Report on Sidmouth June Tournament
Sidmouth Annual June Tournament started as usual with 2 days of Handicap Play followed by 3 days of Level Advanced Play.
The Handicap event was played to an Egyptian format. At the end of the first day Chris Donovan was in the lead having won all 3 games. On day 2 he extended this lead by winning his next 2 games and
winning the Dwerryhouse Cup. Colin Walls was in second place with 4/5 and Peter Nelson in third place with 3/4. All three were Sidmouth CC players.
The Class Event was due to start at 9.30 a.m. on the Friday but after heavy overnight rain and continuing rain during the morning, play did not start until after lunch.
There was a tie for first place in Block A between last year's winner Richard Wood (Sidmouth CC) and Martin Guentner (Sportsunion Wolkersdorf CC) both with 5/6 wins, but as Richard had beaten Martin, Richard received the Challenge Cup.
Block B for the David Rawkins Cup was won by Jon Ball (Sidmouth CC) with 5/6 wins.
Runner-up was Philip Harris (Sidmouth CC ) with 4/6 wins having beaten Nigel Amos ( Budleigh Salterton CC ) also with 4/6 wins.
Block C for the Fortfield Cup was won by Peter Cutting (Cornwall CC) with 4/5 wins.
Three players tied for second place, Jane Babbage (Sidmouth CC), Georgeen Hemming (Colchester CC) and Richard Way (The Bears CC) all with 3/5 wins.
Georgeen Hemming won the prize for the Fastest Game.
On the Saturday evening many of the players attended a Tournament Dinner at the Bedford Hotel,
David Temple, the President of Sidmouth Cricket, Croquet and Tennis Club presented the trophies.
Croquet Chairman - Peter Nelson thanked everyone for coming to the tournament with a special welcome to 2 players over from Austria. He also thanked everyone at the club who had helped in the organising/ running of the tournament.