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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Here are the latest totals from the Croquet & Carvery winter Sunday tournament which 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.
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.