GC Golf Croquet

The Tournament is an open one-day Golf Croquet C-Class Level Play Singles competition staged at Watford, as one of the tournaments in the Croquet Association fixtures calendar. It is the first open C-Level tournament at Watford staged as part of the national GC C-Level (7+) series.

Open GC C-Level Tournament
results by year:

Title: Open Golf Croquet C-Level (7+) Series Tournament
Handicaps: GC:7+
Date: Tuesday 27 April
Capacity: 16
Manager: Geoffrey Johnson
Secretary: Roger Nicholls
Email: Roger Nicholls click on link to send an email
Phone: 01923 236068
Address: please ask, or log in and obtain it from the CA member's directory
Entries: Allocation: 30 March; Closing: 19 April
Those who wish to enter and pay online may do so through the CA website in same way as entering a CA Tournament. Alternatively, postal entries should be submitted together with entry fee using the standard CA Tournament entry form.
Entry fee: £10 (CA Premium members).
Pay online (see above) or by cheque to the secretary, payable to "Watford (Cassiobury) Croquet Club".
Format: All-play-all in four blocks of four, then the four block winners all play each other in a further block of four, runners-up in a second block of four, etc. Thus 6 games in total played by all.

Exceptions and additions to the standard CA tournament regulations:

  1. Players must be prepared to play five or more games.
  2. This tournament forms part of the National C-Level (7+) Series.
  3. Tea, soft drinks and biscuits are provided free of charge but please bring your own lunch.
  4. Details of parking and other arrangements will be sent to participants before the event.

Results:

Block A
Results vs.: AH AJ AP MC WINS NET
HOOPS
Allan Henderson   7-3 7-6 7-4 3 +8
Andrew Jackson 3-7   7-4 7-6 2 0
Anthony Peperell 6-7 4-7   7-4 1 -1
Max Crome 4-7 6-7 4-7   0 -7
Block B
Results vs.: KC AH CG PM WINS NET
HOOPS
Kevin Connolly   7-3 7-3 7-3 3 +12
Anthony Hardwicke 3-7   7-2 7-4 2 +4
Celeste Gee 3-7 2-7   7-6 1 -8
Patricia Mulcahy 3-7 4-7 6-7   0 -8
Block C
Results vs.: SW EG FC SM WINS NET
HOOPS
Stephen Webb   7-3 7-3 7-5 3 +10
Edward Gee 3-7   5-7 7-1 1 0
Fraser Creighton 3-7 7-5   6-7 1 -3
Steve Morton 5-7 1-7 7-6   1 -7
Block D
Results vs.: NW SS HA CS WINS NET
HOOPS
Naomi Whitehead   7-3 7-2 7-1 3 +15
Stuart Stafford 3-7   7-4 7-6 2 0
Hazel Archer 2-7 4-7   7-5 1 -6
Christine Searle 1-7 6-7 5-7   0 -9
Block winners
Results vs.: KC NW SW AH WINS NET
HOOPS
Kevin Connolly   7-1 7-5 7-2 3 +13
Naomi Whitehead 1-7   7-5 7-6 2 -3
Stephen Webb 5-7 5-7   7-6 1 -3
Allan Henderson 2-7 6-7 6-7   0 -7
Block runners-up
Results vs.: AH SS AJ EG WINS NET
HOOPS
Anthony Hardwicke   7-6 6-7 7-0 2 +7
Stuart Stafford 6-7   7-6 7-3 2 +4
Andrew Jackson 7-6 6-7   7-4 2 +3
Edward Gee 0-7 3-7 4-7   0 -14
Block 3rd places
Results vs.: AP HA FC CG WINS NET
HOOPS
Anthony Peperell   7-5 7-5 7-3 3 +8
Hazel Archer 5-7   7-4 6-7 1 0
Fraser Creighton 5-7 4-7   7-3 1 -1
Celeste Gee 3-7 7-6 3-7   1 -7
Block 4th places
Results vs.: SM MC PM CS WINS NET
HOOPS
Steve Morton   7-6 7-4 7-2 3 +9
Max Crome 6-7   7-2 7-2 2 +9
Patricia Mulcahy 4-7 2-7   7-5 1 -6
Christine Searle 2-7 2-7 5-7   0 -12
WINNER
Kevin Connolly
Participants
Name Club H'cap
Anthony Hardwicke Bradfield College 5
Anthony Peperell High Wycombe 7
Kevin Connolly Watford 7
Stephen Webb Watford 7
Celeste Gee Ealing 8
Edward Gee Ealing 8
Stuart Stafford St. Albans 8
Christine Searle Phyllis Court 8
Max Crome Bradfield College 9
Naomi Whitehead Cheltenham 9
Andrew Jackson Guildford & Godalming 10
Allan Henderson Phyllis Court 10
Steve Morton Phyllis Court 10
Patricia Mulcahy Phyllis Court 11
Hazel Archer Watford 11
Fraser Creighton Bradfield College 12

Handicap change: Kevin Connolly 7 to 6

Note: one of the student entrants from Bradfield College failed to arrive as expected, so his place was taken by a Bradfield teacher, Anthony Hardwicke, in order to make the numbers up for the tournament format. However, since Anthony's handicap was below the minimum eligible for the tournament his results were excluded for the purposes of the C-Level Series results.