CA B-LEVEL GC TOURNAMENT AT MOIRA
B-Level Golf Croquet one-day tournament at Moira. Open to GC handicaps 3+. This is a CA fixture, part of the national B-Level GC series held at clubs around the country. The winner of each event is eligible to compete in a national final held towards the end of the season.
2014 Chris Jackson (Long Eaton)
2015 David Widdison (Bishops Monkton)
2016 Roger I’Anson (Ripon Spa)
2017 Stuart Smith (Northampton)
2018 David Ball (Leighton Linslade)
2019 Jane Tewson (Ashby and Long Eaton)
2020 David Cornes (Crake Valley)
Sat 15th August, Moira
After a quiet start in terms of interest, we suddenly had a flood of last-minute entries for our B-Level competition, resulting in a full field of 12 players from as far afield as Cumbria and London. Ray, Judith and Richard were the Ashby representatives.
After six rounds of matches, David Cornes of Crake Valley CC was the clear winner with 6 wins. Five players finished on 4 wins; in order of hoop difference, these were Glynis Davies (Northampton) +10, Gill Hindshaw (Beckford) +9, Charles Sale (Ealing) +8, Richard Sanville (Ashby) +6, Mark Buckley (Leicester) +4.
Many thanks to Martin for managing the tournament, assisted by Janet H.
Sat 17th August, Moira
Twelve players from as far north as Edinburgh, and as far south as Leighton Buzzard, competed at Moira for our annual B-Level GC tournament on a fine dry Saturday following a very wet Friday. We had seven rounds of play, after which the clear winner was local player Jane Tewson with an impressive 7 wins out of 7. Jane has had a very successful year, also winning the Leighton Linslade GC B-Level event in June, and we wish her well in the national final in September.
1st: Jane Tewson (Ashby and Long Eaton clubs) 7 wins
2nd: Pauline Donner (Woodhall Spa) 6 wins
3rd: David Cornes (Crake Valley, Cumbria) 5 wins, +13
4th: Roger I’Anson (Ripon Spa) 5 wins, +11
5th: Mick Haytack (Ashby) 5 wins, +6
Many thanks to Martin for organising beforehand, and to Mike for stepping in to manage on the day.
Sat 18th August, Moira
David Ball of Leighton Linslade (Bedfordshire) was the winner of our GC B-Level tournament which was contested by eight players. In the all-play-all competition run by Martin, David was the only player to win 5 of his 7 games. Four people finished on 4 wins, top of these being Ashby’s Jane Tewson with a hoop difference of +11.
Sat 19th Aug
Manager and reporter: Martin
A good day’s croquet with the ideal 12 contestants for three lawns. We had three visitors from Long Eaton, two from both Northampton and Ripon, one from Richmond Park, the rest being Ashby members.
At lunch, there were 2 players tied on 3 games each, but, probably fuelled by Jenny’s sausage casserole, by tea time Stuart Smith was the clear winner, having won all six of his games.
1st Stuart Smith (h’cap 3), Northampton, 6 wins, +22
2nd Paul Durkin (4), Long Eaton, 5 wins, +13
3rd Mike Bilton (3), Richmond Park, 4 wins, +15
4th Eileen Buxton (6), Ashby, 4 wins, +4
5th Louise Smith (8), Northampton, 3 wins, 0
Also on 3 wins: Martin Wroughton (3) and Roger I’Anson (3)
2 wins: Sue I’Anson (8), Richard Sanville (7) and Jane Tewson (6)
1 win: Julie Boulton (8) and Joan Skuse (7)
Jane 7-6 Mike; Julie 2-7 Stuart; Richard 7-2 Sue; Roger 7-4 Louise; Joan 6-7 Eileen; Paul 7-2 Martin
Jane 3-7 Sue; Julie 3-7 Martin; Richard 5-7 Stuart; Roger 2-7 Mike; Joan 6-7 Louise; Paul 7-2 Eileen
Jane 5-7 Roger; Julie 7-4 Joan; Richard 7-6 Eileen; Paul 7-4 Sue; Mike 7-6 Louise; Stuart 7-1 Martin
Jane 3-7 Joan; Julie 6-7 Paul; Richard 2-7 Mike; Roger 3-7 Stuart; Sue 4-7 Martin; Louise 6-7 Eileen
Jane 1-7 Martin; Julie 5-7 Eileen; Richard 5-7 Louise; Roger 4-7 Sue; Joan 4-7 Stuart; Paul 7-6 Mike
Jane 7-6 Richard; Julie 4-7 Roger; Joan 1-7 Mike; Paul 5-7 Stuart; Sue 1-7 Eileen; Louise 7-5 Martin
Thanks to all who took part, especially as not one referees decision was needed.
Sat 20th Aug Manager: Martin
Roger I’Anson of Ripon Spa won Ashby’s GC B-Level tournament at Moira. Runner-up was Steve Marsh of Bakewell and Ashby.
Sat 22nd Aug, Moira
Twelve players in the handicap range 3 to 8 contested our second annual B-Level GC competition at Moira. As well as four Ashby players we had entrants from a wide area ranging from Yorkshire to the Thames valley. The winner of this one-day competition was David Widdison of Bishop Monkton (Yorks). Runner-up was Mike Bilton of Richmond Park (Lincs) and in third place was Ashby player Mick Haytack. The winner qualifies for the national B-Level final. Thanks are due to Jenny for catering and Martin for organising the event and managing to bring the tournament to a conclusion just before the heaviest of the showers arrived.
Sat 23rd Aug Report by Martin
For the first time Ashby hosted a ‘B’ Level Golf Croquet tournament open to Croquet Association members from around the country in the GC handicap range 3 to 8. This is part of a national series of ‘B’ Level tournaments held over the course of the season, and the winner of each tournament progresses to a national final in October.
Here are the results of our B level tournament: 1st Chris Jackson (Long Eaton and Nottingham); 2nd Mick Haytack (Ashby); 3rd Kath Wright (Long Eaton and Nottingham); 4th Les Heard (Northampton).
We had a pleasant day with the ideal number of 12 competitors, travelling from as far as Fylde and High Wycombe. All games were fairly equal and competitive. The consolation doubles match (for wine) was fiercely contested and was won by Jean Ball (Leighton-Linslade) and John Hansen (Sapcote).
The winner of the B level received a framed print of a croquet scene from Hurlingham which turned out to be a very acceptable prize.