Golf Croquet Handicap 2017

18 June 2017, Meadows

Thought it might be a good idea to enter a GC tournament.  Imagine my surprise when I entered and was then asked to manage the event.  The event was played in glorious sunshine throughout the day at the Meadows Croquet Club. The lawns proved quite testing as they seemed to have developed some very subtle borrows in places.  Nine entries were reduced to eight with a late withdrawal on the Sunday morning.  It was decided to play an all play all round robin (7 rounds), time permitting, which we almost managed with only four matches unplayed.  My apologies to Brian as two of them involved him, but the sixth round proved very difficult to arrange.  It soon became apparent that Rosemary was the one to beat as she comfortably won her opening matches.  Robert and Lorna took her close but Bill was the only one to beat her (admittedly after she could not be caught on matches won).

Thanks to all the competitors for their patience and support throughout the day, Meadows Croquet Club for the use of their lawns, Lorna for providing an excellent afternoon tea at the finish and last but not least Rosemary for agreeing to be assistant manager and congratulations on winning the event.  

Bill Strachan

Results

  RSR BS GG BC KB RH LD RF Wins Net points
Rosemary Saunders Robertson (4)   4-7 7-5 7-3 7-2 7-6 7-6 7-3 6/7 14
Bill Strachan (5) 7-4   7-5 5-7 6-7 7-3   7-4 4/6 9
George Geis (6) 5-7 5-7   7-3   3-7 3-7 6-7 1/6 -9
Brian Cosford (8) 3-7 7-5 3-7   7-2   7-4   3/5 2
Kathy Brown (6) 2-7 7-6   2-7   3-7 5-7 3-7 1/6 -19
Robert Harvey (7) 6-7 3-7 7-3   7-3   3-7 7-3 3/6 3
Lorna Dewar (7) 6-7   7-3 4-7 7-5 7-3   6-7 3/6 5
Rachel Frith (11) 3-7 4-7 7-6   7-3 3-7 7-6   3/6 -5