From Lee Turner,
Promotions Northern Tasmanian Croquet Centre Committee
Director Golf Croquet North
Credit to all entrants who played in heavy rain at the start of the HiLo Golf Croquet tournament at the Northern Tasmanian Croquet Centre at the weekend.
They were rewarded with ideal conditions for the finals on Sunday.
Close games were played in both blocks.
A Block resulted in Paul Boer and Robin Claxton with 5 wins defeating Rod Tait and Terry Jucket with 4 wins.
In B Block Lynn Farrell and Stewart von See had 4 wins and Paul Richards and Paul Godard also scored 4 wins .
In the Quarter finals Paul Boer and Robin Claxton defeated Grant Wilson and Lainie Duggan 7/4. Joan Williams and Frank Sheehan lost to Paul Richards and Paul Goddard 3/7. Rod Tait and Terry Jucket won over Christine Russell and Peter Keam 7/5. Pauline Blyth and Barbara Hogben narrowly defeated Lynn Farrell and Stewart von See 7/6.
The semis then saw Richards and Godard easily win from Boer and Claxton 7/2 but Tait and Jucket had a close game against Hogben and Blyth7/6.
The final was played over 3 exciting games with an overall win to Tait and Jucket from Richards and Goddard 7/6 6/7 7/6.
The HiLo is an event where high handicap players have a mentor with a lower handicap. Organizers were very pleased with the response from those who participated and the high standard of games.
The next event on the Northern croquet calendar is the Northern Golf Croquet Singles event held on the 19/20th October entries close the 12th October The annual novice event will be played on the 8th October . Pennants have started with wins to East Launceston, North Esk and Royal Park.