Jack Good wins Nailsea Advanced GC, The Hunt Cup, 4th-5th May

Jack Good did not defend winning the Reed Cup last year. He was busily engaged in winning yet another GC title at Nailsea, the inaugural ‘Hunt Cup’. Well done Jack!

Jack and J-P Moberley are in the England squad of twelve from which the 4-person team will be most likely selected to represent England in the World Cup in Australia in 2025. Makes us proud.

Jack travelled to the lovely Nailsea Club just past Bristol. A 4 lawn club, with a practice lawn, hidden off a cul de sac – maybe sounds familiar!

Using the new 4 blocks of 4 format, Jack (the 3rd seed) won his block, whilst spending some time revising his A-level Physics during lengthy breaks between games.

Sunday saw a cracking quarter final against 4th seed Stuart M Smith (7-4, 5-7, 7-6). The semi finals saw Jack play Tim Joliff, after a very tight 7-6 first set Jack then produced the perfect game. The 7-0 score didn’t really do him justice and a magnanimous Tim (and various knowledgeable spectators) described him as simply unplayable in that form.

After that, another long wait and a bit more revision, Jack beat 5th seed Richard Bilton 7-6, 7-5 to win the inargural ‘Hunt Cup’.

The Sunday knock-out stage results are shown below courtesy of the Croquet Scores website. Also thanks to Graham Good for providing details to help create this post.