Nick Steiner won the Colchester Handicap Tournament
Nick Steiner won the Colchester Handicap Tournament with George Woolhouse coming second.
At the end of the first day six players had achieved 100% successes with the holder, Gerry Varndell in there amongst the leaders. Colin Hemming continued his excellent form of late whilst George Woolhouse with the low handicap of 2 was also playing some excellent croquet. Peter Kenward and David Haslam were also seen as threats, each having three wins.
Day two started once again in blazing sunshine and Colin Hemming overcame David Haslam by +1 on time, the latter having confused the pink and red clips and thereby handed the win to Colin. Georgeen Hemming had an outstanding win over Gerry Varndell whilst Colin was losing to Nick Steiner. However, the key match was that between Peter Kenward and the in-form Woolhouse, the latter winning comfortably + 16. A praiseworthy game took place between Neil Chalmers and Ann Brookes (hcp 20), Ann playing her first tournament and winning her first CA match in fine style
Hence Day three started with George Woolhouse in pole position and Colin Hemming, Peter Kenward and Gerry Varndell all in second spot. In the first match of the day Colin overcame George +7 whilst Gerry Varndell was a comfortable winner over Peter Kenward. In the final matches Nick Steiner outplayed Gerry +12 leaving Colin a likely champion if he beat Terrey Sparks. In the event Terrey edged it +3 leaving Nick Steiner as overall winner with a rating of 67, George Woolhouse second with 65 rating points and Gerry Varndell third with 61.