The stunning quality turf of Colchester Croquet Club greeted a strong field of competitors at the ever-popular Over 50's tournament. The weather featured incessant sunshine and high temperatures leading to problems for at least one player.
At the end of the first day John Andrews (8), Neil Chalmers (8), David Ebert (14) and Jane Collier (18) shared the lead, each being undefeated. The spectacular 32 minute win by David Haslam demonstrated how to use a fistful of bisques to effect a 26 -0 win. Day 2 followed much the same pattern for John who continued to play impressively as others fell by the wayside and new challengers emerged.
The final round saw John with 5 wins from 5 playing Jane who had 4 wins from 5. Once again bisques held sway and Jane won comfortably leaving her as the champion on the basis of who beat whom. As usual the members who provided lunch did us proud and overall the tournament was a big success.
Results: 1st Jane Collier (83%)
2nd John Andrews (83%)
3rd Georgeen Hemming (71%)