June 26th saw seven Maldon Croquet Club members enter a level-play tournament for handicaps of 7 and above.
The day started with block play which helped decided pairings for the afternoon’s knockout rounds. After a day of play, it was a great outcome for Maldon players. Chris Adams came out victorious in the doubles tournament. Tony White took victory in the singles tournament and Chris Joslin achieved 4th.
The second league match of the season took place today at home between Maldon’s Pavilion Team and Unity from Sudbury. Pavilion managed to take the victory with an Final score of 11-7!
Great Job, Team!
Today saw the first league match of the 2021 season. The two Maldon teams (Pavilion and Lakeside) went head-to-head. Though the weather threatened rain, conditions held out. After a series of close-fought games, Pavilion came out victorious. A huge well done to both teams and we wish them the best of luck for the rest of this year’s season.
With Covid restrictions in place, our club Presentation Evening was unable to take place at the end of the season. At the beginning of April, an open-air, distanced presentation was able to take place. This year also sees the introduction of a new tournament – The Covid Handicap. This trophy will remind us of a year like no other and was constructed by the skilful hand of one of our members! The Covid Handicap was won by Graham Parker; the Georgie Clark Vase was presented to Tony White as winner of the singles level-play tournament; and the Forrester Plate presented to Martin Hardy-King and Ken Hazell as winners of the doubles – level play tournament.
The presentation was made by our retiring Chair, Gill Stone. The event saw Gill thanked for her hard work on the committee as Neil Clark takes on the role.
Well done to everyone who participated this year and I am sure everyone looks forward to taking part as the 2021 season now begins!
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