Federation Millennium AC Handicap at Pendle 11/12 July 2020
Pendle Club Opened for tournament play again, hosting the Federation’s Millennium Hcp Fixture for 2020. Clubs in the NW region sent two players each to contest the tournament, vying to take the title in their own right upon Pendle’s four lawns under Gov & CA Covid guidance. The club laid on a outdoor marquee to shelter outplayers should the weather turn, but I’m happy to report that it wasn’t required.
Three rounds were played on the Saturday, and the fourth round got off to a sunny start with the Sunday morning producing a clear leader as Anne and Chris Alvey played each other having both won 3 matches on Day 1. Anne knocked Chris all over the lawn to take the win by 17. David Cornes, Paul Dowdall, Philip Bass, Barbara Young & Steve Skelton also took victories in the mornings play.
The afternoon had the potential to make it a tie break situation for second place, but the final standings were:
Joint 3rd were John Henderson, David Cornes and Philip Snowdon all with three wins;
Runner Up Chris Alvey with four;
Tournament Winner Anne Alvey having won all five.
Anne reduced her handicap to 18 whilst David Cornes had his handicap reduced to 14 by tournament handicapper Paul Rigge.
Tournament under-manager Liz Wilson and all of the players would like to extend their thanks to Paul Rigge and Pendle & Craven Croquet club for their organisation and hospitality, we all felt safe & secure – it’s great to be back playing.