Bob Thompson (Nottingham) crowned champion at Bury Coronation by Geoff Young (12 Sep 10)
Bury club promoted their first-ever Coronation Park tournament, owing to a mixup about dates forcing a move from Heaton Park. As Coro has only two lawns this restricted the entry to eight and the format chosen was all-play-all, seven two-hour 18-pointers, base 8. In spite of intermittent rain some very good croquet was played with a gripping conclusion.
In the final round one contestant had already five wins and three others four. At the end there was a three-way tie which had to be broken by hoop count. Malcolm Daines (Huddersfield, 5) had zero net, Betty Bates (Fylde, 16) +39 and Bob Thompson (Nottingham, 9) had +53 and was thus declared the winner.