2019 Tournament News

In addition to our Leagues we also run a number of team tournaments. These are the AC Doubles, One Ball, GC Southern Challenge, AC Ladies Day, GC Ladies Day and GC Teams Day. The historic results for these can be seen here and the policy for our trophies here.



One Ball - 12nd June

Sussex County wins the One BallSussex County win the One Ball

Sussex County swept the board at the second SECF Team Handicap One-Ball at Canterbury on Sunday 2 June.

Dropping only two games in their matches against Ramsgate, Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury A and Canterbury B, they took home not just the champagne bowl trophy but six Dartington crystal wine glasses for the longest break (8 hoops by Chris Coull) and a packet of Jammy Dodgers for the flukiest shot of the match. This was when Chris ran the wrong hoop, happened to hit his oppo on the far side, realised his mistake, rolled up to the right hoop and won the match.

The weather was as glorious as the food from Coral Barkley and her team of helpers, and a special mention goes to Ann Poole, Niel Morris and Lois Sales who turned out at short notice when holders Surbiton withdrew the day before the tournament. Ann even managed to win her game.

Frank Hughes took photos of the victorious Sussex team (Coull, Higgins and Jenkins) for the Kentish Gazette, with Jon Diamond taking the one here.

Jonathan Lamb
Manager


AC Doubles Weekend - 18th/19th May

Medway wins the AC DoublesMedway win the AC Doubles

Yet again the difficulty of clubs finding sufficient players for AC events showed itself with Rother Valley having to withdraw at the very last moment.

However, we still had eight teams competing (same as last year) and it proved to be one of the tightest competitions we had seen for several years with five of the teams finishing on six wins from ten games. Even the lowest three teams had four, three and three wins respectively.

As can be expected with such balanced teams, the final result was not seen until all games were completed with Medway eventually taking the title on best net points.

I think everybody would agree that we can now really appreciate the work that has gone into the Southwick lawn renovation, with the lawns playing very truly and quickly. Even the weather behaved itself quite well despite some rather alarming forecasts. 

The full results are:

Team

Wins

Matches

Position

Medway

6

+48

1

Reigate Priory

6

+21

2=

Sussex 2

6

+21

2=

Sussex 1

6

+18

4

Caterham

6

-15

5

Cheam

4

+9

6

Guildford & Godalming

3

-50

7

Purley Bury

3

-52

8

Bill Arliss
Manager