DAVID DRAY WINS LANC INTERNATIONAL GOLF by Abdul Ahmad (1/5/03)
David Dray from Ramsgate won the 4th Lancashire International Open Golf Croquet tournament playing with three different mallets! The tournament was held at Pendle on 26th and 27th April 2003. The weather was kind. It was bright and pleasant on Saturday; and, mostly bright but cold on Sunday. Play began at 9.45am on Saturday. On Saturday the format was Block play followed by a knock-out and play-offs for minor places.
All matches were closely fought. The shock of the day was John Moore’s failure to qualify for the knock-out stage. David Dray’s determination to win was demonstrated clearly after his mallet handle broke whilst playing in the quarter-finals. He completed the match with a borrowed mallet and finished the tournament with a mallet supplied by Professor Pidcock on Sunday. On Sunday play began at 9.15am. The knock-out section was completed, minor places were resolved and a consolation doubles event was contested by those not involved in the singles final.