John Beech Easter Tournament – 19-22 April 2019 at Pendle.
Earby, the home of Pendle & Craven Croquet Club, basked in four days of 100% blue sky and 24C – to be fair, so did the entire country for the whole Easter Weekend. Despite the weather being as forecast, no late entries were received to play in this friendly (either Hcp or Adv) AC format tournament. Indeed some of the entered were only available for the first two days… that’s expected over a *family* Bank Holiday, it just needs management flexibility, and this tournament is geared to offer exactly that – so it is a pity to report, that only nine entered this year.
In line with previous years of low entries, luxurious single banking was enjoyed for all rounds, as well as the more traditional food fare being offered – Hot Cross Buns for all on Good Friday & chocy Eggs on Sunday.
By Monday Lunchtime the calculations had been done with the following overall results:
John Beech Handicap Trophy – Paul Rigge
Peter Dowdall Cup (adv) – Paul Rigge.
Under 10 Handicap Trophy – Lee Hartley
10 & Over Handicap Trophy – Kevin Wright
Fastest Game – Lee Hartley (71mins Vs Betty Bates)
Most Games – not awarded.