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Chris Daniels won the Golf Croquet Selectors' Weekend for the Musk Cup

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23rd August 2005 (GC)

This event was originally scheduled as an eight but due to administrative problems on availability, it was decided to increase the event to a twelve. The format chosen was an initial all play all block using single 13-point games with a final knock out for the top four players from the block. The Compton lawns although still fast had slowed after the recent rains to give rather more manageable conditions than were met during the recent Ascot heats.

The block was completed by mid day on Sunday with a returned to form Bill Arliss taking pole position with eight wins from eleven games. Chris Daniels also on eight wins took second place on the who beats who rule. Tim King was clear third with 7 wins with Yorkshire's finest, Ed Dymock emerging from a group of three players on six wins to take the fourth place by best net points.

The knockouts were played as best of three, 13 point games. Chris had a straight 2 game win over Tim 7-5, 7-3 but Ed had a harder road to the final winning 7-6, 2-7, 7-5. In the final Chris' more consistent play proved too strong for Ed with a 7-6, 7-5 victory.

The support for this event was extremely good and indications are that we could be looking at two eights in future years


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