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: Saturday 11 September
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. Lunch and tea will be provided for a £5 fee.
  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.: MH DR HB AR WSS MS JS EC JC RB WINS MATCH
POINTS
NET
INDEX
POINTS
WIN
QLTY
WINS
within
TIME
Mark Homan   +18 +17 +1T     +17       4 - +43 10 3
David Robinson -18         +15   +16   +13 3 1 +20 3 3
Heather Bennett -17     +18 +1     +2T     3 1 +16 5 2
Arthur Reed -1T   -18       +1T   +13   2 4 +3 3 1
Wendy Spencer-Smith     -1     +17   -14 +11   2 3 0 3 2
Mike Stansfield   -15     -17     +9   +14 2 3 0 1 2
John Smallbone -17     -1T         +5T +10 2 2 -2 1 1
Eddie Chung   -16 -2T   +14 -9         1 2 -20 2 1
Janet Carleton       -13 -11   -5T     +6T 1 0 -20 0 0
Robin Barry   -13       -14 -10   -6T   0 - -40 0 0
Key:
Handicap Level Advanced
WINNER
Mark Homan
Participants
Name Club H'cap
Heather Bennett St. Albans 1
Arthur Reed Watford 3
John Smallbone Watford
Mark Homan Watford 5
Robin Barry Watford 10
Mike Stansfield Watford 12
David Robinson [no club] 18
Eddie Chung Watford 18
Wendy Spencer-Smith Watford 22
Janet Carleton Watford 24

Handicap change: Mark Homan 5 to 4½, Robin Barry 10 to 11