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AC and GC tournaments for players of B level standard were played over this last weekend in pleasant weather and on Sunday strong sunshine.
The golf croquet event was an all-play-all block of 15 players which meant for quite a bit of play and the tournament did unfortunately overrun the usual ending time somewhat.
It was nice to see 3 players from Latvia taking part; they, together with 2 players from Spain, were participants in the WCF GC coaching Course which was run by SCCC earlier in the week, so they had a chance to put their improved skills into practice.
The winner, winning 13 out of 14 games was Paul Gunn, so congratulations to him! Runner-up was Christopher Heath with 12 wins and by chance (since the players were in random order) the last game of the tournament was between the two of them so we had a real final. We have a new (for this tournament) trophy now and this was presented to Paul, together with an engraved whisky glass to keep.
This is a qualifying event for the National B Level Series and the first four players are notified in order to the Director for further rounds. They are: Paul Gunn (13 wins) , Christopher Heath (12 wins), David Gaitley (10 wins) and Andrea Huxley (10 wins).
Full results are laid out below.
The AC event had 18 players which is a very good number and was organised as a knockout competition with a progressive swiss comsolation event, arrnaged such that all players had 5 games.
The winner of the main trophy was Alex Jardine who beat Sandy Greig in the final. The winner of the consolation event was Neil Coote with 4 wins in 5 games. Congratulations to Alex and Neil.
Further pictures to follow. If any player has a good one and would like it here, please send it to the webmaster!
Golf Croquet B level Tournament
Association Croquet B Level Competition
Main Trophy Event
1 Daphne Gaitley beat Liz Farrow +9
2 Alex Jardine beat Paul Wolff +22
3 Jonathan Isaacs beat John Swabey +14
4 David Cook beat Ray Hall +13
5 Sara Anderson beat Phil Dunk +17
6 Ian Anderson beat John Reddish +12
7 Phil Dunk beat John Reddish +6
8 Ray Hall beat John Swabey +4
9 Bill Humphreys beat Caroline Denny +8
10 Neil Coote beat Sandy Greig +1
11 David Boyd beat Jonathan Isaacs +12
12 Sara Anderson beat David Cook +13
13 Ian Anderson beat Liz Farrow +2
14 Neil Coote beat Daphne Gaitley +25
15 Caroline Denny beat Jeff Rushby +8
16 David Boyd beat Ian Anderson +3
17 Jonathan Isaacs beat Sara Anderson +15
18 David Cook beat Phil Dunk +2
20 Ray Hall beat Liz Farrow +4
21 John Swabey beat John Reddish +2
22 Daphne Gaitley beat David Boyd +3
23 Ian Anderson beat Jeff Rushby +1
24 John Swabey beat David Cook +3
25 Ray Hall beat Phil Dunk +10
26 Liz Farrow beat John Reddish +12
27 Neil Coote beat Caroline Denny +25
(Photos by John Low and Ray Hall)
Just a few notes on the very busy month of May!
You will have noticed from the calendar and the Academy lawn use (both on our website) that May is busy!
This week we host members of the WCF from various other countries for academy courses.
Tomorrow and Wednesday there will be only 4 lawns available for members- so a lot of doubling up necessary, even if you are playing a club comp. perhaps . On Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th there are two tournaments taking place- so very little lawn space available for other use. Saturday night is a theme dinner- there are spaces still, so do come and meet some of our WCF visitors. Let Jonathan know if you are coming.
On the 14th May (Saturday) there will be only two lawns available for members due to a large group of Basketmakers having a Corporate Day with us.
And, the major event (probably of the year!) is the AC Intercounties Championship from 28th to 31st May, when no lawns are available until play finishes for the day.
Do come and watch and volunteer to help at the intercounties- it is a great event.
A parking problem- when both clubs are busy we do have parking issues. Now the grass is dry- please park right up to the hedge and well on to the grass by lawn 9. Also PLEASE leave a space by the grass stores so that other cars can go through and out that way. Too much manoeuvring to turn round can cause (and has caused) issues with other cars. There is space in the roads around the club to park free- even if it isn’t as convenient.
Hopefully we will have a good May- I gather the weather is set to get hotter at the end of the week- at last!
SCCC Themed Dinner
Saturday 7th May 2016 (7pm for 7.30pm)
A New Zealand Evening
(Specially prepared by our very own Kiwi Chef)
NZ Minestrone Soup
Smoked Salmon Roulade
New Zealand Chicken Casserole
Beef Goulash (Kiwi Style)
Assorted vegetables (Down under style)
Pavlova ( A New Zealand Invention)
Charlotte Russe a la Nouvelle Zealand
Apple & Pear Crumble
Fresh Fruit Salad
To book email Jonthan or sign up on the club noticeboard, indicating your choice of Starter and main course.
The next few weeks are very, very busy with Academy workshops and coaching plus other events and the start of our club internal matches and also league games being fixed. We actually take part in 6 different leagues with some leagues having two teams taking part. We also have 5 CA interclub competitions. Even though we have 11 lawns this can sometimes be a matter of juggling! Especially as the hoop setters have to be busy and the groundsman also has work to do!
To help you plan when you come down please be mindful of the following notes.
1)Academy and tournaments
2)Leagues and CA interclub competitions where we host other clubs.
3) GC afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays; AC morning on Wednesdays
4) Internal competition games where whites are worn.
5) All other games and practice.
I attach a list that shows you which lawns will be in use by the Academy on which days.
There is also a calendar in the verandah room where info gets added. If you book an internal game for one of our competitions, please check the calendar and enter it in pencil.
League captains, please book only two lawns. If others are free when you play, then you can certainly use an extra lawn.
There is sometimes space on Weds am, but rarely on Tuesday and Thursday pm, so do avoid these. We did have 48 people down today in the afternoon, so you can see how busy it can get!
If you have problems fitting matches in for club comps, please discuss with Clive, Liz or Jonathan.
Available lawns are indicated on the whiteboard in the corridor and also on the blackboard in the corridor.
We do want everyone to have a great croquet season. In June it eases off a bit.
LAWNS IN USE BY THE CROQUET ACADEMY
The following Lawns will be in use for Croquet Academy Courses – apologies to Club Members for any inconvenience!
15 April – Friday 1, 2
16, 17, 18 April – Sat, Sun, Mon. 1, 2, 3
20 – 21 April – Wed,Thurs. 1, 2, 3, 8, 10 & 11
22 April – Friday 4, 5
23 April – Saturday 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
24 April – Sunday 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
25 April – Monday 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
27 – 28 April – Wed, Thurs. 1, 2, 3, 8
3 - 4 May – Tues, Wed. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
5 – 6 May – Thurs, Fri. 1, 2, 4, 5
12 May – Thursday 1, 2, 3, 7
15 May – Sunday 1
17 – 18 May – Tues, Wed. 2, 3
25 May – Wednesday 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
4 June – Saturday 1, 2, 3
23 June – Thursday 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11
24 June – Friday 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
1 – 2 Aug – Mon, Tues. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11
21 – 22 Sept. – Wed, Thurs. 1, 2
Although Courses run from 0930 – 1730, Lawns may well be in use outside these times for cutting, hoop-setting, course preparation or evening practice sessions. Please check with Janet if you need to use one of the lawns on any of these days.
There will be a series of WCF (World Croquet Federation) Courses
from 3 – 6 May when we are delighted to be welcoming overseas visitors to the Club.
We are sorry to annouce the death of Barbara Kitching.
Barbara was a great stalwart of the club for many years being one of the leaders in the kitchen as well as enjoying her golf croquet. Brian & Barbara ran the corporate activities for several years and made it an important revenue stream for the club.
She will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Brian & his family at this sad time.
Picture: Barbara with Brian at the 2012 Christmas Party
18 players competed today in cold but dry conditions. The competition was organised in Swiss format and 6 rounds were played. This ensured that there were 3 players with 5 wins each. Of course, A beat B beat C beat A applied so the Manager had to exercise his few remaining braincells to determine a winner of the bottle of wine.
After an analysis of opponents Janet Hoptroff was declared the winner, having apparently beaten the best combination of opponents. Unfortunately the Manager rushed his calculations and made a mistake, discovered when writing this up: in fact, correct figures put Janet and Liz tied, but as Janet beat Liz she was correctly declared the winner of the bottle! Position of remaining ties determined by quality of opponents.
Photo to follow.
Summary of results
1. Janet Hoptroff 5 wins (beat Liz Farrow, Daphne Gaitley, Christopher Heath, Jane Humphreys & David King)
2. Liz Farrow 5 wins (beat David Gaitley, Clive Grimley, Tony Jolly, Jonathan Isaacs & Frances Low)
3. Jonathan Isaacs 5 wins (beat Frances Low, Roger Sutton, Jane Humphreys, Lanet Hoptroff & David Gaitley)
4. Christopher Heath 4 wins (beat Neil Humphreys, Roger Sutton, Janer Humphreys, & Keith Webb)
5. Roger Sutton 3 wins (beat Des Taylor, Tony Jolly & Daphne Gaitley)
6. Keith Webb 3 wins (beat Daphne Gaitley, Bruce Carr & Roger Sutton)
7. Tony Jolly 3 wins (beat Keith Webb, Linda Gavigan & Clive Grimley)
8. David King 3 wins (beat Lynne Lyle, Keith Webb & Christopher Heath)
9. Daphne Gaitley 3 wins (beat Des Taylor, Linda Gavigan & Tony Jolly)
10. Clive Grimley 3 wins (beat Bruce Carr, Lynne Lyle & Tony Jolly)
11. Des Taylor 3 wins (beat Lynne Lyle, Bruce Carr & Linda Gavigan)
12. David Gaitley 3 wins in 5 games (beat Bruce Carr, Clive Grimley & Tony Jolly)
13. Frances Low 3 wins in 5 games (beat Lynne Lyle, David King & Neil Humphreys)
14. Bruce Carr 2 wins (beat Linda Gavigan & Lynne Lyle)
15. Neil Humphreys 2 wins in 5 games (beat Des Taylor & Clive Grimley)
16. Jane Humphreys 2 wins in 5 games (beat Linda Gavigan & David King)
17. Linda Gavigan 1 win (beat Lynne Lyle)
18. Lynne Lyle 0 wins
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