Jack Good wins Tompkinson Shield at Edgbaston CC, 19th to 20th August

Content for report, including photo, largely provided by Graham Good

Jack Good is certainly improving rapidly in AC and winning matches and tournaments. His latest win is the Tompkinson Shield open tournament, hosted by the Edgbaston Croquet Club. Congratulations Jack.

Bowdon members Charles Harding (2) and Jack Good (0.5) played at leafy Edgbaston over the weekend 19th and 20th August. Saturday was a 3 round Swiss, with the top eight players going into Sunday’s knockout. Anyone knocked out, dropped back into the Swiss.

Jack and Charles both got into the knockout quarter-final, where Charles lost to Gordon Mills (3.5), who was definitely performing better than his handicap. In his knockout, Jack beat Jonathon Wolfe (0) +24. The semi saw Jack beat Ian Draper (Nottingham) (1.5) +10. In the final Jack’s opponent was Clive Goode (Nottingham) (-0.5) who Jack had already beaten in the Swiss. Jack had a comfortable +21 to win the tournament.

Jack with the Tompkinson Shield

Jack completed his 1st ranking triple in his last game on Saturday. He attempted tp’s in all Sunday’s games, narrowly missing out. Needless to say his handicap fell again. Everyone playing against Jack in a handicap competition will be delighted by that!

In winning the Shield Jack follows previous Bowdon winners, Brian Storey and Martin Granger-Brown.

Details of the Swiss and knockout results are available at https://croquetscores.com/2023/ac/tompkinson-shield-at-edgbaston