On the weekend of National Croquet Day (12th May), Pendle hosted a tournament where players came from far & wide not only to give any potential visitors something to watch, but to contest the trophy in their own right – many of whom only play in leagues as part of a team, so it was interesting, since any error would cost them dearly.
The event invited entries from B and C level players, however all entrants were B level. The weekend was bathed in bright sunshine and blessed with clear blue sky.
After a 5 round swizz, three players finished on 4/5, but on who-beat-who; Member and Pendle Chair, Andrew Webb was the winner.
R Essler beat Ian Hall +21; A Webb beat Lorna Dewar +1T; T Vernazzi beat P Dowdall +14; R Schofield beat J Wilson +12; R Saunders-Robertson beat S Skelton +12.
I Hall beat P Dowdall +16; R Essler beat T Vernazzi +14; R Schofield beat Lorna Dewar +8; S Skelton beat J Wilson +11; R Saunders-Robertson beat A Webb +6T.
A Webb beat J Wilson +25; R Schofield beat T Vernazzi +1T; R Essler beat R Saunders-Robertson +23; I Hall beat S Skelton +12; L Dewar beat P Dowdall +26.
R Essler beat R Schofield +14; P Dowdall beat J Wilson +19; L Dewar beat T Vernazzi +15; R Saunders-Robertson beat I Hall +6; A Webb beat S Skelton +8.
A Webb beat R Essler +8; L Dewar beat I Hall +12; R Schofield beat R Saunders-Robertson +11; T Vernazzi beat J Wilson +10; S Skelton beat P Dowdall +1T