Scottish AC Open 2021

26-27 June 2021, Meadows

Alastair Burn-Murdoch won the Scottish Open at Meadows defeating Stephen Wright 2-0 in the final. Almost all matches went according to the seeding with none of the usual upsets in the first round. Stephen Wright defeating James Hopgood in the semi-final was the only match that went against the seeding and Stephen looked like a strong contender having previously won the event in 1979.

The plate was won by James Hopgood who won a 14-point game versus an in-form Alistair Malcolm who had completed his first ranking triple peel on the Saturday.

The rain and mist of the Saturday cleared on the Sunday and the players and occasional spectator enjoyed summer sunshine and a glass of cava sponsored by Charlotte Townsend.

Jane Morrison



(also on Croquet Scores)

Scottish Open

James Hopgood James Hopgood
James Hopgood
+26tp, +22tp
Stephen Wright
-26tp, +26, +11
Alastair Burn-Murdoch
+14, +26tp
Roger Binks
Alan Wilson John Owen
John Owen
  Andrew Symons Stephen Wright
+2, -23, +5
  Stephen Wright
  Chris Martin Chris Martin
-1T (22-23), +11T (21-10), +1T (22-21)
Alastair Burn-Murdoch
+26tp, -25, +26
  Lorna Dewar
Jane Morrison Jane Morrison
+1T (23-22)
Alastair Burn-Murdoch
+8tp, +4
Rosemary Saunders Robertson
Alistair Malcolm Alastair Burn-Murdoch
Alastair Burn Murdoch



(Knock-out results up to and including the quarter-finals carry forward to the plate, with best-of-threes counting for only a single point.  Finalists are ineligible.)

  Knock-out Swiss Total Beat
James Hopgood 2/3 1/1 3/4 Rosemary Saunders Robertson +26tp
Alistair Malcolm 0/1 3/4 3/5 Alan Wilson +26tp, Rosemary Saunders Robertson +5T (24-19), John Owen +16
Chris Martin 1/2 1/1 2/3 Alan Wilson +9otp
Lorna Dewar 0/1 2/2 2/3 Alan Wilson +15, Jane Morrison +3T (21-18)
Andrew Symons 0/1 2/3 2/4 John Owen +25, Alistair Malcolm +26
John Owen 1/2 1/3 2/5 Roger Binks +20
Alan Wilson 0/1 2/5 2/6 Roger Binks +19, Rosemary Saunders Robertson +2T (20-18)
Jane Morrison 1/2 0/1 1/3  
Roger Binks 0/1 1/4 1/5 Andrew Symons +11
Rosemary Saunders Robertson 0/1 1/4 1/5 Roger Binks +26

Play-off (14-point advanced): James Hopgood beat Alistair Malcolm +8


Photos by Janet Brunton (action) and Chris Martin (presentation)

Alastair Burn-Murdoch


Chris Martin


James Hopgood


James Hopgood


Roger Binks


Rosemary Saunders Robertson


Stephen Wright

Alistair Malcolm completing his first tripleJohn Owen



 James Hopgood being presented with the Edinburgh Plate by Roger Binks


Stephen Wright with the Bob Burnett trophy


Alastair Burn-Murdoch with the Moffat Mallet