Cracking croquet championship

Club singles competition: Al Minis and Brenda Pennicuik were finalists for the Gloucester Croquet Club Singles championship. Photo: Supplied

Club singles competition: Al Minis and Brenda Pennicuik were finalists for the Gloucester Croquet Club Singles championship. Photo: Supplied

Golf Croquet

On Friday, July 28 Gloucester played the golf croquet club singles championship. 

This was level play and a two-life knockout event. 

Scoring was first to seven hoops or 45-minute time limit. Numbers were down this year due to illness. Get well wishes go to those affected. 

Six players contested the championship. Players were Robyn Roberts 5-7, 5-7 and Ken Gosson 5-7, 5-7 both going out after round two. 

Lyn Stewart 7-5, 1-7 and 2-7 went out after round 3. 

Yvonne Bagnall 7-5, 4-7, 7-5 and Al Minis 3-7, 7-5, 7-2 then played the semi-final with Al winning 7-4 which put Yvonne out. 

Brenda Pennicuik had had three wins 7-3, 7-4, 7-1 so then went on to play Al in the final with Al winning 7-4.  Brenda then challenged Al as this was her first loss. 

Brenda came out the winner in a very close game 7-6.  Our new club champion for golf croquet is Brenda Pennicuik. 

Congratulations. Brenda also broke her handicap and is now a seven.