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Bernard George Neal (29 March 1922 – 26 March 2016) was a professor of structural engineering at Imperial College London and the winner of the All England croquet championship on 38 occasions.[1][2][3][4]

Bernard Neal won the Open Championship twice (1972 and 1973)[5] and the Men's Championship in 1967.[6][7]

Neal represented England and latterly Great Britain in three MacRobertson Shield tournaments, winning on two occasions.[8][7]

As an administrator, Neal served on the Council of the Croquet Association from 1966 to 2009, serving as Chairman (1972 to 1974), Vice President (1996 to 2004) and President (2004 to 2009).[8][9]

In 2010, Neal was inducted into the World Croquet Federation Hall of Fame.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Structures and the applied scientist. University College of Swansea, Swansea, 1955.
  • The plastic methods of structural analysis. Chapman & Hall, 1956.
  • Structural theorems and their applications. Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1964. (Commonwealth and International Library)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wimbledon champion of champions". BBC News. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Croquet News". Croquet.org.uk. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Professor Bernard Neal | | The Times & The Sunday Times". Thetimes.co.uk. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Reporter - In Brief". Imperial.ac.uk. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  5. ^ "The Open Championship". Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Men's Championship 1967". Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  7. ^ a b Prichard, DMC (1981). The History Of Croquet. Cassell. ISBN 0-304-30759-9.
  8. ^ a b The Croquet Association Centenary Year Book 1897–1997. The Croquet Association. 1997. ISBN 0-902758-05-5.
  9. ^ Townsend's croquet almanack. Townsend Croquet Ltd. 1988. ISBN 1-871714-00-1.

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