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,
Phyllis Court B beat Bransgore by 9 games to 7 in a tense final yesterday at Henley. The result hinged fittingly on the last game, 1 v 1 , Mike Fensome (0) and Brian Davies(6). With Phyllis Court leading 8-7 either player could have won the league title for their team – a recurring theme of this year’s closely matched Handicap competition. Unsurprisingly the game went to a very nervy hoop 13 before Mike could seal victory.
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:
The day started with the weather being overcast and chilly. However, the sun did come out and was a lot warmer for the Final.
We had 14 entries from 13 clubs, which now seems to be the ‘norm’. I arranged the participants into 2 groups of 7 based on Handicaps etc.
Everyone in each of the groups (Blue or Red) played each other one game. So all players had 6 playing rounds with one bye round each (7 Rounds total). All group games were played with a 50 minute time limit.
There was an outright winner with 6 wins in each group. In the Blue group that was a Handicap 1, Tim O’Donnell (Hamptworth) & in the Red group the highest Handicapper on the day, which also just so happened to be his first tournament ever, playing off 9, Chris Wallis (Test Valley)
In order to find a winner for the ‘CofC’ Trophy, Tim O’Donnell (giving away 8 extra shots), in an untimed one game final, beat Chris 7-5.
It was a long day (9-45 to 19-15) , but played in a very good spirit with everyone enjoying themselves .