Scottish Short Croquet Championship 2004

29 August 2004, Ballathie House Hotel

[Editor's note: This event was scheduled to take place at Dunkeld, as in previous years, but the hotel there had a double booking and found us an alternative venue further down the Tay.]

We had a fairly enjoyable day at Ballathie apart from the regular showers and the length of the grass.  The grass not having been cut to an acceptable level for a croquet competition meant that play was difficult and bisques, if used properly, could assist greatly in getting round.

There were six entrants - Maria Limonci, Joe Lennon, Martin Stephenson, Brian Smith, Alan Wilson and myself.  Maria came third with two wins and hoops differential of +7.  First and second place were closely contested by Joe and Alan, both with four wins but Joe coming out top with a positive hoops differential of 23, 3 more than Alan.

Geoff Caldwell