AC Association Croquet

The club stages an internal one-day Association Croquet One-Ball Tournament early in the season. This year it is again a charity event on Wednesday 19th August (provisional), run as a qualifying event as part of the national Charity One-Ball Competition.

In last year's tournament, Watford raised the largest amount of money of all clubs in the country.

The One-Ball game is a variation of Association Croquet in which each side only has one ball instead of two. In other respects the normal rules of Association Croquet apply, i.e. you can roquet and take croquet from your opponent's ball, and use this to help to make hoops. However, with only two balls in play, the games are typically quick and breaks are much harder to execute than in the full AC game, so the character of the One-Ball game is a bit more like Golf Croquet.

The competition has an optional entry fee that will be donated to Macmillan Nurses. A donation of at least £5 is suggested. This also means that the event will become a qualifying tournament in the national Charity One-Ball Handicap Competition and, depending on the total amount raised, the winner(s) of our tournament will become eligible to play in the national final at Surbiton on a revised date yet to be decided. Further details can be found on the Croquet Association fixture list.

Results of these games should not be entered on the handicap card.

Format: Flexible Swiss, minimum: 6 games (subject to weather and final list of participants).
Entry fee: None, but a donation of £5+ is suggested to be donated in aid of Macmillan Nurses.
(Cash or cheque on the day. Gift Aid forms will be available. Last year's generous donations averaged over £25 per player.)
Date: Wednesday 19 (11:00 start) Revised date
Capacity: 28Entries so far: 18
Manager: Simon Hathrell
One-Ball Tournament
by year:

Tournament draw/results not available.

*Special handicap assigned for 1-ball only, as per the 2018 CA guidelines.

Final ranking determined by the following tie-breaking rules:

1. Percentage of wins out of a minimum of 6 games.

2. Number of wins against those tied (if they all played each other).

3. 'Quality of wins' (i.e. aggregate percentage scored by opponents who were beaten).