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NATIONAL FOREST A.C. TOURNAMENT

A national Association Croquet weekend tournament at Moira. This started as an AC handicap tournament up until 2013, but from 2015 is now a B-Level tournament (level-play), open to all members of the Croquet Association in the AC handicap range 1 to 8.

 

 

 

Previous winners:

2014 Not contested

 

2011 Clive Goode

2015 Adam Moliver

 

2012 Dave Gunn

2016 David Marsh

 

2013 Richard Sanville

 

 

 

2016 REPORT June 18th & 19th (Manager: Arthur)

Eight players contested the National Forest AC Trophy over what turned out to be a fine interlude in the recent rainy weather in the Midlands. The rain returned just as the last game was finishing - one of a number of interesting endings, this one with penult & box v penult and box after time.

The Egyptian format didn't produce any upsets this year, and David Marsh from Wrest Park emerged as the clear winner having won all his games. Arthur Rowe was runner-up.


Full results:

Ian Draper

beat

Mick Haytack

+4

David Marsh

beat

Michael Finningan

+26

Dave Gunn

beat

Tim King

+19

Arthur Rowe

beat

Graham Good

+11

David Marsh

beat

Dave Gunn

+10

Michael Finningan

beat

Tim King

+7

Graham Good

beat

Mick Haytack

+21

Arthur Rowe

beat

Ian Draper

+5

David Marsh

beat

Graham Good

+18

Dave Gunn

beat

Mick Haytack

+3

Arthur Rowe

beat

Michael Finningan

+24

Ian Draper

beat

Tim King

+15(t)

David Marsh

beat

Ian Draper

+15(t)

Dave Gunn

beat

Graham Good

+1(t)

Michael Finningan

beat

Mick Haytack

+4

David Marsh

beat

Mick Haytack

+24

Ian Draper

beat

Graham Good

+1(t)

Michael Finningan

beat

Dave Gunn

+10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Winner: David Marsh Runner-up: Arthur Rowe

 

 

2015 REPORT June 13th & 14th (Manager: Arthur)

Eight players, including three from Ashby, contested the National Forest AC Trophy over a drizzly weekend at Moira. The tournament was a B-Level event for the first time (AC handicap range 1 to 8). The event was run as an Egyptian and the games were not time limited, except in the final session to ensure a finish at tea time on Sunday. This produced a number of interesting endings with one or more balls pegged out.

Adam Moliver, from Cheltenham, emerged as the clear winner. Adam lost only to home player Arthur Rowe who was runner-up.

Full results:

Adam Moliver

beat

Tim King

+5

Sarah Melvin

beat

Mick Haytack

+22

James Skelton

beat

Dave Gunn

+3

Peter Thompson

beat

Arthur Rowe

+7

Mick Haytack

beat

Tim King

+19

Adam Moliver

beat

Sarah Melvin

+15

Peter Thompson

beat

James Skelton

+5

Arthur Rowe

beat

Mick Haytack

+26

Dave Gunn

beat

Tim King

+5

Arthur Rowe

beat

Sarah Melvin

+9

Adam Moliver

beat

Mick Haytack

+18

Adam Moliver

beat

Peter Thompson

+3

Sarah Melvin

beat

James Skelton

+1

Arthur Rowe

beat

Tim King

+22

Adam Moliver

beat

Dave Gunn

+17

Mick Haytack

beat

Peter Thompson

+7

Sarah Melvin

beat

Tim King

+16

James Skelton

beat

Mick Haytack

+6

Peter Thompson

beat

Dave Gunn

+17

Arthur Rowe

beat

Adam Moliver

+3

Dave Gunn

beat

Sarah Melvin

+1(t)

Peter Thompson

beat

Tim King

+12(t)



Winner: Adam Moliver Runner-up: Arthur Rowe

 

 

2013 REPORT June 15th & 16th (Manager: Mick)

 

Ten players with handicaps ranging from 3 to 11 played in mostly glorious weather with the odd shower on Saturday. There were five Ashby players, one from each of Nottingham, Colchester and Hamptworth and two from Australia. The final set of matches paired Richard against Tim and Arthur against Bob with all four players having a chance of lifting the trophy. Richard used his bisques well to beat Tim in quick time, then had to watch anxiously as Arthur quickly went to peg with his first ball then broke down with his second. Bob slowly clawed things back but Arthur eventually prevailed and Richard became the first Ashby player to win this event. Jenny Biggs once again provided first class catering and the handful of spectators managed to stay awake for most of the proceedings. Tim earned a handicap reduction to 3.

 

1st Richard Sanville 80% (beat Arthur, Peter, Ann and Tim)

2nd Arthur Rowe 80% (beat Steve, Derek, Tim and Bob)

3rd Tim King 60% (beat Peter, Mick and Bob)

4th Bob Thompson 60% (beat Richard, Derek and Mick)

5th Mick Haytack 60% (beat Ann, Victor and Derek)

6th= Ann Brookes 40% (beat Steve and Victor)

6th= Derek Buxton 40% (beat Victor and Steve)

8th Victor Stilwell 40% (beat Steve and Peter)

9th Steve Thornton 20% (beat Peter)

10th Peter Freer 20% (beat Ann)

 

 

2012 REPORT June 16th & 17th (Manager: Mick)

 

Dave Gunn of Nottingham Croquet Club won our second annual National Forest AC handicap tournament at Moira, with Ashby's Tim King finishing as runner-up.

 

Entry levels were down on last year with nine players, two of them able to play on only one day. Nevertheless, it was a very enjoyable tournament and for most of the time the weather was good. The catering supplied by Jenny Biggs was superb and was enjoyed by all. Special mention must go to Vic Stilwell of Hamptworth club who travelled all the way from Dorset and to Judith Moore (Nottingham) who was competing in her first proper AC tournament and managed a narrow win in her final game. Dave Gunn and Tim King both won their Silver award (twice) and Dave's handicap came down from 10 to 9.

 

1st Dave Gunn (handicap 10) 80%

2nd Tim King (4) 60% (beat Mick)

3rd Mick Haytack (6) 60%

4th Arthur Rowe (3.5) 50%

5th Vic Stillwell (11) 40% (beat Richard)

6th Richard Sanville (9) 40%

7th Judith Moore (20) 25%

 

Derek Buxton (10) won his two games on Sunday and was the only player to beat Dave Gunn. Peter Dennis (5, Kenilworth) also played on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 REPORT June 18th & 19th (Manager: Mick)

 

Ten players took part in our first-ever national CA tournament at Moira, won by Clive Goode of Nottingham Croquet Club. Derek Buxton of Ashby finished runner-up.

 

The weather was reasonable on Saturday with a few light showers, and excellent on Sunday.

 

Players: Rachel Rowe (3), Arthur Rowe (3.5), Peter Moore (5), Clive Goode (7), Mick Haytack (7), Barry Keen (9), Richard Sanville (9), Derek Buxton (10), Dave Gunn (10), Martin Wroughton (20).

 

This was Martin's first attempt at AC and he stepped in at the last minute when one of the original entrants had to withdraw.

 

RESULTS (winners listed first):

DAY 1

 

 

 

 

Peter +6T Dave

Rachel +16 Peter

Dave +4 Barry

 

 

Arthur +9 Barry

Clive +3 Derek

Arthur +1 Mick

 

 

Derek +11 Mick

Dave +26 Arthur

Clive +26 Rachel

 

 

Rachel +10 Richard

Richard +13 Martin

Derek +17 Richard

 

 

Clive +12T Martin

Barry +13 Mick

Peter +10 Martin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2

 

 

 

 

Semi-finals:

 

 

 

 

Clive +2 Rachel

Derek +13 Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final: Clive +9 Derek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd place play-off: Rachel +13 Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Day 2 results:

 

 

 

 

Peter +13 Arthur

Barry +23 Richard

Mick +8 Richard

 

 

Barry +24 Peter

Richard +26 Arthur

Mick +26 Peter

 

 

 

Barry finished a clear 5th.

 

The semi-final between Rachel and Clive was quite tense and at one point all four balls were for peg. Derek took an early lead in the final but Clive hit in, took his second ball round and ended the weekend unbeaten. His handicap came down to 6 from 7. The National Forest AC trophy was presented to Clive by the CA chairman Barry Keen.

 

 

Barry in action

The final between Clive Goode and Derek Buxton.

 

 

Derek

Rachel

 

 

The National Forest A.C. trophy

Clive receives the trophy from Barry Keen,

Chairman of the Croquet Association

 

 

 

 

 

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