John Richardson of Newport won the GC B-Level (3+) Series Tournament at Leighton-Linslade CC
Our 7th B-Level tournament featuring twelve players attracted ten from outside clubs and two of our players - ranging from Blewbury, Guildford, Newport, Phyllis Court, Stony Stratford, Wingrave, Wrest Park - and Leighton Linslade.
We had excellent weather, dry and warm, but with a pleasant breeze. The twelve competitors were in two blocks of six. At the end of the block play, the first block had two players with four wins each, with John Richardson of Newport beating Simon Draper with a better hoop difference. Similarly block two also had two players with four wins each, with Wingrave's Richard Skidmore beating Stony Stratford's Elizabeth Bulbeck on hoop difference.
The play offs for the first four places produced two hard fought games from the block winners - with John Richardson beating Richard Skidmore by 7-4. The third and fourth playoff was a win for Simon Draper over Elizabeth Bulbeck by 7-5.
John was presented with a commemorative engraved crystal whisky glass.
Overall an excellent day with some excellent hard fought croquet, with almost 50% of the games going over 7-5, some good company, and a worthy winner.