GC Golf Croquet

Fixtures contact: Roger Nicholls

The GC 4-Club Trophy is a competition between four local clubs: Leighton Linslade, Northampton, Watford and Wrest Park, played Level in teams of 3 with a minimum aggregate handicap of 4. There are 4 matches, one hosted at each club, with each match played in a tournament format in two all-play-all blocks of singles, with play-offs between the block leaders. Each club is awarded points according to the performance of its 3 players, and the winner is the club with the most points at the end of the season.

Last year Watford came 2nd, having been overtaken by Wrest Park in the last round.

Watford match results by year:

All games: = Level Play
Date & venue Results (Watford names in red)Final place: Runner-up
Mon 5 Jul

Leighton Linslade
Leighton LinsladePts
Ross Bagni (1)12
David Ball (5)9
John Cundell (5)4
 25
WatfordPts
Geoff Johnson (1)2
Brian Havill (2)11
Alan Clark (2)10
 23
NorthamptonPts
Mike Hills (-1)8
Steve Foster (3)6
Martyn Palmer (9)3
 17
Wrest ParkPts
Paul Gunn (0)7
Richard Keighley (4)5
Terry Collis (5)1
 13

--- Block games: ---
David Ball (5) beat Steve Foster (3) 7-3
Brian Havill (2) beat John Cundell (5) 7-1
Geoff Johnson (1) beat Paul Gunn (0) 7-3
Alan Clark (2) beat Mike Hills (-1) 7-5
Ross Bagni (1) beat Martyn Palmer (9) 7-1
Richard Keighley (4) beat Terry Collis (5) 7-5
Brian Havill (2) beat Steve Foster (3) 7-5
David Ball (5) beat Geoff Johnson (1) 7-5
Paul Gunn (0) beat John Cundell (5) 7-2
Martyn Palmer (9) beat Mike Hills (-1) 7-6
Ross Bagni (1) beat Richard Keighley (4) 7-3
Alan Clark (2) beat Terry Collis (5) 7-4
Steve Foster (3) beat John Cundell (5) 7-6
Paul Gunn (0) beat David Ball (5) 7-3
Brian Havill (2) beat Geoff Johnson (1) 7-6
Mike Hills (-1) beat Terry Collis (5) 7-3
Richard Keighley (4) beat Martyn Palmer (9) 7-5
Ross Bagni (1) beat Alan Clark (2) 7-3
Paul Gunn (0) beat Steve Foster (3) 7-5
David Ball (5) beat Brian Havill (2) 7-6
John Cundell (5) beat Geoff Johnson (1) 7-6
Mike Hills (-1) beat Richard Keighley (4) 7-2
Martyn Palmer (9) beat Alan Clark (2) 7-6
Ross Bagni (1) beat Terry Collis (5) 7-1
Steve Foster (3) beat Geoff Johnson (1) 7-6
David Ball (5) beat John Cundell (5) 7-5
Brian Havill (2) beat Paul Gunn (0) 7-2
Ross Bagni (1) beat Mike Hills (-1) 7-6
Terry Collis (5) beat Martyn Palmer (9) 7-5
Alan Clark (2) beat Richard Keighley (4) 7-6
----- Play-offs: -----
Ross Bagni (1) beat Brian Havill (2) 7-6
Alan Clark (2) beat David Ball (5) 7-3
Mike Hills (-1) beat Paul Gunn (0) 7-6
Steve Foster (3) beat Richard Keighley (4) 7-3
John Cundell (5) beat Martyn Palmer (9) 7-5
Geoff Johnson (1) beat Terry Collis (5) 7-2
Wed 18 Aug

Watford
Leighton LinsladePts
Ross Bagni (1)12
Roger Stroud (2)7
David Ball (5)9
 28
Wrest ParkPts
Eric Audsley (-1)5
George Collin (2)6
Richard Keighley (4)8
 19
WatfordPts
Geoff Johnson (1)4
John Taylor (3)10
Kevin Connolly (5)3
 17
NorthamptonPts
Les Heard (-1)11
Steve Foster (2)2
Martyn Palmer (6)1
 14

--- Block games: ---
Ross Bagni (1) beat Steve Foster (2) 7-3
George Collin (2) beat David Ball (5) 7-3
Richard Keighley (4) beat Geoff Johnson (1) 7-6
Les Heard (-1) beat Roger Stroud (2) 7-6
John Taylor (3) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-4
Eric Audsley (-1) beat Kevin Connolly (5) 7-6
Steve Foster (2) beat Richard Keighley (4) 7-5
Ross Bagni (1) beat George Collin (2) 7-4
David Ball (5) beat Geoff Johnson (1) 7-4
Les Heard (-1) beat Eric Audsley (-1) 7-6
Kevin Connolly (5) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-1
John Taylor (3) beat Roger Stroud (2) 7-4
George Collin (2) beat Steve Foster (2) 7-5
Ross Bagni (1) beat Geoff Johnson (1) 7-6
Richard Keighley (4) beat David Ball (5) 7-6
Les Heard (-1) beat Kevin Connolly (5) 7-4
Martyn Palmer (6) beat Roger Stroud (2) 7-4
John Taylor (3) beat Eric Audsley (-1) 7-3
Geoff Johnson (1) beat Steve Foster (2) 7-5
David Ball (5) beat Ross Bagni (1) 7-6
Richard Keighley (4) beat George Collin (2) 7-5
Les Heard (-1) beat John Taylor (3) 7-2
Eric Audsley (-1) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-4
Roger Stroud (2) beat Kevin Connolly (5) 7-5
David Ball (5) beat Steve Foster (2) 7-5
Ross Bagni (1) beat Richard Keighley (4) 7-3
Geoff Johnson (1) beat George Collin (2) 7-6
Les Heard (-1) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-2
Roger Stroud (2) beat Eric Audsley (-1) 7-2
John Taylor (3) beat Kevin Connolly (5) 7-6
----- Play-offs: -----
Ross Bagni (1) beat Les Heard (-1) 7-4
John Taylor (3) beat David Ball (5) 7-4
Richard Keighley (4) beat Roger Stroud (2) 7-6
George Collin (2) beat Eric Audsley (-1) 7-5
Geoff Johnson (1) beat Kevin Connolly (5) 7-4
Steve Foster (2) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-5

Handicap change: Geoff Johnson 1 to 2
Tue 31 Aug

Wrest Park
Leighton LinsladePts
Ross Bagni (1)11
Roger Stroud (3)9
David Ball (4)5
 25
WatfordPts
Nick Archer (-3)8
Brian Havill (1)10
Kevin Connolly (4)4
 18
NorthamptonPts
Les Heard (-1)12
Steve Foster (2)7
Martyn Palmer (6)1
 20
Wrest ParkPts
Paul Gunn (0)2
George Collin (2)6
Tony Meredith (6)3
 11

--- Block games: ---
Ross Bagni (1) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-5
Roger Stroud (3) beat Kevin Connolly (4) 7-4
Nick Archer (-3) beat George Collin (2) 7-6
Les Heard (-1) beat David Ball (4) 7-2
Tony Meredith (6) beat Steve Foster (2) 7-5
Paul Gunn (0) beat Brian Havill (1) 7-4
Nick Archer (-3) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-2
Ross Bagni (1) beat Kevin Connolly (4) 7-6
George Collin (2) beat Roger Stroud (3) 7-6
Brian Havill (1) beat Les Heard (-1) 7-5
Steve Foster (2) beat David Ball (4) 7-4
Tony Meredith (6) beat Paul Gunn (0) 7-5
Martyn Palmer (6) beat Kevin Connolly (4) 7-6
Ross Bagni (1) beat George Collin (2) 7-5
Roger Stroud (3) beat Nick Archer (-3) 7-4
Les Heard (-1) beat Steve Foster (2) 7-4
David Ball (4) beat Paul Gunn (0) 7-6
Brian Havill (1) beat Tony Meredith (6) 7-4
George Collin (2) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-3
Ross Bagni (1) beat Roger Stroud (3) 7-3
Nick Archer (-3) beat Kevin Connolly (4) 7-3
Les Heard (-1) beat Tony Meredith (6) 7-6
Steve Foster (2) beat Paul Gunn (0) 7-4
Brian Havill (1) beat David Ball (4) 7-6
Roger Stroud (3) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-0
Ross Bagni (1) beat Nick Archer (-3) 7-6
Kevin Connolly (4) beat George Collin (2) 7-5
Les Heard (-1) beat Paul Gunn (0) 7-3
Brian Havill (1) beat Steve Foster (2) 7-3
David Ball (4) beat Tony Meredith (6) 7-3
----- Play-offs: -----
Les Heard (-1) beat Ross Bagni (1) 7-6
Brian Havill (1) beat Roger Stroud (3) 7-5
Nick Archer (-3) beat Steve Foster (2) 7-4
George Collin (2) beat David Ball (4) 7-1
Kevin Connolly (4) beat Tony Meredith (6) 7-5
Paul Gunn (0) beat Martyn Palmer (6) 7-5
Mon 6 Sep

Leighton Linslade
Leighton LinsladePts
Ross Bagni (1)10
David Ball ()4
Roger Stroud ()9
 23
NorthamptonPts
Steve Foster ()3
Marilyn Robinson ()5
Les Heard (-1)12
 20
Wrest ParkPts
Eric Audsley ()11
George Collin ()6
Richard Skidmore ()1
 18
WatfordPts
Alan Clark (2)7
Geoff Johnson (2)8
Stephen Webb (6)2
 17

--- Block games: ---
Alan Clark (2) beat Steve Foster 7-3
Marilyn Robinson beat Ross Bagni (1) 7-3
Eric Audsley beat Stephen Webb (6) 7-4
Richard Skidmore beat Les Heard (-1) 7-6
David Ball beat Geoff Johnson (2) 7-3
Roger Stroud beat George Collin 7-5
Steve Foster beat Stephen Webb (6) 7-5
Eric Audsley beat Marilyn Robinson 7-4
Ross Bagni (1) beat Alan Clark (2) 7-4
Les Heard (-1) beat David Ball 7-1
Geoff Johnson (2) beat Roger Stroud 7-1
Richard Skidmore beat George Collin 7-4
Ross Bagni (1) beat Steve Foster 7-6
Marilyn Robinson beat Stephen Webb (6) 7-1
Eric Audsley beat Alan Clark (2) 7-5
Les Heard (-1) beat Roger Stroud 7-2
David Ball beat Richard Skidmore 7-5
George Collin beat Geoff Johnson (2) 7-5
Eric Audsley beat Steve Foster 7-4
Alan Clark (2) beat Marilyn Robinson 7-3
Ross Bagni (1) beat Stephen Webb (6) 7-5
Les Heard (-1) beat George Collin 7-5
Roger Stroud beat David Ball 7-4
Geoff Johnson (2) beat Richard Skidmore 7-4
Steve Foster beat Marilyn Robinson 7-5
Ross Bagni (1) beat Eric Audsley 7-4
Alan Clark (2) beat Stephen Webb (6) 7-4
Les Heard (-1) beat Geoff Johnson (2) 7-3
George Collin beat David Ball 7-5
Roger Stroud beat Richard Skidmore 7-1
----- Play-offs: -----
Les Heard (-1) beat Eric Audsley 7-6
Ross Bagni (1) beat Roger Stroud 7-2
Geoff Johnson (2) beat Alan Clark (2) 7-2
George Collin beat Marilyn Robinson 7-3
David Ball beat Steve Foster 7-3
Stephen Webb (6) beat Richard Skidmore 7-4
Season
totals
ClubPoints
Leighton Linslade101
Watford75
Northampton71
Wrest Park61

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Totals
W-L
Brian Havill9-3
John Taylor5-1
Alan Clark7-5
Nick Archer4-2
Geoff Johnson8-10
Stephen Webb1-5
Kevin Connolly3-9

Totals

37-35



Final position: Runner-up


Play starts at 9.30 am unless otherwise indicated.

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