2018 End of season supper

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
Left:: Jerry Guest receiving the Fletton Trophy for advanced croquet from Sarah Andrew having regained it from Mark Lloyd who won it from him in 2017. Right: Brian Walton receiving the Mason Cup for full lawn handicap association croquet.
James Taylor was the winner of the club’s two end of season tournaments, the Christine Long competition for golf croquet and the Hibiscus competition for short lawn association croquet
Left: Jayne Taylor receiving the Hasting Wang Golf Singles trophy and right: Sally Slater and Maureen Ivens holding two matching trophies for the Hermitage Golf Doubles competition
Left: Sally Slater receiving the Hasting Wang Short Lawn Bowl after winning it for the second year running. Right: Brian Hayes receiving the Peter Bingham Award for golf croquet. He was also awarded the club’s trophy for the most improved golf croquet player. The trophy for the most improved association croquet player was awarded to Barbara Jones who was unable to be present.
Former club chairman, David Guyton, receiving a Croquet Association Diploma for services to croquet and a bottle of the club’s unique Sloping Lawn wine. David was awarded the diploma at the recent Croquet Association AGM in recognition of his contribution over many years since joining the club in 2004.

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.