Middlesbrough AC HC Tournament
Derek Johnson (Tyneside) won the HC AC at Albert Park
It was a pleasure meeting up with fellow croquet players from around the North, after so many months in Covid isolation without much competitive activity on the lawns. We were also lucky that the bank holiday weekend weather was relatively fine - although on the cold side. Resulting from existing restrictions, we had only eight competitors (two from the home club).
John & Fiona Crompton (York CC)
Anthony Miller (Peterlee)
Derek Johnson (Tyneside CC)
Steve Skelton (Keswick CC)
Jim Gillespie (Beverley CC)
Roger Staples & Julian Gibson (Middlesbrough CC)
The format was two blocks of four each day, playing three 18-point games.
On Sunday, the top block comprised those players who had come 1st or 2nd in each block on Saturday, the remainder being placed in the other block. Hoop points were also used to determine rank.
Derek came out top, with Roger in second place.
Derek Johnson beat Julian, Anthony, John, Anthony and Roger, losing to Fiona
Roger Staples beat Jim, John, Anthony, losing to Steve, Derek and John
Anthony Miller beat Fiona, Julian, John, losing to Roger and Derek (twice)
John Crompton beat Jim, Steve, Roger, losing to Anthony, Derek and Roger
Fiona Crompton beat Derek, Julian, Steve, losing to Julian, Anthony and Jim
Steve Skelton beat Roger, Julian, Jim, losing to John, Jim and Fiona
Jim Gillespie beat Steve, Fiona, losing to Roger, John, Julian and Steve
Julian Gibson beat Fiona, Jim, losing to Anthony, Derek, Fiona and Steve
Handicap reductions: Derek Johnson 10 to 8, Anthony Miller 3 to 2.5,
Bronze Award: Jim Gillespie
Manager/Referee: Charles Waterfield