North v South Match

North of Scotland v South of Scotland

From 1989 to 1996 there were matches arranged between North and South. 

Bulletin No. 34, April 1989, previews the first match as follows:

We are delighted to be able to tell you of a new fixture this year.  The first of what we hope will become a regular match is scheduled for Saturday 17 June 1989 at Pitmedden in Grampian.  The Great Garden in Pitmedden, one of the National Trust for Scotland’s many properties in the North-East, is an impressive ‘formal’ garden first created in 1675 and taken over by the Trust in 1952.  The match will be followed on the Sunday by demonstration sessions in which we will be encouraging spectators and visitors to the Gardens to try their hand, although details have yet to be finalised.  If anyone in the South of Scotland fancies combining some croquet with a trip around one of Scotland’s most delightful gardens in the heart of Whisky Country please let the SCA Match Secretary know!

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Piersland Rosebowl

Donated by the Piersland Croquet Club.

An Inter-Club handicap singles event.  The Piersland Club withdrew from the SCA in 1991 and this trophy ceased to be contested.  (The Rosebowl itself has a history, for which see “East v West” elsewhere on this website.)

The competition was started in 1982 for the Piersland Rosebowl donated by Morrison Crawford and was immediately established as the Inter-Club handicap singles championship – the singles equivalent of the Wilkinson Sword.  It was usually held on the two courts in front of the Piersland Lodge Hotel, which stands across the road from the Championship Golf Course at Troon, Ayrshire.

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Scottish GC Championship

Trophy:  The Walker Bowl donated by Jamieson Walker.

The Scottish Golf Croquet Championship was inaugurated in 1999, following the introduction of the revised Golf Croquet Rules by the WCF.  Originally it was a one day event, but from 2010, when the World Golf Croquet Championship was to be held in England, the Championship has been a two day event to provide some more pressure croquet as might be found in major championships.

The Walker Bowl was donated in time for the 2002 Championship.

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