Eight hardy and determined croquet players turned up for the latest GC Winter Tuesday Handicap Tournament yesterday. The pictures tell the story of the cold weather through the day. Keith Toovey and Chris Webbley, facilitating, were relieved to have the expert judgment of groundsman Russell regarding the playability of the lawns at the start of the day, and you can judge for yourself how hardy and determined the players needed to be as the afternoon fog descended!
Some tight matches, some extreme numbers of Extra Turns exchanged, plenty of cheerfulness, and a taste of mulled wine and mince pies to help the afternoon along. Martin Dock won the prized bottle of bubbly after a tense 13th hoop final.
Well done, everyone. The next tournament is due in January -- here's hoping for more of the middle photo weather and less of the start and finish conditions!