All England Golf Croquet Tournament

One of the Croquet Association’s national competitions for level play golf croquet was hosted by Chester Croquet Club over the weekend of 4th and 5th August. Fourteen top class players from all over the country, including Ripon, Watford, Cheltenham and Bakewell, contested the Maggie Cowman trophy over the two days of play. Five Chester players joined the competition, Trevor Farrell, Chris Thomas, Jayne Taylor, Garry Greenwood and Roger Edwards.

The final match for the trophy was between two Chester players Garry Greenwood and Trevor Farrell. After an extremely close match the winner at 10-9 was defending champion Garry Greenwood who received the Maggie Cowman Trophy and a personal medal. The Chester Bowl for second place was won by Ann Brookes from Colchester, and Steve Marsh from Bakewell  won the Telford Plate.

David Guyton presented the trophies to the winners and thanked everyone for making it such a successful event for the third year in a row. David Crawford was manager of the tournament.

Competitors in the early rounds of the tournament
Trevor Farrell (left) and Garry Greenwood (right) battling it out in the closing stages of the final match for the Maggie Cowman trophy
Garry Greenwood receiving the winner’s trophy from Maggie Cowman and being congratulated by former club chairman David Guyton
Garry Greenwood (centre) receiving his trophy from Maggie Cowman (centre right) with runner-up Trevor Farrell (left), Ann Brookes of Colchester (back) and tournament manager David Crawford (far right)
David Guyton presenting the Chester Bowl to Ann Brookes of Colchester (left) and the Telford Plate to Steve Marsh of Bakewell (right) as the winners of those sections of the tournament

Competitors in the national golf croquet tournament with our local councillors,, Razia Daniels and Neil Sullivan, who attended on the first day of the event