The Founder’s Cup is one of our oldest club trophies. It was originally the Chairman’s Cup, presented by Jolyon Kay, the first Chairman, and founder of the club. It’s played for under the conditions of level play advanced Association Croquet, so the pool of potential winners is usually rather small. Jolyon used to invite those who would compete for it each year. Still, it’s a challenge for the mere mortals among us.
The cup was re-named the Founder’s Cup when the Chairmanship changed.
This year we played on Saturday 10 October, much later in the season than usual. Robin Brown started as the clear favourite, both on form and on the rankings, and didn’t disappoint, winning all his games and taking the tankard home with him – not for the first time!
- Round 1: Robin beat Paul +24, Nick beat Deirdre, and Joe beat Avril.
- Round 2: Robin beat Nick, Joe beat Paul +25, and Deirdre and Avril wisely settled for a draw at equal hoops after long play out in the cold.
- Final: Robin beat Joe +26tp in double-quick time.
Sadly, we couldn’t manage the usual tournament lunch under present restrictions.