David Walters wins Lancashire Open Golf Croquet Championship by Geoff Young (6 Apr 09)
David Walters won the 2009 Lancashire Open Golf Croquet Championship with a gripping 7-4, 3-7, 7-3 victory over Tim King. The Heaton Park lawns were playing very well on a fine spring weekend. The twenty entrants played eight games each on the Saturday without time limits, double banked in ten rounds on four courts. Results for this are attached in Lotus spreadsheet format. The KO phase for top four in each block went:
Walters beat Ray Mounfield 7-6 7-4; Brian Story beat Freda Vitty 7-5 7-4; Ian Lines beat Paul Rigge 7-5 7-6: Tim King beat Derek Buxton 7-6 7-5; Walters beat Storey 7-6 7-4; King beat Lines 7-6 7-3. Then: Walters beat King 7-4 3-7 7-3
Losers’ Play-offs: For third place, Lines beat Storey 10-6. Vitty beat Mounfield 3-7 7-6 7-2; Rigge beat Buxton 7-2 2-7 7-3. Consolation doubles Richard Thompson and Anne Connop won 5/5 in round robin.