National C Level GC Qualifier – Bury CC – Wednesday 21 July 2021
On a scorching hot July day, eight players played some quality golf croquet in Bury’s National C level qualifier. As the players were playing in extreme heat it was agreed to use 45 minute, time limited games and a draw would be an acceptable result. If we hadn’t done so, it was highly likely someone would have suffered sun stroke.
Very little separated the top 2 players with the key game featuring two Crake Valley members. The game was won by Peter Uglow against Sandra Cornes 7-6. Peter, impressive throughout, won all 7 games during the day whilst Sandra won 5 and drew one of her games.
Peter is now planning how to get to the Isle of Wight during their Festival week to compete in the National Finals in September.
The third and fourth places were taken by Bury members, John Cassell and Gail Burnett both of them new to tournament croquet.
The event was ably managed by David Cornes. 1st Peter Uglow (Crake Valley); 2nd Sandra Cornes (Crake Valley); 3rd John Cassell (Bury); 4th Gail Burnett (Bury). All results are on croquet scores except three 6-6 draws. https://croquetscores.com/2021/gc/bury-national-c-level-qualifier/all-play-all