AC Association Croquet

Friendly The annual Tour of clubs in the South West region took place as usual in late July. As in recent years, the local base was the Bowl Inn at Almondsbury, near Bristol.

 

Tour organiser: Mark Homan.

Tour results by year:

Tour photos by year:
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Thu 22 Jul
Swinton Langley
A combined team from the Swindon and Kington Langley clubs
Away

DREW 4-4

(Net index points: 0)
Ian Parkinson (1½) &
Peter Chadwick (18)
lost to John Airey (7) &
Mary Bedells (20)
-8T H
John Bee (5) beat Neil Morrison (10) +7T H
Mark Homan (5) lost to Diana Trott (10) -10 H
John Moore (14) lost to Jane Hull (12) -6T H
Mark Homan (5) &
John Moore (14)
beat Neil Morrison (10) &
Diana Trott (10)
+23 H
Ian Parkinson (1½) beat John Airey (7) +11 H
John Bee (5) lost to Cliff Cardis (8) -3 H
Peter Chadwick (18) beat Jane Hull (12) +5T H
Fri 23 Jul Cheltenham Away

WON 7-3

(Net index points: +64)
Ian Parkinson (1½) beat David Magee (-1) +8 =
John Bee (5) beat Gordon Weir (5) +12 =
Mark Homan (5) beat Martyn Prins (0) +18 =
John Moore (14) beat Alwen Bowker (2) +15 H
Peter Chadwick (18) lost to Michael James (12) -1T H
Ian Parkinson (1½) lost to Martyn Prins (0) -7 =
John Bee (5) lost to David Magee (-1) -2 ±
Mark Homan (5) beat Alwen Bowker (2) +3 =
John Moore (14) beat Michael James (12) +15 H
Peter Chadwick (18) beat Gordon Weir (5) +5 H
Sat 24 Jul Nailsea Away

LOST 3-7

(Net index points: -40)
Ian Parkinson (1½) lost to Peter Dyke (7) -26 H
John Bee (5) lost to Brian McCausland (10) -25 H
Mark Homan (5) beat Steve Walker (8) +6 H
John Moore (14) lost to David Jones (14) -5 H
Peter Chadwick (18) lost to Carl Jones (16) -7 H
Simon Hathrell (-½) lost to Peter Dyke (7) -20 ±
Ian Parkinson (1½) beat Steve Walker (8) +4 ±
John Bee (5) lost to David Jones (14) -1T H
Mark Homan (5) lost to Brian McCausland (10) -10 H
Robin Barry (16) beat Carl Jones (16) +15 H

Handicap change: Brian McCausland 10 to 9
Sun 25 Jul Dyffryn Away

WON 5-3

(Net index points: +20)
Ian Parkinson (1½) &
Robin Barry (16)
lost to Kevin Ham (4) &
Peter Balchin (16)
-12T H
Simon Hathrell (-½) beat David Croker (3) +2 H
John Bee (5) beat Sue Mackay (10) +4 H
Mark Homan (5) beat Sarah Melvin (7) +3 H
Mark Homan (5) &
John Bee (5)
beat David Croker (3) &
Sue Mackay (10)
+13 H
Simon Hathrell (-½) lost to Kevin Ham (4) -26 H
Ian Parkinson (1½) lost to Sarah Melvin (7) -21 H
Robin Barry (16) beat Peter Balchin (16) +3T H
Mon 26 Jul Bristol Away

WON 6-2

(Net index points: +40)
Simon Hathrell (-½) &
Mark Homan (5)
lost to Eric Soakell (7) &
Wayne Wiseman (12)
-21 H
Ian Parkinson (1½) beat Lisa Jones (5) +16 H
John Bee (5) beat Meriel Ellerby (9) +2T H
Robin Barry (16) beat Bill Britton (14) +7T H
Ian Parkinson (1½) &
John Bee (5)
beat Meriel Ellerby (9) &
Bill Britton (14)
+12T H
Simon Hathrell (-½) beat Lisa Jones (5) +9 H
Mark Homan (5) lost to Eric Soakell (7) -22 H
Robin Barry (16) beat Wayne Wiseman (12) +1T H

Handicap change: Robin Barry 16 to 14

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Robin Barry4-00-14-1
John Bee4-42-06-4
Mark Homan4-32-16-4
John Moore2-21-03-2
Ian Parkinson4-31-25-5
Peter Chadwick2-20-12-3
Simon Hathrell2-20-12-3

Totals
22-163-325-19
Key:
H Handicap
= Level Advanced
± Handicap Advanced