Despite the terrible weather in previous days, the Sunday was clear and sunny. Our lawns dry out very quickly because they are sand based. Although the chosen date of 3rd May did not suit all clubs, the Gateball Triples event was a very good success. Six teams entered the competition. Players came from each of the croquet clubs of Broadbeach, Tamborine Mt. and Ipswich along with those from Southport. There was a lovely sausage sizzle at lunchtime and plenty of tasty treats for the morning and afternoon teas.
The winning team, called “The Three Amigos”, consisted of Chris and Lee Wentworth and Jim Northcott from Southport. They won all 5 of their games and were very high scoring in all them. It is a wonderful result since Chris and Lee were part of the team that won last year. Second placed was Southport White, which included Bruce McAlister, Julia Vickers and Beryl Phillips. Congratulations! Every had a good time and it was a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere. Another fine effort by Southport in hosting a good competition.
Now we look forward to good weather again for our Mallet Sports on the Broadwater held at the end of June.