and the Daldy Cups, this is one of the earliest trophies belonging to the club and all have some well-known names on them.
The full results of all the events can be found below.
To provide sufficient play for the weekend this competition was run as an initial single American block. The same participants were then seeded into an 8 player knockout, with those being knocked out having consolation games as required. The top 4 players from the block stage were Roger Sutton, Jonathan Isaacs, Keith Webb and Richard Brooks in that order. The knockout stage and overall winner was Richard Brooks who beat Keith Webb in the final 7-6. Congratulations to him.
Six competitors contested this event which was played as an American Block. Some high-class play, particularly from Luc and Cliff. Both suffered setbacks though: Luc was beaten in one round by David Boyd (h/c 2 to Luc's -1) and Cliff went down to Chris Roberts after persistent trouble with hoop 2 and a white ball (eventually checked and found to be oversize!).
The final round was effectively the final, between Luc and Cliff, with Luc emerging the winner. Congratulations to him.
Eight players contested this trophy arranged in two preliminary blocks with cross-over sem-finals and finals. Daphne Gaitley and Brian Havill were placed first in their respective blocks and also emerged in the knockout stage as the finalists. Trailing through much of the game, Daphne fought back with an excellent break but eventually succumbed to Brian's higher hit-in rate. Congratuations to Brian Havill who won all his 5 games in the weekend.
Eight players contested this trophy arranged in two preliminary blocks with cross-over sem-finals and finals. David Gaitley and Clive Hayton were placed first in their respective blocks and they too contested the final. Both players had played some excellent croquet throught the competition and their meet in the final was worth watching; although Clive was ahead for much of the game, it was a match that could have gone either way until a tactical error by David in pegging out one of Clive's balls quickly handed the latter the victory. I believe this is Clive's first open tournament win so special congratulations to him.
Maggie Webb beat Linda Gavigan 7-2
Tony Jolly beat Des Taylor 7-5
David King beat Jonathan Isaacs 7-5
Play-offs for both:
Additional consolation play-off games in Scott and Daldy cups:
Neil Coote beat Chris Coote +17
Caroline Denny beat John M Taylor +14
Caroline Denny beat Liz Farrow +23
Neil Coote beat John M Taylor +5
Phil Dunk beat Frances Colman +15
Arthur Lindley beat John Gosney +11
Chris Rolph beat Ray Hall +1
Phil Dunk beat John Gosney +4
Arthur Lindley beat Frances Colman +1
Here are the results of this year's Ladies Day competition:
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