United’s Spring GC Tournament returned this year as a one-day tournament, involving both open and handicap events and jointly managed by Tony O’Donnell (also playing) and Chris Clarke.
Four players contested the open event, played as a double round robin. Jenny Clarke of United won with a 6-0 scoreline and Tony O’Donnell (also United) took second place with three wins.
With ten entries, the handicap event was played as two blocks of five, followed by playoffs between equivalent place-getters in each block to decide overall standings. Half of the entries were young players from Cashmere Croquet Club.
Both Josh Winter (Cashmere) and Bruce McLay (United) were unbeaten in their respective blocks. In the playoff Josh was untroubled to triumph 7-0 in the playoff for first, with second place going to Bruce.
A thank you to Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village for sponsoring the event and the AC Spring Tournament in two weeks.
Full results are on Croquet Scores.
Thanks to Bruce McLay for this report.