North West Federation Short AC Millenium Competition
Saturday 29 August 2020 at Crake Valley Croquet Club
The bank holiday was a busy time for croquet at Crake Valley. On Saturday 29 August, twelve croquet players from six clubs in the north west played the North West Federation’s Short Lawn AC Millennium Competition.
After 3 group matches, there was only one player with 3 wins and seven with 2 wins so hoop difference was important. In the Semi finals Barbara Young (Bury) overcame John Henderson (Penrith) 12-8 and Neil Adams (Westmorland) beat Ian Theakstone (Fylde) 14-1.
In the final Neil used his additional bisques very well giving Barbara only a few chances on the lawn, before he won 14-5. It was Neils first experience of competitive play and his handicap was reduced from 5 to 4. In the 3rd place play off John beat Ian 14-7.
Many thanks to Tournament Manager, David Cornes, and Referee, Jim Allcock, as well as all the helpers that made this enjoyable event run smoothly. The tournament showed how competitive croquet can be played in a pleasant manner and good company.