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  • U21 Golf Croquet World Championship

    The club put on a magnificant effort to host the Under-21 Golf Croquet World Championship, which was won by Edmund Fordyce, representing New Zealand, coming back from 2-0 down in a thrilling best of five final against the England player James Galpin. Yasser Sayed (Egypt) and Euan Burridge (England, and a member of the club) took the bronze medals. NZ and England players shared the consolation events: the Shield was won by Nathan Bullen, the Bowl by Chris Spittal and the Plate by Callum Johnson.

    Videos of the play, which were streamed live, are available on the CroquetEngland YouTube site.

    Many thanks to all the club members, too numerous to name, who helped make the event such a success for the players and their supporters.  We hope that they will take away happy memories of Nottingham and return at some time in the future.

  • Croquet on National Radio

    An article, recorded at Nottingham, went out on the prime time, flagship news programme, PM, on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 13th July. You can hear it on iPlayer until 9th August be clicking on this link.  It is approximately 22 minutes into the broadcast.

  • James Death won AC Open Championship

    James Death won the National AC Open Championship for the first time, beating Reg Bamford, who has won it eleven times, +18tp +18tp in the final (the two games were almost identical: Reg got the first break and went to 1-back; James hit the lift and went to 4-back, peeling Reg's other ball to hoop 3 and conceding a contact; Reg failed to get going and James hit-in to finish with a triple peel). 

    As far as I am aware, this is the first time a Nottingham member has won the title.  He also won the AC Open Doubles Championship, playing alternate strokes with Samir Patel, and holds the Mens Championship as well.

    Another Nottingham success was that Miranda Chapman won the Doubles consolation event, partnering Eugene Chang.

     

     

  • An additional AC coaching session

    On July 2nd Derek Blow will be offering coaching at 6pm on MOVING FROM HANDICAP TO LEVEL AND ADVANCED - An Introduction to the Basics. 

  • Mark Suter won East Midlands Championship

    After three, unsually for this summer, dry days, visitor Mark Suter beat local member Paddy Chapman +15tp +26tp in the play-off for the East Midlands Championship.

    David Maugham, who had made a handsome box for the Hopewell Cup, won the play-off for the plate against his wife Alison with a sextuple peel.

    Many thanks to Diana Plant and Sophie McGlen (with some help from her family) for catering, to Martin Beacon for stocking the bar, and to all who helped tidy up at the end of each day.

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