20+ Tournament 2013

7 September 2013, Meadows

Entry numbers fluctuated up to the 11th hour but, in the end, there were five entrants for this year's tournament. Three had just started playing this year and their enthusiasm and standard of play was a credit both to themselves and their coaches.

Despite very heavy rain throughout the preceding night, the weather remained mainly dry and the courts were still playing reasonably quickly.

This tournament is played to Short Croquet rules and the format this year was all play each other with 70 minute time limits.

Lyn was unfortunate to be on the losing end of her first two games by dint of a failed rover peel in her game against Roger and, in the next, a lucky ricochet off the peg by Bill which resulted in a roquet, leading on to a good break.

In his third game, Bill recorded his first ever peg out, leaving him and Roger as the only unbeaten players. In the ensuing deciding game, Bill took his first ball to peg, with Roger following suit and pegging out Bill's ball. Although both back balls were still on 1, Bill had six bisques remaining, which proved sufficient for him to complete a break and peg out, without Roger having the opportunity to take croquet again.

Hamish Duguid


Bill Strachan (Crathes) 24 beat R Frith +3T (11-8); L Gilpin +3T (13-10); A Elgood +9; R Binks +8
Roger Binks (Meadows) 20 beat L Gilpin +1; A Elgood +9; R Frith +9
Lyn Gilpin (Meadows) 22 beat R Frith +3T (11-8); A Elgood +13
Rachel Frith (Meadows) 24 beat A Elgood +4T (4-0)
Anne Elgood (Meadows) 24