Results and Events page for 2013 Season
Results are here, News Archive is below.
Saturday 19th October, Level Play Competition.
i.e. 23 minute games with 7 minutes change over. The players were in 2 blocks and all played everyone else (level play) with the winners of each block competing in the final, which was between Myfanwy Dunford and Chris Ward.
Organiser, Derek Cole, Runner up Myfanwy Dunford, Chairman Terry Kendal and the winner Chris Ward.
Everyone enjoyed the home-made cakes ,throughout the day, which were provided by the members.
and once again well managed by Barry Joyce
Won by Chris Ward.
Butlin Cup – won by Bryan Saddington
Francis Colman (Manager) Peter Balchin Dyffryn Club and Jeff Dawson Chairman
The format of the tournament jointly managed by Frances Colman and Chris Roberts was all play all. Eight games scheduled for the Saturday and seven for the Sunday. It was noticeable that for a handicap event the range of handicaps was quite low and this became apparent by the high standard of play over the week-end. During the first day Peter Balchin from the Dyffryn Club built up a commanding lead by winning all his games and almost looked unassailable. However, on the Sunday things took a different course when Peter losing his first two games was overtaken by Rich Waterman from Maldon. Also almost unnoticed Graham Good form the Bury club had managed to join the leaders. As the tournament proceeded into the final round Rich was leading Peter by one game however, having previously lost to Peter needed to beat Ian Dampney of Broadwas to make sure of the title. On the other hand if Peter lost his final game as well then Graham if he won would run out the overall winner. In an exciting finish Rich closely lost his final game and with Peter managing to win his ran out the overall winner.
Jeff Dawson Chairman of the CA Council presented the trophy to the winner and thanked the club for hosting the tournament providing excellent facilities, good weather, superb food and a warm welcome that had become a trademark of the club.
Ian Norris Phyllis Court Club – Jumpshot.
Rich WatermanCarpenter CupGolf Singles (High H/C)
The final was between Richard Moor and Denis Johnson. The trophy was won by Denis Johnson 7-4.
The day was very well organised by the manager – Jeff Race.
The final was between – Trish Johnson & Terrey Sparks and Myfanwy Dunford and Terry Loades.
The winners of the Trophy were- Myfanwy Dunford & Terry Loades.
The tournament was very well managed by Ken Wheeler.
To view the pictures and match report please click here
The winning pair were Derek Cole and Charles Ostler. The day was very well organised by Jeff Race.
Results – Level Play – Simon Carter(H’ton) 7-5 Jeff Race (H’ton)-
H/cap play- Terry Kendal(H’ton) 7-1 Pauline Donner(H’ton)Sunday 28th July- Doubles – 20 entries
Results- Ann Brookes & Val Popplewell( Colchester) 7-3 Christine T.Watts (Hunstanton) &Stephen Dennis(Watford)
The weekend was successfully managed by Ken Wheeler.
Playing a mixture of handicap singles and level play doubles the Hunstanton side started off at a blistering pace and in the first & second round built up a 11 – 4 lead. Despite a fighting recovery and finishing flourish the visitors over the day were unable to reduce the deficit and at the end of play with the final score still standing in Hunstanton’s favour 26 – 19 retained the trophy for another year.
During the day the visitors were provided with copious amounts of tea and coffee with the provision of an interesting variety of homemade cakes provided by several of the home side ladies.
In the evening in what appears to have become the accepted custom the guests were entertained with a fish & chip supper followed by a raffle and a quiz prepared by Myfanwy Dunford.
Sunday morning several of the guests accompanied by club members took advantage of the clubs lawns and played a variety of Golf games before their departure in the early afternoon.
The winner was Terry Kendal- Club Chairman.
The day was very well organised by the Manager – Jeff Race.
The players ended the day with a tea of home-made cakes- provided by several of the lady club members.
At the end of play before they departed the visitors were provided with an afternoons tea and cakes generously provided by the home team.
Richard Brooks (1) Sussex County had returned to defend his trophy, but lost decisively in the final (10 – 4 in a 19 point game) to David Thirtle-Watts from Hunstanton, who got his handicap reduced from 4 to 3 as a result.
Winner Ken Anderton and runner up Margaret Andertonwith the Chairman Terry Kendal.
From the start of play the pace was set by Jonathan Toye from the Downham Market Club who powered ahead in unbeatable form winning all of his games in the first two days to what appeared to be an unassailable lead. However, on the third day Jonathan lost his way succumbing to the steady play of Ken Anderton a regular visitor from Bury in Lancashire. At the start of the final round the winner would be one of three players. Ken and Margaret Anderton and Jonathan provided he won his final game. However, this was not to be as Ken in his usual steady way saw of his opponent to run out the undisputed winner with his wife Margaret the runner up and Margaret Hampson of Surbiton in third place and Jonathan coming in fourth.
Even though the weather proved variable for the time of the year the tournament was played in a very good spirit and the excellent meals provided by club members proved to be conducive to an enjoyable atmosphere throughout.
At the end of the first round of games Norfolk emerged as the early leaders proceeding into The Gold Medal Round with 10 points closely followed by Suffolk with 9 points and the surprise underdogs Essex on 8 points.
In the Gold Medal round the format becomes doubles with each county playing each other for double points added to the first round total.
The trophy was presented to the winning side by the Hunstanton Club President Ken Wheeler who had not only devised the current format but ably managed the tournament.
Afterwards before their departure the visitors were entertained to a light tea of homemade cakes.
Golf SinglesOn Thursday 6th June this tournament was played in very cool weather conditions by 12 Club Members.
The Trophy was won by Jeff Race. Manager was Ken Wheeler.
All England (GC) Handicap Qualifier
On Saturday the 25th May the Hunstanton Club staged its club qualifying round of the All England Handicap Golf Croquet Tournament which attracted 12 entrants. From these the 3 highest participants would go on to represent the club at the Area Finals at Nottingham on Sunday 11th August. From two Area Finals the top 16 players would take part in the All England Final which this year will be staged at Hunstanton on the week-end of 21st and 22nd September.
Play commenced at 10am on a day that although sunny was slightly marred by a chilly wind. The Manager used the Egyptian Pyramid Format in determining who played who. After playing 5 games each the leaders who were declared the winners each having 4 wins were Noelene Wood-Davies on 126 points, Derek Cole also on 126 points and Terry Kendal on 122 points.
All three will represent the club at Nottingham during August and hopefully win through to the England Final at Hunstanton later in the year.
E.A.C.F. (GC) Level Play League
The following day on Sunday 26th May under a warm sun and little wind the club commenced its league programme by entertaining, a team from Colchester. The home team comprised of Dave Thirtle Watts, Derek Cole, Tony Lee and Terrey Sparks. At the lunch break things stood on equal footing of 4 games each. However, from this point the home team’s performance fell away and they eventually lost the match 8 – 10. However, the star of the home side was Derek Cole who played superbly against much higher rated opponents to win 4 out of his 5 games.
Before their departure the visitors were entertained with tea and home-made cakes provided by the club ladies which was most appreciated.
The next league match will be a Handicap match against an Ipswich side on Sunday 9th June and will again be at home.
Invitation mini Demonstration Tournament at Congham Hall won by Terry Kendal and Myfanwy Dunford
The Robert Prichard Weekend 4th 5th & 6th May 2013
Chairman Terry Kendel presenting The Robert Prichard Trophy to the winner Phil Eardley
Veronica Carlisle preparing to take her shot.
E.A.C.F. Club Champions Tournament – 2013
Hunstanton – 21st April
As the Wrest Park lawns were not available this year due to their reallocation it was decided to stage this tournament the first in the Federations calendar at the Hunstanton club. Any doubts that the Manager had had regarding the clubs remote location were soon dispelled with a substantial entry of 16 from 7 of the regions clubs. In fact several of the entrants decided to avail themselves of the notorious Hunstanton micro-climate and book in for the night at local B & B’s to take a week-end break. They were not to be disappointed as after weeks of the notoriously easterly winds and bitter artic temperatures the croquet gods smiled the sun put its hat on the winds relented and spring at last was finally here.
As the usual practice the tournament was split into three sections advanced, ‘B’ level advanced and handicap. Each player played 3 games which because of the time constraints, were, timed at 2.5 hours. However, although the lawns were in very good condition they were moderately paced and the hoops generous so that few games went to time.
In the advance section which comprised of 4 entrants despite a sluggish start Simon Hathrell from Watford ran out the overall winner with a 100% record. Likewise in the ‘B’ level section of 6 entrants last year’s winner Tim Brewer of Wrest Park dominated the group winning all 3 of his game to retain the shield. Things were a little different in the handicap section were despite a strong start the out bisqued John Bevington from Wrest park playing off a handicap of 1 grubbed out wins in his first two games and looked the favourite to win the section. However, an unexpected defeat at the hands of David Haslam in the 3rd game turned the apple cart up and to compound the Managers problem the group ended up with 4 players John Bevington, Jonathan Toye, David Haslam Colchester and David Wicks Ipswich all on 2 wins apiece and a tie breaker looked in the offering as the who beat whom rule appeared neutral. However, invoking the number of games finished in time Jonathan Toye of Downham Market ran out the unexpected winner with both his wins in time whilst the other 3 each had only one.
Our thanks go to the Hunstanton Club for allowing the use of the splendid lawns superbly prepared by their grounds man Jeff Race.
Match Report & Photo’s – Terrey Sparks
The club will finally close ,for play on 23rd November, until March 2014. Details will be in the December news letter.
Back row, John Toll, Eric Miller, Chairman Terry Kendal, Derek Cole,Barrie Joyce, Ruth Cole, Richard Moores
Front row, Myfanwy Dunford, Pat Bailie, Joyce Robins, Noelene Wood-Davis.Club Lunch – Wednesday 9th October 2013
Back – Charles Ostler, Chris Ward.
Though the weather did not behave itself all the time, the members enjoyed Golf croquet, games, and several “Hoop” running competitions, all under the excellent management of Jeff Race.
Members enjoyed”Pims” during the lunch break.
The day ended with a ‘Hog Roast’,salads and strawberries and cream- which was prepared and served by Pat and Samantha, and also included a superb cake.
The prizes were presented to the winners of the competitions- all courtesy of the chairman- Terry Kendal.
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There must always be 1 lawn available for any Golf Players. Please check that you have a key or access to one.
e.g Mary Coombs / David Maddocks/Terrey Sparks.
January- 1st June Chritcher 2nd George Noble 3rd Jenny Waterhouse
February – 1st Ruth Cole 2nd Chris Ward 3rd Pat Dawson
March – 1st Chris Ward 2nd George Noble 3rd Helen Pearson
April – 1st Barrie Joyce 2nd George Noble 3rd Margaret Toll
May – 1st Derek Cole 2nd George Noble 3rd Eric Miller
June- 1st Margaret Toll 2nd Tony Lee 3rd Janet Race
July 1st John G Williams 2nd John Ennis 3rd Helen Pearson
August – 1st D.M.Thirtle-Watts 2nd Pat Gray 3rd Charles Ostler
September 1st Derek Cole, 2nd Pat Dawson 3rd John G Williams
October: 1st Mary Coombs, 2nd Bryan Montgomery,3rd Chris Ward
November 1st Joyce Robins 2ndSimon Carter 3rd Terry Kendal
December 1st Eric Miller 2nd Pat Dawson 3rd Michael Bett
January – 1st Meg Clark 2nd John Williams 3rd George Noble.
February – 1st George Noble 2nd Joyce Robins 3rd Charles Osler
March – 1st George Noble 2nd Jayne Mann 3rd Veronica Moores
April – 1st Terry Loades 2nd May Race 3rd Marion Loades
Newsletter February 1st
Hello everyone. Only a couple of months to go before the new season. It’s a long Winter.
No doubt you are looking forward to seeing old friends again and hopefully some new faces. I f anyone can bring someone along it would be excellent. The Come and Try Day has been brought forward to April 6th so hopefully it won’t be too cold. It can’t be any worse than it was last year, can it ? And last year’s was in May. I’m glad the recent cold snap has ended. A friend of mine was a bit confused; he was trying to find a shop which would sell him one glove because the weatherman said that on one hand it could be cold but on the other hand it could be warmer.
Not much happening at the Club ; no Social events. The Club house stands cold and deserted although there is some decorating to be arranged. Probably with an outside contractor.
Behind the scenes though, quite a bit is happening. We are already studying literature and instructions for the GB v USA Tournament in August and entries are coming in for other events, so don’t miss out.
100 Club. Why not have a go? As you will see from the following , I have won twice and if I can win, then anyone can. I never usually win anything , If I had been a triplet, I would have been the one on the bottle!.
Winners for November and December. Nov 1st Prize £25 John Williams 2nd £15 Derek Cole 3rd Colin Baillie. Dec 1st George Noble 2nd Derek Cole 3rd Pat Gray.
Contact Joyce on firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrey Sparks, our Tournament Sec would like to see more of us play Inter-Club matches this season so please put your names down . Don’t be shy, you are good enough. email@example.com
See you at the end of March so make sure your mallets are sharpened.
Derek Cole HCC Club Sec.
Our apologies for the delay in getting the Website News updated, but we have almost an entirely new Committee since the AGM and we have had to do quite a bit of re-organisation and it is taking some time to familiarise ourselves with the various systems expertly done by our predecessors.
We have unfortunately had to defer Club matters in the past few weeks due to the unexpected passing away of one of our new Committee members, Teresa Kendal, wife of our new Chairman Terry. This has, of course, brought great sadness to her family and to those who played with her every week during the season. We had hardly taken that in when we heard that Roy Hedges, husband of Janet, had also succumbed to a relatively short illness, he will also be missed at the Club . Roy was a previous Committee member. We have been informed that a previous member , Douglas McKenzie, husband of Fiona, has also recently passed away. Our thoughts are with all these families.
We have also heard that Mary Coombes has fallen over and broken her femur. She has now had a total hip replacement and is recovering at home. Bryan Montgomery goes into hospital on Weds, this week , the 5th for a hip replacement and we have heard today that Ruth Cole goes in for her second knee next week, the 13th. We hope both operations are totally successful. Good time of the year to get them done.
This is a quiet time of the year; some of you may be playing indoors , but of course it isn’t quite the same. Before we look forward to next season, the Committee, on behalf of you all, would like to thank the outgoing Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Committee members for all the effort they have put in over the past few years. Under their management we have had a very successful period with the main highlight being the Under 21 World Championship but there were many other superb events too. We will miss their expertise and knowledge but they have offered to give a hand at some events and will always give help and guidance to a relatively inexperienced Committee. We would also like to thank their respective partners for their long suffering backing which is essential to all serving Officers. An outstanding effort by all. However, we have been extremely fortunate, Terry Kendal is our new Chairman, Barrie Joyce is the new Vice Chairman. John Toll, has now taken over as Treasurer and Terrey Sparks is taking on the new position of Tournament Secretary. All have many year’s experience and will be invaluable to the Club. More about various new positions in the Club a little later.
The Club finances are in good order , also thanks to our predecessors but our rent has been increased dramatically and there may be other unwelcome surprises in the pipe line. However our Membership Fees are remaining the same for this year, so count your blessings
Terry Kendal, presided at the first Committee meeting of the new financial year and he has organised the Committee into several Sub Committees as follows. Welcome to our new Treasurer ,John Toll, thank you for taking up this position. His SC comprises Derek Cole, Noelene Wood-Davies and Terry Kendall. My SC , as Club Secretary, is Myfanwy Dunford, Pat Gray and Terry. We have a Grounds SC under Barrie Joyce assisted by Eric Miller, Richard Moores, Ruth Cole and myself; an Internal Competition SC with Barrie and Eric; a Housekeeping SC under Joyce Robins which consists of Noelene and Pat Gray, and a Press and Publicity SC of Myfanwy and Richard.
We also have a new accounts scrutineer who is Veronica Moores and a new Tournament Secretary .As I said earlier, Terrey Sparks has volunteered his services to this new position. We also have Pat Dawson as Child Safety Officer and Chris Ward is our Website Manager. These positions are non-Committee. Terrey’s and my address and Email addresses are in the Contacts column on the Website.
We have several prestigious events next season ; the most notable will be the Solomon Cup; England v USA but there are several others [all on the Calendar on the Website] so we will need plenty of help. Remember, these events help to keep our Memberships down by a considerable amount. We must all make a great effort to welcome and look after all our guest players. Let’s be the most friendly Club in the CA.
We are a bit short of members and could do with another 10 or so , so if you have any friends or acquaintances you could bring along they would be welcome. The Come and Try Day has been brought forward to April 6th next year to try to get some new members early in the season and our Press SC are to advertise , I believe.
A Membership Renewal form is now on the Website and will also be with the January Newsletter. Our year runs from January 1st each year so Memberships are due on that date. Please note that Membership forms and remittance are to be sent to Myfanwy Dunford at the address on the Form.
Joyce Robins has been running a very successful 100 Club and a renewal form will be with the January Newsletter.
Internal Competitions will no longer be ‘Enter in Advance’ but Barrie will put up Entry Forms about a month in advance and will take the fees on the day.
So don’t forget; our new Chairman’s slogan is WELCOME, SMILE, LAUGH and ENJOY . in remembrance of Teresa who never did anything but that.
A variation of this letter will be sent out on January 1st so don’t worry if you can’t download the forms.
Have a very happy Christmas and a successful New Year and I will see you in the new season.
Regards Derek Cole.