Another great day of Golf Croquet for the club with a real mix of experience and handicaps which saw some surprise results right up until the very end.
But to begin at the beginning. The grey-cloud-covered sky towered over the white-clad-mallet-wielding players as the warmed up, warmup-ridden pairs tossed coins, agreed colours, set timers and sped away from corner 4 to the hoop-bespattered lawns; avoiding hills and hummocks, bugs and blobs, wires, wasps and wondrous wildlife.
Spared screams, screeches, sour words and scenarios by single-banking set-tos, the first round witnessed results as various as +3 to +1t. Shivering sweater-wearing scene two saw similar scales but sunny lunch-snackle-chatter synergized synchronisities resulting in all four round 3 games finishing within time.
Semi-finals were played out in front of an appreciative applause-acknowledging audience and congratulations to Terry and Libby; David Hogg and David Hunt, who will face each other over a best-of-three match at finals weekend.
And the winners are …
|Winner of Block A
Linda Shaw / Jim Gregory
|v||Runner up of Block B
Terry Young / Libby Howard-Blood
|Winner of Block B
James Galpin / Peter Dyke
|v||Runner up of Block A
David Hogg / David Hunt
|Terry Young / LibbyH-Blood||v||David HHogg / David Hunt|