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Our first Croquet Association tournament of the season, the Symons Cup handicap event held on 15th and 17th July 2017, was won by Barbara Young from Bury, with Esther Jones a close second and Tony Whateley, last year's winner, in third place.
A very busy 3 weeks of Croquet Association events came to a conclusion in early September.
Following our A Class Tompkinson Shield on 19th/20th August won by Cesar Miranda Reyes with Nigel Polhill runner-up, our B Class Sally Nicholls Trophy the following weekend was won by Adrian Morris, who had also competed the previous weekend. His handicap reduction as a result will see him restricted to the A class only next year!
And on 2nd and 3rd September we hosted the area final of the All England handicap with Neal Bacon - currently from the Nottingham club but joining Edgbaston next year - winning the event but with Adam Huby also qualifying for the final at Wrest Park on 17th September.
Our popular B level Abnalls Cup GC one-day event was won by Rob Chatwin from the Wingrave club with Jane Tewson runner-up.
And finally! ... our annual September two-day Association Tilly Bowl tournament was won by Paul Trafford, with Tony Whateley runner-up.
The winners of this year's club Association competitions were:
The Parish Cup A level play - Paul Swaffield
Esther Jones Gong B level play - Tony Whateley
The Victory Cup handicap play knock-out competition - Esther Jones
The Deakin Holroyd handicap play block competition - Richard Thompson
The Horlor Cup handicap play for 10 and above - Nick Roberts
At the 2017 Annual General Meeting the following Committee was elected:
Esther Jones Chairman
Tony Whateley Secretary
Keith Bishop Treasurer
Paddy Heath Lawns curator
Paul Trafford Association Croquet coordinator
Richard Thompson Golf Croquet coordinator
Jenny Buchan Social Croquet organiser