CROQUET: Two days of tough competition held at Woodhall Spa Club

Pauline Donner and Richard Bilton with chairman Bob Potter EMN-140526-113155001
Pauline Donner and Richard Bilton with chairman Bob Potter EMN-140526-113155001

It was a busy weekend for Woodhall Spa Croquet Club when it hosted a doubles golf croquet competition, the Lincoln Castle Cup, on the Saturday and a singles golf croquet competition on the Sunday.

This was a new venue for the two day competition, as it had previously been held in the grounds of Lincoln Castle for many years. The new venue of Jubilee Park did not disappoint, both the weather and the scenery were beautiful.

A total of 96 games were played on the Saturday when 16 pairs each played 6 games. Players from all over the East Midlands Federation of Croquet Clubs attended, including Long Eaton, Richmond Park (Gainsborough), Torksey, North Hykeham, Branston and Woodhall Spa.

The eventual winners were Mike and Richard Bilton (father and son from Gainsborough), with Pauline and Roy Donner (Woodhall Spa) coming a close second and Kevin Connelly and Joe Lawrenson (Torksey) third.

The winner of the Ladies Trophy in the singles competition on the Sunday was Pauline Donner (Woodhall Spa) with Mary Timms (Branston) the runner up.

Richard Bilton ( Gainsborough) was the winner of the men’s trophy with Barrie Darling (Woodhall Spa) the runner up.