Simon Carter wins Hunstanton A-Level Tournament
Simon Carter won this A-Level Series Tournament with 14 wins, the runner up was Nick Archer with 12 wins.
This year's tournament was contested by 16 players in an all-play-all format over two days. At the end of the first day Nick Archer was leading with 8 wins, followed by Simon Carter on 7 wins, with Stephen Custance-Baker and Don Beck on 6 wins each. Saturday's sunshine was replaced by intermittent showers. Fortunes changed during the later rounds. The last few rounds proved decisive and the 15th round match between Simon and Nick determined the first and second places. Third place went to Stephen Custance-Baker with 11 wins. Donald Beck finished 4th with 10 wins.
There was one reported handicap change: Noel Gill from 2 to 1 as a result of winning 9 games and coming joint 6th with Stuart M Smith.
We are grateful to the players for giving a demonstration of some very fine croquet. They also managed to give the GC Rules Committee some food for thought in respect of the wrong ball rules and the penalty area restart, with two incidents on two different lawns during the same round.
Our thanks are also extended to the band of volunteers and 'lawn elves' for all their work before, during and after the tournament.