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Marcus Evans won the Sidmouth GC Tournament

[<<] [>>] by Nigel Graves at Sidmouth
26 April 2010 (GC)

Two young men from Nailsea dominated the fourth Sidmouth Golf Croquet Tournament, with Marcus Evans defeating Ryan Cabble in a closely fought final - a disappointment for Ryan, ending as runner-up for the second year running, but with the consolation of seeing his handicap come down to scratch.

On the first day the 16 players were divided into two blocks, with all playing all in single 13 point games. On day 2 the top four from each block went into a three round best of three knockout, with a flexible swiss consolation event which the losing quarter-finalists were able to join. Apart from a brief shower during the final the weather was fine, if a bit on the chilly side, and the lawns were in excellent condition.

Results

BLOCK A

1 Marcus Evans 6/7
2 Jim Gregory 4/7
3 Michael O'Brian 4/7
4 Bill Arliss 4/7
5 Victor Stillwell 4/7
6 Ian Friedlander 3/7
7 Richard Brand 2/7
8 Ray Mounfield 1/7

BLOCK B

1 Ryan Cabble 6/7
2 Ivor Brand 6/7
3 Kevin Ham 5/7
4 Kath Burt 4/7
5 Ken Wallman 3/7
6 Tom Weston 3/7
7 Tess Burt 1/7
8 Richard Harris 0/7

KNOCKOUT

Quarter-finals

Marcus Evans beat Kath Burt 7-6 5-7 7-4
Michael O'Brian beat Ivor Brand 7-5 7-4
Kevin Ham beat Jim Gregory 7-5 6-7 7-4
Ryan Cabble beat Bill Arliss 7-4 7-3

Semi- finals

Marcus Evans beat Michael O'Brian 7-5 5-7 7-5
Ryan Cabble beat Kevin Ham 7-4 7-3

Final

Marcus Evans beat Ryan Cabble 7-4 4-7 7-5

Third place play-off

Michael O'Brian beat Kevin Ham 7-4

Consolation Swiss

Winner : Ray Mounfield 4/5



 

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