Nathan Baker and Eugene Chang Win Southport B Tournaments (30 July 2017)
They came from all parts of the UK to contest the Southport B Tournaments from Edinburgh to Sheffield to Nottingham, Surbiton and Cheltenham, plus local players from Crake, Fylde, Chester, Bowdon and of course Southport. The tournament involved two events of eight players each – Super B (handicap range 0 to 2.5) and a B Level (handicap range 3 to 6).
The Southport lawns were immaculate, winning high praise from many competitors. The weather was kind, catering wonderful and everyone enjoyed their croquet in the summer sunshine. Eugene Chang (Sheffield) was in excellent form, winning the Super B Manor House trophy in style. The B Level went to the last minute as a titanic battle to clinch the trophy between Barbara Haslam (Southport) and Nathan Baker (Fylde), either of whom could have taken victory. However, with his last turn Nathan came from 3 down to go to peg securing the trophy and a handicap reduction.