Nineteen members and spouses sat down for a lovely, festive, evening in the upstairs function room at the Fox and Hounds, Funtington. Below are some of the photographs taken during the meal.
A match was played yesterday, Thursday, on the north lawn and it was considered, by the four players, to be very slow with very soggy ground conditions.
Following last night’s heavy rain and looking at the forecast, the decision was made by the chairman to declare the season officially ended.
Best wishes to all, either see you at the Christmas supper or at the start of the 2020 season. Social events will be planned for the winter shut-down
The days are getting shorter and soon the clocks will be going back.
Playing times will now start at 13:00.
The south lawn is closed after refurbishment and the north lawn has now been divided into two smaller playing areas. ENJOY
Please inform Joyce of your menu choices by Saturday 30th November
For members without mobiles or access to WhatsApp
Due to the recent “weather”: The work on the club lawns starts at 0800, Thursday 25 September.
Both lawns are to be “spiked” and the south lawn will then be top dressed.
The south lawn will then be out of action and should not be touched until the new grass is well through from the dressing.
The annual Fishbourne tournament was held in glorious early autumn weather on Sunday, 15 September. Fifteen players took part in a sunny and warm day of competition, fun and friendship.
Special thanks go the Brian Shipman for organising the day (and good weather!). Brian did a fantastic job of the smooth running of the event. Thanks to Brian for his mathematical gymnastics in organising who played with whom and in what order!
Below are some of the snaps taken by Eve.
Paul reports that the competition was played over Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September. The club’s Golf Croquet team came third and the combined Fishbourne/Wittering Association Croquet team won the competition.
The Association team last won the competition in 2007 when Paul got the best individual player prize of a bottle of wine. Twelve years late Paul did the same again!
Paul re-arranged an evening of competition against members of the Witterings Camera Club on the evening of Friday 16 August. Heavy rain moved the venue to the main hall of the Fishbourne Centre for an evening of Skittles and Curling.
A competitive evening ensued and Croquet club members were runners up in both competitions.
A fish and chip supper followed and thanks go to Paul for organising a splendid, friendly and competitive event.
Organised by Brian and Carole Parsons on Sunday 4 August 2019
Jane G says; “I went to Southwick yesterday to watch the World Golf Croquet and was wonderful to see such play.
I didn’t know if it was possible to put this link on our website as it’s the most amazing jump shot I’ve ever seen.
It’s worth putting it on full screen. Black and Blue are in front of Hoop 6, Yellow to play but he has the peg in the way (as well as Black and Blue). He asked for the peg to be measured and banged down and you will see why… ”
Have a look on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78BaNU52N-Y&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR24AO8gxIHI0JJYHgEerUeWJXwd_nCEJqoFN5096Ya7swpYOVhbzpuKw5g