Turkington wins Newport Croquet Club's Potters Pot Trophy finale

PUBLISHED: 16:58 26 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:58 26 October 2016

Newport Croquet Club

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Newport Croquet Club rounded off the season with three competition finals.

In the Potters Pot competition, qualifying matches were played throughout the season starting with eight groups of four players.

The competitors played a single game in each match, except in the final when the best of three was played.

Ernie Turkington beat Peter Cowper in the finale.

Through the season doubles matches were played for qualifying for the Gordons Goblet.

In the finals John Sibson and Chris Minett came out the winners.

The season was rounded off with the Roger Ivill Trophy match. This is a level-play tournament.

The two group matches were played over successive Sundays followed by a final three-game match.

The winners of each group were Colin Carr and Jim Potter with Carr prevailing in the finals match.

Association players rounded off their season when Fran Lambert won the club handicap tournament, beating Chris van Essen by +11 in the final.

Roy Darling was the winner of the round-robin tournament for high handicap players having won the most games.

The round-robin tournament was introduced for the first time this season. It proved to be a very successful event.

Players with high handicaps are allowed to use all their bisques above six, which helps to raise the standard of play from Class C to Class B. Newport reached the finals of the East Sussex League but lost to Colchester.

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