James Death and Samir Patel won the AC Open Doubles, beating Reg Bamford and Stephen Mulliner 2-1 in the final. James lost to Reg, the eventual winner, in the quarter-final of the singles,
Twenty Nottingham members and a future star of croquet, Andisha Hallam helping her parents around the lawn, (dont tell their opponents), played this years Hallam Doubles weekend.
The event was started to help new members play competitive croquet and improve their game and this year was no different.
This years winners :-
Omied hallam (-1) & Andy Dixon (16) beat Sue Wileman (11) & Alex McIntyre (16) +1 on time in a very close final.
Phillipine Hallam (16) won the most peels with 9 over the weekend and an amazing 6 in one game.
Alex McIntyre (16) only just beat Mark Lansdale (18) by one to make the most hoops with 46.
Paddy Chapman (-2.5) & Cathy Turski (18) won the quickest game in a fast 1hr 26mins.
Andy Dixon won the quiz, with no help from partner Omied.
Jan Draper (18) won the most improved player award and Martin Beacon (1) won the Brian Hallam award for the most encouraging partner.
The event raised over £100 for Cancer research in memory of Brian Hallam.
Ian beat James Death in the final +20tp, +14otp.
Andy Myers beat Omied Hallam in the 3rd / 4th place and Alain Giraud beat Richard Huxley to win the Plate.
Played at Nottingham on Wednesday 7th June.
Martin Beacon (1.5) & Dave Gunn (1.5) lost to Adrian Kirby (-0.5) & Bob Thompson (2) -2
Ian Draper (2.5) beat Terrey Sparks (2) +5
Michael Finnigan (3) lost to Mike Bowser (3) -3
Dave lost to Adrian -8
Martin beat Bob +10
Ian lost to Mike -22
Michael lost to Terrey -8
Adrian had only achieved his minus grading in the last week and hence he was able to play in the match.
Kevin Carter (0) Surbiton beat Michael Finnigan (3.5) Nottingham in the final of the Nottingham B Level on Sunday 4th June.
Kevin had earlier beaten the much fancied J-P Moberly (2) and Michael had seen off Clive Goode (0.5) in the semis. J-P beat Clive for 3rd place.
James Brind (9) Cambridge won the Swiss event, beating Mike Steer (4) Bowdon in the final.
Michael was looking defeat in the face after losing the first game -26 and was well behind in the second game when the galley saw some precision hit ins across the lawn and a number of long distance hoop runs for Michael to win the second game +2. The third game was more even with both players having chances to wrap it up, Kevin prevailing +5.
Our thanks once again to Richard White for managing and the White family for catering, this being their 17th consecutive year.