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4 September 2014 - Goldring beats Peperell to 7+ crown

Roger Goldring overcame underdog status to win the final of our 7+ season-long competition today, when he beat Richard Peperell 7 - 5, 7 -6. This final brought together the season's two most improved players, and it is pleasing that both will have some silverware to show for their efforts. Goldring wins the Suzanne Roberts Quaich and Peperell, it's sister Colman Quaich.
3 September 2014 - PCC Association end B-League campaign with win

PCC Association narrowly missed top spot in the SCF new B-Level league today with a win over Winchester by two
games to one. Both sides needed a 3-0 win to top the league, but the 2-1 scoreline meant the Aldermaston piped
PCC on the 'who beat whom'rule thanks to their earlier victory over our team. June Robinson played two lovely
breaks to 4-back that were matched by her opponent and their game ended as a one ball (each) affair, with the
visitor winning +3. The other two games were more interactive, with errors creeping into all four players' games.
Harry Midgley was next to finish and won by a comfortable margin and the Chris Roberts brought the match to a
close winning +4.


Current League Table
P
W
D
L
TPs+
Game
Wins
Pts
Aldermaston
3
2
0
1

5
4
Phyllis Court
3
2
0
1

5
4
Blewbury
3
1
0
2

4
2
Winchester
3
1
0
2

4
2
4 September 2014 - Iyer does for Peperell in handicap Final, but the latter is 'a winner' too

Poor Richard Peperell, lost his second PCC competition final in just over 24 hours this evening when he was beaten by Raghu Iyer in the handicap final in two straight games. Congratulations are due to Raghu of course, but also to Richard, how will now be Phyllis Court's representative at the SCF's Club Handicap Champions' tournament in October (because Raghu will be playing croquet at the Greek AC Chapionships in Corfu!)

15 September 2014 - Raghu Iyer wins Rothwell undefeated

Raghu Iyer swept all before him to record an unblemished record of five victories to win the rejuvenated Rothwell Cup season-long competition.


11 September 2014 -
Allison & Toms win 'Hugh's Mallett'

Philip Allison and Derek Toms teamed up to win our 3rd and final Drawn Partners
Tournament of the season, and so became the fifth winners of 'Hugh's Mallet'.
The pair were undefeated in their six games ahead of a full field of 32 entrants.
It was especialy good to welcome three debutants!
Full results will appear on this site in due course.


14 September 2014 - PCC trio help Oxon to 7th at Inter-Counties

Helena and Mike Fensone, and Chris Roberts represented Oxfordshire at the annual Inter-Counties tournament this weekend at Southwick (near Brighton). They were bolstered by county team regular John Spears of Surbiton CC, and together they achieved four match victories in their eleven games, and thus staved off having to qualify for next year's event. Newcommers Middlesex were ultimatly victorious.


16 September 2014 -   PCC 'C' are SCF Handicap League Champs! 

PCC 'C'  won the final of the Southern Federation GC Handicap League in emphatic style at Winchester today.
They beat a fancied Ryde team by 10 games to 2 with all our players on exceptional form.
Captain John Chalfont partnered Delia Norris, and Hugh Crook played with Dianne Browne in the morning doubles games, that gave PCC 'C'  a useful 2-1 lead at the break. But the real breakthrough came in the first round of afternoon singles where our players all won, resulting in an unassailable 7-1 lead, with the final four games still to be played. Dianne Brown hit the match clinching shot, and a good one it was too, from fully six yards to win her game at the 13th hoop.
But the truth is that all our players were really on-song with both shot choices made and good execution in abundance. The final round of four singles games were academic to the match result but still yielded three more victories as PCC 'C' really pressed home their victory.
SCF Chairman Chris Roberts stood in for League Manager Frances Colman to present the League trophy to John Chalfont, who made a short but sincere speech thanking the opposition and his magnificent team (not forgetting the other players who have represented PCC 'C' this season ~ Pat Eades, Ralph Chambers, Paddy Bunch, Raghu Iyer and Roger Goldring).

13 September 2014 - Attfield & Norris win 7+ Final

Anne Attfield and Delia Norris won the 7+Doubles Competition today when they defeated Rea and John Kennedy in the final.
The victors will receive the Dorrien Belson Cups and the runners-up the Cox Wood Cups, at our post AGM presentation dinner in November.


20 & 21 September 2014 - PCC trio give good account at All England GC Handicap National Final

Our trio of PCC qualifiers traveled for seven hours to play in this national Final at Pendle and Craven CC in Lancashire this weekend.
Dianne Browne, Raghu Iyer and Roger Goldring all had good wins with the later two notching up 8 win each, and so surpassing the 50% mark in the 15 game 'all play all' format. Dianne was unlucky to only win 4 times because she was defeated at the last hoop on no less than 5 occasions. All three played well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, as did competition Director Chris Roberts and event manager Frances Colman who had an equally exhausting journey to the (not quite) frozen north. Graham Good of Bury won the national title, completing the programme undefeated and was presented with the trophy by CA vice president and former international player Colin Irwin.
23 September 2014 - Goldring and Midgley win 5+ Doubles title

Roger Goldring and Harry Midgley came from behind to win our second tier season-long doubles title today, 7-6, 7-4 against Richard Peperell and Philip Allison. Roger reports that the latter pair "set off with some good ideas, with Allison running the early hoops very well, backed up by Peperell's advice and encouragement. They secured a good early lead, but their opponents played steadily to stay in touch before a great jump shot by Midgley gave him good position at the next hoop to boot, After quite a tussle Goldring and Midgley won at the 13th. Game 2 was nip and tuck, but turned at 4-4 when both Goldring and Midgley cleared well and broke away to win at the 11th."
Congratulations to the victors and commiserations to the vanquished, and one has to feel for Peperell especially, who has now lost out in three finals this season.


24 September 2014 - Club Open Singles Final (Charlie v Chris) set for Saturday at 4pm

Charlie von Schmeider will look to regain the PCC Open Singles title that escaped him last season for the first time in five years, when he faces 2013 winner Chris Roberts at 1600 hours on Saturday.
The pair have contested four of the last five finals and von Schmeider has come out on top (usually in the deciding game) every time.
Last season however, he exited unexpectedly early in the copmpetioton  to Michael Wiles, and Roberts won the tille at last, ahead of Mike Fensome in the final.
The familier von Schmeider v Roberts season finale, resumes once again at 1600 hours on Saturday, and and is always popular with those who like to spectate.


14 September 2014 - Goldring plays at National 'Centre Stage' (5+) Finals

Winning our 'Red Ball' 5+ Tournament in the spring earned Roger Goldring a ticket to this National Final, held this year at Ashby in Leicestershire. He found the opposition tough as one might expect, won only a few games but enjoyed the experience. He plays in his second National Final (the All England Handicap) in a week's time. 



Congratulations to all our Season-Long Competition winners
GC

  Open Singles        - Chris Roberts
  Open Doubles      - Mike Fensome & John Stanner
  Handicap Singles - Raghu Iyer
  5+ Singles            - Ralph Chambers
  5+ Doubles          - Roger Goldring & Harry Midgley
  7+ Singles            - Roger Goldring
  7+ Doubles          - Anne Attfield & Delia Norris
AC

  Level Advanced              - Charlie von Schmieder
  Handicap Block               - Frances Colman
  Handicap Knock-out       - Chris Roberts
  Handicap Doubles          - Frances Colman & Chris Roberts
  Handicap Ladies             - Frances Colman
  Handicap High Bisquers - Raghu Iyer

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