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Mick Owens won the Ashby AC Handicap Weekend

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19th June 2023 (AC - Handicap)

This year 8 players turned up in hot dry conditions on the Saturday to contest this event, which made some of the lawns tricky with many games going to time. Conditions were easier on the Sunday after heavy overnight rain.

An Egyptian scoring system was used to help determine a winner amongst those with an equal number of wins. This led to an interesting final round with three possible winners spread across 3 games. Two players emerged with 4 wins - Paul Durkin from Ashby, a new convert to AC but an experienced GC player, who played some very unconventional but effective croquet with excellent shooting and hoop running, and Mick Owens from Nottingham who was the eventual winner with a higher index than Paul having his only loss earlier in the competition.


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