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TASTER SESSIONS: HELP NEEDED


Here are the details of our forthcoming taster sessions for outside groups – all help welcome.  If you are willing to assist at any of these taster sessions, please add your name to the list on the notice board or let Derek know.
                                                                                           

Mon 19th June         Ivanhoe Taster Session                 6.30pm

Rupert Knapton,

 

Wed 21st June         Ashby Trefoil Taster                     6.30pm                  

 

Wed 5th  July           Swadlincote RT Lodge Taster         6.30pm

Jeremy Staley,

 

Monday 10th July     Packington Men’s Club Taster         6.30pm

Rupert Knapton,

 

Wed 12th July          OOGUF Taster Session                  6.30pm

         

Mon 17th July          Burton Club Taster                       6.30pm

Jeremy Staley,        

 

Wed 19th July           Swadlincote Round Table Taster    6.30pm

Jeremy Staley,

 

Sat 22nd July           Jowett Car Club Experience            12.00 noon

Rupert Knapton,

 

Wed 2nd Aug           Ashby Twinning Taster                  6.30pm

 

 


VISITING PLAYER TERREY SPARKS WINS VETERANS GC 
Mon 5th June, Moira  Report by Eileen

In the FEMCC and Ashby CC Veterans GC Tournament, fourteen players battled over seven rounds in cold, wet and windy weather. We call it “Flaming June”!

Terrey Sparks, of Hunstanton and Pinchbeck croquet clubs, was the winner with 6 wins.  Mike O’Brian of Ashby finished second with 5 wins and a net score of +16.

Every one appeared to enjoy the day, and four people have already booked for next year!

Thanks to Jenny Biggs for providing an excellent lunch and drinks etc. all day. Chris Mounfield and Janet Harker kindly assisted her in serving the lunchtime meal.  They also helped by recording the scores. This really helped the manager, Eileen Buxton, who was also playing in the Tournament.

Thank you to Derek Buxton for setting out the Lawns. I don’t know who tidied up after play but a big thank-you if it was you.  I was working out who had won.

Eileen


EAST MIDLANDS GC LEAGUE: Nottingham A 11–1 Ashby B 
Sat 20th May 

The newly-promoted Ashby B team had a tough introduction to the top division of the East Midlands league when they lost 1–11 at Nottingham to a strong home side.


TIM WINS THE ASHBY ANNIVERSARY SHIELD 
Sat 27th May, Moira  Report by Derek

Four members entered the 2017 Ashby Anniversary Shield, just enough to allow it to be played. Lack of entries have meant a lapse in this internal 26-point AC event being contested since 2012.

 

Experienced players Tim King and Derek Buxton were joined by David Randall and Adam Wheatley playing in their first-ever tournament.  With four players giving three pairs of games, the tournament was able to be played in one day.

 

Results

 

Round 1:

Derek Buxton (18) beat David Randall (20) +10t

Adam Wheatley (20) beat Tim King (4)     +13t

 

Round 2:

Derek beat Adam                                  +8

Tim beat David                                     +9

 

Round 3:

Tim beat Derek                                     +13

Adam beat David                                   +1t

 

The three-way tie between Tim, Adam and Derek was resolved by best mean score.

 

Final placings

 

1st  Tim King, who received the Anniversary Shield (first played for in 1995).

2nd  Adam Wheatley

3rd  Derek Buxton

4th  David Randall

 


ASHBY REGAIN THE BASS SHIELD FROM LEICESTER 
Sat 20th May, Moira  Report by Ray

The five East Midlands clubs taking part had each played in this competition on at least one previous occasion, with the holders of the Bass Shield, Leicester, having won the trophy in each of the last four years. However, this year Leicester, without their number one player, David Bell, failed to secure a place in the play-off, finishing second to Ashby “B” (Martin, Richard T and Ray) in the morning block play. The other block was won by Ashby “A” (Christine, Mike and Tim).

 

In the afternoon, winning four games out of six was enough for Ashby “A” to secure the Bass Shield. Whilst several players finished the competition with four or five wins, there was just one who won all six games, so Chris Jackson (Long Eaton) took home the Coors Cup.

 

Despite varying amounts of rain throughout the day players appreciated the Moira courts which, thanks to Martin, were in very good condition.

 

Winner of the Bass Shield: Ashby “A”

Winner of the Coors Cup: Chris Jackson

 

Photos and full team line-ups on the Coors Cup/Bass Shield page.


ASHBY ‘A’ GC FIXTURES 


The Ashby ‘A’ fixtures have been announced for the East Midlands Golf Croquet League:

Bakewell A v Ashby A – Tuesday 6th June 11am start – now re-arranged for Wed 14th June.

Ashby A v Ashby B – Sunday 9th July - start time 11am

Pinchbeck v Ashby A – Saturday 12th August

Ashby A v Leicester A – Saturday 2nd September

Ashby A v Nottingham A – Saturday 16th September

Long Eaton A v Ashby A – to be arranged



TIM WINS THE LANCASHIRE GC OPEN 
Pendle & Craven, April 29th & 30th

Tim King won the Lancashire Open GC Championship for the second time (after a gap of nine years), with a victory in the final over the defending champion David Widdison.  The other Ashby representative Ray Mounfield reached the semi-finals.

Details (CA website)

 


DEREK WINS THE CHARITY ONE-BALL CROQUET AT MOIRA 
Sun 23rd April

Eight people took part, arranged into two blocks of 4.  Derek beat Mick in the final to win the absent Gnome trophy which was still believed to be residing in Biggleswade!  The event raised £40 towards this year’s national One Ball charity Parkinson’s UK.



INTER-CLUB GC: Nottingham 2–5 Ashby 
Sat 15th April

Ashby faced a tough test in the opening round of this year’s Inter-Club Golf Croquet national knockout competition, with a trip to local rivals Nottingham who were competing for the first time in this event.  The Ashby team of Will (-3), Rachel (-3), Mike (-1) and Tim (-1) won through 5–2, taking them through to the quarter-final stage where they will face either Camerton & Peasedown or Cheltenham.

Full results and detailed report by Tim on the CA website


ASHBY ‘B’ FIXTURES

Here are the Ashby B-team’s 2017 fixtures in the East Midlands GC league:

 

Nottingham A v Ashby B Saturday May 20th Away match
Ashby B v Bakewell A Sunday June 25th Home match
Ashby A v Ashby B Sunday July 9th
Ashby B v Pinchbeck Wednesday July 26th Home match
Ashby B v Long Eaton A Saturday August 26th Home match
Leicester A v Ashby B Sunday September 17th Away match

 


ANNUAL QUIZ 
Tues 14th March

Thanks to Lynda and George for running another excellent quiz.  Four teams competed, with CR² winning on 72½, just ahead of Where’s Mal? on 71.  Where’s Mal? did win the tough picture quiz, scoring 23/40.


CROQUET & CARVERY: FINAL RESULTS

After many weeks’ play, the top 5 places for 2016/2017 are as follows.

Christine Mounfield 197

Ray Mounfield 193

Eileen Buxton 176

Tim King 170

Mike O'Brian 164

 

Many thanks to all who turned out in varied weather conditions and to our visiting players from Long Eaton and Australia.


LAWNS CLOSED FROM March 1st to 25th


The lawns are currently closed for maintenance, re-opening for the new season on Sunday 26th March.


START OF SEASON

The new croquet season starts on Sunday 26th March (Mothering Sunday) with a Croquet & Social from 2pm onwards – please note the later start time than previously advertised.


COORS CUP & BASS SHIELD UPDATE  Saturday 20th May

Entries are invited from East Midlands club teams for the Coors Cup and Bass Shield GC competition to be held at Moira on Saturday 20th May 2017.  The entry fee is the same as last year: £21 for a team of three. Maximum 6 teams. A reminder that clubs must be members of or affiliated to the Croquet Association if they wish to play in East Midlands Federation events such as this one.

Details (Coors Cup & Bass Shield page)

UPDATE 20/02/17:
We already have 5 team entries, from Ashby, Leicester, Darley Dale, Long Eaton and Bakewell.  Just one team place remaining.


WINTER WALK 
Sun 12th Feb

Nine people and a dog braved the cold and misty weather for our 5½ mile circular stroll starting at the croquet club and following a circular route via Short Heath, Swainspark Wood and Albert Village Lake, along paths and tracks that we had not covered on any of our previous winter walks.  Eileen and Ray joined us at the end of the walk for a welcome stop for tea and cake at the National Forest YHA café which had just opened that weekend for the start of the 2017 season.






LIZ’S FUNERAL

We were sorry to hear that Liz Christian, one of our newer club members, died at the end of January after a bravely-fought illness.  Liz’s funeral was at Holy Trinity Church, Ashby on Friday 10th February.


SHEENA WINS “COUNTDOWN”
  Tues 24th Jan

Eleven took part in this year’s contest including some latecomers from the Trustees meeting who arrived just in time for the second heat.  We had three newcomers Janet, Lesley E and Carolle who all made it through to the final.  Ray and Eileen were in the lead for most of the final but in the end they had to settle for joint second place, having being pipped at the post on the final conundrum by Sheena who was making her first Countdown appearance for ten years!


CROQUET & CARVERY LATEST TOTALS
  Sun 22nd Jan

Here are the latest totals from the Croquet & Carvery winter Sunday tournament which includes includes the results up to and including January 22nd. 

Ray 148, Christine 147, Tim 132, Mike 120, Eileen 116, Derek 112, Julie 99, Jenny 94, Martin 94, Arthur 73, Rupert 71, Judith 50, George 47, Janet 40, Lynda 37, Richard 30, Lesley 21.

Guests from Long Eaton: Howard 39, Joan 38, Chris 32, Jane 31, Paul 11.


BLOOD BIKE VISIT ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
  Sun 1st Jan

One of the Blood Bike riders and bike dropped in to the club during our New Year’s Day tournament to accept our Christmas charity donation to Leicestershire & Rutland Blood Bikes.  Thanks to all for turning out on such a cold and wet day.  In the tournament itself, Rachel and George were the winners, and Tim and Lynda the runners-up.




Paul, the Blood Bikes representative, receives our cheque from Lynda




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