• Bristol beat Nottingham in AC inter-club semi-final

    On 20th September our inter-club team had a close tussle with the visiting Bristol team, with Bristol eventually prevailing in the very last game.  Bristol will go on to meet Surbiton in the final. 

    Results (Nottingham names first):

    Alain Giraud and Omied Hallam beat David Goacher and Ed Duckworth +26tp (Giraud)
    Will Gee lost to Robert Wilkinson -22tp
    John Davis beat Richard M. Smith +5

    Alain Giraud lost to David Goacher -4
    Omied Hallam beat Ed Duckworth +4
    Will Gee lost to Richard M. Smith -17
    John Davis lost to Robert Wilkinson -13tp

  • Mick Owens won club Beginners' Tournament

    On Saturday 19th September, ten beginners (from 2019 and 2020) competed for the new Derek Blow Shield, playing four rounds of 14-point full bisque with 90 minute time limits. It was won convincingly by Mick Owens (2019 starter) who didn't drop a game. Runner up was 2020 starter, Ben Shelton. Congratulations to them both, and best wishes for continued successes. 

  • Paddy Chapman won the President's Cup; Ian Vincent the Tankard

    On Sunday 13th September, after 4 days of intensive competition at the Hurlingham club in London against some of the top players in the country, Nottingham Croquet Club's Paddy Chapman won the President's Cup, the highest ranking of the Association Croquet "Eights". He won 12 of his 14 games, four of them completed with sextuple peels, beating croquet legend Robert Fulford who won 11 games.  The photograph shows Paddy (right) being presented with the magnificent trophy by Stephen Mullliner. 

    Paddy had previously won this in 2015. Other Nottingham members whose names are on the cup include James Death (2007) and Keith Aiton (2005). 

    Meanwhile, in Southport, after a similarly demanding schedule, Nottingham Croquet Club's president, Ian Vincent, won the Treasurer's Tankard, the fourth of the "Eights". 

    Many congratulations to both.

    Over the same 4-day period, our club hosted the Chairman's Salver, the second ranking of the Eights, which was won very convincingly by Samir Patel. Many thanks to all who volunteered to support this in so many ways. Our hospitality and the quality of our facilities were very well received and much appreciated. 


    Stephen Mulliner presenting Paddy with the President's Cup (Photo credit: Sarah Mulliner)



    Ian Vincent (right) with the Treasurer's Tankard (socially distanced from Don Williamson).



  • Paddy Chapman won the AC Open Championship

    Paddy Chapman won the AC Open Championship 3-2 against Harry Fisher at Cheltenham, coming back from 2-0 down.  Harry had the first break in the first four games, but Paddy TPO'd him in three of them.  Paddy had previously beaten James Death, the holder, in the quarter finals.

  • Club competitions

    A reminder to club members that some of the club comeptitions are running a bit behind. We hope all members will want to complete their games by the end of the season, and do their best to achieve this. Please be aware that with lawns 6-8 out of action for renovation, with shorter daylight hours, more erratic weather, and with several tournaments and matches scheduled - particularly at weekends, it may become less easy to find a suitable slot. 

    As a reminder the spreadsheet for the competitions can be found here

    Please continue to report results by annotating your details on the lawn booking system, and James will enter them into the spreadsheet. 

    Best wishes to all our members. 


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