After an event-filled year with 3 inter-club tournaments having been run this year, Finals Day brought 2 of 3 tournaments to a close with the Georgie Clark Level Play Tournament having been completed by Michael Larger and Al Brown. This game saw Michael take victory.
That left The Covid Handicap Tournament and Forrester Plate Level Play Doubles Tournament. The Handicap game was played first with Tony White and Graham Parker having successfully won their earlier blocks and then having come the top two players of the play-off block. After a tough fought game, Tony White came out victorious with a final score of 7-5.
Graham then went on to play his second finals match of the day, this time partnered by Roger Pond. They were facing one of last year’s champions – Martyn Hardy-King and his partner, Barry Keusch. Both teams put in an amazing effort. The victory went to Graham and Roger with a score of 7-4.
Roll-up play continued until it was time for an outdoors barbecue lunch at the Forrester Park Club House where, not only croquet players visited, but also 3 of our members jolly canine companions!
A big well done goes out to all the people who have worked to help organise these tournaments and collate scores and results over the course of the summer season. Thanks also goes to those involved in organising and setting up the Finals Day and lunch. It was the first time in which a Finals Day has been held like this and it was, undoubtedly, a great success!