Southport Advanced Croquet v Pendle

On Sunday the Southport Advanced B Level Croquet Team enjoyed their first win of the season away from home at Pendle.  This was a closely fought battle, with Southport edging it to win 3 – 2.  Barbara Haslam produced a wonderful performance, winning her first game convincingly +17, and  going on to win her second game with John Haslam also winning his single match to ensure the win for the team.

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Golf Croquet v Bury

Southport All Ladies Croquet Team joint top after a great Victory  

At Victoria Park on Saturday Southport’s all Ladies Handicap Croquet Team beat Bury Ceasars 5 – 2 to go joint top of the North West Federation League.  The morning may have brought showers but the ladies won the doubles and one of their singles games, losing just one.

The afternoon brought the sunshine and Southport ladies continued to shine as they dominated proceedings, winning three more single games and losing just one. This was another winning performance from the team of Carol Lewis, Gail Moors, Barbara Haslam and Pauline Rooney.  Captain John Haslam is confident they can continue their good form, and go on to win the title.

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Golf Croquet v Culcheth

Southport’s Golf Croquet Success Continues

Captain Mary Warren’s Golf team celebrated another massive win at home to Culcheth.  Enjoying another glorious sunny day, playing on the immaculate lawns at Victoria Park they welcomed their opponents.   The successful team of four: Terry Dunbar, Tina Kelly, Derek Lunt and Chris Winnard produced a wonderful display of croquet.  They evidenced great skill and composure as they outplayed their opponents winning 15 and a half games to 1 and a half.  Derek Lunt said they have the league in their sights, and hope to go on to win again to make it three years on the run.

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England win the AC Home Internationals ( staged at Southport & Birkdale Croquet Club )

England win the AC Home Internationals
Following heavy overnight rain, the start of this year’s Irish-hosted Home Internationals at Southport was delayed due to significant puddles on all five courts.  Ongoing drizzle (with intervals of heavy showers) kept them topped up, so the usual all-play-all format was amended to a knockout format.  The randomly drawn semi-finals were:
*       England v Wales
*       Ireland v Scotland
Play finally got underway at 11am on court 5, with court 4 becoming available later in the day.  The wet conditions made some play heavy going, with one of the first matches being an eight-hour epic, which Jane Morrison won for Ireland (-5 +13 +23).  A quick 13-minute TP in the fading light by Simon Williams over Campbell Morrison (+26 +23tp) gave Ireland their test win 3-1. (Martin Murray having won the single point for Scotland).  The England/Wales test was further behind, with England having an overnight 1-0 lead (Christian Carter beat Garry McElwain +18 +18tp), and only one other game completed (James Hopgood leading Chris Williams +4)
There was no further rain overnight, and Sunday morning revealed three playable courts.  This was enough to start all remaining first round matches.  England won all games played against Wales, to win the test 3-0.  At this point (~11am), all games in play were abandoned in order to start the next round.  All five courts were now playable, so all 20 players were . Courts 2 and 3 had dried sufficiently for all matches to be started.
*       Final: Ireland v England
*       3rd/4th place play-off: Wales v Scotland
These two matches were one-sided affairs, with Scotland and Ireland winning only three games between them before Wales and England won their matches to take 3rd and 1st place respectively.  Play finished at around 5pm, as initially planned, allowing everyone to stick to their travel plans and the manager to claim that everything had been under control all along.  Danny Johnston, on behalf of the Hosts, Ireland, presented the Frank Cooper trophy to England Captain, David Maugham.
match report by Samir Patel
photos show
1 England team
2 Ireland team
3 the presentation
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2017 JUNE Newsletter

2017 June Newsletter

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2017 May Newsletter

2017 MAY Newsletter

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SOUTHPORT OPEN ADVANCED TOURNAMENT

left picture shows the finalists Paul Rigge and James Hawkins

top right Don Williamson congratulates the runner up Paul Rigge

bottom right Don Williamson presenting the winners trophy to James Hawkins

 

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APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER

2017 April Newsletter[1]

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2017 Beginners Course announced

There is a come and try it weekend coming up on 6th & 7th May ( 10am -4pm ) followed by a beginners course starting on 8th May ( 7pm )

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Southport & Birkdale AGM 7pm Friday 25th

The AGM will be held at Emanuel Church Hall at  7:30pm on Friday 25th November…please arrive early as there will be an SGM held before the AGM

so please get there for 7pm

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