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
23rd of May - Roehampton GC B-Level
2nd-3rd of June - Edgbaston AC Handicap (Halse Cup)
6th of June - Northampton GC B-Level
8th-9th of June - Wrest Park GC A-Level
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
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).