The Grass Roots
Golf Croquet Cup

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GC Golf Croquet

All EnglandThe Club runs a preliminary tournament for the Grass Roots Golf Croquet Competition which is open to beginners without a handicap and higher handicappers with a Golf Croquet handicap of 9 and over. The competition is played as a series of 13-point doubles games with a change of partners after each game. The top four players play a singles semi-final and final and a number of players depending on the size of entry go forward to a Regional Final, to be held at home at Watford on Saturday 30th July. The entry fee of £5 is paid by the Club. Winners from the Regional Final proceed to the National Final, to be held at Northampton on Saturday 17th September.

This national competition has been won by a Watford player three times in the previous six years - John Walker in 2005, Nick Archer in 2007, and Frances Skinner in 2009.

This year the preliminary tournament is on Tuesday 31st May 2011.

GC Grass Roots Tournament
by year:
Block stage:
Name Points W D L Place
Val Popplewell 25 4 1 2 1
Hazel Archer 25 3 2 2 2
Hilary Isham 22 2 1 4 3
David Wender 21 3 1 3 4
John Tapster 19 2 2 3 5
Angela Naylor-Vane 19 2 1 4 6
Ruth Nielsen 13 1 0 6 7
Robert Archer* * * * * *
Semi-finals & final:




Val Popplewell Hilary Isham
David Wender
Hilary Isham
Hazel Archer David Wender
David Wender
  Third place play-off: Hazel Archer (7-1)

*Participated to make up the numbers, but not eligible to proceed to the Finals.