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Re: Tertiary Balls

Brenda Evans <brenda@...>
 

Hi All,
Found on Google:
Mars, the owner of the popular cat food Whiskas had used its Whiskas Purple colour on its cat food packaging and marketing materials since 2000. In November 2002, Mars applied for trade mark protection for its Whiskas Purple.
I suspect this is probably the basis for the "Cat Food" label for one of the balls. "Dog Food" would have been a logical name for the partner ball.
Just thought you'd like to know!
Brenda

On 12/02/2015 2:39 PM, alix verge alixverge@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

Martin Prins always insisted that teal and orange go together ... duck a l'orange.
�


To: cnswplayers@...
From: cnswplayers@...
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:54:42 +1100
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

�

Brenda & others.

I agree with Jim Hicks history below and can take it back one step further just to support the presently used pairings.

As far as I am aware the tertiary colours were introduced at least in NSW by Harry Olsen in the early eighties. He simply painted over existing balls with silver (now grey), gold (now orange) which were a pair, together with a purple and a green colour (the exact colours are not retained in my memory bank) which were the other pair. Back then the 'order' was not relevant as they were mainly used for AC.�

The order suggested by Jim seems OK.

John Eddes

On 9/02/2015 6:31 PM, Jim Hicks jimhicks@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

� �Hullo Brenda and all, ��

The problem has arisen because when tertiary balls were first introduced, they came with Orange and Grey, v two shades of purple (say burgundy and mauve)
After a few years, the paler one, mauve (or lilac), was discontinued and a new greenish colour, aqua replaced it.
So now it is definitely Orange & Gray v Burgundy & Aqua, and the correct sequence would be: �Aqua (=Blue), Orange (=Red), Burgundy (=Black) and Gray (=Yellow)
I accept that there's not a lot of logic here, and not all clubs follow that sequence, however whenever you are compelled to triple bank, it does revert to "fun" games,
so if "Catfood and Dogfood" please you, then just enjoy it.
Cheers,
Jim Hicks.


On 09/02/2015, at 5:49 PM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

�

Hi Mary,
Thank you. We might have to take a vote on this, I think!!
Brenda

On 9/02/2015 5:44 PM, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

Dear Brenda

To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta �v �Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Cheers
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

�

I �always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

�

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

�

�

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found� porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans









Re: Tertiary Balls

Brenda Evans <brenda@...>
 

Thanks John & Alix for your contributions. This has been an interesting exercise - and the sort of thing that this mailing list should be about!
I seem to recall that Peter Olsen started the Sutherland Club, John. Same family?
Brenda

On 12/02/2015 2:39 PM, alix verge alixverge@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

Martin Prins always insisted that teal and orange go together ... duck a l'orange.
�


To: cnswplayers@...
From: cnswplayers@...
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:54:42 +1100
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

�

Brenda & others.

I agree with Jim Hicks history below and can take it back one step further just to support the presently used pairings.

As far as I am aware the tertiary colours were introduced at least in NSW by Harry Olsen in the early eighties. He simply painted over existing balls with silver (now grey), gold (now orange) which were a pair, together with a purple and a green colour (the exact colours are not retained in my memory bank) which were the other pair. Back then the 'order' was not relevant as they were mainly used for AC.�

The order suggested by Jim seems OK.

John Eddes

On 9/02/2015 6:31 PM, Jim Hicks jimhicks@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

� �Hullo Brenda and all, ��

The problem has arisen because when tertiary balls were first introduced, they came with Orange and Grey, v two shades of purple (say burgundy and mauve)
After a few years, the paler one, mauve (or lilac), was discontinued and a new greenish colour, aqua replaced it.
So now it is definitely Orange & Gray v Burgundy & Aqua, and the correct sequence would be: �Aqua (=Blue), Orange (=Red), Burgundy (=Black) and Gray (=Yellow)
I accept that there's not a lot of logic here, and not all clubs follow that sequence, however whenever you are compelled to triple bank, it does revert to "fun" games,
so if "Catfood and Dogfood" please you, then just enjoy it.
Cheers,
Jim Hicks.


On 09/02/2015, at 5:49 PM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

�

Hi Mary,
Thank you. We might have to take a vote on this, I think!!
Brenda

On 9/02/2015 5:44 PM, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

Dear Brenda

To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta �v �Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Cheers
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

�

I �always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

�

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

�

�

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found� porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans









Re: Tertiary Balls

Alix Verge
 

Martin Prins always insisted that teal and orange go together ... duck a l'orange.
 


To: cnswplayers@...
From: cnswplayers@...
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:54:42 +1100
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

 

Brenda & others.

I agree with Jim Hicks history below and can take it back one step further just to support the presently used pairings.

As far as I am aware the tertiary colours were introduced at least in NSW by Harry Olsen in the early eighties. He simply painted over existing balls with silver (now grey), gold (now orange) which were a pair, together with a purple and a green colour (the exact colours are not retained in my memory bank) which were the other pair. Back then the 'order' was not relevant as they were mainly used for AC. 

The order suggested by Jim seems OK.

John Eddes

On 9/02/2015 6:31 PM, Jim Hicks jimhicks@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
 

   Hullo Brenda and all,   

The problem has arisen because when tertiary balls were first introduced, they came with Orange and Grey, v two shades of purple (say burgundy and mauve)
After a few years, the paler one, mauve (or lilac), was discontinued and a new greenish colour, aqua replaced it.
So now it is definitely Orange & Gray v Burgundy & Aqua, and the correct sequence would be:  Aqua (=Blue), Orange (=Red), Burgundy (=Black) and Gray (=Yellow)
I accept that there's not a lot of logic here, and not all clubs follow that sequence, however whenever you are compelled to triple bank, it does revert to "fun" games,
so if "Catfood and Dogfood" please you, then just enjoy it.
Cheers,
Jim Hicks.


On 09/02/2015, at 5:49 PM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

 

Hi Mary,
Thank you. We might have to take a vote on this, I think!!
Brenda

On 9/02/2015 5:44 PM, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
 

Dear Brenda

To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta  v  Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Cheers
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

 

I  always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

 

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

 

 

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found  porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans








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Re: Tertiary Balls

John Eddes
 

Brenda & others.

I agree with Jim Hicks history below and can take it back one step further just to support the presently used pairings.

As far as I am aware the tertiary colours were introduced at least in NSW by Harry Olsen in the early eighties. He simply painted over existing balls with silver (now grey), gold (now orange) which were a pair, together with a purple and a green colour (the exact colours are not retained in my memory bank) which were the other pair. Back then the 'order' was not relevant as they were mainly used for AC.�

The order suggested by Jim seems OK.

John Eddes

On 9/02/2015 6:31 PM, Jim Hicks jimhicks@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

� �Hullo Brenda and all, ��

The problem has arisen because when tertiary balls were first introduced, they came with Orange and Grey, v two shades of purple (say burgundy and mauve)
After a few years, the paler one, mauve (or lilac), was discontinued and a new greenish colour, aqua replaced it.
So now it is definitely Orange & Gray v Burgundy & Aqua, and the correct sequence would be: �Aqua (=Blue), Orange (=Red), Burgundy (=Black) and Gray (=Yellow)
I accept that there's not a lot of logic here, and not all clubs follow that sequence, however whenever you are compelled to triple bank, it does revert to "fun" games,
so if "Catfood and Dogfood" please you, then just enjoy it.
Cheers,
Jim Hicks.


On 09/02/2015, at 5:49 PM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

�

Hi Mary,
Thank you. We might have to take a vote on this, I think!!
Brenda

On 9/02/2015 5:44 PM, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

Dear Brenda

To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta �v �Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Cheers
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

�

I �always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

�

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

�

�

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found� porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans








Re: Tertiary Balls

Brenda Evans <brenda@...>
 

Hi Jim, Margaret, Mary, Alan and All,
Thank you for your responses to my questions! It has been a very interesting exercise and it seems that whatever we like to call the colours the pairs are grey and orange against the other two, playing in the order set out by Jim! This afternoon I spoke to June Dawson in the hope that she might have given me the official names (which she could not remember) but indeed clarified the pairing!
No doubt there'll be confusion aplenty when 12 people are on the lawn together trying to work out which ball to hit and where they are going next!!
Thanks again
Brenda Evans

Sent from my iPhone

On 9 Feb 2015, at 6:31 pm, Jim Hicks jimhicks@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

   Hullo Brenda and all,   

The problem has arisen because when tertiary balls were first introduced, they came with Orange and Grey, v two shades of purple (say burgundy and mauve)
After a few years, the paler one, mauve (or lilac), was discontinued and a new greenish colour, aqua replaced it.
So now it is definitely Orange & Gray v Burgundy & Aqua, and the correct sequence would be:  Aqua (=Blue), Orange (=Red), Burgundy (=Black) and Gray (=Yellow)
I accept that there's not a lot of logic here, and not all clubs follow that sequence, however whenever you are compelled to triple bank, it does revert to "fun" games,
so if "Catfood and Dogfood" please you, then just enjoy it.
Cheers,
Jim Hicks.


On 09/02/2015, at 5:49 PM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

 

Hi Mary,
Thank you. We might have to take a vote on this, I think!!
Brenda

On 9/02/2015 5:44 PM, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
 

Dear Brenda

To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta  v  Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Cheers
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

 

I  always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

 

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

 

 

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found  porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans







Re: Tertiary Balls

Margaret Sawers
 

Hello croquet friends
We have sometimes used tertiary balls and I was told the sequence for GC is Turquoise, Orange Burgundy Grey(yuk) ( TOBY)
Margaret Sawers
 

Sent: Monday, February 9, 2015 5:35 PM
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls
 
 

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?
I have found  porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found
  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood
Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans

Re: Tertiary Balls

Jim Hicks
 

   Hullo Brenda and all,   
The problem has arisen because when tertiary balls were first introduced, they came with Orange and Grey, v two shades of purple (say burgundy and mauve)
After a few years, the paler one, mauve (or lilac), was discontinued and a new greenish colour, aqua replaced it.
So now it is definitely Orange & Gray v Burgundy & Aqua, and the correct sequence would be:  Aqua (=Blue), Orange (=Red), Burgundy (=Black) and Gray (=Yellow)
I accept that there's not a lot of logic here, and not all clubs follow that sequence, however whenever you are compelled to triple bank, it does revert to "fun" games,
so if "Catfood and Dogfood" please you, then just enjoy it.
Cheers,
Jim Hicks.


On 09/02/2015, at 5:49 PM, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

 

Hi Mary,
Thank you. We might have to take a vote on this, I think!!
Brenda

On 9/02/2015 5:44 PM, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
 

Dear Brenda

To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta  v  Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Cheers
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

 

I  always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

 

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

 

 

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found  porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans







Re: Tertiary Balls

Brenda Evans <brenda@...>
 

Hi Mary,
Thank you. We might have to take a vote on this, I think!!
Brenda

On 9/02/2015 5:44 PM, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

Dear Brenda

To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta �v �Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Cheers
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

�

I �always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

�

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

�

�

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found� porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans





Re: Tertiary Balls

Brenda Evans <brenda@...>
 

Hi Alan,
Thanks, but would you play in that order for GC and those pairs for AC?
The cat food etc provides a bit of light relief!
Brenda


On 9/02/2015 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
 

I  always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

 

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

 

 

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found  porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans



Re: Tertiary Balls

Mary Gibson
 

Dear Brenda
To add to the confusion, Mosman has tertiary balls and they are referred to as:

Turquoise and Magenta  v  Gold and Silver.

Here's hoping you play the right ball.
Cheers
Mary Gibson

On 09/02/2015, at 5:40 PM, 'Alan Honey' atasteofhoney@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

 

I  always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan

 

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

 

 

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found  porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found

  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans




Tertiary Balls

Brenda Evans <brenda@...>
 

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of service for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, actually 2 questions :
What are the correct names for the colours and in which order should they be played?
I have found  porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawson balls.

I have also found
  • Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gray
  • Lilac, Turquoise, Orange and Purple
  • Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood
Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decision so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans

I =C2=A0always thought it was Orange and grey and purple and aqua = but cat food and dog food made me laugh!

Cheers

Alan=

 <= /p>

From: cnswpla= yers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent= : Monday, 9 February 2015 5:35 PM
To: cnswplayers@yahoogroups= .com.au
Subject: [cnswplayers] Tertiary Balls

 

 

Hello All,
At Jamberoo, while one lawn has been out of servi= ce for renovation, it has been necessary to use the tertiary balls so that = players are not sitting around waiting to play.
The question is - well, = actually 2 questions :

What are the correct names for t= he colours and in which order should they be played?

I have found  = porridge, peach, slate and aubergine for Barlow balls
but ours are Dawso= n balls.

I have also found

    Turquoise & Burgundy v Orange & Gra= y
  • Lilac, Turquoise= , Orange and Purple
  • <= span style=3D'font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black= '>Lemonade, Orangeade, Catfood and Dogfood

Before everyone is totally confused, I think it's time to make a decisi= on so would be very grateful for some input here before I put an article in= our club newsletter.
Thanks, in advance!
Brenda Evans

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croquetscores.com update

 

Recently I finished working as a full time contractor after twenty five years. In the New Year, I'll be looking into new opportunities.

Since I finished my last contract, I've been working on croquet scores full time and here is a list of the improvements that have been made:

  • Changed web hosting company to Microsoft Azure.
  • Added site monitoring to alert me if the site goes down.
  • Previously the site would "go to sleep" if it wasn't used for 20 minutes. That resulted in a very slow startup experience for first user after 20 minutes. That site now always remains "awake".
  • Fixed confirmation email sent on successful registration.
  • Many improved internal procedures:
    • Improved & simplified deployment system.
    • More automated tests.
    • Improved test system.
    • Shaved 1.8 seconds off application startup.
    • Updated library dependencies.
    • Added load testing. Load testing simulates how the site will respond with a number of connected users.

Tim

P.S. I had hoped to do more with croquet scores over Christmas / New Year break. However a broken elbow from Monday's bicycle accident hampered those plans. One hand typing is hard enough, add in a curly braces, { }, which require shift key and things get really slow :-(

Ricochet

Margaret Sawers
 

Are there any other clubs out there who include ricochet in their program.
At Nowra I introduced ricochet in the hope that it would encourage members to learn Association, to date I have over 20 members who play ricochet most of whom prefer it to golf and enjoy making breaks of three or more hoops,6 of these people have expressed an interest in association and we plan to run association classes in the new year.
 
All who play ricochet agree that their Golf croquet games have improved since learning ricochet.
 
We play ricochet Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons 1pm to 4pm and have as many as 10 players at any time.
We play 14 point games on full sized lawns and sometimes get three games in an afternoon
The people at Nowra who play are keen to promote ricochet and would really love to play in a ricochet tournament but we are unsure just how many other clubs play it. Would any one be interested in a tournament if we were to run one?
Margaret Sawers


Re: Advice requested! New venue for Blue Mountains Croquet Club

Helen Coventry <hjcoventry@...>
 

John,
Southern Highlands is also Greenlees Park couch
Helen
 

To: cnswplayers@...
From: cnswplayers@...
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:43:00 +1100
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Re: Advice requested! New venue for Blue Mountains Croquet Club

 
John,

I understand Tempe is actually Greenlees Park couch but it has the same characteristics as described. RSGC is Santa Anna couch.

Sutherland is converting gradually to Queensland blue couch - more weed resilient, green in  winter, slightly coarser leaves, needs lots of water in Sydney.

John


On 3/12/2014 12:25 AM, 'Peter Freer' pfreer@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
 

John – Canberra uses Santa Anna couch, like Tempe.  Very hardy, and uses far less water than bent or fescue, but does go dormant in cold weather (looks brown and people assume it has died, but it responds once soil temperature climbs again)..  Buffalo is enthusiastic, but too coarse-leafed for good croquet.  We mow at least once/week, and twice in peak growing season.  Ideally you can mow to 3mm but this requires a good machine & operator, and a bit longer is better able to handle drought & better for gateball.  We put the irrigation on for 20 minutes/station every third night in summer.

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

Canberra CC

0412 178 254

 



Re: Advice requested! New venue for Blue Mountains Croquet Club

John Eddes
 

John,

I understand Tempe is actually Greenlees Park couch but it has the same characteristics as described. RSGC is Santa Anna couch.

Sutherland is converting gradually to Queensland blue couch - more weed resilient, green in� winter, slightly coarser leaves, needs lots of water in Sydney.

John


On 3/12/2014 12:25 AM, 'Peter Freer' pfreer@... [cnswplayers] wrote:
�

John � Canberra uses Santa Anna couch, like Tempe.� Very hardy, and uses far less water than bent or fescue, but does go dormant in cold weather (looks brown and people assume it has died, but it responds once soil temperature climbs again)..� Buffalo is enthusiastic, but too coarse-leafed for good croquet.� We mow at least once/week, and twice in peak growing season.� Ideally you can mow to 3mm but this requires a good machine & operator, and a bit longer is better able to handle drought & better for gateball.� We put the irrigation on for 20 minutes/station every third night in summer.

�

Regards, peter

�

Peter Freer

Canberra CC

0412 178 254

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Re: Advice requested! New venue for Blue Mountains Croquet Club

Peter Freer
 

John – Canberra uses Santa Anna couch, like Tempe.  Very hardy, and uses far less water than bent or fescue, but does go dormant in cold weather (looks brown and people assume it has died, but it responds once soil temperature climbs again)..  Buffalo is enthusiastic, but too coarse-leafed for good croquet.  We mow at least once/week, and twice in peak growing season.  Ideally you can mow to 3mm but this requires a good machine & operator, and a bit longer is better able to handle drought & better for gateball.  We put the irrigation on for 20 minutes/station every third night in summer.

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

Canberra CC

0412 178 254

 

Advice requested! New venue for Blue Mountains Croquet Club

bluemountainscroquet@...
 

Hi 


The Blue Mountains Croquet club is currently planning for a move to a new site at Medlow Bath. We'd like advice from other clubs about planning for a new lawn. In particular we'd love to hear from people whose climate is similar to the Blue Mtns


The site is a sloping one so we have to level by building terraces. The site is an old fuel supply depot so we will be levelling by adding fill rather than by cutting into the slope. Any advice about subsoil, drainage, irrigation and grass type would be very welcome. If it's a bit much to put in writing by all means send us a phone number of someone we can talk to.


Thanks


John Park

President, Blue Mountains Croquet Club

Re: essential websites

Nick Chapman
 

Thank you for the kind words Alix.

 

The Duffers Tice still needs some testing with real tournaments though. 

 

If there is anyone who would like to put up a tournament they are running that would be a great test J

 

N.

 

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Saturday, 22 November 2014 5:57 PM
To: cnswplayers@yahoogroups com. au
Subject: [cnswplayers] essential websites

 




Sensational - what initiative! With differstice and croquetscores our needs are met.

 

You Canberra guys are sure good with computers - thanks for the effort Nick (and Tim)

 


 


To: cnswplayers@...
From: cnswplayers@...
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:50:28 +1100
Subject: RE: [cnswplayers] Canberra AC Carnival 2015 and Charity Shield

 

Hi Alix,

 

I have put it together over the last couple of months.  This is the first time I have used it for a ‘real’ tournament.

 

Am hoping that it will be used by CNSW soon, just waiting for official signoff but I think that should be a formality.

 

It isn’t perfect, but will improve over time with usage. 

 

Nick.

 

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Saturday, 22 November 2014 5:45 PM
To: cnswplayers@yahoogroups com. au
Subject: RE: [cnswplayers] Canberra AC Carnival 2015 and Charity Shield

 





Hi Nick,

 

Who has put thedifferstice website together, how long ago, and why hasn't it been widely promoted? How fantastic to have tournaments across the country listed and the ability to enter them.

 

Excellent.

 

alix.
 


To: cnswplayers@...
From: cnswplayers@...
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:46:47 +1100
Subject: [cnswplayers] Canberra AC Carnival 2015 and Charity Shield

 

Afternoon all,

 

Canberra is holding its AC carnival over the Easter weekend in 2015.  Further information can be found via this link:

 

http://www.thedufferstice.com/tournaments-by-category/ac/nsw-club-tournament-ac/8-canberra-carnival-2015

 

Entries are also being taken via the website. 

 

We are also holding the 24 hour charity event over the same weekend.  Further details can be found here: 

 

http://www.thedufferstice.com/tournaments-by-category/ac/nsw-club-tournament-ac/4-charity

 

If you have any questions about the either event please don’t hesitate to let me know.

 

Nick.