In spite of a dreadful winter, Southport croquet lawns are in superb condition thanks to the efforts of members and this weekend they were the setting for the first big tournament of the year. Expert players came from the whole British Isles to take part, from as far as Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Cornwall, bringing very entertaining play of a very high standard to the club. The event was managed by James Hawkins.
The Jubilee Cup was won by Mark Ormerod of Dulwich and runner up was Keith Aiton of Nottingham.
RESULTS (James Hawkins):
Mark Ormerod had recovered from a game down to beat Edinburgh’s James Hopgood in the semis, earning his place against Great Britain Captain, Keith Aiton, in the final. Keith had shown impressive form in the earlier rounds, but Mark stole the first game by a single point, and shut Keith out for most of the second game to win th
Campbell Morrison bt Ray Lowe +18; Ian Parkinson bt Collin Southern +15; Keith Aiton bt Alan Pidcock +26TP; James Hopgood bt Richard Smith +20; Matt Holmes bt Gail Curry +19; Ailsa Lines bt John Haslam +4; Mark Ormerod bt Sam Murray +26; Dave Nick bt Jane Morrison +13; Phil Scarr bt Richard Griffiths +13; James Hawkins bt Campbell Morrison +23; Keith Aiton bt Ian Parkinson +22TP; James Hopgood bt Matt Holmes +17TP; Mark Ormerod bt Ailsa Lines +17; Phil Scarr bt Dave Nick +8; Keith Aiton bt James Hawkins +25TP; Mark Ormerod bt James Hopgood -26TP +24 +23; Keith Aiton bt Phil Scarr +25TP +26TP; Mark Ormerod bt Keith Aiton +1 +25;
Sam Murray bt Alan Pidcock +12; Richard Griffiths bt Gail Curry +6; Jane Morrison bt Ray Lowe +21; Richard Smith bt Collin Southern +3; Campbell Morrison bt John Haslam +23; Matt Holmes bt Ian Parkinson +23; James Hopgood bt Sam Murray +26TP; Jane Morrison bt James Hawkins +7; Ailsa Lines bt Gail Curry +9; Matt Holmes bt Sam Murray +16; Phil Scarr bt Matt Holmes +16; Ailsa Lines bt Jane Morrison +12; Campbell Morrison bt Richard Smith +3; Richard Griffiths bt Dave Nick +16; Sam Murray bt Ian Parkinson +12; James Hawkins bt Gail Curry +2; Ray Lowe bt Collin Southern +22; Alan Pidcock bt John Haslam +11; James Hopgood bt Phil Scarr +22TP; Matt Holmes bt Collin Southern +18; James Hawkins bt Dave Nick +24TP; Ray Lowe bt Sam Murray +14; Campbell Morrison bt Phil Scarr +8; Matt Holmes bt Dave Nick +9; James Hawkins bt Collin Southern +19; James Hopgood bt Ailsa Lines +26TP; Richard Smith bt Jane Morrison +4;
HANDICAP CHANGE – James Hawkins 0 to -1/2