Club

Croquet

Wrest Park

Handicap Tournament 23-24 September

L-R Peter Aspinall, Tony Elliott, George Collin, Bryan Harral, Robert Skeen, Keith Harker, Barry Pilgrim, Adrian Morris, Deborah Marcus, Rod Ashwell, winner Richard Keighley, David Woolley and Geoff Strutt

Report by manager Geoff Strutt

Local hero Richard Keighley won the Wrest Park Paul Hands Ladder (Egyptian) September Handicap this year with a rating of 69, having won all his matches [5 out of 5].  Deborah Marcus of Southwick came second with a rating of 62; Keith Harker of Meldreth came third followed by Bryan Harral.

 41 games were played with time limits of 3 hours and 12 Wharrad turns.  However, all completed without a time-limited result.

On Sunday Cliff Jones beat André Machell +26TP, the second recorded triple in this handicap event.

At one point, the idea of separate handicap cards for level and handicap play was strongly supported by some experienced players.  Our visitors were well pleased both with the lawns and the weather.

Keith Harker and Jonathan Lambton in play on Sunday morning.

© Wrest Park Croquet Club  



Played

Won

Rating

Richard Keighley (18)

Wrest Park

5

5

69

Deborah Marcus (11)

Southwick

5

4

62

Keith Harker (8)

Meldreth

5

4

59

Bryan Harral (0)

Wrest Park

6

4

56

Rod Ashwell (½)

Wrest Park

5

3

56

Tony Elliott (6)

Enfield

5

3

55

Barry Pilgrim (8)

Bodham

5

3

54

George Woolhouse (2½)

and David Woolley (8)

Letchworth

Wrest Park

5

3

54

Peter Aspinall (10)

Wrest Park

5

2

46

John Bevington (1½)

Wrest Park

5

2

46

Jonathan Lambton (7)

Watford

5

2

46

Robert Skeen (6)

Meldreth

5

2

46

George Collin (1)

Wrest Park

5

1

41

Cliff Jones (-½)

Wrest Park

5

1

38

André Machell (7)

Watford

5

1

37

Adrian Morris (1½)

Kenilworth

6

1

37