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Death of John Solomon - by John_Low 28/10/2014 @ 16:29

John Solomon, former world croquet champion, Nomads actor, composer, musician, author, and Master of The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders died 20 October, aged 82.

A regular at Southwick whilst his health allowed, he was often invited to present our and other trophies.

His Obituary in the Daily Telegraph is here.

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With the winning Czech Rep. team World Team Championships 2009

 

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At the Challenge and Gilbey Tournament, Sept 2009

 

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At the August Tournament in 2012


End of season lawn work - by Clive_Hayton 21/10/2014 @ 19:24

Dear all

Our grounds contractors will be performing some intensive end of season work on our lawns starting this week (weather permitting). This will mean that at some times over the next week or so, there may be no lawns available for play for a few days.

We will try to keep members informed via the web-site and email when the work is being done and when lawns might not be available. If anyone has any questions or wants an update before travelling to the club, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via email or my mobile number.

This end of season work by our contractors is critical to the process of continuing to improve our lawns for the coming years so I hope members will be understanding about any inconvenience.


Clive 

UPDATE ON 27TH OCTOBER

The contractors will be scarifying all 8 working lawns today so there will be no lawns available for the club session this afternoon. The scarifying will be followed by verti-draining (deep tining) as weather allows. I will try to keep members updated on lawn availability through this week and next week.

 

28th October
Our contractors' end of season work on the lawns continues so there will not be any lawns available to members today and tomorrow.
I will continue to send out regular updates by email. 

29th October
There should be 3 lawns available tomorrow (Thursday) but probably none on Friday as vertdraining now likely to be on Friday. I will email if things change.


The tournament was played on an Egyptian Format & split into 2 divisions. In the case of a draw by final index level, the net combined score for each individual was taken into account.

Robin Wootton narrowly beat Luc Berthouze in Division 1 having a similar index but with a net score 1 better than Luc.
In the 2nd Division Michelle Damon was a clear winner.

The format was well received by the players and allowed us to complete sufficient games before the heavens opened.

Jonathan Isaacs
Tournament Manager

Award for Frances Low in her other sport - by John_Low 04/10/2014 @ 14:59

As many in the club will know, summer Saturday's for Frances means only one thing - and it's not croquet!

As the regular home scorer for Rottingdean Cricket Club, Frances has been awarded this year's OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) for Sussex in the Umpires and Scorers category and attends the National Awards Ceremony at Lords Cricket Ground on Monday 6th October

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End of Season Dinner - by Clive_Hayton 19/09/2014 @ 09:09

SCCC End of Season Dinner

&

Annual Prizegiving

 

Friday 10th October 2014

7pm for 7.30pm

 

Menu

 

Oriental Butternut Squash Soup

 

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Roast Leg of English Lamb

Pommes Dauphinoise

Assorted Vegetables

 

Or

 

Roast Vegetable Lasagne

(Vegetarian option available on request in advance)

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A selection of indulgent desserts

 

£12.50

 

To book your place please sign up on the club noticeboard or email Chrissy Isaacs


Sussex GC Open won by Andrew Cowing - by John_Low 08/09/2014 @ 09:07

A lovely autumn weekend saw Andrew Cowing triumph in the GC Open Competition for the Hamilton Trophy, beating local player Janet Hoptroff in the final 7-4, 2-7, 7-5.

The field was reduced by four withdrawals through ilness, injury or no show and left the Manager wishing he had powers of foresight!

The consolation bottle was awarded to Jonathan Isaacs, as a shortened (so players could watch the final) Swiss competition did not produce a true outcome.

 

Full results to follow.

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AC 14 pt Doubles Competition - by John_Low 25/08/2014 @ 20:40

The team AC 14pt Doubles competition was won by Southwick.

 

However the star of the weekend was:

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The guest player didn't dominate on the lawn as she spent quite a lot of time doing this:

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Any good photo captions will be published (if clean!)  Email webmaster.


The South of England Week played at Compton Croguet Club, Eastbourne 22-27 September  is looking for more players, otherwise it may be cancelled.

Club Chairman Mike Cockburn writes:

"We are keen to encourage more players to enter this long-established tournament and would be grateful if you could bring this message to the attention of any of your members who might be interested. It takes place at the Compton Croquet Club in Eastbourne and features handicap singles, handicap doubles, class singles and a consolation singles. Entrants may choose one or more events and the programme is structured in such a way that players need only be present for part of the week if they wish - see below for a brief summary: full details in the CA's Fixtures' Calendar (pages 49/50) or on the CA website (click the “Tournaments” tab, “Fixtures Calendar” under “Individual Competitions”, scroll down to “22-27 Sep” and choose the “i” icon for information or the green and red icon to enter).

 

Entries may be made online via the CA website (preferred) or by post - but in the latter case an email to the manager Colin Hemming (Colin@ColinHemming.com) would be much appreciated.

 

Lunches and teas will be available and we hope to provide Eastbourne's famous sunshine!"

 


High Bisque Tournament 2014 - by John_Low 18/08/2014 @ 19:25

For a report on this tournament, see here.


Annual Tournament Results - by John_Low 17/08/2014 @ 20:38

The Advanced Class Singles (Annual Tournament) was reduced from three classes to one event this year, due to lack of entries.

The competition was won by David Mumford who won all five games.  Congratulations to him.  The Scott Cup was used as the trophy for the event (normally the B Class trophy).

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The runner-up with 4 wins was David Cook.

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Full results:

1    David Cook     beat     Roger Wood    +12
2    Ray Hall     beat     Mark Hamilton    +8
3    David Mumford     beat     Richard Jackson    +10
4    Jonathan Isaacs     beat     Liz Farrow    +24
5    Phil Dunk     beat     John M Taylor    +17


6    Liz Farrow     beat     John M Taylor    +2
7    David Cook     beat     Ray Hall    +19
8    David Mumford     beat     Jonathan Isaacs    +6
9    Roger Wood     beat     Phil Dunk    +16
10    Mark Hamilton     beat     Richard Jackson    +4


11    David Mumford     beat     David Cook    +14
12    Jonathan Isaacs     beat     Ray Hall    +23
13    Phil Dunk     beat     Mark Hamilton    +2
14    Roger Wood     beat     Liz Farrow    +6
15    John M Taylor     beat     Richard Jackson    +16


16    David Mumford     beat     Phil Dunk    +4
17    David Cook     beat     Jonathan Isaacs    +13
18    Roger Wood     beat     Ray Hall    +13tpo
19    John M Taylor     beat     Mark Hamilton    +8
20    John Low     beat     Liz Farrow    +18


21    David Mumford     beat     Roger Wood    +7
22    David Cook     beat     Phil Dunk    +6
23    John M Taylor     beat     Jonathan Isaacs    +16
24    John Low     beat     Ray Hall    +10
25    Liz Farrow     beat     Mark Hamilton    +3 

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