30th August 2017 James Death & Ian Burridge were taking alternate attempts to beat the fastest TP this afternoon. Ian had perfected a two ball break, he had earlier pegged out in 5mins 4secs but for front ball to miss the peg. James followed Ians strategy and with some early peels he went on to post a record time of 4mins 37sec.
Ian Burridge beat Rachel Rowe 7-5, 7-6 in the final of the GC Musk's Cup (GC First Eight) at Hamptworth Country Club.
Richard Bilton was runner-up to Tim King (Ashby) in the Kate Jones Memorial Trophy (GC Second Eight), losing 6-7, 0-7 to Tim in the final. The event also saw Euan Burridges debut in this top flight event.
All scores can be viewed on the Croquetscores website.
An undefeated Beatrice McGlen wins the Barlow Bowl, fellow Nottingham club member Ailsa Lines was runner-up, Ailsa managed to reduce her handicap from -1/2 to -1.
The winners of the various events in the 2017 Annual Tournament were:
Robin Hood: Richard Forman
Taylor Salver: Sophie McGlen
Open Championship: John Davis
B Level: Michael Finnigan
C Level: Betty Bates
D Handicap: Mark Lansdale
Handicap Doubles: Ian Draper and Alex McIntyre
After the posting of a sub 7mins TP on 'Youtube' from Edward Wilson in Australia there have been a couple of attempts here at Nottingham with both Ian Burridge and James Death.
James has now completed a TP in 6mins 3sec at Nottingham
but then completed another TP in 5mins 22sec