AC Association Croquet

Friendly The annual AC Tour of clubs in the South West region took place as usual in late July, with Bristol re-appearing in the schedule in place of Cheltenham. The hot weather on the first two days against Swindon and Bristol obviously didn't suit the tourists, losing both matches quite heavily, but things perked up when the weather turned showery for the second half of the tour, with a solid win at Nailsea followed by a couple of draws at Dyffryn and then Blewbury.

Tour organiser: Mark Homan.


See also the GC Tour.

Tour results by year:

Tour photos by year:
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Thu 25 Jul Swindon Away

LOST 2-6

(Net index points: -20)
Simon Hathrell (-½) &
John Bee (5)
lost to John Small (12) &
Mary Bedells (16)
-3T H
Ian Parkinson (1½) beat Neil Morrison (7) +11 H
Peter Chadwick (16) lost to Diana Trott (12) -6T H
Wendy Spencer-Smith (16) beat Bill Marner (18) +12 H
Ian Parkinson (1½) &
Peter Chadwick (16)
lost to Neil Morrison (7) &
Roger Bedells (20)
-15 H
Simon Hathrell (-½) lost to John Airey (7) -26 H
John Bee (5) lost to John Small (12) -18 H
Wendy Spencer-Smith (16) lost to Diana Trott (12) -8T H
Fri 26 Jul Bristol Away

LOST 1-7

All games: =(Net index points: -16)
John Bee (5) &
Wendy Spencer-Smith (16)
lost to Eric Soakell (3) &
Bob Whiffen (12)
-15T
Simon Hathrell (-½) lost to David Goacher (-1½) -6qp
Ian Parkinson (1½) beat Martin Murray (-½) +4
Peter Chadwick (16) lost to Gill Pocock (10) -6T
Wendy Spencer-Smith (16) &
Peter Chadwick (16)
lost to Eric Soakell (3) &
Gill Pocock (10)
-14
Simon Hathrell (-½) lost to Martin Murray (-½) -26tp
Ian Parkinson (1½) lost to David Goacher (-1½) -26
John Bee (5) lost to Rosemary Gugan (3) -3T
Sat 27 Jul Nailsea Away

WON 8-4

(Net index points: +27)
Ian Parkinson (1½) beat Kathy Wallace (8) +4 H
John Bee (5) beat Richard Delmas (11) +9T H
Geoff Johnson (7) beat Linda Shaw (12) +15 H
Robin Barry (10) beat Mike Tracy (14) +11 H
Peter Chadwick (16) lost to Brigit Clayton (16) -4T H
Wendy Spencer-Smith (16) beat Violet Delmas (18) +2 H
Simon Hathrell (-½) beat John Wallace +26tp =
Ian Parkinson (1½) lost to Richard Delmas (11) -16 H
John Bee (5) beat Kathy Wallace (8) +6T =
Mark Homan (6) lost to Linda Shaw (12) -22 H
Geoff Johnson (7) lost to Brigit Clayton (16) -8T H
Robin Barry (10) beat Violet Delmas (18) +12 H

Handicap change: Mark Homan 6 to 7
Sun 28 Jul Dyffryn Away

DREW 4-4

All games: =(Net index points: +1)
Simon Hathrell (-½) &
Ian Parkinson (1½)
beat Garry McElwain (-1) &
Paul Pristavec (2)
+2T
Mark Homan (7) &
Robin Barry (10)
lost to Chris Williams (-1½) &
Marian Clancy (16)
-9
John Bee (5) lost to Peter Balchin (6) -22
Geoff Johnson (7) beat Ian Emmitt (8) +3T
John Bee (5) &
Robin Barry (10)
beat Chris Williams (-1½) &
Marian Clancy (16)
+25
Mark Homan (7) &
Geoff Johnson (7)
lost to Peter Balchin (6) &
Ian Emmitt (8)
-15
Simon Hathrell (-½) beat Garry McElwain (-1) +13
Ian Parkinson (1½) lost to Paul Pristavec (2) -3
Mon 29 Jul Blewbury Away

DREW 4-4

(Net index points: +23)
Simon Hathrell (-½) &
Geoff Johnson (7)
lost to Paul Wolff (5) &
David Seed (16)
-14 H
John Bee (5) beat Andy Robertson (9) +7T H
Mark Homan (7) beat Deirdre Cochrane (6) +4T =
Robin Barry (10) lost to Bruce Gallop (10) -3T H
Simon Hathrell (-½) &
John Bee (5)
lost to Deirdre Cochrane (6) &
Andy Robertson (9)
-15 H
Geoff Johnson (7) beat Bruce Gallop (10) +1T H
Mark Homan (7) lost to Paul Wolff (5) -16 =
Robin Barry (10) beat David Seed (16) +9T H

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Robin Barry3-11-14-2
Ian Parkinson3-31-14-4
Geoff Johnson3-10-23-3
Wendy Spencer-Smith2-10-22-3
John Bee3-31-34-6
Simon Hathrell2-31-33-6
Mark Homan1-20-21-4
Peter Chadwick0-30-20-5

Totals
17-172-819-25
Key:
H Handicap
= Level Advanced