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Colchester Spring Weekend Handicap tournament

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24 May 2021 (AC - Handicap)

Colchester Spring Weekend Handicap tournament

21st to 23rd May

Wendy Spencer-Smith won the singles event (The John Foreman cup). Paul Hetherington & David Haslam won the doubles at Colchester Croquet club.

The format was one full day of doubles, followed by 2 days playing singles.

Six pairs took part in the doubles, playing fourteen point games. With a time limit of One and a half hours. Five games were played, each pair playing all others. It was a tightly packed schedule. This was the first tournament we had played at Colchester since the covid restrictions were reduced on 17th May. We managed to social distance most of the time and were able to provide tea/ coffee as required, and we managed to squeeze in a delicious lunch and some cake for tea. Paul Hetherinton and David Haslam won four out of five games as did Nick Steiner and Erica Malaiperuman but as Paul & David had beaten Nick & Erica They won the trophy.

Sixteen competitors entered the singles with handicaps ranging from minus one to Twenty two. The format was flexible Swiss handicap to the base 10. The final was a nail biting event watching the two players struggling round as the clock ticked away. Time was called with David in play having to make three hoops to win. He made 5,6, and one back with some long take offs, then blobbed two back. Wendy then took command and made three more hoops to win +2.

The wind blew, it was bitterly cold and we had frequent showers, but a good time was had by all.



1st Wendy Spencer- Smith 100%

2nd Al Brown 80%

3rd David Wicks 75%


1st Paul Hetherington & David Haslam 4 wins 1 loss

2nd Nick Steiner & Erica Malaiperuman 4 wins 1 loss


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