Enfield Croquet Club
Enfield Croquet Club

Enfield Players In Tournaments

Where to find our players in the next month

 

15th of May - Wrest Park GC B-Level

Andrew Fall, Dave Hill, Henry Hobbs, Des Taylor

 

18th-19th of May - Wrest Park AC Handicap

David Frost

 

23rd of May - Roehampton GC B-Level

Andrew Fall

 

2nd-3rd of June - Edgbaston AC Handicap (Halse Cup)

Thomas Halliday

 

6th of June - Northampton GC B-Level

Des Taylor

 

8th-9th of June - Wrest Park GC A-Level

David Frost
 

Reports

WATFORD B-LEVEL & SUSSEX COUNTY C-LEVEL

5th & 6th of May

 

Enfield players dominated the Watford GC B-Level tournament on Monday.

 

Both blocks were won by Enfield players - one by Andrew Fall, who was the only player in the event to win five games out of five at the block stage; and the other by Des Taylor, who triumphed on hoop difference over two other players also winning three games.

 

In the final Des beat Andrew 7-3, while Dave Hill and Henry Hobbs, who each came third in their blocks, fought out the 5/6 place playoff, won by Dave, to give Enfield four of the top six places in the event.

 

Earlier in the weekend, at the Sussex County GC C-Level tournament on Sunday, Thomas Halliday won five out of six matches, losing only to the eventual winner in the block stage and finishing third overall.

As a tournament winner, Des automatically qualifies for the B-Level National Final to be held in September, while Andrew and Thomas, as top four finishers, earn points towards qualification for the B- and C-Level finals respectively.

SURBITON AC EASTER HANDICAP

19th of April - 20th of April

 

Thomas Halliday made the journey down to Surbiton to play in the Easter Handicap as part of a field of 30 players. The format was a flexible Swiss tournament with players playing as many matches as they had time for across the two days.

 

In the first match, Thomas, playing off 16, took his first ball to peg for the cost of two bisques and, despite a less good second break, beat scratch player Chris Roberts +26 with four bisques standing. That prompted CA handicappers to convene, and the unusual occurrence of a mid-tournament handicap cut to 12. Across the next two days, Thomas beat Alison Maugham (+26, h'cap -0.5), Jeff Dawson (+17, h'cap -2), Ian Plummer (+26, h'cap 0.5) and James Hopgood (+24, h'cap -2), but lost to Phil Dunk (-2, h'cap 2.5) and the eventual tournament winner Peter Spiller (-9 on time, h'cap 9), who was unbeaten in all his 6 matches. Thomas finished with 5 wins from 7, which put him in joint fourth place.

 

Report by Thomas Halliday

Upcoming Events at Enfield Croquet Club

20th May - Handicap League Match vs Letchworth
 

We are located near the Cecil Avenue entrance of Bush Hill Park Recreation Ground in Enfield (if you are using a satnav, use the postcode 'EN1 1PS' to get to the entrance).

 

For information about the club, or to apply for our free introductory courses held each April, please email secretary@enfieldcroquet.org, or use our contact form.
 
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Enfield Croquet Club
c/o 11 Fernleigh Road
London N21 3AN