This year’s tournament took place on 5 September at Albert Park, Middlesbrough and was won by John Fitzpatrick with Nigel Durie as runner-up.
Eight competitors, 6 from M’bro, and 1 each from Belsay and Tyneside, took part in this annual Croquet North competition in late summer sunshine. At least we have managed to keep this light-hearted event going (unlike last year), so there needs to be more support from CN Clubs.
Again we used alternate-stroke 14‑point handicap doubles; handicap differences between pairs were divided by four. Two lawns only sufficed. Winning pairs moved to the other lawn and then players swapped to new hi-lo partnerships for the next game.
All players accrued hoop (and match) points from their various pairings, the more important being hoop points. Five rounds were played, with 75 minute time-limits, although only one of the matches actually pegged out and there were no draws. Win 2 pts, draw 1 pt, lose 0 pts.
The final table was:
Charles Waterfield (Competition Manager)