Roger Barnacle won the Six Lawns Tournament
Roger Barnacle won the Six Lawns Tournament, beating Nigel Parkins +16 in the final.
Roger is a well known local Golf Croquet player from Dogmersfield and is now showing his excellent skills on the AC circuit.
To get to the final, Roger beat Rodney Parkins in the semi-final and Nigel Parkins beat Tom Weston in the other semi-final.
The Six Lawns is a three day competition that was devised so that the three two lawn clubs Hamptworth, Littleton and Winchester, could feature in the fixtures book and receive visitors they would not otherwise have. Although Hamptworth now have four lawns with a fifth already seeded the competition is still run so that most visitors will visit certainly two and may be the three clubs. The dinners arranged at local pubs were well attended.
The 21 players were split into three blocks of 7. Each played six, two-hour 18 point games over the Friday and Saturday changing venues each day, this produced a 16 place knock out competition on the Sunday at Hamptworth. The also rans having a similar competition at Winchester.
All the lawns were in excellent condition but with varying speeds. The handicaps varied from -1 to 18.
Many thanks to Brian Fisk for formulating the complicated choreography that is required for this tournament.