A GOOD DAY AT BURY (30/7/06) by Geoff Young
Bury Croquet Club held its annual Fun Day on Sunday 30 July. Besides many Bury mambers there were fourteen visitors form Culcheth, Bowdon and Syngenta/Huddersfield. Each participant had a go at Flamingos, a variant in which a ‘Chance’ card is drawn after each hoop. Some are profitable, some not – including bonus chances for playing on one leg. Winners were David Dean annd Barbara Young.
The main thread was a variant entitled 10-minute croquet in which a doubles pair get as many hoops as possible in proper sequence, less discount for the number of turns started. The winner was Jane Wilkinson with five wins in six games, with four others on four victories.
The weather was very friendly and the catering superb so a good day was had by all.