• Nottingham win Secretary's Shield

    The final of the Secretary's Shield was hosted by Wrest Park on their new lawns, which are reached by turning left from the drive as you enter the park. They have a much larger pavilion, with electricity and running water, and no need for a bicycle to reach the toilet! There are currently three lawns, but ground is being prepared for a fourth: turf was being lifted and replaced to remove a slight ridge to the side of one of the existing lawns during the afternoon. The soil appeared to be sandy rather than clay, so should be better drained. There is an expansive view of farmland. The club was very hospitable, providing some excellent cakes for tea.

    Nottingham won the two morning singles, but Enfield won the doubles by 2 after pegging out Omied with his partner on rover, when for 1 and peg. Omied narrowly but quickly won his afternoon singles, then Dan Greenaway finished to give Nottingham their third successive shield, equalling the record set by Bowdon some years ago.

    Results with Nottingham names first:

    Omied Hallam (1.5) & Dan Greenaway (9) lost to Ken Pickett (2.5) & Brian Havill (8) -2
    Ian Draper (20) bt Brian Dawes (9) +19
    Philippine Hallam (20) bt David Frost (18) +12t

    Omied Hallam bt Ken Pickett +4
    Dan Greenaway bt Brian Havill +16
    Philippine Hallam bt Brian Daws +5t
    Ian Draper bt David Frost +4t

  • Irmgard Finnigan won GC C Level

    Nottingham Croquet Club and The Federation Of East Midlands Croquet Clubs held another “C” Level golf croquet Tournament for players of handicaps 7-12, contested by 24 players from ten Clubs. The outright winner was
    Irmgard Finnigan from Nottingham Club: Cathy Turski and Bob White, also of Nottingham Club, were joint second.
    Grateful thanks to Lorna Orton and Pam Smart for providing an excellent lunch and tea.  The Tournament Manager was Eileen Buxton.

  • Adrian Byrne won Jim Kirby Cup

    Judith Moore wrote: The Jim Kirby Beginners’ Tournament started on a chilly note but became increasingly warm and lovely as the day progressed. As manager Peter Moore commented, the standard from all competitors was particularly high this year. Adrian Byrne was the clear champion by dint of intensively careful play, with 3 out of 3 wins.

  • Noittingham out of Inter-Club

    Colchester beat Nottingahm 4-3 to meet Cheltenham in the final of the AC Inter-Club.

    On a glorious sunny day at home, Nottingham went 2-0 down before Sanaa won the other singles game before lunch. Ian and Debbie won in the afternoon to take us 3-2 ahead, but Rob and Colin won in quick succession to put us out of the event.  

    Paddy Chapman & Ian Lines lost to Ian Burridge & Rob Fulford -17tp (F)
    Debbie Cornelius lost to Colin Hemming -3
    Sanaa Hallam bt Steve Woolnough +16

    Paddy Chapman  lost to  Rob Fulford -8tp
    Ian Lines bt Ian Burridge +17
    Debbie Cornelius bt Steve Woolnough +23
    Sanaa Hallam lost to  Colin Hemming -16

  • Chris Jackson won Centre Stage National GC Competition

    The following report is taken from the CA website:

    By Geoff Johnson at Ashby CC 7 September 2013:

    Sunday 8th September saw twelve hopefuls from all over the country arrive at Ashby CC to attempt to become this year's Centre Stage national champion.
    Despite being threatened with continuous rain, the weather was kind to us, (no rain at all!), and packed agenda kicked off with a block stage with two blocks of six, all-play-all, producing four contestants for the semi-finals.
    Chris Jackson from Nottingham CC narrowly beat David Pickard from Ben Rhydding CC by 7-5 in semi-final one, whilst Geoff Johnson from Watford CC beat Ken Eccles from Bury CC by 7-3 in semi-final two.
    The final was very tightly contested, but in the end Chris Jackson won on the 13th hoop, to record a 7-6 victory and lift the 2013 trophy!
    This was an excellent day's golf croquet and a good way for mid handicap players to experience competitive play, and start entering 'B'-level tournaments. I think all present really enjoyed it, and I can only encourage all clubs to consider entering a team in next year's competition, (details can be found in the CA handbook).
    Thanks to Ashby CC for hosting us, and thank you to all the players who participated in such good spirit.


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