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.

AC One-Day Tournament
results by year:

Title: Late Summer One-Day AC Tournament
Handicaps: AC: any
Capacity: 16
Date: Monday 31 August
Entries: Non-members may be invited from 4 weeks before the tournament to make up numbers.
Entry fee: £5 (cash on the day)
Manager: Simon Hathrell
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. Food and drink are NOT provided - so please bring your own for the day.
  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.: GJ MH SH AR WSS JM JC AM GB RB WINS MATCH
POINTS
NET
INDEX
POINTS
WIN
QLTY
WINS
within
TIME
Geoff Johnson (3)   +1T   +10 +12   +2T       4 - +40 8 2
Mark Homan (6) -1T     +15     +12 +2     3 2 +19 4 3
Simon Hathrell (-1)       -4T   +3T +9   +6   3 0 +8 4 2
Arthur Reed (3) -10 -15 +4T   +3T           2 4 +9 5 0
Wendy Spencer-Smith (22) -12     -3T   +13     +6   2 2 0 3 2
John Moore (11)     -3T   -13     +16   +5T 2 0 0 2 1
Janet Carleton (24) -2T -12 -9             +1T 1 5 -20 1 0
André Machell (7)   -2       -16     -3 +8 1 3 -19 1 1
Gary Bennett (-½)     -6   -6     +3   -3 1 2 -17 1 1
Robin Barry (9)           -5T -1T -8 +3   1 2 -20 1 1
Key:
Handicap Level Advanced
 
WINNER
Geoff Johnson

Handicap change: Simon Hathrell -1 to -1½, Gary Bennett -½ to 0.