Success for Bath at Hurlingham

May 8th 2018

Daniel Gott and Andrew Willis both had very successful weekends playing at Hurlingham over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

In only his second Croquet Association tournament, Daniel was runner-up in Block B against players with handicaps ranging from 0 to 2. He finished with eight wins from nine matches, winning many matches by a large margin but unfortunately lost the key clash against the eventual block winner Mark Van Loon from Oxford. Daniel completed two triple peels during the tournament and also achieved a handicap reduction from 0 to -0.5.

Andrew played in Block A against players with handicaps ranging from -0.5 to -2. He finished with six wins from eight matches, coming third in the block, which was a significant achievement given that he was typically playing against stronger opposition on paper. In a match that culminated in a dramatic finishing turn, he was also the only player to beat the eventual winner Danny Johnston from Ireland.