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Mike Akester won the Middlesbrough One-Ball Tournament

[<<] [>>] by Charles Waterfield at Middlesbrough CC
8th April 2017 (AC - Handicap)

This year's event, our tenth such, involved sixteen competitors from North East clubs. The tournament was a heat in the national (Parkinsons UK) charity One-ball. For most players this was their first outdoor croquet of the season; everyone basking in unbroken sunshine all day.

Handicaps ranged from 0 to 18 (those below 2 played off further reduced HCs); one third the bisque difference was used. Time-limits of 40 minutes were very rarely reached. Round robin draws were selected by the manager and it was later agreed that ten rounds be completed. Final positions were checked on a PC, using comparative scoring (each player's overall performance being compared with every other player's). With simple scoring Mike was ahead of Phil, John and Nigel who were all tied on 2nd place; comparative scoring then resolved the order to that below.

Final Results

1st Mike Akester (Mbro)
2nd Phil Errington (Belsay)
3rd John Fitzpatrick (Mbro)
4th Andrew Killick (Mbro)
5th= Nigel Roberts (Mbro)
5th= Terry Vernazza (Tyneside)
7th David Millener (Belsay)
8th Dennis Scarr (Mbro)
9th Julian Gibson (Mbro)
10th Eric Nixon (Belsay)
11th= Geoff Clemence (Tyneside)
11th= Peter McDermott (Mbro)
13th Roger Staples (Mbro)
14th Derek Johnson (Belsay
15th Barbara McDermott (Mbro)
16th Derek Watts (Tyneside)


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