James Hawkins wins the Southport April Advanced Tournament

James Hawkins beat Dave Gunn in the final of the Southport Advanced Tournament on 21/22 April to retain the Jubilee Tankard.  Both players had finished second in their blocks before beating favourites Paul Rigge and Lee Hartley in the playoffs.

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Golf Croquet League….Llanfairfechan v Southport

Llanfairfechan made the long journey to Southport to play the first match of the season.

luckily the day was dry and sunny.Playing for Southport were Terry, Bryan, Peter and Julia….

Southport won 12-6

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The date and venue for this years AGM has now been confirmed

7:30pm Friday 30th November at “THE RICHMOND” Scarisbrick New Road

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The 2018 season starts on 31st March

lets hope the weather improves and we can have a good afternoon to knock a few balls around before the JACOBS JOIN at around 4pm

So make a note in your diaries to wrap up and come along

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R.I.P. Carol Lewis


It is with great sadness, Southport & Birkdale announce Carol Lewis has passed away.  Carol has been a stalwart member at Southport for 35 years and has taught many members to play Croquet.  Carol joined the club in 1981 and has made an immense contribution to Croquet in Southport.  Her passing is a massive blow to everyone who knew her and our Croquet Club.

Carol has been on the Southport committee many times over the years taking on many roles and making valuable contributions to the club at every level.  She was an outstanding, clever and determined player who was respected wherever she played, especially in many tournaments across the UK and at one stage was honoured by being selected for an England team.

She was a stalwart member of many Southport league teams and over the years has encouraged many players into competitive Croquet.  As a Coach, Carol was outstanding, and has probably had an influence on just about everyone in the Southport Club.  Whether a Beginner or an experienced player, Carol gave her time and patience willingly.

Always cheerful, always ready to help, always able to use ‘common sense’ when problems arose, Carol was respected by everyone who knew her.  She will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.

Carol was known throughout the Federation as an excellent player at both league and tournament events.  We send our condolences to Brian and the rest of her family at this difficult time.  The funeral will take place on Friday 26th January at 2pm at Southport Crematorium.  Family flowers only.  Donations to Cancer Research appreciated.  If attending please wear at least one coloured item.

R.I.P. Carol Lewis

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After a couple of weeks downtime the site is now fully functional again

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The AGM will take place Friday 24th November starting at 7:30pm ( please come early to get a seat )     the venue is as it has been for the last few years in Emmanuel Church Hall on Cambridge Road, Southport

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September Advanced Tournament CANCELLED

unfortunately the September Advanced Tournament has had to be cancelled due to waterlogged lawns.

the forecast for the weekend is favourable but rain is forecast on both nights prior to Saturday which would be enough to hold up play.


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B Level Advanced Croquet League……….Chester v Southport

Southport played its final B Level Advanced league match of the season at Chester

A team travelled to Chester but due to lack of players because of illness, was forced to play an under practised team

Southport lost the single match in the morning played by Alan Pidcock and also the doubles played by Barbara Haslam and Ray Lowe

Still a chance of winning the match in the afternoon singles matches.

Ray Lowe and Alan Pidcock won theirs but Barbara was unable to keep hold of an early lead losing by a couple of points when time was called.

Southport finished the season  mid table


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