By Anwen Owens: On Sunday 23rd April, Bath Croquet Club gathered on its lawns at the Recreation Ground in glorious sunshine, to play its heat of the Croquet Association national annual charity One Ball event. The 2023 charity is UNHCR and all players dressed in blue, reflecting the charity colours, whilst raising money for the chosen cause.
Three lawns were full with twelve members playing in the One Ball tournament, yet another variation of the game of croquet that uses the skills of both golf croquet and association croquet players.
The tournament was played in a Swiss style format and was an extremely close contest with 50% of the games being won by only 1 or 2 points. Having played 6 games Sue Duncan and Tony Jackson both finished on 4 wins each with 73 and 75 points respectively.
The overall winner was Brian Owens who is only in his second year of playing croquet, so an incredible result for him. Brian had 5 wins and gained 77 points a very worthy winner.
Bath CC are always running fun tournaments spreading the enjoyment of croquet. If you want to join them details of how to get involved, including free taster sessions in June, can be found at bathcroquet.com