John Skingsley won the Letchworth Golf Croquet Tournament
John Skingsley won the Letchworth GC Tournament.
Nine players contested the one-day "B" level Golf Croquet Tournament held at Letchworth CC. With eight participants having a handicap of 2 and the other being a 3 there were many close matches and everyone won at least one game.
The lawns were in excellent condition and quite fast, but gusting winds and intermittent light rain made play tricky at times. Andrew Gregory, more used to playing competitive AC, won his first four competitive GC games, but failed to build on this early success. After seven rounds of play John Skingsley and Peter Ross each had six wins, Peter having lost a game to John and John having lost to Christine Mounfield (the only lady player). Going into the final round either leader could have won the tournament but neither managed to secure a win, John losing to Mike Huxley and Peter to Christine.
So John Skingsley, having beaten Peter, was awarded the Letchworth tankard and bottle of beer.
All agreed that it was a good event which had attracted local players and some from further afield. It was particularly pleasing to see Derek Old and John Moore who had made the long journey from the North East.