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Phill Scarr won the Middlesbrough One-Day B-Level

[<<] [>>] by Charles Waterfield at Middlesborough Croquet Club
4 July 2009 (AC)

Phill Scarr played controlled and thoughtful croquet to win the Middlesbrough One-Day B Level in his first attempt at an advanced rules event.

Eight players from Croquet North clubs (Belsay, Tyneside, Auckland and Middlesbrough) took part in this one-day trial event (starting at 9.30am, finishing around 6.30pm) run as two blocks of four, followed by a play-off. We were favoured by glorious weather, with the lawns playing fast and true. A 2.25 hour time-limit enabled four games to be played in the day and handicaps ranged from 2 - 10; both factors led to about half the matches being peg outs, with the others close to completion. Block positions were based on wins, then points and in one case who-beat-who (Derek Watts losing out to Derek Old by just 1 point). Everyone agreed the one-day format was a success and should be repeated.


Block A

Derek Old (4.5) beat Derek Watts (2) and Roger Staples (7)
Derek Watts beat Derek Robinson (6) and Roger Staples
Derek Robinson beat Derek Old and Roger Staples

Block B

Phill Scarr (7) beat Phil Errington (3), David Turner (6) and Eugene Brady (10)
Phil Errington beat David Turner and Eugene Brady
David Turner beat Eugene Brady

Play-offs, between the A & B block winners, seconds, thirds and fourths, led to the final order

Phill Scarr beat Derek Old +18
Phil Errington beat Derek Watts +13
David Turner beat Derek Robinson 24-12
Roger Staples beat Eugene Brady 22-14


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