GC Golf Croquet

The Tournament is an open one-day Golf Croquet B-Class Level Play Singles competition staged at Watford, as one of the tournaments in the Croquet Association fixtures calendar. It is part of the national GC B-Level (3+) series.

Open GC B-Level Tournament
results by year:

Title: Open GC B-Level (3+) Series Tournament
Handicaps: GC: 3+
Date: Monday 1 May
Capacity: 16
Manager: Jason Carley
Secretary: Eddie Chung
Email: click on link to send an email
Phone: 07806 639257
Address: please ask, or log in and obtain it from the CA member's directory
Entries: Allocation: 3 April
Closing: 24 April
Those who wish to enter and pay online may do so through the CA website in same way as entering a CA Tournament. Alternatively, postal entries should be submitted together with entry fee using the standard CA Tournament entry form.
Entry fee: £12 (all entrants).
Pay online (see above) or by cheque to the secretary, payable to "Watford (Cassiobury) Croquet Club".
Format: AMD, provisionally the standard Series format if full capacity.

Exceptions and additions to the standard CA tournament regulations:

  1. Players must be prepared to play five or more games.
  2. This tournament forms part of the National GC B-Level (3+) Series.
  3. Tea, soft drinks and biscuits are provided free of charge, but please bring your own lunch.
  4. Details of parking and other arrangements will be sent to participants before the event.

On a good day weatherwise the morning blocks saw a couple of surprises. Bottom ranked Eddie Chung beat top seed Peter Tofield to win their group, but with both progressing. Two of the other groups had three players on just one win, the closest with identical net hoops Peter Adams unexpectedly losing out to Izzy Pointz 7-5 on the head-to-head.

The afternoon knockout saw Eddie Chung and Peter Tofield progress to the Final, both with two close wins, but Eddie prevailed once again by winning the Final 7-1!

The Plate Final saw Andrew Wilson get ahead of Colin Spencer until he was pegged back to 5-5, only for Andrew to go ahead once again 6-5. With Colin's first ball up in front of hoop 12 Andrew hit his second ball full length through to win.

Report by Jason Carley


Block A
Results vs.: EC PT AW SC WINS NET
Eddie Chung   7-5 7-5 7-6 3 +5
Peter Tofield 5-7   7-3 7-6 2 +3
Andrew Wilson 5-7 3-7   7-6 1 -5
Sharon Clark 6-7 6-7 6-7   0 -3
Block B
Results vs.: JT SW JP RP WINS NET
Julie Tremble   7-5 7-6 7-3 3 +7
Stephen Webb 5-7   4-7 7-1 1 +1
Judith Pengelly 6-7 7-4   4-7 1 -1
Roger Platt 3-7 1-7 7-4   1 -7
Block C
Results vs.: PD DD AL CS WINS NET
Phil Davies   7-3 7-5 7-3 3 +10
David Dibben 3-7   7-4 7-6 2 0
Alex Lake 5-7 4-7   7-2 1 0
Colin Spencer 3-7 6-7 2-7   0 -10
Block D
Results vs.: RC IP PA PM WINS NET
Robert Cook   7-6 7-5 7-4 3 +6
Izzy Poyntz 6-7   7-5 5-7 1 -1
Peter Adams 5-7 5-7   7-4 1 -1
Patricia Mulcahy 4-7 7-5 4-7   1 -4


Block A Winner
Eddie Chung
Eddie Chung
Eddie Chung
Eddie Chung
Block D Runner-up
Izzy Poyntz
Block C Winner
Phil Davies
Stephen Webb
Block B Runner-up
Stephen Webb
Block C Runner-up
David Dibben
David Dibben
Peter Tofield
Block B Winner
Julie Tremble
Block A Runner-up
Peter Tofield
Peter Tofield
Block D Winner
Robert Cook
Stephen Webb
5th-8th PLACES 5th-6th PLACES 5th PLACE
Izzy Poyntz Phil Davies
Phil Davies
Phil Davies
Julie Tremble Robert Cook
Robert Cook
7th-8th PLACES 7th PLACE
Izzy Poyntz Julie Tremble
Julie Tremble

Winner Eddie Chung
Name Club H'cap
Andrew Wilson Roehampton 3
Julie Tremble Guildford & Godalming 3
Phil Davies Reigate Priory 3
Peter Adams Guildford & Godalming 3
Robert Cook Cheam 3
Sharon Clark High Wycombe 4
Eddie Chung Watford 4
Judith Pengelly Leighton Linslade 4
Alex Lake Newport 4
Peter Tofield Stony Stratford 5
Stephen Webb Watford 5
David Dibben Caversham 5
Izzy Poyntz Bishop Monkton 5
Roger Platt Downham Market 6
Colin Spencer Downham Market 6
Patricia Mulcahy Phyllis Court 6
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