Chester Croquet Club marked the end of another successful season with a supper and trophy presentation at Chez Jules on Wednesday evening, 14 November. 2018 saw Chester achieving a double victory in two North West Federation leagues, the Weekend Handicap League and the Level Play Golf Croquet League. Other successes during the year were winning the short lawn section of the Southport Croquet Festival in June and coming second in the full lawn handicap section.
This year’s winners of the the club’s internal leagues and competitions were presented with their awards by club chairman, Sarah Andrew.
|Fletton Trophy||Jerry Guest|
|Mason Cup||Brian Walton|
|Christine Long Award||James Thomas|
|Hibiscus Trophy||James Thomas|
|Hasting Wang Golf Singles||Jayne Taylor|
|Hermitage Golf Doubles||Maureen Ivens & Sally Slater|
|Hasting Wang Short Lawn Bowl||Sally Slater|
|Peter Bingham Award||Brian Hayes|
|Most improved player – AC||Barbara Jones|
|Most improved player – GC||Brian Hayes|
Individual successes during the year were:
- Jerry Guest was winner of the B section of the NWFCC Millennium advanced croquet tournament at Bowdon over the weekend of 14-15 April
- Jayne Taylor was winner of the NWFCC Millennium short lawn tournament at Chester on Saturday, 12 May
- John Dawson was winner of the C class title at the English Seniors Championship at Budleigh Salterton in July
- Garry Greenwood was winner of the Maggie Cowman trophy and Trevor Farrell was runner-up in the final of the National Level Play golf croquet tournament at Chester on 5 August
Many thanks to Sally and Chris Slater for the photographs.