Albany talent in starring role

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Albany players produced a strong showing among a star-studded field at the Valentine’s Tournament at Gomm Park Croquet Club last weekend.

With some of the State’s top players in town, Albany pairs managed to place in all three divisions as nearly 50 competitors took to the field.

WA player Kim Reynolds teamed up with local talent Jennie Creek to take out the A-block category, narrowly edging out Albany’s Clive Faulkner and Heather Sellenger.

Both teams had won six games, but Creek and Reynolds had one more hoop, which assured them of victo-ry.

In the B-block, Albany’s John Kenworthy and Arthur Simpfen-dorfer were victorious after the local duo won six games, while Narrogin’s Ian Wardell-Johnson and Lyn McPharlin were runners-up.

Rob and Pat Tombleson of Narrogin claimed the C-block division as local pair Andrew Hill and Deborah Wilson were runners-up.

With the two teams level on games at six each, the Narrogin duo won with seven more hoops.

Tournament director John Kenworthy said the event had been deemed a success and thanked all involved.

“The tournament went very well — everyone enjoyed the whole weekend and we’re all looking forward to next year,” he said.

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