Roger Goldring Won the Hamptworth "National Series" B-Level Tournament
The first Hamptworth two-day GC B-Level Tournament was certainly a Tournament of twoThe first day Saturday was a gloriously sunny day, and as the weather forecast for Sunday was for rain, more or less, all day, it was decided to complete all the seven rounds of block games on the Saturday, instead of leaving the final one remaining round until Sunday morning. It turned out to be a very wise decision. On Sunday everyone arrived at 9am in light rain and it was obvious that a result was the important factor and needed to be arrived at as quickly as possible by lunch, before the lawns became flooded with the persistent rain ! All 16 players were superb and completed their three games with no fuss at all before lunch. All things considered it was a most enjoyable and competitive 1 and a half days of croquet. Also, having finished playing at 7pm, 11 of us had a most enjoyable meal at the local pub on Saturday evening at 8pm.
A Big Thank You to all concerned.
Winner: Roger Goldring (Phyllis Court)
Runner-Up: Ian Shore (High Wycombe)
3rd: Roger Stroud (Leighton Linslade)
4th: David Cooper (Hamptworth)