Callum Johnson wins the National Forest GC Championship at Ashby
With a depleted entry due to several reasons, we had 10 players. They played an all-play-all block with the top four gaining a place in the semi-finals and the other six playing an all-play-all block for the plate.
There were several light showers over the two days but there was also plenty of sunshine. We had one contestant from Australia and one from New Zealand. Callum Johnson beat Steve Thornton in the first semi-final 7-6. 7-4. The other semi went to three games with 16-year-old Jack Good beating Tim King 7-5, 5-7, 7-4.
The final also went to three games, Jack won the first quite comfortably 7-2 but Callum won the next two 7-4.
In the plate Helen Reeves and Les Heard both achieved four wins but Helen's hoop difference was slightly better so she won the tie-break.
It was a pleasure to manage the event, without exception all ten players were extremely accommodating and pleasant and I look forward to meeting them all next year.
Full scores are on croquet scores.