Pete Trimmer won the Bristol Advanced Weekend
The weekend of croquet was managed excellently by David Goacher (the Goat), with an equally excellent - if somewhat drunken - pinball competition on the Saturday night (managed by Ed Duckworth).
The lawns were a pacy 13.5 seconds, giving a significant advantage to the locals who had previously practised on them. Despite much speculation about the format by the Manager, the biggest upset of day 1 was the Goat failing to qualify from his block.
Having eased their way through on day 1, the obvious seeds (Burch, Duckworth and Chambers) were slain on day 2, with tremendous performances by Richard (Smudger) Smith and Robert (The Axeman) Wilkinson.
Despite playing a fantastic turn in the final (hitting in and going round from nowhere), The Axeman fell to Trimmer, who finished with an incredibly lucky turn - missing a roquet after 1-back ... but randomly hitting the 2-back pioneer instead.
|A1||Pete Trimmer||Nigel Amos||+25|
|A2||RichardM Smith||Jamie Burch||+16|
|A3||RichardM Smith||Nigel Amos||+24tp|
|A4||Jamie Burch||Pete Trimmer||+6|
|A5||Pete Trimmer||RichardM Smith||+4tp|
|A6||Jamie Burch||Nigel Amos||+9|
|B1||Ed Duckworth||Sam Murray||+26|
|B2||Nick Mounfield||David Goacher||+23tp|
|B3||Ed Duckworth||Nick Mounfield||+15|
|B4||David Goacher||Sam Murray||+23|
|B5||Nick Mounfield||Sam Murray||+13|
|B6||Ed Duckworth||David Goacher||+7T (22-15)|
|C1||Kristian Chambers||Martin Leach||+22|
|C2||Chris Williams||Robert Wilkinson||+4|
|C3||Robert Wilkinson||Martin Leach||+21|
|C4||Kristian Chambers||Chris Williams||+21|
|C5||Chris Williams||Martin Leach||+21|
|C6||Robert Wilkinson||Kristian Chambers||+14tp|
|Quarter Final||RichardM Smith||Ed Duckworth||+26|
|Quarter Final||Robert Wilkinson||Nick Mounfield||+17|
|Quarter Final||Kristian Chambers||Jamie Burch||+26|
|Quarter Final||Pete Trimmer||Chris Williams||+26tp|
|Semi Final||Robert Wilkinson||RichardM Smith||+1T|
|Semi Final||Pete Trimmer||Kristian Chambers||+26tp|
|Final||Pete Trimmer||Robert Wilkinson||+16tp|