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  • Patricia Duke-Cox elected CA Vice-President

    by Quiller Barrret at Hurlingham [^] -> bottom
    20 Oct 2018 (CA Official News)

     

    Council nominated Patricia Duke-Cox as a Vice-President of the Croquet Association at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and she was duly elected.

    Patricia served on Council as a Federation representative and as an independently elected member from 2000 - 2012. In 2008 she was elected Council's first female chairman in modern times. She has been a stalwart of the East Midlands Federation and is currently its chairman. She founded, and was for some years the backbone of, the Woodhall Spa club, but is now secretary of the Pinchbeck Club and also a member of the Nottingham Club.

    Patricia plays both Association and Golf croquet. She has a particular interest in junior croquet, organising matches against Irish Juniors in the years when they were able to raise a team and introducing a bursary system with support from Stephen Mulliner. As a librarian she is very interested in the history of the CA and was delighted to receive items on behalf of the CA from Tremaine Arkley of the USA with knowledgeable support from Roger Bray, a noted collector of items relating to croquet.

    Since retiring from Council she has retained an interest in CA affairs and recently served on the Governance Working Party

  • Nottingham host Sheffield U3A

    Omied Hallam reports:-

    Nottingham where very happy to host Sheffield Croquet Club for an end of season friendly match. With a mixture of handicaps and AC and GC played on both side we played a variety of different games. The morning started with golf double followed by some advanced singles while others played golf doubles and singles. After a lovely and social lunch the teams played 2 games of alternate stroke doubles. The day was sunny and the play was relaxed, it was a great opportunity to support another club and also give some of the newer Nottingham players some experiences in competitive play. The final score was 12.5 to 8.5 to Nottingham not that it really mattered as everyone had a great day and some fun which is what it was all about. Special thanks to Eugene Chang for organising the event.

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  • Nottingham v Penrith (AC National Short Croquet Final)

    National AC Short Croquet Final played at York on Monday 8th October.

     

    Penrith won the inaugural AC Short Croquet Competition beating Nottingham by the narrowest of margins 6-5

     

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    Nottingham team (back row left to right) Mark Lansdale (Capt), Ellen Gee, Mike Hedge & Andy Cruickshank 

     

  • GC C Level Final

    Report on First GC C – Level National Final – 23/24 September 2018

     

     

    Chris Jackson reports -

     

    Nottingham CC welcomed the 16 finalists of the First GC C-Series held over the weekend of 23-24th September. Given the onset of Autumn, the lawns were in remarkably good condition. The weather was also pretty kind, with none of the forecast rain occuring.

     

    Based on an 'all-play-all' format, the finalists ranging from Bury to Ryde (with a strong Home Counties showing) played 15 untimed rounds. Handicaps ranged from 5 to 10.

     

    At the end of the first day, three players – Steve Tarrant, Stephen Haynes and the local (and recent convert to croquet) Mike Hedge, were all tied on 6 wins each, closely followed by three others with 5 wins. Going into the final round, Mike Hedge had a one game lead over Stephen Haynes and Michelle Leonard. However, determined and attacking play from Michelle gave her yet another win whilst Mike lost his final game, making it 11 wins for each of them. Based on the tournament ruling of 'net hoops scored', Michelle was declared the winner with +63 with Mike a close second on +60.

     

    Many thanks to Patricia Duke-Cox and Beatrice McGlen for their catering skills and to Chris Jackson for managing the final.

     

    To conclude, this was a very successful inaugural C-Level tournament.

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