Short Croquet at Nailsea 2017

This weekend, Dyffryn CC take part in Division 2 of the SW Federation short croquet event at Nailsea. 4 team games and, hopefully, 4 team wins for promotion! 40 players take part on Saturday (Div 3 and 4) and another 40 on Sunday (Div 1 and 2). Imagine setting all the hoops for that weekend! Watch this space for the results on Monday.

From Paul Pristavec (20/04/17)

Welsh CA selections

Three Dyffryn members have been selected for the Home Internationals in June - Chris Williams, John Evans and Garry McElwain. Chris and Garry have also been selected for the forthcoming World Team Championship - Tier 2 in July. Congratulations to all. More details here, closer to the events.

From Paul Pristavec (18/04/17)

Club Evening and Afternoon sessions

The usual Monday Club evening GC session and the Tuesday afternoon AC session are cancelled this week as detailed in the email sent to all members this morning. Apologies, the weather has got the better of us and the lawns.

From Paul Pristavec (03/04/17)

Lawn laying - delayed to midweek

For the second year in a row it was too wet to set out the lawns on the appointed day. An attempt will be made later in the week.

From Chris Williams (02/04/17)

Selection for Sarah Melvin

Congratulations to Sarah Melvin, who has been selected for the CA Women's team to play Yorkshire in early May. Best wishes for the event!

From Paul Pristavec (23/03/17)

2017 Fixtures now available

The fixture list for 2017 is now available. Follow the link Fixtures (2017)

From Chris Williams (21/01/17)

A day's play at Budleigh

The last action of the season involving Dyffryn teams, took place yesterday at Budleigh Salterton. The SW Federation October short croquet event was played. Our team finished 4th in Division 1, beating the eventual winners from Nailsea. We avoided relegation! Many thanks to Sarah Melvin, Jay Dyer, Robin Morrison and Chris Williams for playing. Chris had to do three peels in each game, which is no mean feat. The season will start next April with the short croquet event at Nailsea. Could YOU be available? It's good fun and an ideal way to dust off the cobwebs.

From Paul Pristavec (17/10/16)

Dyffryn win at Bath to stay in Division 1

Dyffryn won 4-1 at Bath in the Parkstone Trophy relegation/promotion play-off and so will remain in Division 1 next year.

From Chris Williams (01/10/16)

Seasons Winners 2016

The following is a list of the triumphant players in club competitions for this season. Dyffryn Cup - Paul Pristavec; Vase - Kevin Ham; GC Doubles - Fiona Illing & Robert Upton; AC Doubles - Peter Balchin & Kevin Ham; Peter Salter Trophy - Robert Upton; Advanced - John Evans; B level - Paul Pristavec; Intermediate - Robin Morrison; Advanced Handicap - Robert Upton; AC ladder - Ian Emmitt Grimshaw Cup - Mike Parry; Chairman's Bowl - Julian Langston; One Ball - John Cording. The GC ladder was not awarded as there were very few games played. The leader at the end of the season declined to win

From Paul Pristavec (28/09/16)

Some details of some of yesterday's finals

Sue Mackay lost to John Cording in the one ball final after failing to peg out in the decider. John ran rover and hit Sue's ball to complete his win. Well done, John. In the Peter Salter final, there was plenty of interaction between Paul Pristavec and Robert Upton, with Robert getting the better of the end game to win +10. Well done! The Dyffryn Cup was a different affair, with Adrian Trickey edging ahead. Paul caught up with a turn to penult and was given a chance later to take his backward ball from H1. He took it and achieved the two peels needed to peg out but stymied his backward ball on the leg of Rover. Adrian had to peel this ball to run H5, getting to rover and sticking in it. A few turns later it was over with a +10 win to Paul. A new name on the Dyffryn Cup! In the Golf finals, Kevin Ham played very well to defeat Jay Dyer in the Vase in two games, whilst the new pairing of Robert Upton and Fiona Illing took on the might of experienced pair Kevin Ham and Peter Balchin. First game to Robert and Fiona on a golden hoop. Second game to Kevin and Peter by 7-4. The third game went to the new pairing by 7-2. Well done to both players. A small crowd was royally entertained by the finals, even if it was a little cool.

From Paul Pristavec (25/09/16)