AC Association Croquet

The Club ran a qualifying tournament for the All England Handicap Championship which was open to all Club members.

Matches were played off full bisque handicap to base 10 using current handicap on the day the game is played. Games were played to a time limit agreed between the players (3.5 hours if no agreement). The winner and runner-up qualified for the Area Finals played at Newport, Essex on both days of the weekend 3-4 September 2005. The winner and loser of the third place played off between the losing semi-finalists would act as first and second reserve respectively should either of the finalists become unavailable for the Area Finals. The entry fee of ?3 was paid by the Club.


All England Handicap
by year:
ROUND 1 QUARTER-FINALS SEMI-FINALS FINAL WINNER
David Drazin David Drazin
(+26)
David Drazin John Bee
(+4)
(not played)
Mark Homan
  Robert Bateson
 
  Adam Huby John Bee
(+7)
 
  John Bee
 
Arthur Reed Arthur Reed
(+9)
Arthur Reed
(+3)
John Smallbone
(+25)
Bill Gillott
  Wendy Spencer-Smith
 
  John Smallbone John Smallbone
 
  Ian Parkinson
 
  THIRD PLACE
PLAY-OFF:
(not played)

Area Finals:
John Bee and John Smallbone were both successful at the Area Finals at Newport and went on to the National Finals at Roehampton where they both finished with 3 wins out of 5, behind four others who each scored 4 out of 5. (The winner had his handicap reduced by 3 points immediately after the event!)