Basil Townsend Quaich 2011

14 May 2011, Auchincruive

This was won by Meadows Club represented by Robert Inder.  Auchincruive played Glasgow first in a close game.  As Robert arrived Dave looked like he would peg out for a close win but unfortunately made one mistake too many allowing Malcolm to peg out at last.  Robert played well against Dave and included a rover peel, spoilt a little by missing the peg out at his first try.  The final game between Robert and Malcolm swung back and forth but Malcolm had spent too many of his four bisques on sticking in the hoops, which enabled Robert to finish with a rapid and accurate break.  So Meadows regained the Basil Townsend Quaich.  Apart from that tea and cakes were enjoyed by all, on the last pleasant warm day before the continuous cold wind that lasted through the rest of May struck.

Malcolm Smith

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Scottish Masters 2011

7-8 May 2011, Meadows

The Scottish Masters this year had a larger and stronger entry than usual, including five members of the Surbiton Croquet Club who were in Edinburgh for a match against the Meadows Club.  Also visiting from south of the border was Matt Holmes (Bury).  Eight Scottish-based players made up the rest of the field of 14 - the maximum that could be accommodated given the tournament format and the lawn space available.

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Glasgow Open 2011

16-17 April 2011, Glasgow

CAMPBELL MORRISON retained the Glasgow Open at Alexandra Park, Dennistoun, Glasgow on 16 and 17 April 2011, weather dry but cold, lawns reasonably true, speeds not measured, but no complaints about them being too heavy, or balls hilling off.

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Spring Weekend 2011

30 April - 1 May 2011, Meadows

Jola Jurasinska being presented with the Spring Weekend trophy by Fergus McInnesThis year's SCA Spring Weekend Tournament was played on two days of unbroken sunshine offset by a chilly easterly wind.  Jola Jurasinska won all her games to finish several points clear of the rest and take the tankard.

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