Sad news has been received from Thames Valley CC who report the death of their stalwart member Jim Pertwee on Friday 8 May at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Due to the current restrictions there will be a private ceremony. A memorial celebration will take place when more normal times resume. Jim will be fondly remembered, not only by his own club mates and members of opposition teams, but also for his time as SCF Secretary from 2011 to 2014.
Further announcement(s) to extend this suspension period are likely to be necessary in the weeks ahead.
If you have agreed matches within this timeframe, please postpone.
If postponed fixtures can be re-arranged for a later date between the two clubs, all well and good.
All fixtures that are played, will continue to be regarded as fully competitive and the results will be recorded as such (including the submission of game results to the Rankings Officers where appropriate).
If, at the end of the season, a league programme is incomplete, a decision on awarding of cups will be made by the leagues managers.
It might well be that some/all will not be awarded for the 2020 season.
We don’t know how much of the 2020 season we are going to be able to salvage, but with the belief that ‘normal times’ will resume sooner or later, by preserving the already made fixtures, at least we will have a structure to the croquet season to return to when that time comes.
Keep well and best wishes to member clubs in these challenging times,
The GC league tables now refer to the 2020 ones – which are currently empty. The AC links are still to the old 2019 tables.
Following the 2019 AGM the constitution on the web has been updated as agreed.
The SCF AGM was held at 11:00 on 19 November 2019 at Winchester Racquets and Fitness.
The agenda, reports and minutes may be seen.
The Southern constituency had to choose one representative to elect to serve for three years. Frances agreed to stand. and as there were no other nominations she was elected without a ballot being required.
Peter Allan of Harwell won the SCF AC ‘Champion of Champions’ tournament at Hamptworth CC on Saturday 30 March 2019.
14 players, all winners of their club handicap AC competitions last year, contested this event, managed by Richard Peperell.
Due to the manager playing as well as managing, the tournament format was basically knock-out but not as we would usually know it, with those who were knocked out in the first round, playing their own mini Swiss system. Although not an ideal system, it allowed the manager to play without being overly taxed by management decisions.
It was good to see that the results had a good spread of handicaps without either low handicappers or high handicappers dominating the winning positions.
Congratulations to Peter Allan on his victory. Results:
|1||Peter Allan (16) Harwell|
|2||Roger Barnacle (3) Basingstoke|
|3||Tim O’Donnell (2.5) Hamptworth|
|4||Glynis Hassell (18) Dogmersfield|
|5||Brian Jamieson (14) Caversham|
|6||David Williams (4.5) East Dorset|
|7||Jonathon Smith (1.5) Ryde|
|8||Nick Jones (20) High Wycombe|
|9||Jan Johnson (14) Winchester|
|10||Hugh Manson (6) Eynsham|
|11=||Richard Stevens (8) Hamptworth|
|11=||Richard Peperell (5) Phyllis Court|
|11=||David Seed (14) Blewbury|
|11=||James Morton (10) Bransgore|
The league tables for the 2019 season are setup and are being kept up to date.
Comments on the website should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org but missing or wrong information in the league tables should be reported to the appropriate league manager.
It should be noted that the who beat whom rule is not applied during the progress of the competition but will be applied at the end.