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.

Title: September One-Day AC Tournament AC One-Day Tournament
results by year:

Handicaps: AC: any
Date: Saturday 8 September
Number of places: 8 to 16*Entries so far: 0
* The capacity may increase to 12 or 16 if the 3rd and/or new 4th courts are ready for use by September.
Entries: Allocation: 8 July. Non-members by invitation from 4 weeks before the tournament if there are any remaining vacancies.
Manager: Simon Hathrell
Entry fee: 5 (cash on the day)
Format: Provisional, may be revised subject to the final entry size:
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.


  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).

Details are provisional pending the 2018 AGM and the tournament entry.

Tournament draw/results not available.