Congratulations to Phillippine and Sanaa on the birth of their first child, a girl they have named Talitha, at 6.04 CET on 12th July. Both mother and daughter are reported to be very healthy and happy.
James Death and Robert Fulford won the (AC) Open Doubles (for the second time, having previously won the event in 2008). In the semi-final, James only had to run six hoops in each game, as Rob finished them with sextuple peels. However, in the final, Rob pealed and pegged out David Maugham in both games, leaving JaPmes to finish with a three ball break before David's partner, Mark, got going.
By way of a warm up in the Z, James completed an octuple peal, which ended with a straight sextuple i.e. scoring the last 6 hoops and the peg for his partner ball while scoring them himself!
Of the club members in the singles, Paddy Chapman was the only one to progress in the main event, loosing 3-1 to Robert Fulford in the semi-final. Reg Bamford won the final.
Keith Aiton, Paddy and Miranda Champman, and James Death qualified for the main event in the (AC) Opens at a rather soggy Cheltenham. Paddy and Keith are drawn to play each other, Miranda plays Reg Bamford (one of the top seeds) and James plays Martin French. You can follow their progress on the CA Website.
Will Gee has been selected to play for England in the WCF Golf Croquet World Team Championships in South Africa in November this year.
The team is:
- Jacob Carr
- Will Gee
- James Goodbun
- Stephen Mulliner (captain and manager)