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05.10.2006 Alter: 11 Jahre Austrian National Golf Croquet Championship 2006 (en)

VON: KLAUS GOLLHOFER

The first Austrian National Golf Croquet Championship - The William Ormerod Trophy



Heinz and Gerhard the plate winner

Heinz and Gerhard

Winner Leopold

Winner Leopold

William Ormerod donated the Austrian Croquet Federation a marble stone cup and the ACF decided, with William’s agreement, that the Golf Croquet National Championship will be called William Ormerod Trophy.
On the weekend of the 1st of October the first ever Austrian National Golf Croquet Championship took place in the Croquetclub in Wolkersdorf, near Vienna. 10 Participants fought tough matches in a single round robin, single 13 point games, with the two top placed in a best of three final. The weather was sunny and warm, on very fast lawns, the very firm hoops were set to 1/16” of an inch.
One of the favourites, Klaus Gollhofer, who is in the World Ranking within the top 20, did make it into the final without loosing a single game. The other finalist was Leopold Walderdorff, who was the plate winner of the Wold Championship 2006. Although he was expected to be the second finalist, he lost a game to Klaus and another game 7:6 to Heinz Hackl, who played very well and ended up being third.
On the final day, Leopold showed some very good shooting and fantastic hoop running. In the final Klaus struggled a bit with his shooting and so Leopold could take the title in two games, 7:6, 7:4
The plate was organised as an Egyptian and won in some very good games by Gerhard Obermayer, who started playing just a year ago. He is probably one of the biggest upcoming talents in the Croquetclub Wolkersdorf.

All details of this and other tournaments can be seen on www.croquet.at