FEDERATION MILLENIUM HANDICAP GOLF CROQUET 9th May 2015
The venue for the tournament had to be changed to Coronation Park after heavy rain made it impossible to mow Whitehead Park lawns for the event. Despite this and flooded lawns on Friday at Coronation Park the day started fine and the lawns had drained very well.
The morning was cold with one episode of rain but the weather changed for the afternoon to give a lovely finish to the day.
8 players from 4 clubs (Bowdon, Bury, Chester and Culcheth) joined in the tournament. The format was all play all. Chris Slater (Chester) started well by winning all 4 games before lunch.
The challenge was set – who could beat him in the afternoon? Answer – Chris lost his next 2 games so that at the end of round 6 Chris and Vi Richards (Bury) had each won 4 games with 4 other players having won 3 games each leading to a crucial final round. This round was fought extremely well but eventually Chris lost on the Golden Hoop whereas Vi won her game on the Golden Hoop having fought back from being 2-6 down! 4 players each won 4 games.
Congratulations Vi, and to all the players for giving us a good day of croquet.