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Paul Rigge won the Bury Advanced weekend

[<<] [>>] by Geoff Young at Heaton Park
22-23 September 2007 (AC)

Bury Croquet Club's first two-day advanced tournament was run at Heaton Park on the 22-23 September 2007.

In very pleasant weather twelve contestants took part in a knockout with subsidiary weighted Egyptian. Time limits were imposed only on the latter.

The winner was Paul Rigge, of Bury, who beat Southport's Bob Burnett in a best-of-three final +3 +17. In the first game he went for a TP but was perhaps unlucky that the rover peel was only half successful, the striker's ball overrunning into the wire. Bob then went round and pegged out Y, with K for 1, and almost held out in the two-against-one. In the second game Paul eschewed peeling and got a steady win. He also secured a handicap reduction to scratch. The Egyptian was won by James Hopgood of Meadows.

Round One

J Hopgood bt Sylvia Steer +18 TP
Richard Griffiths bt Peter Wilson +20
P Rigge bt Liz Wilson +4
Ray Lowe bt Michael Steer +11

Round 2

Winn bt Hopgood + 17TP
Burnett bt Griffiths +17
Rigge bt Pidcock +17
Lowe bt Barrett +6

Round 3

Burnett bt Winn +24TP
Rigge bt Lowe +4


Rigge bt Burnett +3 +17


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