Federation Level Play Millenium Golf Croquet – Bury – 7th September 2021
Six competitors fought rush hour traffic & gathered in the sheltered hot spot (29oC shade temp) of Coronation Park, Bury in the late ‘Indian Summer’, beautifully prepared courts were presented for what proved to be only five rounds of all-play-all 19point games, managed by visiting non-player David Cornes.
After all five rounds; All six achieved at least one win and the three top seeds all suffered a single loss, at the hands of each other, fun to sort for David; who beat who couldn’t separate them so Net Hoops were used to resolve the dilemma, in favour of… the 15 year old Jack Good.
Further Information from David Cornes:
JACK GOOD WINS GC LEVEL PLAY MILLENNIUM
Quality rather than quantity took part in the NW Fed Millennium level play GC tournament at Bury’s Coronation Park recently. The 6 players (from Bowdon, Bury, Pendle and Westmorland) had a COMBINED handicap of MINUS 3 so a close contest was predicted and so it proved to be.
The pleasing fact is that all 6 players won at least one match and there were 3 of them who won 4 out of the five 19-point games in the heat of the day. In the end it came down to hoop difference with Jack Good winning from Angharrad Walters (2nd) and Paul Rigge (3rd).
Paul Rigge (NW Fed Chair) presented young Jack with the trophy. Paul thanked Jean Hargreaves for her hospitality and catering skills, David Cornes for managing and refereeing the tournament and the Bury members responsible for such good playing conditions / surface – “the best this place has been for many years”.