National Golf Croquet B Level Final – 5/6 Sept 2020 Roehampton CC
The north west had two qualifiers in the national B Level Golf Croquet Final last weekend – a remarkable achievement for both Jack Good (Bowdon) and David Cornes (Crake Valley) as they travelled down to Roehampton, SW London for the weekend event.
The 16 national qualifiers came from all over England and most had a handicap of about 3 so a very close tournament was anticipated. The sun was out for both days with the 4 lawns in immaculate condition living up to their reputation as being amongst the best in the UK.
David normally has good control over the ball position but found reading the pace accurately difficult at times and any mistakes were punished by his opponents. The damage to his chances were done by Saturday lunch. His first match was lost against the eventual winner. Then 3 defeats (6-7, 6-7 & 3-7) meant he hadn’t recorded a win at that time. After that David performed better and won a very credible 6 out of his 11 remaining games to finish on Sunday afternoon in a lower mid table position. A good result after a poor start.
At the end of tournament 3 players were tied on 11 wins. Young Jack Good (Bowdon – Handicap 0) took the title and its’ impressive trophy by 1 net hoop difference. An excellent victory.
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