Fran Wall and Jon Carrington did the club proud at the weekend with their performances in the National B-Level Golf Croquet finals.

Fran and Jon travelled to Eastbourne where they competed with the remaining 16 who reached the finals following fierce competition in thirty heats held nationally during the season.  The competition was open to players with 3-plus handicaps.

Jon reached the finals after winning four of the regional heats. Fran qualified for the finals after he won the heat held at Broadwas.

The Broadwas players faced stiff competition in the finals at Compton Croquet Club’s ground, with nearly half of the finalists having reached handicaps under three by the weekend.  Fran and Jon played a gruelling eight matches each on the Saturday session, and seven on Sunday.

The Sunday saw Fran embroiled in a ‘deeming battle’ in the jaws of a hoop at one point in one of his games, which he eventually went on to win, eventually grabbing 12th place in the competition overall.

Jon said he had “a pretty average first day” – winning four games and losing four on the Saturday. On the Sunday he lost only one game but won six – including winning a game against the No.1 seed and eventual winner of the tournament. At the end of play, four players including Jon Carrington were level with ten wins each.  Eventually, Jon came third overall in the competition, when net hoops were considered.

Third placed Jon Carrington pictured with Acting Chair of Compton Croquet Club, Fiona Fall
Fran Wall – ‘deeming battle’ on the final day
The national finalists in the B-Level tournament