Club GC tournaments 2023
It was a case of "third time lucky" for this popular annual tournament for club members as the prospect of heavy rain and strong winds had caused two unwelcome postponements.
Sixteen entrants enabled manager Richard Keighley to draw eight pairs from the hat and to split them into two blocks of four pairs to play on an "all play all basis" for the morning session.
In Block A, a promising start was made by Judith Pengelly & Eddie Fisher who defeated Bill Ironside & Chris Harrison 7-
Block B was closely contested with both the pairings of Rose Gillett & Michael Tideswell and John Watson & Peter Aspinall recording two wins and having the same net hoops. Rose and Michael won the group on a "who beat whom" basis. Winners of one game each were Tim Brewer & Viv Heard and Gill Brewer & Richard Keighley.
The finishing order was determined on a cross-
1. Rose & Michael
2. Marilyn & Richard
3. Terry & Anna
4. John & Peter
5= Bill & Chris, Judith & Eddie
7= Gill & Richard K, Tim & Viv.
Singles tournament 11 June
© Wrest Park Croquet Club
Winners Rose Gillett and Michael Tideswell
Time for tea. l-
Reports on both tournaments by manager Richard Keighley
Doubles tournament 3 August
Temperatures peaked at 29 degrees whilst the 12 players were taking their lunch during this popular annual one-
The top four comprised the three block winners and the best placed runner up. This led to semi-
The “runners up” block comprised Terry Collis, Richard Skidmore, Richard Keighley and a very welcome returnee, Peter Aspinall, who had beaten Ross 7-
Feeling the heat, the “also rans” limited their games to good wins by Viv Heard over Tony Meredith (7-
A traditional tea and cake ceremony brought proceedings to an end. Les was presented with the trophy and a group photo was taken with the impressive beds of ox-
A good time had been enjoyed by all.
David Ball, Richard Skidmore, winner Les Heard, Chris Harrison,
John Watson, Richard Keighley. Photo by Ross Bagni.