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Ian Lines won the Lancashire International Open Golf Croquet Tournament

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pictureIan Lines scoring the final hoop

by Geoff Young at Heaton Park
April 14-15 2007 (GC)

The 2007 Lancashire International Open Golf Croquet Tournament was held at Heaton Park, Manchester on April 14-15 in summery weather, the lawns recovered from hibernation and most of the players likewise.

The blocks were set up to keep Ian Lines and Tim King apart, and this proved a sound step as they eventually met in the best-of-five final. Ian looked to be romping home 2-0 in games when at at 6-5 down, he ran 12 with his next turn's ball and Tim took full advantage to win 7-5. However Ian smoothly took the fourth game for victory. Michael O'Brian beat Fredy Viity for third place. the consolation doubles event went to David Walters and Ros Pimlott.

Two blocks of seven, all games un-timed.

Full Results

Block A

Richard Thompson bt Derek Buxton 7-2
Freda Vitty beat Ros Pimlott 7-3
Ian Lines beat David Walters 7-4
Buxton bt Geoff Young 7-6
Thompson bt Pimlott 7-3
Vitty bt Walters 7-5
Thomson bt Vitty 7-6
Lines bt Buxton 7-3
Pimlott bt Young 7-6
Buxton bt Pimlott 7-4
Lines bt Thompson 7-2
Walters bt Young 7-4
Walters bt Thompson 7-2
Lines bt Young 7-3
Vitty bt D Buxton 7-2
Vitty bt G Young 7-3
Walters bt Buxton 7-0
Pimlott bt Lines 7-4
Walters bt Pimlott 7-5
Thompson bt Young 7-5
Lines bt Vitty 7-1

Lines 5/6
Walters Thompson Vitty 4/6 separated on hoop count
Pimlott, Buxton 2/6
Young 0/6

Block B

Tim King bt Jane Pringle7-3
Michael O'Brian bt David Barrett 7-6
Ray Mounfield bt Eileen Buxton 7-3
King bt Barbara Young 7-4
Barrett bt Pringle 7-3
O'Brian bt Buxton 7-5
King bt Mounfield 7-3
O'Brian bt Pringle 7-4
Barrett bt Young 7-3
Barrett bt King 7-5
Young bt Buxton 7-3
Mounfield bt Pringle 7-4
Mounfield bt Young 7-5
King bt O'Brian 7-3
Pringle bt Buxton 7-4
Barrett bt Mounfield 7-6
O'Brain bt Young 7-4
King bt Buxton 7-5
Barrett bt Buxton 7-5
Young bt Pringle 7-5
O'Brian bt Mounfield 7-5

Barrett, King, O'Brian 5/6 separated on hoop count
Mounfield 3/6
Young 2/6
Pringle 1/6
Buxton 0/6

Knockout Phase

(best of three)
Lines bt Mounfield 7-6 7-3
O'Brian bt Walters 7-4 7-4
Vitty bt Barrett 7-5 7-4
King bt Thompson 7-4 6-7 7-5

Lines bt O'Brian 7-5 7-5
King bt Vitty 7-4 7-5

Lines bt King 7-6 7-5 5-7 7-5

Third/Fourth playoff O'Brian bt Vitty 10-7

Other Games

Pringle bt G Young 7-5
B Young bt D Buxton 7-6
E Buxton bt Pimlott 7-2


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