Aberdeen Tournament 2017

9-10 September 2017, Westburn & Albury

Hosted by Aberdeen and Crathes Croquet Club, 18 players from as far afield as Middlesbrough, Keswick, Auchincruive and the Central Belt took part in the Aberdeen AC Tournament over the weekend of 9/10th September. Last year’s winner Jim Wilson (Keswick) could not defend his title as he was recovering from a knee operation but the Aberdeen Quaich will be returning to Keswick as Tom Ryan beat Kevin Wright (Auchincruive) in the final. Finishing at 4.45pm the presentation ceremony was a rather hurried event as Tom and others had to catch their train at 5.10pm. The Wine Final was won by Lorna Dewar (Edinburgh) who beat local player Malcolm Robertson in a closely contested match.

Thanks to Lizetta, David, Sheena, Edwina and Meg for their help in keeping all the players refreshed and fed over the weekend: your efforts were a highlight of the tournament. Once again the home bakes went down a treat and thanks to everyone who helped: Robert, Malcolm, Brian and Hamish for providing lifts to Westburn and Albury; Hamish (SCA) for supplying the additional sets of croquet balls and everyone who helped set up and dismantle the lawns.

28 members and players who attended the Tournament Dinner had an enjoyable evening at the RNUC on the Saturday night. No sing-along this year as Jim Wilson was unable to attend but has promised to make up for it next year.

Bill Strachan


Results

 

BLOCK 1 RS RSR JJ KW RB Wins Net hoops Place
Roger Staples (3)   +9 -10 -18 -3T (11-14) 1 -22 4
Rosemary Saunders Robertson (7) -9   -13 -18 +5 1 -35 5
Jola Jurasinska (12) +10 +13   -11T (1-12) -1T (13-14) 2 +11 2
Kevin Wright (16) +18 +18 +11T (12-1)   +6T (11-5) 4 +53 1
Robert Bell (18) +3T (14-11) -5 +1T (14-13) -6T (5-11)   2 -7 3

 

BLOCK 2 JO BD HD CH LD Wins Net hoops Place
John Owen (3½)   +9 +1T (14-13) -4T (12-16) +3T (15-12) 3 +9 2
Brian Durward (5) -9   -3T (10-13) +2T (16-14) -18 1 -28 5
Hamish Duguid (12) -1T (13-14) +3T (13-10)   -5T (7-12) -14 1 -17 4
Charles Henderson (16) +4T (16-12) -2T (14-16) +5T (12-7)   -7T (6-13) 2 0 3
Lorna Dewar (18) -3T (12-15) +18

+14

+7T (13-6)   3 +36 1

 

BLOCK 3 DH BS TR BC Wins Net hoops Place
David Houston (5)   +1T (13-12) -9T (8-17) -15 1 -23 3
Bill Strachan (9) -1T (12-13)   -8 -13 0 -22 4
Tom Ryan (14) +9T (17-8) +8   -3 2 +14 2
Brian Clark (16) +15 +13 +3   3 +31 1

 

BLOCK 4 IH JH JW MR Wins Net hoops Place
Ian Hall (3½)   +6 +1T (16-15) +1T (13-12) 3 +8 1
John Henderson (11) -6   -15 -4T (8-12) 0 -25 4
Jamieson Walker (12) -1T (15-16) +15   -1T (13-14) 1 +13 3
Malcolm Robertson (16) -1T (12-13) +4T (12-8) +1T (14-13)   2 +4 2

 

Blocks 1/2 Play-off
Kevin Wright beat Lorna Dewar +1T (10-9)

Blocks 3/4 Play-off
Malcolm Robertson beat Brian Clark +16
Tom Ryan beat Ian Hall +14
Tom Ryan beat Malcolm Robertson +1T (11-10)

WINE FINAL
Lorna Dewar beat Malcolm Robertson +1T (9-8)

MAIN FINAL
Tom Ryan beat Kevin Wright +2T (10-8)