Newbies competition

The end of first season Newbies competition was held on Friday, 6 October, with 12 members participating.

The weather stayed dry and mild all day and the lawns were running well. There were two groups of 6, who all played each other, with the winners of each group battling it out in the final to decide a winner.

The standard of play was excellent and it was a closely fought contest. In group 1 Rhia Taylor and Doreen Jones both had 3 wins, but Rhia had won their head to head and so progressed to the final.

In group 2 Wendy Lord was the only player to have three wins so automatically went into the final. Second place went to hoop difference with David Mann beating Peter Rhodes and Christine Fryer by one hoop.

The final play offs were both closely fought matches, but in the end Wendy beat Rhia by 7-5 thus winning the title and the trophy. David beat Doreen by 7 games to 4 to come third.

Everyone is to be congratulated on an excellent day’s croquet, played in good spirits, and it was heartening to see how far everyone had improved in their first season.

The winner of this year’s Newbies competition, Wendy Lord, receiving her award from competition organiser Sally Slater
Competitors in the 2023 Newbies competition for ths year’s new members