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Robinson Cup Finale
SUNDAY 24TH APRIL – PLAYED AT SOMERSET WEST, WESTERN CAPE
This is the Tournament's 23rd year of existence
The culmination of a season long battle between the clubs in the Western Cape took place this weekend. The Robinson Cup Tournament, a Somerset West initiative, inaugurated by Geoffrey Robinson who promoted the idea of friendly rivalry between the clubs.
Originally the idea had been to sit down to lunch together after each monthly match but in recent years the lunch arrangements have been dropped due to rising costs. However, everyone looks forward to the finale together ending in a finger lunch, which is the best way to accommodate the 60 players and some of their partners.
A beautiful day all round, competitive interaction between all clubs and we were so lucky with the weather. The games within games provide friendly rivalry at each level. Win or lose a good game is had all round. The pictures are of the clubs competing in the final matches at Somerset West.
RESULTS TO FOLLOW
Allan Wilson Classic Tournament
A very successful 3rd Allan Wilson Classic Tournament was held this past week culminating with a prize giving dinner which was held at the club on Saturday evening.
We were very fortunate this year being blessed with perfect weather conditions throughout the week not as previos years when rain always seemed to upset play on a couple of days.
It was rewarding to receive so many compliments from our visitors and a big thank you to all our members who worked tirelessly the whole week.
We had a welcoming cocktail party on the Sunday evening which was followed by a quiz evening on Tuesday. A braai was had on Thursday evening for all the players and much socializing took place.
We again thank the Wilson family,Jill, Joy amd Graham for their generous sponsorship without which we would not be able to hold the event.
GC World Teams
The following have been selected to represent South Africa in the golf croquet world teams event which will be held at Surbiton, London from 15-21 May:
Reg Bamford (Captain)
William Louw (replacing Neil McHardy not able to play)
Congratulations to the players and we wish them the best of luck.
Last year the Nationals started with the Golf Croquet event which was played from 16 – 21 November. The venue was the Country Club, Johannesburg which has four courts at its Auckland Park facility. One of the bowls greens had also been made available so originally the plan had been to have five courts in use. As it happened, the lack of rain meant that one of the normal courts did not recover in time from its spring treatment so we were back to four courts. These were generally in excellent condition, apart from a few patched areas on Court C. The court speed was around 11 plummers with the bowls green being faster at 12 plummers.
WCCA Golf Croquet 2016
Wow! What a week. Jam packed full of GC games – lawns full of eager competitors and wonderful weather to accompany all of that.
Well over 40 competitors in total making up a well supported WCCA GC week. Lots of closely competed games made for good spectating and there was a constant stream of visitors and non players to the event.
This year we had some of the overseas AC competitors staying on to compete and hope to have even more next year. A really encouraging sign was that event winners were never "clear cut" until the finals and even then the results could have gone either way.
There are so many people to thank for the success of this years event, not only Somerset West Croquet Club, for running such a slick event, but also to each and every one of the competitors for taking part – I hope you all enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing you back again next year.
- Final Day, WCCA Assoc. Croquet Tournament
- Day Seven, WCCA Assoc. Croquet Tournament
- Day Six, WCCA Assoc. Croquet Tournament
- Day Five, WCCA Assoc. Croquet Tournament
- Day Four, WCCA Assoc. Croquet Tournament
- Day Three, WCCA Assoc. Croquet Tournament
- Day Two, WCCA Assoc. Croquet Tournament
- Day One, WCCA Assoc. Croquet Tournament
- John Kirsten (1944 - 2016)
- Gauteng Tournament 2016