This Weekend: Spectators welcome at the Inter-Club Finals 2-3 October at Surbiton
This weekend sees the culmination of the three season-long inter-club knockout competitions open to all CA Member Clubs, with matches on Saturday and Sunday at Surbiton Croquet Club.
The Inter-Club Cup Final is being held at 10.00 on Sunday, and sees CHELTENHAM defending their trophy against BRISTOL. Cheltenham have beaten Hurlingham and a strong Surbiton team to reach the final, whilst Bristol have beaten Sussex County, Colchester and Bowdon.
The Mary Rose Cup Final is being held at 9.30 on Saturday, and sees host club SURBITON take on WREST PARK, who number last year's winners Bristol amongst their previous victims.
The Longman Cup Semi-finals start at 9.30 on Saturday, and the four winners of Regional competitions take part. BLEWBURY are the West and Wales winners, and meet COLCHESTER, who are the East winners. Host club SURBITON are the South winners, and meet NOTTINGHAM, who are the North winners, and the current champions. On Sunday, also at 9.30, the final and play-off for third position take place.
All competitions are played using teams of four players, with one doubles and six singles over two rounds. The Inter-Club and Mary Rose are played to Advanced rules, while the Longman Cup is played to standard handicap rules. No player with a handicap less than 1 may play in the Mary Rose, while teams for the Longman Cup have to total at least 24 bisques, with any individual player having a handicap of between 3.5 and 20.
Sunday 3rd 1000: CHELTENHAM v BRISTOL
Saturday 2nd 0930: WREST PARK v SURBITON
Longman Cup Semi-Finals
Saturday 2nd 0930:
A: BLEWBURY v COLCHESTER
B: NOTTINGHAM v SURBITON
Longman Cup Final
Final Sunday 3rd 0930: Winner A v Winner B
Third Place Play-off: Loser A v Loser B