Derek Johnson (Tyneside) won the 2-day AC Handicap Competiton at Albert Park over the weekend of 1-2 May 2021

It was a pleasure meeting up with fellow croquet players from around the North, after so many months in Covid isolation without much competitive activity on the lawns. We were also lucky that the bank‑holiday weekend weather was relatively fine, although on the cold side. Resulting from existing restrictions, we had only eight competitors (two from the home club).

John & Fiona Crompton (York CC)
Anthony Miller (Peterlee)
Derek Johnson (Tyneside CC)
Steve Skelton (Keswick CC)
Jim Gillespie (Beverley CC)
Roger Staples & Julian Gibson (Middlesbrough CC)

The format was two blocks of four each day, playing three 18-point games.

On the Sunday the top block comprised those players who had come 1st or 2nd in each block on Saturday, the remainder being placed in the other block. Hoop points were also used to determine rank. Click here for the block scores.

Derek came out top, with Roger in second place.

Handicap reductions – Derek Johnson 10 to 8, Anthony Miller 3 to 2.5, 

Bronze Award – Jim Gillespie

Charles Waterfield (manager/referee)