The competition for the Ryland Trophy was held on Tuesday and things got off to a great start despite an appalling overnight weather forecast. All six morning rounds were completed and lunch was taken. Then the rain came. A vote was taken and, sadly, we decided to call it a day. The result was :
1st John Guy 63 pts : 2nd Josie Watson 61 pts :
3rd Roger Wood 58 pts : 4th Jim Norris 57 pts :
5th Stuart Smith 56 pts : 6th Mike Dunnet 55 pts.
So John is now the holder of the Ryland Trophy.
Our winner, John Guy, watches Stuart Smith running a hoop.
Stuart Smith, who came 5th, jumps hoop 11
Josie Watson who came second
Jim Norris, who lost only one match all morning, watched by Denis Hyland.
Faulkners 1st and 3rd in High Bisque Finals
We held our annual high bisque competition on Thursday and from the very first game it was clear that Jean Faulkner was going to be very hard to beat, overcoming veteran player Jay Popplewell 7 – 2. The eleven players were split into two groups, one of five and one of six, for the preliminary rounds and Jean headed her group with 48 points, 8 ahead of her nearest rival, her husband Jeff, winning five out of her six games.
In the other group Roy Schofield came out on top with 37 points winning four of his five games. So the final was between Jean and Roy which Jean lead all the way and won 7 – 5.
In the other play off Jeff Faulkner beat Dave Holt 7 – 6 so Jeff was third and Dave 4th.
A great day and congratulations to Jean.
Hats off for Jean, winner of the annual High Bisque Competition on Thursday (18th). Last year’s winner Peter Hill congratulates Jean after presenting her with the trophy.
David Creed-Newton in action.
The annual end of season Awards Lunch was held in early November at the Royal Oak in Broadwas. The winners of the trophies were Jay Popplewell who won the Plate, Stuart Smith won the Men’s Singles, Jean Faulkner won the High Handicap Competition, Billy Nicholson won the Open Singles, John Evans was runner up in the Association Croquet Singles, John Guy won the Ryland Trophy and the Level Play Golf Croquet Competition, Ian Dampney captain of the Level Play team which won the West Midlands League and the End of Season One Day Tournament and Jeremy Pardoe won the Golf Croquet Ladder and the Association Croquet Singles. The winners were presented with their trophies by long standing club member Dennis Hyland.
The winners are seen here :
Standing : left to right, Jay Popplewell, Stuart Smith, Jean Faulkner, Billy Nicholson,
John Evans, John Guy, Ian Dampney, Jeremy Pardoe.
Seated : Janet Bedford, Jim Norris, and Josie Watson.
After lunch a raffle was held followed by an auction run by club chairman Stuart Smith, assisted by Jim Norris, which together raised just over £700.