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Wynn crowned champion to lift Tankard

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: October 01, 2010

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CHELTENHAM Croquet Club held their Finals Day Tournament in which the season's ongoing competitions reach a conclusion on the same day.

The C class event for the Chelsea Tankard saw Gerald Wynn overcome Nigel Hames-Keward.

The Foulser Salver for the level play golf croquet competition saw Richard Thompson, a nationally ranked player, overcome Tony Forbes 2-1.

The handicap section of the golf croquet tournament was won by Peter Stone, also 2-1.

The beginners' division was a much longer and closer event, but Chris Ward beat Mike Hill.

Forbes also appeared in the one-ball final and he managed to take one of the three games from Scotland international Martin Murray.

The Mackay Bowl final had John Wells matched against Joan Bennett.

Bennett was still on a high from achieving a triple peel with bisques for the first time, a complex move, in a previous round.

Wells played steady croquet and held off Bennett to win.

The B class final saw Stone back on the lawn attempting a second finals win against Klim Seabright.

Stone started in fine form but Seabright slowly eked out a win to lift the Isobel Roe Trophy for the first time.

Angela Martin's elegant style was sufficient to win the Gladstone Trophy, while the handicap singles went to Jamie Mussie.

The top singles event of the day produced a surprise win for Nick Saxton over Dave Foulser.

Both players acknowledged that it was a rather subdued affair with neither player managing to pull off some of the more advanced moves expected at this level.

John Barrus beat Les Bowker to win the Sturdy Seniors Trophy.

The club's show lawn staged the final of the Curtis Web event.

Penny Crowe is beginning to make this competition her own and she had also chosen to play with Peter Petrie, who is the most improved player at the club.

They proved too strong for Gerald Wynn and Veronica McClements to take the title.

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