And to celebrate the opening of our new lawns
A GC and one ball event for all members
All members both AC and GC of all abilities will be included and allocated to a team
Saturday April 2nd
Starting at 11.am
Please E Mail Clive on firstname.lastname@example.org
to enter or put your name on notice board
Please indicate your preference (GC, one-ball) and handicap
A light lunch will be available
6 pairs took part in this event. The morning was sunny and eventually quite warm, but we paid for it in the afternoon!
The tournament was run as an American block with an agressive time limit of 1 hour 20 minutes per 14pt game to ensure the 5 rounds would fit into the day. Despite the time limit a high proportion of games went to a peg out.
The winners were Jeff Rushby and Nigel Trotter who won 4 out of 5 games, from the runners up Lix Farrow and Phil Dunk, also 4 wins but whom they beat.
Special mention for Fred Bell and Ann Smith who both had high handicaps and therefore a forest of bisques on occasion; they both played with an accuracy of shot and understanding of play above the usual for their handicaps and thoroughly deserved the 3 wins they achieved.
|ASD 6th March 2016|
|Gabrielle & Brian||Liz & Phillip||Frances & John||Ann & Fred||Ray & Robin||Jeff & Nigel||WINS||POSITION|
|Gabrielle & Brian||-3||+11||-9||+3||+11||3||4|
|Liz & Phillip||+3||+4||+4||+9||-3||4||2|
|Frances & John||-11||-4||-8||-12||-14||0||6|
|Ann & Fred||+9||-4||+8||+2||-4||3||3|
|Ray & Robin||-3||-9||+12||-2||-13||1||5|
|Jeff & Nigel||-11||+3||+14||+4||+13||4||1|
Entries are needed for the AC alternate stroke doubles on 6th March as we currently do not have enough players to run the tournament.
GC level on 20th March is full, but you can be on a reserve list if you wish.
There are still places available for the oneball charity club heat on 3rd April. The winner will go to the finals!
There are places available on Feb 28th for the 10/10 GC and 6th March for the AC alternate stroke doubles.
Both of them are great to play and it is a good warm up for the new season.
GC level on 20th March is full, but you can be on a reserve list if you wish. Also 3rd April is the oneball charity club heat. If you win you can go to the finals!
Sussex County Croquet Club
Charity One Ball Handicap Heat
in aid of Myeloma UK (bone marrow cancer)
For Prizes & Places in Final Sunday 8th May at Surbiton CC
This excellent charity has a 'house colour' of orange, so for the heats and in the final we are encouraging everyone to wear something orange !
Sunday 3 April
Open to all Players
£10 (or voluntary donation in excess)
payable on the day
(Coffee, Light Lunch, Tea & Biscuits)
and newcomers to One Ball
Book on Line: Sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk
or contact Luc Berthouze: email@example.com
We have three winter tournaments upcoming. With a limited number of lawns, book early to avoid disappointment!
28 Feb 2016 GC 10/10 doubles only 4 places left
06 March 2016 Alternate Stroke Doubles
20 March 2016 GC Level play only 1 place left!
Any question, please email Tournament Secretary.
As the wind howls outside and the rain lashes the window, this dropped into my inbox from Richard Thompson:
The Corfu Croquet Club, in conjunction with the Kontokali Bay Hotel & Resort, has organised its first GC Croquet Holiday, following several very successful AC events. They have asked me to manage the varied Croquet programme, including the “First Greek GC Championship”.
Dates: 4th to 13th May 2016. There is a brochure for downloading here.
The current winter season and next summer season's tournament are now available to book online.
Wins by Neil Humphreys and Graham Tucker in the two classes
Our Winter GC tournament took place on Sunday, although there had been 28 entries
after late withdrawals 24 players took part. I was able to divide the players into two
Blocks of 12, under 5 handicaps and 6 – 12 handicaps.
There were 17 SCCC members, several were playing their first tournament, and 7 from other clubs a particular note should be made of Charles and Ellie Martin had made the trek from Ramsgate.
The tournament took place in dull weather with drizzle at times we were thankful however that it was fairly mild.
The Blue block 6 – 12 handicap was won by Neil Humphreys who had 5 wins out of 6 he pipped Bob Clark on a who beat who basis, Bob also had 5 wins. Third place went to Deborah Marcus with 4 wins.
The red block under 5 handicaps had been joined by Graham Tucker the highest ranked 6 handicap to even the numbers. It was won by Luc Berthouze who had 5 out of 6 wins. The runner up on a rather complicated formula (see below) was Roger Sutton with Richard Brooks in third place and Chrissie Merrington in 4th place, all had 4 wins.
We thank Deborah Marcus for lunch of soup and rolls, Robin and his team for preparing the lawns.
Last but not least I thank my wife Jenny for helping me record the scores.
These are Luc’s calculations of how the Red group placings were achieved.
There were 4 people tied on 4 wins (Sutton, Brooks, Wootton, Merrington)
First criterion is who beats whom.
Sutton beats Brooks
Sutton beats Wootton
Sutton did not play Merrington
Merrington played Brooks and Wootton and lost to both. Therefore on who beat whom we have: Sutton > Brooks / Wootton > Merrington
Then, we only need to resolve tie between Brooks and Wootton.
Brooks and Wootton did not play each other.
Brooks has higher hoop number (16 against 12).
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