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Past Events from 2002 to 2017
2017
GC Leagues:
Nottingham (A) were a clear winner of Division 1 and became Champions, despite having
lost 5-7 to Ashby(A) in the last match of the season.
Sheffield U3A, competing in the FEMCC leagues for the first time, narrowly came top of
Division 2, just ahead of Branston & District U3A. The two teams had the same number of
match wins and game wins and also drew against each other, but Sheffield edged ahead
of Branston on Hoop Points.
Darley Dale were clear winners of Division 3, winning all 5 of their matches. They will thus
return to Division 2 after spending just one year in Division 3.

Click here for the full league manager's report.

Click here for the GC league tables and here for a summary of each match. 

26-point Association League:
The league was played at Nottingham on 22 July. The result was unusually clear, Ashby’s bisques proving too much for the others, as they won all their matches, conceding only a single game.
Click here for the full report.

The Lincolnshire Handicap 2017 ...
was won by Les Vogel of Branston U3A club.  Click here for a full report.
2016
GC Leagues:
Leicester A won Division 1 and the Championship having beaten 
Ashby A to win the tie.
In Division 2, t
hree teams - Ashby B, Nottingham A, and Branston A - scored the same number of match points, but Ashby B will take their place in Division 1 in 2017 having beaten Nottingham A and tied with Branston A.
In Division 3, Bakewell B were clear winners, winning 4 of their 5 matches
Click here for the full league manager's report.

Click here for the GC league tables and here for a summary of each match. 

26-point Association League:
As so often in the past, the result was very close. Leicester, Nottingham and Pinchbeck each won two of their three matches but Pinchbeck triumphed as a result of winning more games (6) than the other two (5 each). 
Click here for the full report.

The Lincolnshire Handicap 2016 ...
was won by Bernard Johnson of Branston U3A club.  Click here for a full report.
2015
GC leagues
Long Eaton A won Division 1 and the Championship with Bakewell 2nd, having beaten Ashby A to win the tie.
In Division 2 Pinchbeck were clear winners and were promoted to Div.1, having only entered the division in 2015; Woodhall Spa were 2nd.
In the new Division 3, Ashby B were winners and were promoted to Div.2. They drew with Branston U3A B on match wins but won on game wins and 'who-beat-whom'.

Click here for the full league manager's report.

Click here for the league tables and here for a summary of each match. 

The May C-level at Nottingham...

was won by Louis McMeeken of Bakewell Club.  Click here for a full report.

The Lincolnshire Handicap 2015 ...
was won by Mary Timms of Branston U3A club.  Click here for a full report.

The Ashby Ladies Handicap
The Perry Bowl was won by Pauline Donner of Woodhall Spa, and the runner-up was Lynda Allen of Ashby.

The September C-level at Nottingham...
was won by Joan Skuse of Long Eaton Club.  Click here for a full report.

Association Croquet 14 point
First - Nottingham, Second - Ashby, Third - Bakewell.
2014GC leagues
Ashby won Division One, but Leicester came a very close second.  The match between the clubs was drawn, if Leicester had won one more game in that match they would have taken the top spot.  Richmond Park were clear winners of Division Two.
Click here for the league tables, here for a summary of each match, here for details of each match in Division One, and here for details of each match in Division Two.  Click here for the league manager's report.

The Lincolnshire Handicap...
was won by Roy Donner of Woodhall Spa.  Click here for a full report.

The September C-level at Nottingham...
was won by Ian Hill of Nottingham Club.  Click here for a full report.

Final 2014 AC league positions
Nottingham won the 26pt league - click here for the league manager's report.
2013GC leagues
Ashby won Division One, with Leicester second.  Nottingham (B) were clear winners of Division Two, with Richmond Park second.
Click here for the league tables, here for a summary of each match, here for details of each match in Division One, and here for details of each match in Division Two.  Click here for the league manager's report.

Bass Shield at Ashby

Having won their respective blocks, Long Eaton and Leicester battled for the Bass Shield. Each won 3 games and the winner was decided on hoop difference.  Leicester took the trophy having a one hoop advantage.
The individual trophy, the Coors Cup, was won by Mike O’Brian of Ashby.  Four players had won five of their six games, but the player with the best hoop difference (+25) was Mike.  The runner-up with +22 was last year’s winner, Chris Mounfield.  Report from Ashby Club website.

Golf C-level at Nottingham
On a day of  unrelenting rain (a far cry from the balmy conditions of last year) Sandy Brown of Nottingham Club came through as a clear winner.  Click here for Eileen's report.

Association B-level at Nottingham
Delightful Spring weather all weekend - and in the best-of-three final Rachel Rowe (Nottingham and Ashby) beat Sanaa Hallam (Nottingham) by 2 games to nil.

Veteran's Tournament at Ashby
Click here for a report.

26pt League
Played at Nottingham on Saturday 3rd August; Nottingham were clear winners, beating both Leicester and Ashby without losing a game.

14pt League
Report awaited.

Jim Kirby Cup
Played at Nottingham on 21st September; click here for a report.

Second Golf C-level at Nottingham
On a pleasant dry autumn day Irmgard Finnigan of Nottingham Club was the winner.  Click here for Eileen's report.
2012GC leagues
Ashby won Division One, with Bakewell A a close second.  Leicester won Div 2, followed by Branston U3A.
Click here for the league tables, here for a summary of each match. Click here for the league manager's report.

26pt League at Ashby
The 26pt league was played at Ashby this year on 29th September.  Each team won one match, so the result depended on the number of games won.  James Death was the star...  Read on...

Jim Kirby Cup at Nottingham
The Jim Kirby Cup was held at Nottingham this year, where it was merged with the club's beginners tournament.  Read on...

Golf B-level at Nottingham
The sixth annual B-level Golf Croquet tournament was held at Nottingham on Wednesday 18th July.  Read on.....

Lincoln Castle 2012
Lincoln Castle was the delightful venue on a welcome sunny Sunday in May for local croquet novices to learn more about the game.  Read on...

Golf C-level at Nottingham
On a hot sunny day on May 31st Nottingham Croquet Club hosted the Federation's first "C" level  Golf Croquet tournament, specially designed for novices and improvers with handicaps of 8 to 12.  Read on.....

Bass Shield at Ashby
This competition (which for many years had been an Astroturf event) was held on grass at Ashby for the second time.  Read on...
2011Jim Kirby Cup - 14 Point Association Handicap
Played at Ashby Club on Saturday 11 June. Click here for a full report.
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