CLUB IS NOW OPEN FOR MEMBERS TO PLAY

The club is now open to members to play provided that the rules are observed.
If in doubt then please call a member of the committee for information

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CLUB REOPENING SHORTLY BUT WITH RESTRICTED PLAY

Don & Di have been busy marking out lawns so that we can get back to playing but with certain restrictions.
once the lawns are ready the chairman will let everyone know the rules regarding play…..

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CLUB CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT ADVICE THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED FOR PLAY .

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APRIL & MAY TOURNAMENTS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

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SOUTHPORT & BIRKDALE CROQUET CLUB AGM

please remember that the AGM is on Friday 29th November at the Richmond @ 7:30pm

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Tony Thomas was last weekend awarded CA award

 

Tony Thomas was awarded the CA certificate for his input to croquet over the years.

He and 3 others were awarded the certificates following the AGM

Tony and his wife, Kath were invited to a lunch after the presentation, which was then followed by an enjoyable walk around the grounds at Hurlingham which borders the banks of the Thames

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Alain Giraud wins the Sandiford Salver Advanced Croquet Tournament

 

Alain Giraud won an exciting final game against Paul Rigge to win the Sandiford Salver at Southport’s September Advanced Tournament.

 

In an injury-affected event, only six players made it to the last day. Giraud and Rigge played a best-of-five final. Alain won the first two quickly, before Paul completed a TPO in the third. Both players clawed their way around, until Rigge left just two balls on the lawn, with himself for peg vs Giraud for rover. Alain hit his last shot and rolled off his hoop to win by one.

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Weekend Handicap Croquet ….Southport v Bowdon Firs

The weekend handicap A/C team played their last fixture against Bowdon Firs on Saturday7th Septand I am glad to report that we won, 4 – 3 Barbara had to retire with a bad back so the game was awarded to Bowdon
We were 3 up after the morning session but the afternoon session became very tense – we lost 2 and the last game went to the “golden hoop”. It took 20 very tense minutes for it to be scored to give Southport a satisfactory win.
The team was Gail, Brian, Tony and Barbara.
report bt Barbara Haslam
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Weekend Handicap Association Croquet League….Fylde v Southport

Gail Moors and Peter Williams had never played at Fylde before, so it was a good thing that Tony Thomas and Brian Lewis came along to show us the way! Southport were 2 – 1 up at lunchtime including a fourth consecutive doubles victory for Gail and Peter, both using their bisque advantage to good effect.

Whilst the nation was engrossed watching Ben Stokes in the test match, the real excitement was happening at Fylde!! All four games in the afternoon went to time and all four games were settled by one point. The tightest of all finishes was Gail’s victory on the golden hoop and with her ball through penult by no more than a millimetre! Southport were 5 – 2 winners on the day – a very good team performance. We were made to feel very welcome by the Fylde members and were able to join in Betty Bates’ birthday celebration with a rousing chorus and cake!

 

report by Peter Williams

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Short Croquet League….Bury v Southport

Peter Williams, Eileen R., Barbara R. and Barbara H. played at Bury, Whitehead Park.
The weather was good, a shower while we ate, and the company was good. Unfortunately we lost.
Playing two 10’s, a 9 and a 1p. we were out bisqued – if you win the toss you have a definite advantage going in first with 10 bisques. We all tried very hard but it ended up with Bury winning 12-4
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