AC Association Croquet

Tournament The Watford Open Tournament is a Handicap Singles competition that takes place each year, as one of the tournaments in the Croquet Association calendar.

Watford Open Tournament results by year:

Results:

Results vs.: SH AR AU JS JM JB NP IM SU QB RBa RBr WINS
Simon Hathrell   1 1 1 1 1     1       6
Arthur Reed 0   1   1     1     1   4
Andrew Usborne 0 0   1 1       1     1 4
John Smallbone 0   0     1 1       1   3
John Moore 0 0 0     1 1         1 3
John Bee 0     0 0     1   1 1   3
Nigel Polhill       0 0     1   1   1 3
Ian Mantle   0       0 0   1 1     2
Su Usborne 0   0         0   1 - 1 2
Quiller Barrett           0 0 0 0     1 1
Robert Bateson   0   0   0     -       0
Richard Broome     0   0   0   0 0     0
Participants
Name Club H'cap
Andrew Usborne [Australia] 1
Arthur Reed Watford 4
Ian Mantle Letchworth 5
John Bee Watford 8
John Moore Watford 16
John Smallbone Watford 8
Nigel Polhill Ealing 3
Quiller Barrett Watford 7
Richard Broome Stourbridge 9
Robert Bateson Watford
Simon Hathrell Watford
Su Usborne [Australia] 14
 
WINNER
Simon Hathrell

Handicap change: Simon Hathrell 4½ to 4

Note: the 7th round of the tournament was abandoned because of foul weather and because the winner was already determined after 6 rounds.

See also: Past winners

Alfred Purvis Cup presentation 2005 (2).jpg (112457 bytes) Presenting the Alfred Purvis Memorial Cup
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The official details for the 2005 tournament were as follows:

Title: Weekend Handicap Tournament
Dates: 22 - 24 July
Manager: Robert Bateson (Phone: 01442 866004)
Secretary: Ian Parkinson
Email: Ian C Parkinson   click on link to send an email
Phone: 01442 831580
Address: please ask, or log in and obtain it from the CA member's directory
Secretary: Ian C Parkinson
Bluebell Cottage
105 Flaunden
Herts
HP3 0PW
Entry fees: £15
Entries: Allocation date: 1 March           Close: 9 July
Format: (AMD) SWISS, 22-point games
Trophy: The Alfred Purvis Memorial Cup
2004 winner: John Smallbone
Exceptions and additions to the standard CA tournament regulations:

  1. On Friday 22nd play will start at 12:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday play will start at 09:15 a.m. It may be possible to grant one period of leave during the tournament.
  2. Lunches and teas will not be provided.
  3. Entrants will be sent a location map on request.
  4. Shelter is limited and an umbrella may be useful.