SCF Golf Croquet 'Solstice' Doubles Tournament 2014
Restricted to pairs with a joint handicap of 6+
Winner receives The 'Norma Raine' Cup ~ Played at Hamptworth CC 8th June
























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Southern
Croquet
Federation
Block A
R&Ru
L&G
S&Me
R&Ro
Wins
Rank
Roger Barnacle & Rupert Catt (Dogmersfield)

4
7
7
2
2
Lexie Oakenfold & George Baylis (Bransgore)
7

7
6
2
1
Steve Fisher & Mary-Elizabeth Shewry (Harwell)
2
2

7
1
3
Roger Goldring & Rosemary Noel-Clarke (Caversham)
5
7
4

1
4
Lexie & George
4
Helena & John
7


Roy & Jim
0
Pam & Raymond
7


David & Bob
7
Ian & Richard
4


Kate & David
7
Roger & Rupert
5
Ateve & Mary-E.
5
Richard & Diana
6w


Paul & Ricahrd
7
Jim & Val
4


Sue & Kathie
7
Dan & Ann
2


Alan & Jackie
3
Roger & Rosemary
7
Helena & Pam
7
Pam & Raymond
6


David & Bob
4
Kate & David
7
Lexie & George
3
Roy & Jim
7


Ian & Richard
2
Roger & Rupert
7
Steve & Mary-E.
7
Jim & Val
2


Dan & Ann
6
Alan & Jackie
7
Richard & Diana
3
Paul & Richard
6w


Sue & Kathie
7
Roger & Rosemary
1
Helena & John
7
1st
Kate & David
4
2nd
Pam & Raymond
7
3rd
David & Bob
6
4th
Roger & Rupert
7
5th
Roy & Jim
6
6th
Ian & Richard
7
7th
Lexie & George
5
8th
Steve & Mary-E.
7
13th
Alan & Jackie
6
14th
Richard & Diana
7
11th
Roger & Rosemary
4
12th
Morning Block Games
Afternoon Knock-Out & ranking games
Jim & Val

=15th
Dan & Ann

=15th
Paul & Richard
7
9th
Sue & Kathie
4
10th
Block B
H&J
K&D
R&D
A&J
Wins
Rank
Helene Fensome & John Chalfont (Phyllis Court)

0
7
7
2
2
Kate Crumpler & David Crumpler (Bransgore)
7

7
7
3
1
Richard Stevens & Diana Stevens (Hamptworth)
3
6

6
0
4
Alan Jones & Jackie Jones (East Dorset)
6
2
7

1
3
Block C
P&R
D&B
J&V
S&K
Wins
Rank
Pam Mead & Raymond Wood (Phyllis Court)

6
7
7
2
2
David Cooper & Bob Channon (Hamptworth)
7
7
7
7
3
1
Jim Pertwee & Val Pertwee (Thames Valley)
5
2

4
0
4
Sue Matthews & Kathie Berkin (East Dorset)
2
6
7
7
1
3
Block D
R&J
D&A
I&R
P&R
Wins
Rank
Roy Tilcock & Jim O'Keefe (Ryde)

7
7
7
3
1
Dan Ellis & Ann Ellis (Thames Valley)
4

1
2
0
0
Ian Shore & Richard Peperell (High Wycombe)
4
7

7
2
2
Paul Gunn & Richards Skidmore (Wingrave)
5
7
5

1
3

8th June 2014 - Fensome & Chalfont put new names on the SCF Solstice Cup

Phyllis Court pair Helena Fensome & John Chalfont, bounced back from a block game disaster to win the SCF Solstice Cup  for the first time.
There was a huge surprise in the morning when the second seeds were white-washed 0-7 by Kate and David Crumpler (seeded seventh) in their block game, and Bransgore couple certainly had the psychological advantage over Fensome & Chalfont when they met again in the final.
But before all that, 16 pairs representing 11 SCF Clubs had all enjoyed a fantastic day's croquet, in unbroken sunshine on Hamptworth's lovely fast courts.
It is safe to say that the speed of the lawns and hoops that were tighter than many of the filed were used to, certainly provided a challenge for all the competitors.
Defending champions Roy Tillcock & Jim O'Keefe of Ryde (seeded 4) were the only pair top their block 'as per seedings', and this threw up an unexpected line-up in the quarter finals.
The champs went out to the other Phyllis Court pair Pam Mead & Raymond Wood and top seeds Roger Barnacle and Rupert Catt of Dogmersfield also fell in the first games of the knock-out after lunch.
Meanwhile, those who had upset the seedings in the morning, The Crumplers, and Hamptworth's David Cooper & Bob Channon duly progressed on to the semis where the former's good shot choice and execution booked their place in the final.
The other semi was a Phyllis Court show-down and what a game it was, with little between the pairs right up to the last few hoops.
Fensome and Chalfont got a huge advantage when Wood dribbled through hop 12 to tie the game at 6-6 but was hampered for the 13th.
Fensome's first shot from far towards the west boundary was overhit, and subsequently had to be used to clear Mead's next well placed ball.
Chalfont clanged hoop 6 with his long shot towards 13 and suddenly Mead and Wood had not only a life-line, but the advantage.
Five or six rounds of exchange shots, kept those watching entertained before Mead's attempted clearance, roqueted Chalfont's ball into the hoop to sympathetic groans all round, as the game was lost.
After getting their breath back, Fensome and Chalfont turned the tables on the Crumplers in the final and raced away to a 4-0 lead, which soon became 5-1  and there was no sign of the earlier drubbing that the Bransgore pair had inflicted.
To their credit, the Crumplers, though looking forlorn, did make a good fight of it and got back to 5-3 and 6-4, but their task was too great after conceding the early lead, and Fensome scored the winning hoop at 7-4.

Mention in dispatches: Well done to bottom (16th) seeds Roger Goldring and Rosemary Noel-Clarke of Caversham who won two games to finish 12th.