AC Association Croquet

The club stages an internal one-day Association Croquet One-Ball Tournament early in the season. This year it is on Saturday 27th April.

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 much more like Golf Croquet.

The tournament is once again run as a charity event as part of the national Charity One-Ball Competition.

In last year's tournament Watford once again raised over £1000.

It has an optional entry fee that will this year be donated to the British Heart Foundation. 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 finals, this year again provisionally at two venues, on Sunday 5th May at Surbiton and Saturday 11th May at Nottingham. Follow the links for further details for each national final.

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

Details are provisional pending the tournament entry.

Format: Flexible Swiss
Entry fee: None, but a donation of £5+ is suggested to be donated in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
(Cash or cheque on the day. Gift Aid forms will be available.
Date: Saturday 27 April
Capacity:† 26Entries so far: 4
Manager: Simon Hathrell
Charity One-Ball
Tournament by year:

Participants
Name Club 1-ball
H'cap*
Stephen Mills Watford 3
Arthur Reed Watford
André Machell Watford 5
Lois Hall Watford 20

† Max 24 playing plus 2 between games
* Special AC handicap assigned for 1-ball only, as per the 2018 CA guidelines.

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

2. Number of wins against those tied.

3. Win quality