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Golf Croquet '10+' Singles Tournament 2022
for the 'Green Ball' Trophy
6 April - Jim Walter wins the delayed 10+ Singles Tournament

Our 10+ Singles day-tournament was won by Jim Walter, who survived two morning defeats to come through the afternoon knock-out phase with flying colours.
He beat Carl Billson 7-5 in the final to become the first recipient of the Green Ball Trophy.
Ruth Raunkiaer finished an accomplished third in her first tournament, one place ahead of Carol Wadsworth.
- this early season tournament was staged partly in lieu of the two weather scuppered attempts to hold it last year.
  Blue
JW
CW
CB
LS
Net
hoops
WINS
Rank
  Jim Walter (10)

4
5
5
-3
1
3
  Carol Wadsworth (12)
7

4
6
0
1
2
  Carl Billson (12)
7
6

7
10
3
1
  Liz Smith (14)
3
7
1

-7
1
4
  Red
CS
CH
RR
SR
Net
hoops
WINS
Rank
  Christine Searle (10)

3
7
7
+5
2
1
  Coli Hall (10)
7

5
1
-4
1
4
  Ruth Raunkiaer (12)
1
7

7
-3
2
3
  Sue Rumford (12)
4
7
6

+2
1
2
  Jim Walter
7
1st
  Carl Billson
5
2nd
  Carl Billson 
7
  Ruth Raunkiaer
6


  Jim  Walter
5
  Carol Wadsworth
4
  Ruth Raunkiaer
6
3rd
  Carol Wadsworth
4
4th
  John Rumford
7
5th
  Sue Rumford
3
6th
  Andy Jones
7
7th
  Christine Searle
6
8th

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  Black
AJ
JR
MP
HC
Net
hoops
WINS
Rank
  Andy Jones (10)

6
7
7
+6
2
2
  John Rumford (10)
7

7
7
+10
3
1
  Marie Pearce (12)
3
4

3
-11
0
4
  Hilary Cowley (12)
4
1
7

-5
1
3
  Sue Rumford 
7
  Andy Jones
5


  John Rumford
7
  Christine Searle
5
  Carl Billson 
7
  Sue Rumford
5


  Ruth Raunkiaer
7
  Andy Jones
6


  Carol Wadsworth
7
  John Rumford
6


  Jim Walter
7
  Christine Searle
4
  9th - 12th block
CH
LS
MP
HC
Net
hoops
WINS

  Colin Hall

6
7
7
+5
2
9th
  Liz Smith
7

7
6
+3
2
10th
  Marie Pearce
4
4

7
-3
1
11th
  Hilary Cowley
6
7
4

-5
1
12th
30/07/22 - Jim Walter doubles up with a second 10+ tourrnament win

Manager Russell Robinson reports:
A small field of eight of our “ten-plussers” contested  our Green Ball (10+ Singles) trophy today, and enjoyed a lovely day in the sun, with only a ‘medium roast’ setting.  First congratulations go to Trevor Day and Michael Marcel for each winning their three block games in the morning, never having to go as far as the dreaded thirteenth.  Having therefore established themselves as favourites for the title, they perhaps chilled too much over the lunchtime sandwich as both promptly lost their respective semi-finals.  That left Jim Walter and Carl Billson to contest the final in a repeat of the deciding game of the last time this trophy was contested (the delayed 2021 event, which was played in April this year).  Sadly for Carl, the result was the same, as he saw Jim fight back from 2-4 to lead 5-4 and 6-5, and although Carl levelled it at 6-6, he left both his balls hampered which was as much an invitation as Jim needed to polish the match off and retain the trophy.  So, congratulations, Jim. 

Had we have had a “Plate”, it would have been won by Carol Huntington, who prevailed in well-fought contests in the afternoon over Liz Smith and David Channon.  Special mention should go to Jane Houlihan who played her first competitive games, having only been trained last month and acquitted herself well, gaining valuable experience against more established players.

Positions (1st to 8th): Jim Walter (10), Carl Billson (11), Trevor Day (10), Michael Marcel (11), Carol Huntington (11), David Channon (12), Liz Smith (12), Jane Houlihan (14).


THE FULL RESLTS WILL APPEAR HERE SHORTLY

10+ Singles - Tournament 1
10+ Singles - Tournament 2
Jim Walter receives the Green Ball Trophy from Manager Russell Robinson (photo by Patricia Mulcahy)