Nailsea start the new season

CROQUET - NAILSEA Croquet Club started the new season with a golf croquet afternoon where several members turned up and had an enjoyable afternoon.

NAILSEA Croquet Club started the new season with a golf croquet afternoon where several members turned up and had an enjoyable afternoon.Eighteen members entered a charity one-ball competition in aid of Cancer Research UK. The format used was a flexible Swiss and after five rounds there were four players on four wins, Marcus Evans, Brian McCausland, Rob Royffe and Brenda Roynon. Marcus and Brenda were not available to go forward to the final at Winchester in April, so in the sixth round Brian and Rob played each other for a place in the final, with Brian emerging as winner. The event raised over �100 for Cancer Research UK.Then the club recently held its annual table tennis competition. There were four competitors and they all played the best of three 11-point games against each other. The winner was 16-year old Ryan Cabble winning three matches, Peter Dyke came second winning two matches and Janet Dyke, who took a game off both Ryan and Peter as well as winning one match, came third.On Saturday an Australian Gateball player will be visiting the club, to explain the rules of Gateball and give a demonstration at 10am. Afterwards he will organise a Gateball competition for those attending. Gateball is a mallet sport that originated in Japan, played with large mallets and large balls. It is normally played in teams of five, but can be adapted, depending on the number of people available. Apparently it is a lot faster than mallet sports such as croquet. No club members have ever played Gateball before and visitors are welcome. All that is needed are flat soled shoes, all other equipment will be provided. The club's lawns are off Avening Close, Trendlewood Way, Nailsea.


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