An impressive line up contested the Championship (Photo: Don Beck)by Don Beck (Manager) at Surbiton Croquet Club
Twenty four players assembled in typical spring weather: cool and very cool.
This event saw the introduction of a trial - Sequence Umpires - and it was decided that the players and others who are GC referees would act in this role when able to do so.
Within 30 minutes of the start of the Championship, John Spiers became the world's first Sequence Umpire.
The early rounds saw the usual mix of predictable and surprise results, Ed Dymock beat Jeff Dawson. Helena Fensome beat James Goodbun. The latter two were players who you might have thought would make the semi finals. James gave full credit to Helena, "She just hit everything".
Block A Stephen Mulliner (playing better than in previous April competitions) had a crucial win against John Spiers to take first place. John was runner-up.
In the B Block, Will Gee was first and James Goodbun second.
Semi-finals: Stephen 2-0 John; Will 2-1 James.
Final: Stephen 7-6, 5-7, 7-5 Will.