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Frances Skinner won the Grass Roots Final

[<<] [>>] by Bob Thompson at Northampton Croquet Club
12 Septembr 2009 (GC - Championships)

Frances Skinner won the Grass Roots final beating beating John Chatterton 7-5
From an initial entry of 56 players from Gainsboro, Hamstead Heath, Ilkley
U3A, North Hykeham, Watford Cassiobury and Woodhall Spa, the Grass Roots
Final was competed for by 16 players on Saturday 12 Sept 2009 at Northampton
CC.

For several players this was only the second time that they had played on
full size lawns and certainly the first time the Northampton infamous slope
would have been encountered.

After seven rounds of progressive doubles the top players were :- John
Chatterton 31 hoops, George Skinner 30 hoops, Terry Naylor-Vane 28 hoops,
Michael Bilham & Frances Skinner both with 26 hoops. Michael and Francis had
the unnerving task of a deciding hoop shoot out, Francis winning by 1 hoop
to none.

The semi finals were played as single best of 13 hoops :-

Semi Finals

John Chatterton beat Terry Naylor-Vane 7-1
Frances Skinner beat 6George Skinner 6-5 T (this was only the second time that Mrs Skinner
had beaten her husband!)

3rd / 4th Play-off

George Skinner beat Terry Naylor-Vane 7-3

Final

Frances Skinner beat John Chatterton 7-5

Many thanks for Northampton CC for hosting the event and especially to Owen
Bryce who once again made us welcome.



 

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