Richard Field won the 2011 Grass Roots National final
Richard Field from Bishop Monkton Croquet Club won the 2011 Grass Roots national final.
Sixteen finalists from six clubs from all over the country competed for the Grass Roots trophy, a GC competition for high handicap players, (handicap range 9 - 12). All the players had fought their way through club elimination rounds and regional finals to reach this final stage of the competition.
On a day which saw almost every kind of weather, seven rounds of progressive doubles produced four leaders who then went on to a four player knock-out stage.
Richard Field beat Hillary Isham from Watford (Cassiobury) CC in the final by 7-2.
Richard had scored a narrow victory in the semi-finals, beating Keith Whitelam from the North Hykenham, Lincoln, CC by 7-6, whilst Hilary had beaten Mick Sandiford from Bury CC by 7-3.
All-in-all a very enjoyable day, and an excellent introduction for high handicappers to serious conmpetitions!