AC Association Croquet

This tournament was staged at short notice as an informal 1-ball competition for those aquatic members of the club still willing to play for several hours in continuous rain instead of the "official" Charity One-Ball Tournament which had been scheduled for this day, and which was postponed to 9th September because of the bad weather.

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 more like Golf Croquet.

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

Format: American (all-play-all) blocks with block-winners in blocks
Date: Wednesday 19 August (11:00 start)
Capacity: 20
Manager: Simon Hathrell
One-Ball Tournament
by year:

Results:

Results vs.: GJ RB AC GB WINS NET
HOOPS
Geoff Johnson (2½*)   +3 +4 +2 3 +9
Robin Barry (9) -3   +9 +6 2 +12
Alan Clark (0*) -4 -9   +10 1 -3
Gary Bennett (-3*) -2 -6 -10   0 -18
Block 1
Results vs.: SM WSS PM JC WINS NET
HOOPS
Stephen Mills (7)   +2 +4 +5 3 +11
Wendy Spencer-Smith (20*) -2   +3 +6 2 +7
Peter Marsh (12½) -4 -3   +5 1 -2
Janet Carleton (20*) -5 -6 -5   0 -16
Block winners
Results vs.: SM RB GJ WSS WINS NET
HOOPS
Stephen Mills (7)   +7 +4   2 +11
Robin Barry (9) -7     +8 1 +1
Geoff Johnson (2½*) -4     +4 1 0
Wendy Spencer-Smith (20*)   -8 -4   0 -12
Block runners-up
Results vs.: PM GB AC JC WINS NET
HOOPS
Peter Marsh (12½)   +3 +2 +1 3 +6
Gary Bennett (-3*) -3   +2 +4 2 +3
Alan Clark (0*) -2 -2   +3 1 -1
Janet Carleton (20*) -1 -4 -3   0 -8
 
WINNER
Stephen Mills

The last round in the second session was unfinished because Stephen Mills was already the winner.

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

Final ranking determined by the following tie-breaking rules:

1. Number of wins in the block.

2. Number of wins against those tied.

3. Net hoops