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4th July - CA President wins joint Phyllis Court & Blewbury Cup

The joint Phyllis Court & Blewbury AC Tournament (one days play at each venue) proved a great success last week, attracting visitors from 5 clubs from as far away as Sussex.
It was won by Quiller Barrrett who is the President of Croquet Association no less!
Illness cut the Phyllis Court representation down to two unfortunatly but on the plus side, together with showcasing our Club, perhaps the best thing was that two players booked into the PCC hotel for a couple of nights and we took a table of 10 for a players supper in the Orangary - so that is good news for the Main Club's coffers!

Team news - PCC 'B go top! - Keen followers of our teams' fortunes will be pleased to know that PCC 'B' had another good win in the SCF Handicap League last week when they beat Dogmersfield 8 - 4 repeating the same scoreline achieved by PCC 'C' the week before. See the latest league standings here:


15th July - NEWS ROUND-UP
It's been a while since 'news' was updated and hopefully everyone enjoyed their Regatta:

                       - Robin Morrell wins the 80+ Trophy   >>>>>
We had a 50% increase in participation for the second running of the 80+ tournament last week
with 12 of our most senior members doning battle.
The newly qualified Robin Morrell took the spoils ahead of Ann Attfield in the final.
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Team news - PCC 'Association' win
PCC 'Association' notched up a good 3-1 win over Harwell in the SFC Handicap League.
Frances Colman, Paddy Bunch and Raghu Iyer all won their matches (congratulations to Raghu
for his fisrt competative win) while Chris Roberts couldn't lve with the bisques enjoyed by the
Harwell captain and recordd the only reverse.

                          - PCC 'Association' face National Champions at Nottingham
The prize for winning tyhe SCF league last season is entry into the National Secretary's Shield and our team of Chris Roberts, Peter Honey, Fances Colman and Raghu Iyer travel to Nottingham on Wednesday (17th) for the biggest AC game the Club has played for many years.

                          - PCC 'A' crash to heavest defeat against Winchester's four 'scratch players' today
Winchester wheeled out the 'Big Guns' and were just too good for PCC 'A' today who lost all six singles rubbers and only managed to half the doubles game.
We lost 0.5 to 6.5 but gained in experience all the same. Full marks to Mary Gaynor (4 handicap) for very bravely stepping up to the challenge.

                          - PCC 'A' travel to meet Champions Ashby's challenge in National Cup
Thursday sees PCC 'A's biggest game of the year in the National Inter-Club Championship.
Our team should at least stand a chance against the multi time Champions who will field international players Will Gee and Tim King (both '0' handicaps) who are fabuliously accurate and also tournament regulars Mike O'Brien and Ray Mounfield (1). Our team is headed by Charlie Von Schmeider (1) which Chris Roberts (0), Helena Fensome (1) and either Mike Fensome or Frances Colman  (both 3).
21st July - SHOCK RESULT - MICHAEL WILES beats Charlie von Schmeider

Michael Wiles (right) pulled-off a sensational result in defeating four time and reigning Phyllis Court GC Champion
Charlie von Schmeider on Friday evening.
Charlie had been unbeaten in the top ranked Open Singles competiton since first entring in 2009 but Michael
took the unexpected victory by 7-5 , 4-7  and then dramaticly 7-6 in the decider.

Team news - Midlands pair see off PCC National Challenge

PCC 'Association' lost narrowly away to National Secretary's Shiled holders Notttingham on Wednesday with
four of the seven rubbers decided in extra time on a 'golden hoop'. One other tie was one by a single hoop
margin too, so it was 'oh so close' despte the ending scoreline of 2 - 5.

PCC 'A' (Golf Croquet) found it tough going and were comprehensivly beaten at Ashby (de la Zouche) 1 - 6 in the
Natonal Inter-Club Championship on Thursday.
Chris Robets beat England International Tim King for the first time after many encounters to record the only rubber
victory and Mike Fensome did well as the 'outsider' (on handicap rankings) to take a game from the experienced
Mike O'Brian.

28th July - PCC 'B' go top of the League

Both PCC 'B' and PCC 'C' beat Wingrave last week and the former now sit on top of the Southern Federation handiacp league North. Victory in their match at Blewbury on Wednesday could win them the division with one game to spare!

Jean Pinguet wins Drawn Partners Tournament
   (with a little help from Chris Roberts)

The popular Jean Pinguet (left) won her first tournament on Thursday when she and Chris Roberts took this season's second Drawn Partners Tournament ahead of the Delia Norris / Dianne Browne combination.
Also catching the eye was Michael Wiles with some impressive long hoop shooting and encouagement to junior partner Jill Hale all the way to the semi-finals, a feat achieved by Mary Gaynor with partner Roger Goldring making his debut as a tournament player
28th July - PCC 'B' crash to heavy defeat

PCC 'B' were comprehensivly beaten 2-10 at Blewbury today.
They can still win the league but have to win their last game v High Wycombe on 9th August.

Current League Table

P
W
D
L
Pts
Blewbury
5
3
1
1
7 *
Phyllis Court C
5
3
1
1
7 *
Phyllis Court B
4
3
0
1
6
Dogmersfield
5
2
0
3
4
High Wycombe
3
1
0
1
2
Wingrave
4
0
0
4
0