Barbara Young wins the Symons Cup at Edgbaston Handicap Weekend
by Ian Slater at Edgbaston , 17 Jul 2017 (Courtesy of CA Website)
Barbara Young from Bury won the Symons Cup at the Edgbaston Handicap Weekend held at the Edgbaston Croquet Club on July 15th/16th
Good weather and excellent lawns gave a solid base to the weekend.
Tony Whateley began the defence of his trophy well with three wins on Saturday, being drawn to meet Esther Jones with a similar record on Sunday morning. She used her bisques well to win and now looked favourite to win overall.
Meanwhile Barbara Young lost her first game whilst becoming familiar with the pace of the Edgbaston lawns. Drawn to meet Esther in the final game of the event, she played the last of several fine games to take the trophy. Barbara showed a solid style in maintaining breaks and played some cannons well to establish them.
The illness of one of the entrants required some rescheduling of games.
Results: Barbara Young (9) 4/5; Esther Jones (11) 3 /4; Tony Whateley (4) 3/5; Klim Seabright (6) 3/5; Paul Trafford (7) 2/4; Jeane Ackermann (11) 1 /3; Lawrence Whittaker (7) 1 /3; Nick Perry (16) 0/5.