Club Champions Tournament
by year:

GC Golf Croquet

Hunstanton - Sunday 26 June

Manager: Terrey Sparks

Played at Hunstanton this year the tournament attracted a total of 14 entries, 6 in the handicap section and 8 in the level play section.

Handicap Section

Handicap winner Judith Pengelly
Because this section comprised 6 entries with handicaps ranging between 5 and 7 it was run as an all play all block. As to be expected, play was very competitive with many games going to the 13th hoop, resulting in the following final position. As Judith had beaten Pat, Judith was declared the winner overall using the Who-beat-Whom formula.

1st Judith Pengelly Leighton Linslade 4 wins
2nd Pat Dawson Hunstanton 4   "
3rd Des Taylor Enfield 3   "
4th Anne Dennis Watford 2   "
5th Patricia Drinkwater Colchester 1   "
6th Mike May Bury St. Edmunds 1   "

Level Play Section

Level play winner Chris Sheen

Split into two groups of four, the first four games were played using the cross-block formula, which resulted in the following position:

Block A Block B
Martin French Ipswich 4 wins David Ball Leighton Linslade 3 wins
David Frost Enfield 3   " Chris Sheen Colchester 2   "
Jeff Race Hunstanton 1   " Nick Archer Watford 2   "
Terrey Sparks Peterborough 1   " Chris Howell Bury St. Edmunds 0   "

In the next round block A winner Martin French played David Frost winning a place in the final with a 7-5 result; whilst in block B the undisputed leader David Ball played Chris Sheen who had qualified over Nick Archer by having the better results in the earlier round. Chris earned his place in the final by beating David 7-6.

The final proved to be a very close game with Martin setting the pace by taking a very early lead. However, Chris dug in with some very good clearance play and eventually overhauled Martin to run out the winner by 7-5.

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Report and photos by Terrey Sparks

See also:

AC Club Champions Tournament