Al Brown won the Colchester Over 50's Handicap Tournament
The Colchester Over 50's tournament attracted a smaller number of entrants than usual but the 12 participants who made it enjoyed some interesting croquet. The list of participants included handicaps from 1 to 18 and enthusiasts from as far as York and Ramsgate.
The first day resulted in three players on 100% with Dave Westall, Stephen Mills and John Andrews heading the field. All matches were completed by 4.30 to allow the football fanatics to watch the European Cup.
Day 2 was notable for the drizzle which intermitently dampened the spirits. Al Brown seemed to enjoy the conditions and after losing both games on the first day, he emerged as a likely challenger for the Rose Bowl. Graham Bond demonstrated skills of a former age whilst musician Charlie Martin played the right notes. The holder, Stephan Mills remained a strong competitor as far as the final game when Peter Thompson (1) saw him off.
At the end of the final day Al Brown had continued his winning ways ending the tournament with 5 wins from 7. Second was Dave Westall with 4 wins from 6. In 3rd place were Charlie Martin and Stephen Mills (5/8).
The Colchester Club once again excelled in providing delicious lunches and cakes etc.
1st Al Brown
2nd Dave Westall
3rd Charlie Martin and Stephen Mills