Golf Croquet Open Doubles One Day Tournament
(The Iain Lindsay) 2017
Winners receive the Iain Lindsay Cups
Runners-up receive the John Chalfont Cups
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21 August 2017 - Goldring and Wood win the Open Doubles Tournament and Iain Lindsay Cups

Raymond Wood and Roger Goldring won the GC Open Doubles Tournament today which ended with a very close final with Ian and Delia Norris.
This 19th Annual running of the Open Doubles for the Iain Lindsay Cups will be long remembered as the one that went on and on . .
With hindsight, timed games from the outset would have been a good idea, as it was, the pavilion clock had just crept past 7pm when Wood ran the winning hoop and punched the air with delight.
His joy was not because of the longevity of the event but he had finally won the one Phyllis Court doubles title that had alluded him for so many years.
For partner Roger Goldring, this was also a 'first' and so despite the hour it was drinks all round.
Spare a thought for Ian and Delia Norris though, for they had been unbeaten all day, and indeed lead the final for the latter half of the game, yet it was the runners-up cups for them this time.
Delia had stated to match Ian's accurate ball positioning and the pair got better and better with each game, but Wood's accuracy in that department today 'rolled back the years', and Goldring was on fire with his long distance clearances and hoop running.
See the results in full via this button:
  Blue Block
C&F
R&R
I&D
R&R
M&J
Net
hoops
Wins
Rank
  Chris & Frances

6
6
4
7

1
4
  Roger & Raymond
7

1
7
7

3
2
  Ian & Delia
7
7

7
7

4
1
  Raghu & Robin
7
5
6

7

2
3
  Mary & John M
2
5
1
6


0
5
  Red Block
C&D
H&P
M&J
A&D
C&M
Net
hoops
Wins
Rank
  Carole & David

7
6
7
7

3
1
  Helena & Pam
5

7
5
7
0
2
3
  Mike & John S
7
5

6
7
+3
2
2
  Alex & Dianne
3
7
7

3
-3
2
4
  Colin & Margaret
2
5
2
7


1
5
  Ian & Delia
7
  Mike & John
3


  Roger & Raymond
7
  Carole & David
6
  Roger & Raymond
7
1st
  Ian & Delia
6
2nd
  Mike & John

=3rd
  Carole & David

=3rd