Don Beck writes:
Budleigh Salterton 30th May to 2nd June 2013.- 32 competitors.
Surbiton players were strongly placed going into the event taking 3 of the top four seedings. Stephen Mulliner (1), Don Beck (3), Nicholas Cheyne (4)
But perhaps the story of the 4-day event was the resurgence in form of John Spiers , also a Surbiton member. After qualifying 3rd in his block he discovered his touch to account for Don Beck, Howard Cheyne (quarterfinal) and then Nicholas Cheyne to reach the final. Here he met stiffer opposition and his winning streak ended with Stephen Mulliner winning 7-6,7-3.
Credit to Stephen for a very strong performance throughout the competition. All matches were best of three games and in the eleven Block and Knockout rounds he only dropped one game.
Full results on Croquetscores.com