The 2007 National Veterans' Championship was held at Sussex County Croquet Club (Southwick) from 18-23 June. The tournament was very lucky with the weather; Southwick avoided virtually all the rain that was forecast, at least during playing hours. The lawns were in a good condition and the club provided their usual excellent lunches and teas.
The Rothwell Challenge Cup (Veterans' Championship) was won by Roger Jenkins
(Bristol) who was undefeated with 7 wins, including 3 TPs). Martin Granger Brown (Bowdon) was the runner up with 6 wins (his handicap coming down to -1/2).
The Pidcock Trophy (over 70s' Championship) was won by Janet Overell
who played excellently to win all her 5 block matches; Roy Edwards (East
Dorset) was runner up with 3 out 5 victories.
The Felixstowe Cup (advanced singles for those not in the two
championships) was won by John Morgan (Cheltenham) who was undefeated in the 5-round Swiss; Neil Chalmers (Norwich) was the runner up.
The Strickland Cup (handicap singles for those not in the above events) was won by Barry Gould (Guildford & Godalming).
The Meredith Cup (unrestricted handicap singles) was won by Nigel Graves (Surbiton), with Martin Granger Brown as runner up.
In the X doubles, The Longman Trophies (The Sussex Trugs) were won by Gerald Gooders and Gene Mears (Sussex), with Martin Granger Brown
(Bowdon) and Tony Whateley (Glasgow) as runners up.
In the Y doubles, the Gilbert Spoons, were won by John Morgan and Jean Powell (Cheltenham) with Roy Edwards (East Dorset) and Janet Overell
(Sussex) as runners up.
Barry Gould (Guildford & Godalming) 9 to 8
Martin Granger Brown (Bowdon) 0 to -0.5
Alex Jardine 3.5 to 4.5
John Morgan (Cheltenham) 6 to 5
John Taylor (Reigate Priory) 3 to 3.5