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Alternate Stroke Handicap Doubles Day - by John_Low 19/11/2017 @ 20:43

An fun day was had by all players in sunny if chilly weather. Four rounds of 14pt timed handicap games were played, in an Egyptian format. The event was won by Clive Grimley and Robin Wootton; congratulations to them

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The runners-up were Liz Farrow and Simon Dobson.

The trophies were the two Castell Soda Syphons which Paul Castell generously donated in 2008 for the Alternate Stroke Advanced Open Tournament which used to be held in July. Unfortunately entries dropped off and the event has not been played for some time so it was good to see these unusual trophies being put to good use again.

Thanks to Deborah for running the competition so professionally.

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Fuller results shortly.


Table Tennis and Fish 'n Chips Evening - by Chris_Rolph 19/11/2017 @ 18:55

Table Tennis and Fish 'n Chips Evening

Fourteen players, two spectators and Chris behind the bar attended the clubs latest social event.

The seven pairs played in a round robin format of '11 up' followed by '21 up playoffs' to decide the final finishing order. The event was rounded off with a splendid delivery of Fish and Chips.

A very enjoyable evening was had by all (and some valuable funds were made for the club).

Finishing order:

1st - Jo and Trevor
2nd - Ben and Dan
3rd - Chris (not the barman) and Carol
4th - Reg and Dave
5th - Pam and Gerald
6th - Sue and John
7th - Rosemary and Pat

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Steve Lewendon - by Liz_Farrow 14/11/2017 @ 18:59

I am so very sad to tell you that Steve Lewendon passed away today after a brave fight with cancer.He was a very valued member of our club for many years. Most of you will know him as the' man behind the bar' until this year. He was also coaching until very recently. He will be very much missed by all of us who knew him.

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Steve during the 2016 Academy coaching season


Possible New Year's Day Fun Tournament - by John_Low 01/11/2017 @ 08:46

If you might be interested in playing in a New Year's Day tournament suitable for both AC and GC players, please let Ray Hall know a soon as possible. Further information in due course when the level of interest has been ascertained.


Alternate Stroke Croquet 19th November 2017 - by Deborah_Marcus 11/10/2017 @ 08:48

SUSSEX COUNTY CROQUET CLUB

ALTERNATE STROKE DOUBLES AC HANDICAP TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER

9.30am to 4.30pm. 14-point games.

Sorry this event is now fully booked!

BRING PLENTY OF WARM CLOTHING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Deborah Marcus

*To pay in advance online, please send the funds to Sussex County Croquet Club Sort Code 20-12-75 Account no 00842478. IMPORTANT: Please insert a payment ref: your name and ‘ASD’


Celebrating the End of the 2017 Season - by John_Low 07/10/2017 @ 13:29

End of Season Dinner

A wonderful dinner on Friday night by Chrissy and her team to celebrate the end of the 2017 season and award of trophies for the internal tournaments.

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Photo: Ray Hall

DeborahDavidMarcus.png Deborah & David Marcus won the GC Handicap Singles Cups
Dinah Hutchins & Linda Gavigan won the Diana Brothers Drawn Pairs Trophy DinahHutchinsLindaGavigan.png
SandraTowner.png Sandra Towner won the GC High Handicap Ladder.
Mike Kavanagh was judged the most improved GC player of the year. MikeKavanagh.png
SueCaulfield.png Sue Caulfield was judged Rookie of the Year.

AC Advanced Weekend Results - by John_Low 02/10/2017 @ 09:26

AC Advanced Weekend Results

The winner of the Solomon Cup was John-Paul Moberly, and  Runner up Duncan Reeve.
Winner of the Consolation Event was Chris Coull, and the Runner up was Craig Winfield.

Solomon Trophy DR LF NC CR DG CW JM TJ CC AK DG NH CO PD Wins Net Hoops
Duncan Reeve 26 QNP 26 26 26 OTP, 6, 12 4 36
Liz Farrow 0 26 16 8 26 26 3 -21
Neil Coote 9 21 26 8 9 12 1 -55
Cesar Reyes 10 26 26 26 24 3 7
Dave Gunn 3 26 22 2 26 2 -24
Craig Winfield 26 26 12 26 26 4 38
John-Paul Moberly 22, 26, 26 26 26 26 5 87
Tudor Jenkins 26 8 9 22 26 2 -1
Chris Coull 26 26 26 12 26 4 32
Andrew Killick 23 26 21 19 11 1 -16
Daphne Gaitley 1 24 26 0 11 1 -64
Nick Harris 26 6 26 26 18 3 42
Chris O'Byrne 6 5 17 26 16 1 -45
Phil Dunk 26 13 9 20 26 3 -16

The Winner of the Sussex Tumbler was David Marcus, and  Runner Up Jeffrey Rushby.

Tumblers DHB JR DG ST DM AG Wins Net Hoops
David H Boyd 12 26 26 26 18 3 17
Jeffrey Rushby 23 23 26 13 16 3 21
David Gillett 25 25 23 12 14 2 -14
Simon Tuke 9 11 22 18 26 1 -26
David Marcus 8 17 16 19 26 4 1
Andrew Gray 26 15 26 18 16 2 1

Grateful thanks to Nick Harris for managing the weekend.

If anyone took some photos they could share with this website the webmaster will be happy to receive them.


SCCC Open Golf Tournament - by John_Low 09/09/2017 @ 12:39

SCCC Open Golf Tournament Sept 2017

Play started in pleasant sunshine - unfortunately it didn't last but most of the two days was dry at least. A windy final though!

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All results are on CroquetScores

Block Stage

Block A BA DB CB RB DG FL JS LT RW MH Wins Net Hoops
Bill Arliss 7 4 7 5 3 7 0 7 3 4 -11
David Bell 5 6 2 7 7 7 2 7 6 4 -2
Colin Britt 7 7 4 7 7 7 2 7 7 7 11
Richard Brooks 4 7 7 7 7 4 7 7 7 7 19
Daphne Gaitley 7 3 4 3 7 2 4 7 6 3 -13
Frances Low 7 6 4 3 3 5 2 7 5 2 -14
Jayne Stevens 4 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6
Lionel Tibble 7 7 7 4 7 7 6 7 7 7 31
Robin Wootton 6 2 4 3 6 4 6 3 0 0 -29
Mark Hamilton 7 7 3 5 7 7 6 1 7 5 2

Block B PB SC BE MF JG PG CH CM DD IC Wins Net Hoops
Peter Balchin 5 5 6 3 7 7 7 3 4 3 -3
Stephen Custance-Baker 7 4 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 6 11
Bob Ellis 7 7 5 3 7 5 4 6 3 3 -6
Martin French 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 27
James Goodbun 7 7 7 2 7 7 7 7 7 8 14
Paul Gunn 3 3 2 3 5 7 7 6 2 2 -21
Chris Heath 3 4 7 1 6 6 4 2 7 2 -20
Christine Merrington 2 4 7 3 3 4 7 7 7 4 -9
David Dray 7 7 7 4 6 7 7 5 7 6 11
Ian Cobbold 7 5 7 3 5 7 6 5 2 3 -4

Knockout Finals

SCCC GC Finals

First Round Semi Final Final Winner
Stephen Custance-Baker Lionel Tibble    10-6 Colin Britt 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 David Dray 7-5, 4-7, 7-6
Lionel Tibble
James Goodbun Colin Britt 10-4
Colin Britt
David Dray David Dray 10-9 David Dray 7-6. 4-7, 7-5
Richard Brooks
Martin French Martin French 10-6
Jayne Stevens

Congratulations to the winner David Dray.

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Runner-up was Colin Britt.

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Consolation Event

First Round Semi Final Final Winner
Peter Balchin Peter Balchin 7-6 Peter Balchin 7-6 Peter Balchin 7-3
Daphne Gaitley
Paul Gunn Paul Gunn 7-3
Christine Merrington
Frances Low Chris Heath 7-4 Bob Ellis 7-3
Chris Heath
Robin Wootton Bob Ellis 7-3
Bob Ellis

Congratulations to the winner Peter Balchin.

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Additional games:

Robin Wootton beat Frances Low 7-5

Chris Heath beat Chrissy Merrington 7-5

Hamilton Trophy finalists

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SSSC Annual Tournament 2017 - by Jonathan-Deborah 04/08/2017 @ 21:06

SSSC Annual Tournament 2017

Despite challenging weather conditions over the two days of competition, the tournament was played with great good humour, not to mention stoicism, so that all the events were completed.  Our thanks to all the players for their perseverence!

The results were as follows:

AC Event 1 Abbey Challenge Cup - Winner: David Nicholson.  Runner-up: Luc Berthouze.
AC Event 2 Scott Cup                    -  Winner: Liz Farrow.  Runner-up: Neil Coote
AC Event 3 Daldy Cup                    -  Winner: Clive Hayton.  Runner-up: David Marcus

GC Event 1 Jellicorse Cup              - Winner: Richard Brooks. Runner-up: Ian Cobbold
GC Event 2 Issacs Cup                   - Winner: Robert Clark. Runner-up: David King

Jonathan Isaacs and Deborah Marcus
Tournament Managers

Corrected detailed results (apologies, Webmaster misunderstood format)

AC Event 1 Abbey Challenge Cup

Block 1
Luc Berthouze beat Jon Diamond +1
David Nicholson beat Anthony Dix + 26 tp

Luc Berthouze beat Anthony Dix +24tp
David Nicholson beat Jon Diamond +19

James Tuttiet beat Andrew Dutton +3
David Nicholson beat Luc Berthouze +26stp

Block 2
Cliff Jones beat James Tuttiet +26tp
Paul Castell beat Andrew Dutton +22

Cliff Jones beat Paul Castell +6
Anthony Dix beat Jon Diamond +21

Cliff Jones beat Andrew Dutton +13
Paul Castell beat James Tuttiet +11

Playoff
Luc Berthouze beat Cliff Jones +26
David Nicholson beat Paul Castell +20tp

Luc Berthouze beat Paul Castell +26tp
David Nicholson beat Cliff Jones +3

David Nicholson beat Luc Berthouze +23
Paul Castell beat Cliff Jones +6

Consolation
Anthony Dix beat Andrew Dutton +8
Jon Diamond beat James Tuttiet +16

Anthony Dix beat Jon Diamond +13
James Tuttiet beat Andrew Dutton +13

(One-ball):Anthony Dix beat James Tuttiet +3
(One-Ball):Andrew Dutton beat Jon Diamond +3

AC Event 2 Scott Cup

Neil Coote beat Janet Overell +18
Dennis Dunk beat John M Taylor +8
Elizabeth Farrow beat Alexander Jardine +12

Elizabeth Farrow beat Janet Overell +23
Alexander Jardine beat John M Taylor +5

18 point games (weather restricted):
Elizabeth Farrow beat Neil Coote +5
Janet Overell beat John M Taylor +8

Neil Coote beat John M Taylor +10
Alexander Jardine beat Janet Overell +16

Neil Coote beat Alexander Jardine +13
Elizabeth Farrow beat John M Taylor +10

AC Event 3 Daldy Cup

David Cook beat Clive Hayton +5(t)
Martyn Cooperman beat Jeffrey Rushby +2
David Houston beat David Marcus +8(t)

David Cook beat Martyn Cooperman +13
Clive Hayton beat David Houston +16
David Marcus beat Jeffrey Rushby +11

18 point games (weather restricted):
David Houston beat David Cook +9
David Marcus beat Martyn Cooperman +11
Clive Hayton beat Jeffrey Rushby +8

David Cook beat Jeffrey Rusby +15
Clive Hayton beat David Marcus +5
Martyn Cooperman beat David Houston +2

David Marcus beat David Cook +17
David Houston beat Jeffrey Rushby +10
Clive Hayton beat Martyn Cooperman +8


World AC Team Championship - by Ray_Hall-John_Low 02/07/2017 @ 21:54

World AC Team Championship

International teams come to Southwick 17 to 22 July 2017

Update!

Full results in the tournament can be found at
https://croquetscores.com/2017/ac/wtc-tier-2

The tournament has been and gone and was on the whole a great success. A huge amount of effort was put in by the Club and its members and I know so many players were very grateful for that.

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Unfortunately the weather defeated us on the final day. We got the mornings play (starting at 8am in the case of Tier 3) but in the afternoon there was the most tremendous cloudburst that flooded the lawns; after a valiant attempt to restart play we had to admit that play would have to be abandoned and the results declared on the games completed by then.

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Over the next day or so I will add some further photos here and in the album area of the website. In the meantime here is a summary of the results from each of the three Tiers.

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Tier 2.1 Tests Matches Games Hoops
Wins Losses Draws Wins Losses Wins Losses For Against Net
Wales 3 0 0 14 4 29 13 948 588 360
Scotland 1 1 0 11 4 28 12 848 613 235
Ireland 1 2 0 4 13 11 26 485 812 -327
Spain 0 2 0 3 11 8 25 478 746

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Tier 2.2&3 Stage 1 Tests Games Hoops
Wins Losses Draws Wins Losses For Against Net
Canada 4 0 0 33 7 945 422 523
Sweden 3 1 0 24 16 783 610 173
Germany 2 2 0 21 19 687 707 -20
South Africa 1 3 0 17 23 591 758 -167
Czech Republic 0 4 0 5 35 408 917 -509

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Tier 2.2 Tests Matches Games Hoops
Wins Losses Draws Wins Losses Wins Losses For Against Net
Canada 0 0 0 1 1 5 4 139 186 -47
Sweden 0 0 0 1 1 4 5 186 139 47

(Declared as a Tie)

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Tier 2.3 Tests Games Hoops
Wins Losses Draws Wins Losses For Against Net
Germany 1 0 0 12 4 322 201 121
South Africa 1 0 0 9 7 259 272 -13
Czech Republic 0 2 0 3 13 223 331 -108

Chris and John (Managers)

Background by Ray Hall

The long-standing MacRobertson Shield contest became part of the World Croquet Federation team series in 2010, and the Association Croquet World Team Championship was established to extend the opportunities for team competition to other countries. Tiers 2.1, 2.2 and 3 were established on a format based on the “Mac”, and Great Britain separated into component countries.


In that inaugural year Wales took 2.1, Scotland 2.2 and the Czech Republic took tier 3. In 2014 Tier 2.1 was played in Ireland and was won by the hosts. The lower tiers were played at Southwick where Spain won tier 2.2 and are now promoted to tier 2.1 at the expense of South Africa. For 2017 all three tiers will be hosted at Southwick, taking the whole week from 17 to 22 July.


Tier 2.1 teams will be Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Spain. Each team will play a full two-day test match against each of the other teams, as in the MacRobertson Shield, finishing on Saturday 22 July. Scotland finished only marginally above SA in 2014, so much hinges on whether Spain can maintain their 2014 form.


Tiers 2.2 and 3 will be run as a combined competition between Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, South Africa and Sweden. In 2014, when played entirely as a single block, the order of the current entrants was Sweden (4 wins) Germany (3) Canada (2), Czech Rep (0) so we shall see how they cope with South Africa.


From Monday to Thursday each team will play against the other four in 'Jamboree format '. This entails one doubles and two singles each day, which enables all five teams to complete a full test match format. Tier 2.2 will be determined by the two top teams then playing a full test match on Friday and Saturday. The remaining three teams will play a modified Jamboree, which minimises repeat encounters, to determine the tier 3 result.


The opening ceremony is on Sunday evening, 16 July; international skittles on Tuesday evening; tournament dinner on Friday; and trophy presentation on Saturday evening 22 July. Spectators will be welcome throughout the week, though we cannot guarantee a repeat of the 2014 sunny weather.


 

Ray Hall

SCCC


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