We were favoured with a sunny day for this, the first tournament of the year. 18 played took part in a 6 round Swiss competition. The winner was Luc Berthouze who won all his games, from runner-up Richard Brooks who was beaten only by Luc.
It was good to have playes from other clubs in the South, but also to have a (now regular!) visit from Sweden by Goran Norberg who came over for the competition. Good to see you again, Goran.
Results in full:
|Order of Play|
|Roger Sutton||7||1||Linda Gavigan|
|Richard Brooks||7||3||Lynne Lyle|
|Luc Berthouze||7||2||Frances Low|
|Liz Farrow||2||7||Jane Humphreys|
|Tony Jolly||7||2||Daphne Gaitley|
|Chris Heath||7||5||Janet Hoptroff|
|Robin Wootton||7||4||Clive Grimley|
|Tony Trump||7||0||Neil Humpheys|
|Keith Webb||7||5||Goran Norberg|
|Roger Sutton||6||7||Richard Brooks|
|Luc Berthouze||7||2||Jane Humphreys|
|Frances Low||5||7||Lynne Lyle|
|Robin Wootton||7||4||Tony Trump|
|Liz Farrow||7||5||Daphne Gaitley|
|Tony Jolly||2||7||Chris Heath|
|Janet Hoptroff||7||1||Clive Grimley|
|Keith Webb||7||2||Linda Gavigan|
|Goran Norberg||7||3||Neil Humpheys|
|Richard Brooks||4||7||Luc Berthouze|
|Chris Heath||6||7||Robin Wootton|
|Keith Webb||7||6||Roger Sutton|
|Liz Farrow||7||3||Janet Hoptroff|
|Clive Grimley||7||5||Neil Humpheys|
|Jane Humphreys||7||6||Tony Jolly|
|Tony Trump||7||4||Lynne Lyle|
|Daphne Gaitley||7||5||Frances Low|
|Goran Norberg||7||3||Linda Gavigan|
|Luc Berthouze||7||3||Robin Wootton|
|Keith Webb||1||7||Richard Brooks|
|Neil Humphreys||7||6||Frances Low|
|Chris Heath||7||5||Jane Humphreys|
|Tony Trump||4||7||Liz Farrow|
|Goran Norberg||7||4||Roger Sutton|
|Tony Jolly||7||3||Lynne Lyle|
|Janet Hoptroff||5||7||Daphne Gaitley|
|Clive Grimley||7||1||Linda Gavigan|
|Luc Berthouze||7||1||Keith Webb|
|Robin Wootton||5||7||Richard Brooks|
|Chris Heath||2||7||Liz Farrow|
|Linda Gavigan||6||7||Frances Low|
|Neil Humphreys||5||7||Janet Hoptroff|
|Roger Sutton||5||7||Lynne Lyle|
|Goran Norberg||6||7||Jane Humphreys|
|Tony Trump||7||5||Tony Jolly|
|Daphne Gaitley||7||5||Clive Grimley|
|Luc Berthouze||7||6||Liz Farrow|
|Richard Brooks||7||4||Goran Norberg|
|Keith Webb||5||7||Robin Wootton|
|Chris Heath||7||4||Tony Trump|
|Jane Humphreys||2||7||Daphne Gaitley|
|Tony Jolly||3||7||Clive Grimley|
|Lynne Lyle||3||7||Janet Hoptroff|
|Roger Sutton||7||5||Frances Low|
|Neil Humphreys||7||3||Linda Gavigan|
Many of our winter tournaments are under-subscribed. Please enter and kickstart your 2015 croquet season!
AC Alternate Stroke Doubles 8 March 2015 12 entries to date, we could do with more!
GC 10/10 Competition 15 March 2015 We need 4 more players
AC 14pt 1 Day Challenge 22 March 2015 Only 4 entries so far!
AC 1-ball charity heat / Opening 29 March 2015 Only 1 entry so far!
New steel framed gates have been fitted at the club today. Designed and made by David Gaitley, they should be stronger, more secure and less prone to swelling / shrinking than the old wooden gates.
Locking / unlocking the new gates uses the same lock / key as the old gates but there utilises a different locking / unlocking design.
Our thanks to David (supported and assisted by Daphne) for this fantastic piece of engineering.
The picture shows the shiny new gates, their maker and some of the installation team from the winter working party!
Finger buffet £7 per person
Teams of three to five people
( but if you haven’t a team, come along anyway, join a team and have some fun)
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Played on a very pleasant day with almost complete sunshine and no wind.
8 teams of two players played an American block. The event was won by Jane and Neil from the Chichester and Fishbourne Croquet Club who were triumphant in all their games.
The runners-up were Janet Hoptroff and Robin Wootton who lost only to the winners.
|Jane H & Neil||Jill & David||Margaret & Keith||Clive & Alan||Anne & Graham||Jane G & Colin||Linda & Lynne||Janet & Robin||Wins||Ties||Block Position|
|Jill Mays & David King||1-5||6-5||2-6||5-7||3-4||6-5||4-7||2||6|
|Margaret Pointing & Keith Webb||5-6||5-6||7-2||7-5||5-5||7-1||5-6||3||1||4|
|Clive Grimley &
|Tony Trump & Graham Tucker||5-6||7-5||5-7||3-6||3-4||3-5||1-7||1||8|
|Jane Gribbon & Colin Lyle||2-7||4-3||5-5||3-7||4-3||7-4||6-7||2||1||5|
|Linda Gavigan & Lynne Lyle||2-6||5-6||1-7||4-6||5-3||4-7||3-6||1||7|
|Janet Hoptroff & Robin Wootton||5-6||7-4||6-5||7-6||7-1||7-6||6-3||6||2|
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.
With the winning Czech Rep. team World Team Championships 2009
At the Challenge and Gilbey Tournament, Sept 2009
At the August Tournament in 2012
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.
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.
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.
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
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