Nine Players, the Egyptian Method and Emerging Crane Flies
Nine players assembled on Friday 16th August for the weekend of full lawn association handicap croquet, scored by the Egyptian method. This results in points being scored throughout the tournament and the overall winner is the player with the most points, trophies are given in differing handicap divisions.
The weather was varied, most players got pretty wet on the Saturday and the sunblock came out for Sunday. Those having travelled furthest, Glasgow and Norfolk, left early having played all their games. Pendle & Craven club members: Roger Schofield and Garry Wilson did well with Garry being in prime slot for most of the tournament in the over 10 handicap competition, but he was pipped to that trophy by Alan Morton from Fylde with 115 points. Roger won the low handicap trophy with 116 points, but Janet Davies from Chester was overall Winner with 120 points.
The final day was enlivened for the watchers by a mass emergence of crane flies from the lawn edges, the weather having suited them.