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  • GC World Team Championship

    Reports are that England came second to the USA in their block of four, to meet Egypt in the semi-finals.

    Sadly, England lost 3-9 to Egypt in the semi-finals, who beat New Zealand 7-6 in the final.  England beat USA 3-2 in the third place play-off.

    Will Gee made an excellent start, being undefeated for the first two days, in either singles or, playing with Jacob Carr, doubles.  In particular, he beat Reg Bamford after losing the first game of the best of three.  However he was unable to maintain this form, either due to commentator's blight or, more likely, an arm injury.

    Full results are available at www.croquetscores.com

     

  • Women's AC World Championship

    Both Ailsa Lines and Beatrice McGlen, our two members playing in the World AC Women's Championship, have qualified from the block stage to reach the 32 player knockout.  There were 8 blocks of 6, from which the top four qualified.  Ailsa was undefeated in her block, and Beatrice, who was drawn into the same block as Jenny Clarke, the favourite, was equal second with three wins.

    Conditions so far seem to be reported as cool and windy, so we needn't be that envious!

    In the first round of the knockout, Ailsa beat Kay Seeary (AUS) in two games, to play Wendy Dickson.  Sadly, from our point of view, Beatrice narrowly lost in three to Liz McLay (NZ), just as the ten-hour timer expired.

    Ailsa beat Wendy but then lost to Chloe Aberley in the quarter finals.

    Full results at www.croquetscores.com/tournaments/49

  • Debbie and Ian Engaged

    Congratulations to Debbie Cornelius and Ian Lines, who have announced their engagement.

  • 2012 Federation GC League Tables

    Derek Buxton, the Federation GC League Manager, kindly sent the following tables giving the final positions in the GC leagues:

    League: GC Div 1
     

    POSNTEAMPlayedWonGAMESPoints
    1Ashby5437352
    2Bakewell A5435242
    3Woodhall Spa52.529329
    4Long Eaton Park A52.529299
    5Nottingham A41.528260
    6Richmond Park40.522252


    League: GC Div 2

    POSNTEAMMATCHESWONGAMESPOINTS
    1Leicester65.555408
    2Branston & District U3A64.5

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    3Nottingham B6438.5333
    4Bakewell B6336334
    5North Hykeham6228.5313
    6Darley Dale6128338
    7Long Eaton B6124292

     

  • Winter lawn usage

    We currently have use of lawn 1, which can be divided into two half-sized lawns if necessary if players prefer or if necessary to meet demand.  Eileen Buxton has also offered to bring some third colour balls if you want to try triple banking.

    If using the full size lawn, please use the Hopewell hoops that are in the trolley numbered 1.  If using the half-sized lawns, please use the trolleys numbered 7 and 8: the hoops labelled X on the left half, and those labelled B on the right.  (They are the old, rather warped, Davidson hoops while we get most of the Hopewells recoated, and will be the wrong size if used in the wrong holes!).

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