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: 10* to 16
Entries: Allocation: 1 April. 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: 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.: RB WSS MH AH AR JL GJ DB WINS MATCH
POINTS
NET
INDEX
POINTS
WIN
QLTY
WINS
within
TIME
Robin Barry (11)   +11 +13 +14     +11T   4 - +40 8 3
Wendy Spencer-Smith (24) -11   +13 +10T +18       3 - +20 6 2
Mark Homan (5) -13 -13     +1T +11     2 5 -1 4 1
Adam Huby (8) -14 -10T       +1T   +5T 2 4 +2 2 0
Arthur Reed (2½)   -18 -1T       +4T +5T 2 2 +1 1 0
Jonathan Lambton (6)     -11 -1T     +4 +13 2 1 -1 1 2
Geoff Johnson (2) -11T       -4T -4   +12 1 - -21 0 1
David Brown (24)       -5T -5T -13 -12   0 - -40 0 0
Key:
Handicap Handicap Advanced Level Advanced
 
WINNER
Robin Barry

Handicap change: Robin Barry 11 to 10, Wendy Spencer-Smith 24 to 22