Paul Wolff of Blewberry Croquet Club battles to complete his final match on the first day of the All England Handicap Croquet Championship held in Westminster Park, Chester over the weekend of 19-20 September. After 40 matches totalling over 100 hours play Jonathan Lambton of Watford emerged as the winner defeating the other finalists from as far afield as Penrith and Guildford. “A great occasion” said tournament manager, Elmyr Hughes. “ A first for Chester and an outstanding contest played with tremendous spirit and skill.”
Twelve members of Chester Croquet Club played in the Hibiscus competition on Saturday 12th September. This is an annual internal event for beginners or those who have high handicaps in association croquet. It was a hugely enjoyable event, though occasionally a bit wet, and ably organised by one of the club coaches Elmyr Hughes. All competitors played four matches during the day, and the person with the most wins lifted the trophy. The winner was Sally Slater with four wins, with the runner ups Brian Walton and Sarah Andrew who notched up three wins each.