Andrew Brandwood (Bury) Wins Southport Jubilee Handicap (Kath Thomas reports from Victoria Park, 26/05/12)
The weather did an amazing change of face this week and the croquet lawns of Victoria Park shimmered in the heat as players from many clubs attended to participate in the Annual Jubilee Tankard Handicap Tournament. The two day contest is played as a Swiss competition. At the end of two sweltering days the final was played out by Southport’s Tony Thomas and Andrew Brandwood of Bury. Andy is a rising star of the North West croquet circuit and after a cautious but determined challenge was ahead on hoops when the game reached time, giving Andrew a popular win. The Swiss runner up was Barbara Haslam of Southport, who returned to the club from America earlier this week. Visiting players were very complimentary about the friendliness and hospitality they had received, and the tournament efficiency of Southport croquet club.
Andy Brandwood Takes Southport Jubilee Tankard (John Haslam reports for CA website)
Andy Brandwood (Bury) won the Jubilee Tankard Handicap weekend with 5 out of 5 wins. Runner up was Barbara Haslam (Southport) with 4 out of 5 wins. Tournament run as a swiss.
Results: Andy Brandwood(Bury) 5/5; Barbara Haslam (Southport) 4/5; Di Williamson (Southport) 3/5; David Holland (Bowdon) 3/5; Eileen Gallagher (Southport) 3/5; Carol Lewis (Southport) 3/5; Tony Thomas (Southport) 3/5; Anne Peek (Nailsea) 2/5; Brian Lewis (Southport) 2/5; Lee Hartley (Fylde) 2/5; Don Williamson (Southport) 2/5; Betty Bates (Fylde) 1/5; Eileen Rossiter (Southport) 1/5; Terry Vernazza (Fylde) 1/5.