The Maud Trainor competition was held at the United Croquet Club during the four Fridays of February. With thirty competitors, a seventh lawn was formed with four full sized and three 80+% courts.
This is a largely social Golf Croquet event with two timed games of one hour each day. Rather unusually drawn games are allowed with each player awarded a half point.
Played as a flexible Swiss event, competitors must be available for at least three of the four days to qualify for a placing.
This format often means the games get tighter as the rounds progress. Both John Yarrall (first) and Ken Lowe (second) lost one match but John, playing all four days won seven out of eight (88%) of his games beating Ken’s five wins from six games (83%).
The third to fifth prize winners (Geoff Price, Jude Derby and Betty Inglewood) all had a draw scoring five and a half out of eight games (69%) with the placings decided by the strength of their opponents.
Detailed results are here.