AC Association Croquet

This Tournament is an informal one-day Association Croquet singles competition held at Watford. It is primarily for club members and is not in the CA calendar, but there may be a few players invited from other nearby clubs in order to make the numbers up.

Photos by Jonathan Lambton
Title: September One-Day AC Tournament AC One-Day Tournament
results by year:

Handicaps: AC: any
Date: Saturday 12 September 2015
Number of places: 12
Manager: Simon Hathrell
Entries: Allocation: 23 March. Non-members by invitation after 15 August.
Entry fee: £5 (cash on the day)
Format: Swiss, 4 rounds
18-point games (variant 44(b)(4) in the Laws book),  2-hour time-limit per game.
Mixed formats: Level Advanced, Handicap Advanced or simple Handicap, with the higher handicap player choosing in each game.
 

Notes:

  1. Play starts at 09:30, and entrants should expect to play until 6pm.
  2. Refreshments and a light tea are provided but please bring your own lunch.
  3. Winner: the player with the most wins. Tie-breakers, in order:
    1. Wins vs. those tied if they have all played each other, otherwise 'matchpoints' (see the CA tournament regulations).
    2. Net index point gain (so wins played level against a stronger opponent count for more than handicap wins).
    3. "Quality of wins" (i.e. number of wins scored by defeated opponents).
    4. Wins within time.
  4. There will also be a consolation prize for the player, other than the winner, with the largest net index point gain.
  5. Whites are optional (but the manager thinks they look nice).

Results:

Results vs.: AM AH JL AR GJ AC BH JB HB JS RB WSS WINS MATCH
POINTS
NET
INDEX
POINTS
WIN
QLTY
WINS
within
TIME
AndrĂ© Machell   +7T +15 +13               +13 4 - +40 8 3
Adam Huby -7T     +12   +7     +14       3 1 +20 6 3
Jonathan Lambton -15       +18   +18     +6T     3 1 +20 5 2
Arthur Reed -13 -12     +1T     +7T         2 9 -10 4 0
Geoff Johnson     -18 -1T   +18         +3T   2 6 +6 3 1
Alan Clark   -7     -18   +1T     +12T     2 5 +1 3 0
Brian Havill     -18     -1T   +14       +5 2 5 -8 2 2
John Bee       -7T     -14   +1T   +3T   2 3 +12 3 0
Heather Bennett   -14           -1T   +7T   +1T 2 2 0 1 0
John Smallbone     -6T     -12T     -7T   +7   1 - -21 1 1
Robin Barry         -3T     -3T   -7   +8 1 - -20 0 1
Wendy Spencer-Smith -13           -5   -1T   -8   0 - -40 0 0
Key:
Handicap Handicap Advanced Level Advanced
Participants
Name Club H'cap
Adam Huby Watford 11
Alan Clark Watford 3½
André Machell Watford 14
Arthur Reed Watford 2½
Brian Havill Watford 2½
Geoff Johnson Watford 4½
Heather Bennett St. Albans 6
John Bee Watford 6
John Smallbone Watford 3
Jonathan Lambton Watford 18
Robin Barry Watford 9
Wendy Spencer-Smith Watford 18
 
WINNER
André Machell

Handicap change: André Machell 14 to 12, Jonathan Lambton 18 to 16, Wendy Spencer-Smith 18 to 20, Adam Huby 11 to 10