Millennium Short 2013
NW Federation Clubs were each invited to send players to participate in the Federation Millenium Short Croquet tournament. As the general tenor of the event was to be friendly and pleasant this was a suitable place for new members to experience the joys of tournament play, as indeed some did. The tournament was a one day Individual singles event held on Saturday 1st June 2013. As this was not a CA Event the Federation encouraged wearing (with white trousers) a coloured top or ribbon or hat to represent the clubs as in the Festival of Croquet.
The first three rounds produced two semi finals; Chris Evans (Bowdon) v The holder Jennifer Maudsley (Southport) and Michael Falla (Chester) against the best second Garry Wilson (Pendle). Chris went on to beat Garry in a close game watched by a knowledgeable crowd.
Bowdon (Orange): Chris Evans, Leo Fletcher.
Bury (Yellow): Bob Whittle, Tony Philips.
Chester (Mauve): Michael Miller, Mike Falla.
Fylde (Blue): Catherine Bass, Phillip Bass.
Pendle (Green): Garry Wilson.
Southport (Red): Ian Goulden, Jennifer Maudsley, Pauline Rooney.