Easter Celebrations at Pendle (John Beech Memorial Tournament 14-17 April 2017)
Pendle at Easter – It really doesn’t matter when this Croquet event falls, the Earby weather always helps to test croquet players in varied conditions: cold, warm, wet or windy, pick your day and/or combination. Only 13 entries this year dipped in and out of the four day event, even the manager was part time this year!
Because of the low numbers entered, it was a huge treat to play all croquet rounds across the five superb courts as single banked – no mucking about with markers required.
Catering of course was well up to this club’s very high standards (although this reporter was upset to miss out on Fridays home made Hot Cross Buns).
OK, back to the croquet, by Monday we had winners for all the various trophies available:
John Beech Handicap Trophy – Roger Staples
Peter Dowdall Cup (adv) – defended by David Walters.
Under 10 Handicap Trophy – Andy Brandwood
10 & Over Handicap Trophy – Joe Lennon
Fastest Game – Betty Bates (54mins Vs R Essler)
Thanks to David Walters for publishing the games on Croquetscores (https://croquetscores.com/2017/ac/john-beech-memorial).