CroqCan 2013 American Rules

June 29 - July 1, 2013

North Toronto Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club

Championship Winner: Paul Emmett

First Flight Winner: Jim Wright

Second Flight Winner: Phil Parsons

CroqCan 2013 American Rules

A good field of 21 players in 3 Flights took to the swards at North Toronto for the 3 day tournament. In spite of the weather forecast, the whole weekend was free of rain and temperatures were pleasant. The Sunday BBQ had rave reviews from all.  A special mention to Katrina Hall for her catering efforts. The Championship Flight started off well but had an early casualty with Leo McBride having to drop out due to injury. By the end of the block play there were a couple of upsets, with David Druiett beating Paul Emmett and then top seed Brian Cumming losing to Paul in a rather “ragged” game.

The semis went to form with Paul and Brian winning their games. The Final was a close game. Coming in to last rotation, Paul had a 5-wicket lead.  But Brian hit in and was well on his way to completing a winning break, when he uncharacteristically clanged a wicket, leaving himself 2 down with his last ball for the peg. His effort to do the almost impossible and get 2 points turned out to be impossible, leaving a slightly surprised Paul the winner.

David Druiett pulled off an upset against Chris Loat to take the third place game.

First Flight was taken by Jim Wright over Alexis Gagne.  Jim had played solidly all weekend in a very competitive flight.

Second Flight was taken by Phil Parsons over Ron Truman.


Paul Emmett - Championship Flight Winner


1                    Paul Emmett

2                    Brian Cumming

3                    David Druiett

4                    Chris Loat

5                    Ed O’Laughlin

6                    Bill Grimsdale

Jim Wright - First Flight Winner, going for the pegout.


1                    Jim Wright

2                    Alexis Gagne

3                    Bill Rowat

4                    Mary Sutton

5                    Jane Beharriell

6                    Christian Paquet

7                    Dolores Gallagher


1                    Phil Parsons

2                    Ron Truman

3                    Gregg Hannah

4                    Laura O’Laughlin

5                    Don Short

6                    Ian MacGregor

7                    Nikki Holwell