Judith Moore sent the following report of the Jim Kirby cup, which she and Peter organised.
The Jim Kirby Cup, combined this year with Nottingham's Beginners' tournament, was held at Nottingham Croquet Club. Eight competitors in their first or second year of AC play enjoyed the warm sunshine. Four rounds of 14 point full bisque games on half-size lawns gave a lively introduction to tournament croquet. Ian Draper emerged a clear winner on 4/4 and received the Jim Kirby Cup. Runner-up was Nick March on 3/4. The day ended on a high note with a club tea and the presentation.
Jim Kirby entrants 2012: Nick March, David Aldred, Rhian Schofield, Paul Schofield, Ian Draper, Chris Jackson, Sandy Brown and David Gregson, accompanied by organisers Peter and Judith Moore.