Ashby Croquet Club logo. Click on the logo to return to the ACC home page.

Ashby Croquet Club

JIM KIRBY CUP

 

The Jim Kirby Cup is an annual one-day East Midlands Federation individual tournament, 14-point Association Croquet handicap. Played on either half-size or full-size lawns depending on numbers entering and lawn availability. After many years at Moira, the competition was rebranded in 2012 as a tournament for players in their first or second year of AC play, and is now held at Nottingham.

 

Previous winners (Ashby winners in bold):

 

1991* Lawrence Whittaker

1997* Gary Norman

2003 Mike Bowser

2009 Arthur Rowe

 

1992* Lawrence Whittaker

1998* Roy Taylor

2004 Tim King

2010 Mick Haytack

 

1993* David Carpenter

1999* Patricia Duke-Cox

2005 Mick Haytack

2011 Mick Haytack

 

1994* John Riddington

2000* Brian Mendham

2006 Geoff Ellott

 

 

1995* Adrian Page

2001* Mick Seagrave

2007 Nigel Harding

 

 

1996* Terry O'Grady

2002* Mike Bowser

2008 Bob Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Played as a Short Croquet tournament up to 2002.

 

 

 

 

2012 onwards

 

After many years at Moira, the competition was rebranded in 2012 as a tournament for players in their first or second year of AC play, and is now held at Nottingham. For details and results, see the East Midlands Federation website.

 

 

 

2011 REPORT

 

Played at Moira on Saturday 11th June, on a pleasant day with just one shower of rain. Manager: Derek

Lawns were tricky following the spring drought causing some patchy turf.

Sadly only five players competed for the honour of winning the Jim Kirby Cup, the East Midlands Federation's 14-point handicap tournament. Even sadder was the fact that all five players are members of Ashby CC, so hardly representative of the Federation.

Mick Haytack remained unbeaten by beating Derek Buxton in their final round game. He wins the cup for the second year in succession.

Derek Buxton was once again runner-up. (Time limit 1 hrs)

 

Tim

Mick

Arthur

Richard

Derek

Wins

Position

Tim King

 

4-14

14-4

11-8t

3-14

2

3rd

Mick Haytack

14-4

 

14-1

14-6

14-4

4

1st

Arthur Rowe

4-14

1-14

 

6-14

9-10t

0

5th

Richard Sanville

8-11t

6-14

14-6

 

5-11t

1

4th

Derek Buxton

14-3

4-14

10-9t

11-5t

 

3

2nd

 

2010 REPORT

 

Played at Moira on Saturday 12th June, another hot sunny day! Manager: Derek.

Six players competed for the honour of winning the Jim Kirby Cup. Mick Haytack was the runaway winner finishing unbeaten and reducing his handicap to 9. Second place, taken by Derek Buxton, came down to hoop difference since three players had 3 wins with who-beat-whom indecisive.

 

Mick

Bob

Sue

Peter

Arthur

Derek

Wins

Hoop diff.

Position

Mick Haytack

 

14-5

14-6

14-8

14-3

14-10

5

 

1st

Bob Thompson

5-14

 

14-7

14-8

6-14

14-11

3

-1

4th

Sue Wileman

6-14

7-14

 

13-14

7-14

9-14

0

 

6th

Peter Moore

8-14

8-14

14-13

 

5-14

6-14

1

 

5th

Arthur Rowe

3-14

14-6

14-7

14-5

 

2-14

3

+1

3rd

Derek Buxton

10-14

11-14

14-9

14-6

14-2

 

3

+18

2nd

 

2009 REPORT

Played at Moira on Saturday 13th June, a hot sunny day. Manager: Derek. No time limits; most games were completed within 1 hours. Arthur won all four of his games, securing the trophy for the first time.

 

 

Jeremy

Arthur

Bob

Richard

Derek

Wins 

Position

Jeremy Staley (10)

 

11-14

14-7

14-6

12-14

2

3rd

Arthur Rowe (7)

14-11

 

14-7

14-5

14-12

4

1st

Bob Thompson (10)

7-14

7-14

 

14-8

8-14

1

4th

Richard Sanville (10)

6-14

5-14

8-14

 

14-7

1

5th

Derek Buxton (9)

14-12

12-14

14-8

7-14

 

2

2nd

 

 

2008 REPORT

The Jim Kirby Cup was played at Moira on Saturday 31st May (Manager: Mick). The weather was perfect, no rain and not too hot.  The worthy winner was Bob Thompson.  Results below.

 

Pat

Mick

Bob

Jeremy

Geoff

Nigel

Wins 

Position

Pat Wright

 

6-3

3-11

8-3

3-14

3-14

2

5th

Mick Haytack

3-6

 

11-14

14-0

1-14

10-14

1

6th

Bob Thompson

11-3

14-11

 

2-7

14-9

14-8

4

1st

Jeremy Staley

3-8

0-14

7-2

 

11-10

14-8

3

2nd

Geoff Ellott

14-3

14-1

9-14

10-11

 

14-6

3

3rd

Nigel Harding

14-3

14-10

8-14

8-14

6-14

 

2

4th

 

 

2007 REPORT

JIM KIRBY CUP GOES TO WOODHALL SPA

 

Played at Moira on Saturday 5th May.

 

After spending a goodly time in the hands of Ashby players, the Jim Kirby Cup was deservedly won by Nigel Harding of Woodhall Spa. The match was played in delightful weather despite the less than favourable Bank Holiday forecast by the Met Office and it was indeed a pleasure to spend the day with our guests from Woodhall. The dry condition of our lawns pushed skills to the limit with many a ball skittering off past the boundaries.

 

Marilyn & Geoff would like to thank Jeremy for his efforts in helping to set up the lawns – not an easy task due to the hard state of the lawns.

 

 

RESULTS

 

Winner: Nigel Harding won 4 lost 1 (hoops run 34)

2nd: Geoff Ellott won 4 lost 1 (hoops run 21)

 

The Managers agreed that the winner of the tie between first & second would be decided by hoops run, not who beat whom.

 

3rd : David Eckford won 3 lost 2

4th: Ray Mounfield won 2 lost 3

 

Joint 5th: Jeremy Staley won 1 lost 4

Marilyn Murray won 1 lost 4

 

Many thanks to Marilyn for the report.

 

 

2006 REPORT

 

Played at Moira on Sunday 20th August. Unfortunately there were no takers from any of the other East Midlands clubs this year, but Ashby still managed to provide six players for the event despite a clash with the Inter Counties Golf Croquet. We had sufficient time for an all-play-all competition - even with the cup-holder arriving an hour late due to a misunderstanding of the start time! So everyone played five games during the day.

 

The weather was not too bad – a dry morning, and then just a couple of short sharp showers in the afternoon – exactly the opposite to what the weather forecast had indicated.

 

We imposed a 1 hour 30 minute time limit for each game, and 50% of the games were finished within the time.

 

It was close going into the final round, with three possible winners at that stage, but in the end Geoff was the clear overall winner with 4 wins out of 5. Three players all finished on 3 wins - Mick, Marilyn and Jeremy - so the runner-up spot was decided on "who beat whom". In this group of three, Jeremy had beaten both Mick and Marilyn, so Jeremy was declared the runner-up.

 

Plaques were awarded to the winner and runner-up, and the Jim Kirby Cup itself to the winner, Geoff.

 

 

Picture: Geoff Ellott (right) receives the Jim Kirby Cup from last year's winner Mick Haytack.

 

 

 

 

Geoff

Derek

Richard

Mick

Marilyn

Jeremy

Wins

 

 

Geoff Ellott (h'cap 16)

 

14-2

14-0

14-5

6-9

11-9

4

Winner

Derek Buxton (11)

2-14

 

7-4

7-14

7-8

6-10

1

5th

Richard Sanville (11)

0-14

4-7

 

2-14

7-8

14-8

1

6th

Mick Haytack (12)

5-14

14-7

14-2

 

14-8

1-14

3

3rd

Marilyn Murray (18)

9-6

8-7

8-7

8-14

 

4-7

3

4th

Jeremy Staley (10)

9-11

10-6

8-14

14-1

7-4

 

3

Runner-up


1 hour 30 minutes time limit. Event decided on: 1. Number of wins; 2. Who beat whom; 3. Hoop difference (all matches); 4. Hoops scored (all matches); 5. Shoot-out (5 shots each then sudden death)

 

 

 

2005 REPORT

Played at Moira on Saturday 3rd September. Once again, a slightly disappointing entry of only 7 people this year: 2 from Ashby and 5 from Southwell. As 7 is an awkward number for tournaments, the best we could do was play as one block of 7, everyone playing either 3 or 4 games, and then the two top players (based on percentage of games won, followed by average hoop difference) taking part in a play-off. Block games were 1 hr 20 min time limit, most games finishing within the time. Derek Blow was the clear winner of the block stage, with 3 wins out of 4; three people vied for the other qualifying place, all with 2 wins out of 3, but it was Mick Haytack who qualified with a better hoop difference. The finalists agreed that the play-off should be played to a finish, i.e. no time limit - much to the frustration of the audience as it turned out, as the game went on for almost 2 hours - a very tense and closely-fought match which could easily have gone either way, but Mick eventually won 14 - 11.

Once again, many thanks to all the Southwell players for taking part - without you, there would have been no tournament!

Name (Handicap) Club
(A=Ashby; S=Southwell)

Results

Wins

Average
hoop diff

 

Richard Sanville (12) A

v Derek 14-3
v Richard M 10-14
v Mick H 0-14
v Tim 14-6

2/4 (50%)

 

 

Derek Blow (20) S

v Richard S 3-14
v Mick S 14-9
v Tim 14-5
v Don 13-5

3/4 (75%)

 

Qualified

Mick Seagrave (18) S

v Derek 9-14
v Richard M 8-14
v Mick H 5-14
v Don 5-14

0/4 (0%)

 

 

Richard Mills (18) S

v Richard S 14-10
v Mick S 14-8
v Don 6-14

2/3 (67%)

+0.7

 

Mick Haytack (14) A

v Richard S 14-0
v Mick S 14-5
v Tim 2-14

2/3 (67%)

+3.7

Qualified

Tim Robson (18) S

v Richard S 6-14
v Derek 5-14
v Mick H 14-2

1/3 (33%)

 

 

Don Martin (16) S

v Derek 5-13
v Mick S 14-5
v Richard M 14-6

2/3 (67%)

+3.0

 

Final: Derek Blow 11 - 14 Mick Haytack

 

 

 

Tournaments main page

Page last updated 14/10/13