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Reg Bamford won the Golf Croquet Open Championship

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26th June 2006 (GC - Championships)

Reg Bamford retained his singles title and gained revenge for his defeat by Stephen Mulliner in the 2006 GC World Championship with a straight-games win over Stephen in the final. Manager Bill Arliss had planned for the last three rounds of the knock out to be played on Sunday with a planned start to the final around 2.30PM. However, five of the quarters and semis went to three games, some lasting up to three hours, and the final eventually got underway about 3.50pm. Whether or not the fact that England kicked off at 4.00pm was an influencing factor is unknown, but the final was completed in 75 minutes. Reg showed his mastery of Golf Croquet by playing eight best-of-threes and not dropping a single game. The weather remained very warm and dry throughout, and thankfully Thursday's wind also died away.

The shot of the tournament must go to Charlie von Schmeider who in his playoff with Nelson Murrow for a place in the last eight, managed a jump from B-baulk with a single bounce over Nelson's ball which was jawsed in hoop 11 with the score at 5-5 in the third game. Charlie's ball finished just 5 ft past hoop 12.

First Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final Winner
  Reg Bamford

Reg Bamford
7-2, 7-4

Reg Bamford
7-3, 7-1

Reg Bamford
7-5, 7-3

 
  Samantha Curry
 
Charlie von Schmieder

Charlie von Schmieder
7-2, 4-7, 7-6

Charlie von Schmieder
7-3, 5-7, 7-6

Nelson Morrow
  Andrew Hobbs
 
  David Openshaw

David Openshaw
7-3, 4-7, 7-5

Stephen Mulliner
7-6, 6-7, 7-3

 
Ivor Brand

Ivor Brand
7-4,7-5

Dick Strover
  Tim King

Stephen Mulliner
4-7, 7-3, 7-6

 
  Stephen Mulliner
 

Lower Place Play-Offs

Andrew Hobbs beat Samantha Curry 10-9
Ivor Brand beat Tim King 10-5
Ivor Brand beat Andrew Hobbs 7-5
Tim King beat Samantha Curry 7-4

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