GC C level tournament 24 May
report by Richard Keighley
In a final featuring two players from Leighton-
On a perfect day for croquet, the field of 16 players had admired the avenue of glorious horse chestnut trees and the immaculate lawns before knuckling down to the competition of playing in blocks for the morning session.
In Blocks A and B, Colin Carr (Ashby) and Nigel Wulcko (Camerton/Peasdown) won all three games to proceed to the knockout. They were joined by Paul Rockall (Gainsborough) with two wins and a rather fortunate David Thompson who had a solitary win but a superior hoop count to Patrick Richardson (Wrest Park) and only prevailed over Celia Frost (Northampton) on a who-
In Block C, both Andrew Jackson (Guildford) and John Watson had two wins. Nick Boxall (Wrest Park) topped Block D with three wins and was joined by Alistair Broom (Phyllis Court) with two wins.
Fortunes changed sharply in the quarter-
David won the first hoop in the final but found that he could not withstand the relentless pressure of his clubmate John who won 7-
The Plate knockout produced a closely contested final between Carol Jamieson (Blewbury) and Tim Barzychi (Pinchbeck), which Tim won 7-
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