Will Gee won the first National Forest Golf Croquet Tournament at Ashby Croquet Club.
he tournament was held over the first weekend in July and attracted players from Australia and Bury St Edmunds as well as more locally. The weather was good, hoops were tight and the courts were challenging.
Day one saw the competitors playing in two blocks of seven, all play all, 13 point games with no time limit. Block winners were Will Gee and Ray Mounfield.
The quarter-finals on Sunday saw Will Gee beat Peter Freer 4-7, 7-2, 7-5, Richard Thompson eventually beat Rachel Rowe 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, Tim King beat Arthur Rowe 7-0, 7-2 and Ray Mounfield beat Steve Thornton 7-5, 7-4.
Will won his semi-final against Richard 7-0, 7-3 and the game between Tim and Ray went the distance with Tim snatching victory at 4-7, 7-3, 7-6.
n the final Will quickly got into his stride, made few mistakes, gave Tim few openings and won 7-0,7-3
Joint 3rd place: Ray Mounfield and Richard Thompson
Joint 5th place: Peter Freer and Rachel Rowe
Joint 7th place: Arthur Rowe and Steve Thornton
David Crawford was the winner of the Plate event, winning all his games.