• Omied Hallam won Nottingham AC C-Level Weekend

    Thanks to Patricia Duke-Cox for the following report:

    Ten players entered the July C-class event at Nottingham in July, including a visitor from each of the Blewbury and Hamptworth croquet clubs. The event was well managed and catered for by Bob Thompson players enjoyed the luxury of playing on a court without double banking most of the time. Unfortunately the heavens opened with thunder and lightning on the Sunday afternoon and the courts became waterlogged. Two games were abandoned but the result was never in doubt by that time. The runaway winner of the event with 6 wins was club chairman Omied Hallam.

    The results are Omied Hallam 6/6: Lawrence Whittaker, Derek Buxton and David Gunn 3/4; David Brydon 3/5; Roger Berkeley and Paul Wolff 2/5; Richard Stevens 1/4 ; David Woodhouse 0/4 and Patricia Duke-Cox 0/5.



  • Inter-Club Competitions Update

    This is a quick update on the progress of our various teams in the national inter-club competitions.

    Our Inter-Club A team lost to Wrest Park away , but the B team beat Hurlingham at home and meet Colchester away in the next round.

    Our first attempt to play at Pendle in the Mary Rose was washed out and I understand that an attempt is being made to re-arrange it.

    We beat Hunstanton 4-3 then lost to Northamption 5-2 in the Longman Cup, both matches being away.

    In our defence of the Secretary's Shield, we have beaten Fylde 4-3 and Ashby 7-2, both at home,   We are due to play Middlesborough in the semi-final to meet the Bear of Rodborough in the final.

    All those are Association Croquet.  The only Golf Croquet event we entered was the Murphy Shield, in which we lost to Belsay Hall.

    The draw sheets for these are all linked on the CA website

    If anyone can give me some information about how our Federation league teams are doing, I'm happy to post it.


  • Terrey Sparks won B Level GC Tournament

    Terrey Sparks won the GC B Level Tournament on Wednesday, 18th July, beating Roger Stroud 7-6 in the final.

    The players watching the final.

    Terrey Sparkes clearing Blue from hoop 12.

    The Treasurer's Bowl, which had been presented by John Handy, who managed the event.  Previous winners have been:

    2007 W. Gee
    2008 P. Duke-Cox
    2009 R. Berkeley
    2010 C. Roberts
    2011 D. Ball

    The tournament finished just before this hailstorm!



  • Dan Greenaway won Summer Handicap W/E

    Peter Death, the manager of the Summer AC Handicap Weekend, reports as follows:

    Dan Greenaway, a fast-improving Nottingham member, won the Nottingham Handicap Weekend with 7 wins out of 7.  Andrew Brandwood from the Bury club was runner-up with 4 out of 5, losing only to Dan.

    Full results:
                            Won     Played  %      
    Dan Greenaway   7       7       100%   
    Andrew Brandwood        4       5       80%    
    Jonathan Toye   5       7       71%    
    Dave Gunn       3       5       60%    
    Arthur Rowe     4       7       57%    
    David Woodhouse 3       6       50%    
    Peter Death     3       6       50%    
    John Bee        2       5       40%    
    Jeane Ackermann 2       5       40%    
    Omied Hallam    2       6       33%    
    Derek Buxton    2       6       33%
    David Brydon    1       6       17%    
    Ken Knowles     0       5       0%     

    Hamdicap changes

    Dan Greenaway 16 to 12
    Dave Gunn 9 to 8
    Jonathan Toye 8 to 7
    Derek Buxton 10 to 11


  • Baby Talitha born

    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. 


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