British Open Championships

The British Open Croquet Championships  is a long established event which is hosted by the Croquet Association.  
There are both Singles and Doubles Championship titles.  This event was been combined together with the WCF World Championship in 2001.

The following reports are extracted from Chris Williams, the Croquet Association, Croquet World Online Magazine and the Nottingham Board.

Open Singles winners


Winner

Runner Up

Score

2008
Robert Fulford
Sam Patel

2004



2003

Robert Fulford

Reg Bamford

+26tp, +12, +18tp

2002

Reg Bamford

Chris Clarke

+12, +26sxp, +26sxp

2001

Reg Bamford

Robert Fulford

-16tp, +17sxp, -3, +26sxp, +26qp

2000

Stephen Mulliner

Reg Bamford

-25tp, +9tpo,+20tp,+20tp

1999

Reg Bamford

Robert Fulford

+26tp, -26tp, -26tp, +26tp, +26tp

1998

Robert Fulford

Jacques Fournier

+26tp, +22tp, +25tp, +26tp

1997

Chris Clarke

Stephen Mulliner

+25tp, +2, +6

1996

Robert Fulford

Aaron Westerby

+24tp, -26tp, +26tp, -13tpo, +26tp

1995

Reg Bamford

Robert Fulford

+24tp, +26tp, -26tp, -26tp, +26tp

1994

Reg Bamford

Chris Clarke

+16tp, +26

1993

Reg Bamford

David Maugham

-25tp, +26tp, +19, -11tp, +26tp

1992

Robert Fulford

Stephen Mulliner

+26tp, -14otp, +14, -12tpo, +26tp

1991

Robert Fulford

Chris Clarke

+14otp, +26tp, -8, +26tp

1990

Stephen Mulliner

Robert Fulford

+23, +24tp

1989

Joe Hogan

Mark Avery

+3, +3tp

1988

Stephen Mulliner

Nigel Aspinall

+26, +26

1987

Mark Avery

Stephen Mulliner

-3, +16, +16tp

1986

Joe Hogan

Bob Jackson

+20tp, +26tp

1985

David Openshaw

William Prichard

+17, -14, +3

1984

Nigel Aspinall

Stephen Mulliner

-14, +20, +2

1983

Nigel Aspinall

Keith Aiton

+24, +3

1982

Nigel Aspinall

Stephen Mulliner

+26tp, +26tp

1981

David Openshaw

Roger Murfitt

+25, -26tp, +4

1980

William Prichard

Nigel Aspinall

-26, +17tp, +25

1979

David Openshaw

Bernard Neal

+24, +26

1978

Nigel Aspinall

Michael Heap

-25, +23, +26

1977

Michael Heap

William Ormerod

+15, +22

1976

Nigel Aspinall

Martin Murray

+25, +24

1975

Nigel Aspinall

Tom Barlow

+26, +26

1974

Nigel Aspinall

Allan Anderson

+5, +23

1973

Bernard Neal

Keith Wylie

+26, +16

1972

Bernard Neal

William Prichard

+3, +17

1971

Keith Wylie

Nigel Aspinall

+22, +26sxp

1970

Keith Wylie

Nigel Aspinall

+14, -26, +4

1969

Nigel Aspinall

John Solomon

+19, -13, +4

1968

John Solomon

Nigel Aspinall

-9, +5, +25

1967

John Solomon

Humphrey Hicks

+25tp, +26tp

1966

John Solomon

Hope Rotherham

+25, +16

1965

John Solomon

Humphrey Hicks

+10, +1

1964

John Solomon

Dudley Hamilton-Miller

+20, +6

1963

John Solomon

Patrick Cotter

+26, -5, +25

1962

Patrick Cotter

William Ormerod

+26, +15

1961

John Solomon

Joan Warwick

+12, -3, +12

1960

Hope Rotherham

John Solomon

-26, +15, +8

1959

John Solomon

Humphrey Hicks

+7, +12

1958

Patrick Cotter

Maurice Reckitt

+9, +16

1957

Bobby Wiggins

Humphrey Hicks

-17, +17, +25

1956

John Solomon

Humphrey Hicks

+26tp, +24

1955

Patrick Cotter

HJ Penny

+6, +15

1954

Arthur Ross

HJ Penny

+12, +22

1953

John Solomon

Humphrey Hicks

+26tp, +26tp

1952

Humphrey Hicks

Patrick Cotter

+17, +17

1951

Geoffrey Reckitt

Patrick Cotter

+23, -17, +25

1950

Humphrey Hicks

Geoffrey Reckitt

+18, -15, +5

1949

Humphrey Hicks

Daisy Lintern

+14, +14

1948

Humphrey Hicks

Hope Rotherham

+7, -10, +26

1947

Humphrey Hicks

Robert Tingey

+21, +10

1946

Dudley Hamilton-Miller

HJ Penny

+17, -5, +14

1939

Humphrey Hicks

Dorothy Steel

-21, +14, +10

1938

Dudley Hamilton-Miller

Robert Tingey

+20, +8

1937

Charles Colman

William Du Pre

-14, +14, +5

1936

Dorothy Steel

Lord Tollemache

+13, +14

1935

Dorothy Steel

Bernard Klein

+4, +3

1934

William Du Pre

HT Pinckney-Simpson

+17, +26

1933

Dorothy Steel

Bernard Klein

-26, +26, +26

1932

Humphrey Hicks

Dorothy Steel

+23, +14tp

1931

Ben Apps

Bernard Klein

+26, +26

1930

Ben Apps

Humphrey Hicks

+26, +22

1929

William Du Pre

Dorothy Steel

-4, +26, +3

1928

Knightley Coxe

Dorothy Steel

-12, +16, +26

1927

Duff Mathews

Trevor Williams

+10, -11, +11

1926

Ben Apps

William Longman

+20, -24, +26

1925

Dorothy Steel

William Longman

+25, +24

1924

David Joseph

Dorothy Steel

+3, +3

1923

HWJ Snell

Dorothy Steel

-18, +26, +26

1922

Charles Pepper

Leslie O'Callaghan

+19, -5, +27

1921

Leslie O'Callaghan

Duff Mathews

+11, +28

1920

Duff Mathews

William Longman

-14, +6, +13

1919

Duff Mathews

HF Crowther-Smith

+4, +14

1914

Duff Mathews

Lord Tollemache

+14, +28

1913

Cyril Corbally

Hugh Wright


1912

Leslie O'Callaghan

Reginald Bloxsome


1911

Edgar Whitaker

Reginald Beaton

+28, +13

1910

Leslie O'Callaghan

HFW Prince

-18, +28, +4

1909

Geoffrey Ashmore

Leslie O'Callaghan

+18, -19, +26

1908

Cyril Corbally

Keith Izard


1907

Reginald Beaton

Leslie O'Callaghan

+18, +28

1906

Cyril Corbally

Leslie O'Callaghan


1905

Lily Gower

Reginald Beaton


1904

Reginald Beaton

FW Croft


1903

Cyril Corbally

Lily Gower


1902

Cyril Corbally

BC Evelagh


1901

Robert Roper

H Kingston


1900

JE Austin

Clement Powell


1899

BC Evelagh

Trevor Williams


1898

Clement Powell

BC Evelagh


1897

Charles Willis

Trevor Williams


Open Doubles Winners


Winners

Runners Up

Score

2003

Shared Clarke&Fulford

Maugham&Avery

Shared

2002

Clarke&Maugham

Bamford&Mulliner

-17, +24tp(C), +24tp(M)

2001

Clarke&Fulford

Bamford&Mulliner

+12tpo(F) +17tp(F)

2000

Bamford&Mulliner

Comish&Maugham

+19, -15, +25tp

1999

Farthing&Patmore

Bamford&Mulliner

+26, -3tpo, +26

1998

Clarke&Fulford

Comish&Maugham

+26tp(c), +26tp(f), +17tp(f)

1997

Bamford&Mulliner

Clarke&Fulford

+9, -26tp, -26tp, +26, +26tp

1996

Clarke&Fulford

Westerby&Le Moignan

+26tp(C), +5otp(W)

1995

Comish&Maugham

Clarke&Fulford

+19, +19tp

1994

Bamford&Mulliner

Clarke&Fulford

+18, -12, +17tp

1993

Clarke&Fulford

Aspinall&Mulliner

+26, +13tp(C), -10otp(C), +4, +24

1992

Clarke&Fulford

Comish&Palmer

+26tp, +12

1991

Clarke&Fulford

Mulliner&Saurin

+11tpo(F), +3tp(C)

1990

Clarke&Fulford

Reeve&Comish

+17, +15

1989

Hogan&Jackson

Clarke&Fulford

+26tp, -26, +26

1988

Aspinall&Mulliner

Carlisle&Clarke

+16, +5

1987

Openshaw&Avery

Murray&Fulford

-1, +8, +16

1986

Aspinall&Mulliner

Lewis&Peterson

-6, +26, +26tp(M)

1985

Openshaw&Avery

Aspinall&Mulliner

+16, +13

1984

Aspinall&Mulliner

Bell&Rose

+24, -21, +24

1983

McCullough&Cordingley

Bell&Rose

-5T, +4T, +9T

1982

Hope&Murray

Aspinall&Ormerod

+4, -21, +26tp

1981

Mulliner&M Ormerod

Noble&Vincent

-26, +22, +1

1980

Prichard&Mulliner

Aspinall&Ormerod

-26, +17, +15tp(P)

1979

Neal&Hemsted

Green&Wheeler

+23, +24

1978

Aspinall&Ormerod

Openshaw&Cousins

+24, +2

1977

Heap&Wright

Neal&Hemsted

+26, +3

1976

Aspinall&Ormerod

Heap&Robinson

+7, +26

1975

Aspinall&Ormerod

Ross&Heap

+13, +5

1974

Prince&Rowling

Hope&Murray

-17, +12, +16

1973

Hicks&Soutter

Rees&Wheeler

+9, +22

1972

Aspinall&Ormerod

Solomon&Cotter

+9, +23

1971

Aspinall&Ormerod

Wylie&Bolton

+20, +26

1970

Aspinall&Simon

Solomon&Cotter

+8

1969

Solomon&Cotter

Wiggins&Hamilton-Miller

+8

1968

Aspinall&Simon

Solomon&Cotter

+25

1967

Hamilton-Miller&Hallett

Solomon&Cotter

+8

1966

Aspinall&Simon

Wiggins&Wylie

+12

1965

Solomon&Cotter

Lloyd-Pratt&Rotherham

+15

1964

Solomon&Cotter

Stoker&Strachan

+18

1963

Solomon&Cotter

ROHicks&Reed

+9

1962

Solomon&Cotter

Curtis&Karmel

+4

1961

Solomon&Cotter

Wiggins&Hamilton-Miller

+9

1960

Hicks&Ormerod

Hollweg&Lintern

+10

1959

Solomon&Cotter

Reckitt&Beamish

+20

1958

Solomon&Cotter

Hicks&Wiggins

+14

1957

Hicks&Wiggins

Reckitt&Rothwell

+12

1956

Stone&Kirk-Greene

Hicks&Wiggins

+17

1955

Solomon&Cotter

Cobb&Mrs Reeve

+24

1954

Solomon&Cotter

Cobb&Lintern

+21

1953

Hicks&Wiggins

Solomon&Cotter

+4

1952

Hicks&Wiggins

Solomon&Cotter

+23

1951

Hicks&Hamilton-Miller

Longman&Longman

+4

1950

Reckitt&Reckitt

Hicks&Hamilton-Miller

+12

1949

Hicks&Hamilton-Miller

Wiggins&Wiggins

+4, +20

1948

Hicks&Hamilton-Miller

Simpson&Steel

+23, +6

1947

Tingey&Clarke

Hicks&MrsWiggins

+8, +1

1946

Reckitt&Lintern

Elvey&Elvey

w/o

1939

Tingey&Coxe

Du Pre&Steel

+5, -21, +1

1938

Colman&Mrs Beaton

Vaughan-Jenkins& Pinckney Simpson

+19, +9

1937

Tollemache&Burke

Longman&Longman

-3, +20, +10

1936

Elvey&Elvey

Longman&Longman

+5, retired

1935

Poulter&Ward Petley

Whichelo&Steel

+22, +10

1934

Klein&Reckitt

Coxe&Pinckney-Simpson

+16, -15, +19

1933

Klein&Reckitt

Colman&Carver

-1, +13, +23

1932

Wilson&Windsor Richards

Joseph&Reckitt

+14, +8

1931

Du Pre&Steel

Mathews&Williams

+16, +8

1930

Du Pre&Steel

Klein&Reeve

+16, +26

1929

Klein&Wentworth Reeve

Wilson&Mrs Beaton

+3, +8

1928

Steel&de le Mothe

Wilson&Mrs Beaton

+25, +26

1927

Steel&de le Mothe

Mathews&Williams

-8, +17, +3

1926

Wilson&Mrs Beaton

Steel&de le Mothe

+12, -14, +12

1925

Mathews&Williams

Steel&de le Mothe

-25, +10, +18

1924

Dickson&Steel

Christopherson&White


In July 2008, Ben Rothman and Paul Bennett teamed up to represent the United States on the Solomon Cup in Manchester England played in Heaton Park.  Danny Hunneycutt and Stewart Jackson were fellow team mates along with Ron Lloyd and David Bent.  The US team faired well against the British team in spite of our defeat.  Ben and I were put on the BBC radio news early in the week and Danny Huneycutt, our team captain, was on the BBC TV along with Keith Aiton, the British team captain.  At the end of the tournament, in the last singles match against Stewart, Keith Aiton pulled off a tremendous demonstration of a difficult sextuple peel-out followed by a spectacular octuple peel-out.

The team stayed over to play in the British Open, Ben and I played as doubles partners and made it to the playoffs against fellow teammate Danny Huneycutt and David Goacher.  Danny and David made it to the finals against Robert Fulford and James Death.

In singles, Paul Bennett made it to the third round of playoffs against Johnathan  Kirby, and to the semifinals of the plate against Chris Patmore.


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