The 3 heats of the Charity 1-ball, at Ripon Spa, Sheffield and York croquet clubs, resulted in 6 players from clubs in the YCF travelling to Nottingham on Saturday 7 May for the national Final (in the north). From York: Callum Johnson and Fiona Crompton, heat winner and runner-up from 2021, also Cathie Dance and James Pitt; from Ripon Spa: Andrea Widdison; representing Sheffield: Eugene Chang.
Congratulations to Cathie on winning the runner-up prize in the national Final. As James
observed, “It was a nail-biting finish. But Cathie held her nerve and concentration. Her tactics were superb and her accuracy just about perfect. She deserved this!” The crystal goblet awaits a christening as it was not large enough for Cathie’s celebratory beer!
Congratulations also due to Callum on making a successful defence of his 2021 title at York, and to Chris Atkinson who, in his 2nd season of croquet, was runner-up in this heat. Sadly Covid intervened to prevent his travelling to Nottingham to compete.
A total of £270 was raised from the YCF heats in aid of this year’s nominated charity, Mind.
Since 2007 £54K has been raised for various charities from regional heats. Big thanks to
players in Yorkshire clubs, including Beverley & East Riding and Ryedale, for supporting the
event, and let’s do it again next year.