East v West of Scotland 2010

5-6 June 2010, Meadows

After the usual flexible allocation process (many East-resident players having West qualifications) there were six players for the East and five for the West on the first day of this year's match, and nine on each side on the second day.  As in recent years, the match was a mixture of Association and Golf Croquet, with each AC game counting for two points and each GC game for one point.  All games were played to handicap rules.  A 10am start on each day, the non-counting of games for handicap points and plenty of food and drink contributed to the relaxed atmosphere of the event.  An additional sense of occasion was brought by the flying of the Scottish saltire from the Meadows Club's two newly installed flagpoles, and the Meadows Festival supplied background music and some passing spectators.

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SCA v CA of Ireland 2010

29-30 May 2010, Meadows

The annual match between the Scottish and Irish croquet associations was played this year in Edinburgh.  It was closely contested all the way, and the Irish emerged the winners by 16 games to 14 to retain the Appleton Trophy.

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Golf Croquet Handicap 2010

22 May 2010, Meadows

On the warmest day of the year so far, seven players gathered at the Meadows Club for the SCA Golf Croquet Handicap Tournament.  At the low end of the handicap range were last year's winner Fergus McInnes (2) and Jamieson Walker (3); Jola Jurasinska was next with a handicap of 5, followed by Ian Wright and Jackie Shannon on 6, and George Geis and Hamish Duguid on 7.

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