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Opening Day of the New Season - 10/03/2016 @ 09:50

Opening Day of Season

And to celebrate the opening of our new lawns

A GC and one ball event for all members

President’s Team V Chairman’s Team

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 chairman@sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk

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.

Full Results

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


Winter Tournament Places - 28/02/2016 @ 17:32

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!


Winter Tournament Places - 18/02/2016 @ 07:31

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
 

9.30 start

Open to all Players

£10 (or voluntary donation in excess)

payable on the day

Refreshments: £8

(Coffee, Light Lunch, Tea & Biscuits)

Practice Session: Thursday 31st March 10.00 – for refreshers

and newcomers to One Ball

Booking Essential
 

Book on Line: Sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk

or contact Luc Berthouze: entries@sussexcountycroquetclub.org.uk


Dear all,

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.


2016 courses open for entry - 15/12/2015 @ 19:53

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).
Thanks Luc


Roger Sutton


Twelve teams participated in the Alternate Stroke Doubles Winter Tournament on 7 November. Roughly 2/3 of the players were from SCCC, but we also welcomed teams made up of players from Preston, Crawley, Purley Bury, Caterham, Parsons Green, and Lodsworth. The tournament was run as a swiss with 4 rounds of 14-point games (75 minutes). Team handicaps were calculated as per the L4 AC Handicap Doubles Variation. Full bisques were used (team handicap / 3). Wins were worth 1 point. Draws 0.4. Peg-outs and peels received bonuses of 0.25 respectively. Given the weather conditions in previous days, the lawns were in very good condition. Many thanks go to the grounds team and Robin in particular who marked the lawns in the morning of the tournament. Deborah Marcus prepared a welcome hot soup as well as cakes. The weather was Novembr’ish although the final round saw some blue sky and sunshine coming through (see picture!).
 
1st place: Robin Wootton and Janet Hoptroff with 4/4 wins and 1 peg out.
2nd place: Luc Berthouze and Deborah Marcus with 3/4 wins and a peel. 
3rd place: John Taylor and Fred Bell with 3/4 wins.

Peeling prize: Hugh Brown and Richard Carline with 2 peels. 

 
Full results: 
Round 1:
Robin Wootton and Janet Hoptroff (16) beat Chris Constable and Vivienne Fryer (11)  10-4
Ray Hall and Chris Rolph (10) beat John Munt and Charles Corker (16) 11-4
Phil Dunk and Clive Grimley (7) beat Charles Lamb and Alan Rew (11) 14-4 (with a peel)
John Taylor and Fred Bell (9) beat Nick Parish and Stephen Parish (3.5) 11-9
Ron Sherwin and Audrey Sherwin (7) beat Jeff Rushby and Nigel Trotter (10) 14-6 (with a peel)
Hugh Brown and Richard Carline (18) beat Luc Berthouze and Deborah Marcus (3.5) 9-1 (with a peel)
Round 2:
John Munt and Charles Corker beat Nick Parish and Stephen Parish 6-5
Jeff Rushby and Nigel Trotter beat Charles Lamb and Alan Rew 14-2 (with a peel to losing team)
Luc Berthouze and Deborah Marcus beat Chris Constable and Vivienne Fryer 8-7 (with a peel)
John Taylor and Fred Bell beat Ray Hall and Chris Rolph 7-5
Ron Sherwin and Audrey Sherwin beat Phil Dunk and Clive Grimley 14-3
Robin Wootton and Janet Hoptroff beat Hugh Brown and Richard Carline 14-2 (with a peel to losing team)
Round 3:
John Taylor and Fred Bell beat Ron Sherwin and Audrey Sherwin 9-4
Robin Wootton and Janet Hoptroff beat Phil Dunk and Clive Grimley 7-6
Jeff Rushby and Nigel Trotter beat Hugh Brown and Richard Carline 14-3
Luc Berthouze and Deborah Marcus beat Ray Hall and Chris Rolph 8-4
Charles Lamb and Alan Rew beat John Munt and Charles Corker 6-3
Nick Parish and Stephen Parish beat Chris Constable and Vivienne Fryer 9-5
Round 4:
Phil Dunk and Clive Grimley beat Jeff Rushby and Nigel Trotter 8-6
Chris Constable and Vivienne Fryer beat John Munt and Charles Corker 5-4
Robin Wootton and Janet Hoptroff beat John Taylor and Fred Bell 5-4
Nick Parish and Stephen Parish beat Ray Hall and Chris Rolph 7-6
Luc Berthouze and Deborah Marcus beat Ron Sherwin and Audrey Sherwin 12-8
Charles Lamb and Alan Rew beat Hugh Brown and Richard Carline 9-7
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photo: Luc Berthouze

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