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ICs of South Africa & Canada

ICs of South Africa & Canada

28th June, 30th June and 2nd July 2017

Results: 1st IC of GB (27.5 wins from 36 matches, 76% win ratio); 2nd IC of South Africa (19.5 wins from 38 matches, 51% win ratio); and 3rd IC of Canada (10 wins from 40 matches, 25% win ratio)
Venues: The Edgbaston Priory Club (28th June), St George’s Hill LTC (30th June) and The Hurlingham Club (2nd July)

It was a pleasure to welcome two large IC teams from Canada and South Africa for the pre-Wimbledon series of matches at Edgbaston Priory, St George’s Hill and The Hurlingham Club. Given that some teams played a different number of matches, the overall result was based on % matches won. After the three matches GB finished first with 76%, South Africa were second with 51% and Canada third with 25%.

At Edgbaston Priory the teams managed to practice on grass the day before the match but had to retreat to the superb facilities of the Indoor Tennis Centre on match day, where 7 rounds of doubles matches were played on three courts. The enthusiasm to compete and connect was palpable and the tennis was played in a wonderful spirit and to a great standard.

The scenic St George’s Hill LTC hosted the second leg of the pre-Wimbledon tour for our guests. Preceding the tennis on Thursday evening, John Beddington very kindly organised a drinks reception at the High Commission of Canada in Central London for all participants. On the Friday, the weather held and 50 players were able to play on the beautiful front grass courts for the whole day.

The evening dinner was well attended by 65 people and guests included the Chairman of St George’s Hill, Peter Jamieson. Gifts were exchanged with the match captains, Leonie Grondel (SA) and Jim Cameron (Canada).

The final leg of the tour for our pre-Wimbledon guests was completed on Sunday 2nd July at The Hurlingham Club. It was a fantastic day and the spirit of the IC evident on and off the court. The sun shone and the grass courts were in excellent condition. The Garden Party was a huge success, and the exhibition doubles match was well supported. The day ended with Pimms by the courts, with our visitors very excited about their trip to The Championships the following day.

There was laughter, friendship, lovely food, great tennis and a few formalities at the match dinners which were wonderfully hosted by Edgbaston Priory, St George’s Hill and The Hurlingham Club.


@ Edgbaston Priory on 28th June 2017

Round 1
Lynn Hughes-Butlin & Leonie Grondel (SA) lost to Janice Longhurst & Pamela Rosenbaum (CAN) 3-6 6-3 9-11
Perry Grant & Chris Lister-James (SA) beat Graham Watt & Jim Cameron (CAN) 6-3 6-2 SA
Ricky Buwalda & Terry Rosenberg (SA) lost to Terry Redvers & Adrian Coles (CAN) 2-6 4-6

Round 2
Mark Cox & Steve Alger (GB) beat Jean Hubert & Danie Botha (SA) 7-5 6-0
Laura Atkinson & Karen Clark (CAN) lost to Leyla Ogan & Joy Tacon (GB)2-6 3-6
Bob Awrey & Phil Cox (CAN) lost to Laurie Butlin & Rob van der Schyff (SA)1-6 4-6

Round 3
Laura Atkinson & Dale Kozicz (CAN) lost to Rosanne Duke & Rene Plant (SA) 2-6 3-6
Christa Cameron & Sally Coles (CAN) beat Lynn Hughes-Butlin & Terry Schweitzer (SA) 6-3 2-6 10-4
Graham Watt & Jim Cameron (CAN) lost to Simon Curtis & Keith Bland (GB) 6-7 4-6

Round 4
Fran MacLennan & Julie Willson (GB) beat Sharon van der Schyff & Danny Buwalda (SA) 6-2 6-2
Jean Hubert & Terry Rosenberg (SA) lost to Mick Webb & Philip King (GB) 6-3 0-6 5-10
Anthea Stewart & Joy Tacon (GB) beat Kathy Mueller & Dale Kozicz (CAN) 6-1 7-5 

Round 5
Jackie Robinson & Jenny Waggott (GB) beat Christa Cameron & Sally Coles (CAN) 7-5 2-6 12-10
Perry Grant & Chris Lister-James (SA) lost to Steve Alger & Simon Curtis (GB) 3-6 6-3 10-6
Philip King & Alec Davidson (GB) lost to Terry Redvers and Tim Griffin (CAN) 1-6 4-6 

Round 6
Ricky Buwalda & Rob van der Schyff (SA) beat Mick Webb & Alan Purnell (GB) 5-7 6-3 10-8
Rosti Brankovsky & Denis Ing (CAN) lost to Mark Cox & Keith Bland (GB) 1-6 2-6
Sharon van der Schyff & Terry Schweitzer (SA) beat Jackie Robinson & Jenny Waggott (GB) 6-2 6-2

Round 7
Rosti Brankovsky & Tim Griffin (CAN) were leading Lynne Hughes-Butlin & Danie Botha 6-2 0-2
Bob Awrey & Phil Cox (CAN) were leading Alec Davidson & Alan Purnell (GB) 8-0
Rosanne Duke & Rene Plant (SA) beat Karen Clark & Kathy Mueller (CAN) 6-0 6-0 

@ St George’s Hill on 30th June 2017

Round 1
Pamela Rosenbaum & Sally Coles (CAN) lost to Danny Buwalda & Leonie Grondel (SA) 3-6 3-6
Sian Southwell-Sander & Toni Thompson (GB) beat Karen Clark & Laura Atkinson (CAN) 6-3 6-2
Anthea Stewart & Di Hill (GB) lost to Lynne Hughes-Butlin & Rene Plant (SA) 4-6 0-6
Henk Nijeboer & David Waite (GB) beat Bob Awrey & Phil Cox (CAN) 6-1 6-1
Ricky Buwalda & Rob van der Schyff (SA) lost to Terry Redvers and Tim Griffin (CAN) 6-7 2-6
Jeremy Woods & Dave Collins (GB) beat Terry Rosenberg & Chris Lister-James (SA) 6-1 6-1 

Round 2
Sian Southwell-Sander & Pat Wire (GB) beat Dale Kozicz & Kathy Mueller (CAN) 6-0 6-2
Janice Longhurst & Christa Cameron (CAN) lost to Terry Schweitzer & Sharon van der Schyff (SA) 3-6 3-6
Karen Cass & Jeremy Woods (GB) lost to Rosanne Duke (SA) & Denis Ing (CAN) 2-6 3-6
Perry Grant & Jean Hubert (SA) beat Jim Cameron & Graham Watt (CAN) 3-6 6-3 10-8
John Feaver & Bill Gowans (GB) lost to Danie Botha & Laurie Butlin (CAN) 6-7 5-7
Mike Dawe & Keith Bland (GB) beat Adrian Coles & Rosti Brankovsky (CAN) 6-1 6-2 

Round 3
Toni Thompson & Anthea Stewart (GB) beat Dale Kozicz & Kathy Mueller (CAN) 6-2 0-6 10-8
Pamela Rosenbaum & Christa Cameron (CAN) lost to Danny Buwalda & Terrey Schweitzer (SA) 0-6 7-5 6-10
Sally Coles & Graham Watt (CAN) beat Terry Rosenberg & Lynne Hughes-Butlin (SA) 6-4 1-6 10-2
Keith Bland & David Waite (GB) lost to Dennis Ing & Tim Griffin (CAN) 2-6 6-1 10-6
Lauri Butlin & Jean Hubert (SA) beat Adrian Coles & Rosti Brankovsky (CAN) 7-5 6-2
Bob Awrey & Phil Cox (CAN) lost to Ricky Buwalda & Rob van der Schyff (SA) 1-6 2-6 

Round 4
Laura Atkinson & Terry Redvers (CAN) lost to Rene Plant & Dani Botha (SA) 2-6 1-6
Karen Cass & Pat Wire (GB) beat Sharon van der Schyff & Leonie Grondel (SA) 6-1 6-1
Toni Thompson (GB) & Rosanne Duke (SA) beat Janice Longhurst & Karen Clark (CAN) 6-2 7-6
Chris Clark (GB) & Jim Cameron (CAN) beat Chris Lister-James and Perry Grant (SA) 4-6 6-3 10-8 

@ The Hurlingham Club on 2nd July 2017

Round 1
Rene Plant & Rosanne Duke (SA) beat Judy Horn & Cath Davies (GB) 6-4 6-1
Roy Henerson & Peter Bretherton (GB) beat Bob Awrey & Phil Cox (CAN) 7-5 6-0
Janice Longhurst & Christa Cameron (CAN) beat Sharon van der Schyff & Leonie Gronel (SA) 6-2 2-6 12-10
John Paish & Jeremy Woods (GB) beat Terry Redvers & Tim Griffin (CAN) 6-2 3-6 10-7 

Round 2
Chris Lister-James & Perry Grant (SA) beat Steve Alger & Richard Walmsley (GB) 6-3 6-4
Jean Hubert & Danie Botha (SA) beat Rosti Brankovsky & Dennis Ing (CAN) 6-7 6-2 10-3
Martin Cornish & Jonathan Leslie (GB) beat Jim Cameron & Graham Watt (CAN) 4-6 6-1 10-6
Pauline Fisher & Shirley Fox (GB) beat Pamela Rosenbaum & Sally Coles (CAN) 6-3 6-3 

Round 3
Jurate Hardy & Cath Davies (GB) beat Karen Clark & Alison Taylor (CAN) 6-3 6-0
Anne Clark & Pauline Fisher (GB) beat Lynne Hughes-Butlin & Terrey Schweitzer (SA) 6-2 6-1
Adrian Coles & Tim Griffin (CAN) beat Rob van der Schyff & Terry Rosenberg (SA) 6-0 6-2 

Round 4
Sue Bartlett & Karen Cass (GB) beat Kathy Mueller & Dale Kozicz (CAN) 6-3 6-1
Rene Plant & Perry Grant (SA) beat Laura Atkinson & Graham Watt (CAN)
Peter Bretherton & Shirley Fox (GB) beat Ricky Buwalda & Danny Buwalda (SA) 6-4 6-4
Dennis Archer & Jonathan Leslie (GB) beat Laurie Butlin & Jean Hubert (SA) 7-5 6-1
Steve Alger & Kate Gowar (GB) beat Chris Lister-James & Rosanne Duke (SA) 6-2 1-6 10-6

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