The 2014 Celyn polocrosse tournament ran on the 2nd-3rd August at our Backford grounds, and was a great success! The results from the tournament were as follows:
A/B grade – 1st Welsh Dragons, 2nd Cotswold, Best Horse & Rider: Mollie Edwards and Viz (Celyn)
C grade – 1st Rugby, 2nd Kent Target, Best Horse & Rider: Henry Christiansen (Rugby)
D grade – 1st Northern Lions, 2nd Rugby/Limemere, Best Horse & Rider: Sam Chrisp & JB (Northern Lions)
E grade – 1st Northern Lions, 2nd Limemere/Celyn, Best Horse & Rider: Harry Chrisp & Nettle (Northern Lions)
Open Juniors – 1st Celyn, 2nd Northern Lions, Best Horse & Rider: Alex Vickers & Arwen (Celyn)
Intermediate Juniors – 1st Celyn, 2nd Allsorts, Best Horse & Rider: Emily Goding & Tiny (Celyn)
PJs – 1st Northern Lions, 2nd Rockwood, Best Horse & Rider: Jessica Alderson & Charm (Northern Lions)
As well as running a club tournament, we hosted two international test series between the UK and Ireland, one at U16 (junior) level and one at Open level. All four games were an excellent showcase of top level polocrosse, and we had a large number of spectators from outside the sport. Congratulations to all our Celyn players who made the squads – Annie Mitchell and Alex Richardson on the Open, and Max Pedley on BOTH the Open and the U16s!
Many thanks to all our sponsors for the event, your support is much appreciated!
Thanks must also go to all our Celyn members for their hard work over the weekend (and during the weeks beforehand!) that allowed the tournament to run as smoothly as the British weather would let it. A huge thank you also to our generous and supportive land-owner Mr David Littler, who was on constant call all weekend to help deliver hay and roll pitches!
How the Game is Played
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Directions to Celyn Tournament, Backford
From the M56/53: Join the M53 off J15(M56) and immediately exit at J10, A5117 for Queensferry. Come off the roundabout (towards Cheshire Oaks), through traffic lights and then second left, Rake Lane, opposite the Harvester pub, and follow for about 2 miles and enter the field on the right by a small layby.
From the A55: Join the end of the M56 and exit straightaway at first exit A5117 (Ellesmere Port/Cheshire Oaks) Ellesmere Port. Follow A5117 almost all the way to the M53 (over the roundabout to Cheshire Oaks) then turn right on to Rake Lane opposite the Harvester Pub. Follow Rake Lane for approx 2 miles and enter field on the right by a small layby.