Sarah Clements Wins Bury GC C-Level Tournament
CA Bury Golf Croquet 'C' Level 19th July at Whitehead Park welcomed 12 (northern) players with good weather for croquet. Divided into 2 All Play All blocks of 6 players.
Block A yielded 2 clear winners of local lad Ian Saunders and Robert Strover (Bishop Monkton & winner at Nottingham the week before.)
Block B was closer with Sarah Clements of Chester with local lass Vi Richards progressing to the semi final.
The semi-final of Sarah & Robert went the all the way to the golden hoop with Sarah edging it 7-6.
For the locals, Ian & Vi was close, finishing 7-5 in Ian's favour.
The final for Sarah started well & continued with accuracy against Ian to win the Eagle Trophy.
The crowd moved to adjacent lawn to see the enthralling 3rd & 4th playoff game of Vi (7) & Robert (4). The score does not do justice to the closeness of it.
FYI 50% of the games were decided by two or less hoops.
FYI The block game of the Long Distant travellers Chris Williamson (Penrith & Bury) versus Paul Galley (Crake Valley) yielded a lopsided result but both ended with respectable records of win 3 lose 2.
John Crossland (Referee) brought a bit of "gravitas, clarity and glamour" that "us lesser mortals" do not get to experience very often. Thank you John.
The club will be pleased to see all again next year for the C level AND OR the B Level.