Club Champions Tournament
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GC Golf Croquet

Wrest Park - Saturday 24 June

Manager: Terrey Sparks

This year, staged at Wrest Park, the tournament attracted 14 entries in total 6 in the level play section and 8 in the handicap section and was played under glorious summer conditions.
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Level play winner David Frost (left)

Level Play: Played as a round robin. As expected the standard of play proved to very high and the result remained in doubt right to the very last game, when David Frost (Enfield) successfully completed his day winning all his games to run out the overall winner.

1st David Frost Enfield   5 Wins
2nd John Noble Letchworth   3   "
3rd Chris Sheen Colchester   3   "
4th Tony Butcher Southchurch   2   "
5th Steve Dennis Watford   2   "
6th David Thirtle-Watts   Hunstanton   0   "

Handicap winner Paul Homer (left)

Handicap: Split into two groups of four, the first four games were played using the cross block formula [each player in one block plays all the players in the other block], which resulted in the following position:

Block A Block B
Noel Gill Hunstanton 3 Wins Paul Homer Ipswich 2 Wins
Tracy Martin Letchworth 3   " David Barnicoat Enfield 2   "
Jean Ball Leighton Linslade 2   " Maureen Croft Watford 2   "
Marion Manning Colchester 2   " Alan Cornelius Southchurch 0   "

In the next round Block A winner Noel Gill (Hunstanton) played Tracy Martin (Letchworth), in which Tracy ran out the winner 6/4 to earn a place in the final. Whilst in the other semi-final Paul Homer (Ipswich) managed to win 7/5 against David Barnicoat (Enfield). The final proved to be a cat-and-mouse game in which Paul, despite having 4 bisques against him to contend with, always seemed to have the upper hand in which he continually managed to jaws his ball on several occasions from long distances, to which Tracy had no answer. In the end Paul ran out the winner 6/4 on time.

Report by Terrey Sparks,
photos by Michael Manning

See also:

AC Club Champions Tournament