World qualifying event held at the Nailsea lawns
PUBLISHED: 14:49 22 July 2015 | UPDATED: 14:49 22 July 2015
A qualifying round of the women’s world championships was held at Nailsea.
Nailsea Croquet club has been asked by the UK Croquet Association to run a qualifier for the women’s world championships to be held in Nottingham next weekend.
They had a total of 14 entries, three from Australia, one from Wales and the rest from England, with four in this last group current members of the Nailsea club.
Tournament manager Peter Dyke has the task of organising a suitable schedule, with each game having a maximum time limit of three hours, but possibly finishing more quickly and the need to give all entrants a fair balance of opposition.
Two Nailsea players, Erica Malaiperuman and Pat Long, had first round wins and this was followed by wins for both Kathy Wallace and Alison Girdlestone and a second win for Long in round two.
Because of the large entry and closeness of the results, the final order was not known until late on Monday afternoon, at which point the outright winner on seven wins was Anne Quinn from Essendon, Victoria, NSW, the leading Australian, followed by Virginia Arney, Norwood, South Australia, Rosemary Newsham, Brisbane, and top Nailsea player Pat Long, all on five wins and separated on point difference countback. First reserve is Kathy Wallace from Nailsea.