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Samir Patel wins Championship of Surrey

[<<] [>>] by Samir Patel at Surbiton Croquet Club
27/06/2010 (AC - Championships)

  Jamie Burch

Jamie Burch
+24 +17

Jamie Burch
+20 +14otp

Jamie Burch
+19tp +3 +17

Samir Patel
-25tp +5 +16tp -12 +16tp

 
  David Mooney
 
  Dick Knapp

Andrew Johnson
+21 +21

 
  Andrew Johnson
 
  Jonathan Hills

Jonathan Hills
+17-5 +11

Jonathan Hills
+17 +24

 
Graham Gale

Ian Plummer
+1(t) +8

Ian Plummer
  Jerry Guest

Chris Farthing
+20 +8

 
  Chris Farthing
 
  Jeff Dawson

Jeff Dawson
+10 +25tp

Jeff Dawson
+4tp +3

Samir Patel
-12 +3 +26tp +25

 
  Kevin Carter
 
  Nick Harvey

Andrew Hobbs
+19 +17

 
  Andrew Hobbs
 
  Tim Wilkins

Tim Wilkins
+16 +12

Samir Patel
+15 +26tp

 
  Nigel Polhill
 
  Paul Castell

Samir Patel
+9 +26tp

 
  Samir Patel
 

Report

The lawns were running at 12 - 12.5 Plummers, with solid, tight (1/32") hoops, although they became more forgiving as the day went on. The early games were a bit scrappy, as players adjusted to the conditions, particularly the manager's worst case result of +1(t) in the single first round match. The top seeds soon found there form though, and all first matches finished 2-0 with ranking, with triples from Samir Patel and Jeff Dawson. Andrew Johnson took on a brave TPO against Jamie Burch, only for Jamie to finish from the contact. The late quarter final finsihed at lunchtime on Saturday with Jonathan Hills beating Chris Farthing, in an interactive match.

The semi-finals, played best of 5, were interactive affairs. Jeff started well, hitting straight to capitalise on Samir's errors to take the first and a commanding position in the second. After a break for lunch, however, Samir regained some form and recovered to sneak the second +3 before taking charge to win the remaining games without Jeff making a further hoop. In the other semi, Jonathan found that Jamie was more ruthless with his errors, and while he got several chances, didn't manage to convert them, losing in straight games.

The final was closely contested, marked by excellent shooting by Jamie Burch (I only counted three misses in the entire match), varied leaves from Samir and a fair number of POPs from both players. Tight hoops and fast lawns (12+ seconds) created their fair share of interaction, particularly at hoop 1 (although 3 and 3-back also contributed). In the end, Samir Patel came out on top, beating Jamie Burch -25tp +5 +16tp -12 +16tp.

Plate

Jeff Dawson Jeff Dawson +26 Jeff Dawson +25tp Jeff Dawson +16
Graham Gale
Jonathan Hills Jonathan Hills +25tp
Tim Wilkins
Chris Farthing Chris Farthing +1(t) Chris Farthing +26
Ian Plummer
Andrew Hobbs Andrew Hobbs +7(t)
Nick Harvey

Full Plate results

Dick Knapp beat David Mooney +16
Paul Castell beat Kevin Carter +25 TP
Nick Harvey beat Jerry Guest +20
Graham Gale beat Nigel Polhill +2
Dick Knapp beat Paul Castell +9
Kevin Carter beat David Mooney +15
David Mooney beat Nigel Polhill +4
Nigel Polhill beat Jerry Guest +25
Paul Castell beat David Mooney +2
Ian Plummer beat Andrew Johnson +6
Graham Gale beat Kevin Carter +1
Andrew Hobbs beat Tim Wilkins +17
Nick Harvey beat Dick Knapp +15
Andrew Hobbs beat David Mooney +6
Jerry Guest beat Tim Wilkins +24
Nigel Polhill beat Paul Castell +4
Graham Gale beat Andrew Johnson +20
Chris Farthing beat Nick Harvey +24
Tim Wilkins beat Dick Knapp +6
Jerry Guest beat Kevin Carter +5
Graham Gale beat Andrew Hobbs +2
Andrew Johnson beat David Mooney +4
Nick Harvey beat Paul Castell +5
Ian Plummer beat Nigel Polhill +6
Tim Wilkins beat Kevin Carter +16
Jerry Guest beat David Mooney +5
Andrew Johnson beat Paul Castell +3
Nigel Polhill beat Dick Knapp +18
Graham Gale beat Dick Knapp +21 TP
Tim Wilkins beat David Mooney +15
Paul Castell beat Jerry Guest +10
Nick Harvey beat Graham Gale +2

Handicap Changes

Dick Knapp 0.5 -> 0
Nick Harvey 1 -> 0.5



 

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