GC Golf Croquet

GC B-Level League
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2021 MATCH RESULTS - North & East Area

Winner: Chelmsford

Results vs.: Chelmsford Colchester Norwich Newport Ipswich POINTS GAME
DIFF
NET
HOOPS
PLACE
Chelmsford   7-11
[hoops: 99-99]
12-6
[hoops: 109-86]
w/o 11-7
[hoops: 103-89]
6 +6 +37 1
Colchester 11-7
[hoops: 99-99]
  11-9
[hoops: 114-115]
10-8
[hoops: 102-95]
4-14
[hoops: 73-108]
6 -2 -29 2
Norwich 6-12
[hoops: 86-109]
9-11
[hoops: 115-114]
  w/o 14-4
[hoops: 120-90]
4 +2 +8 3
Newport def 8-10
[hoops: 95-102]
def   13-5
[hoops: 109-81]
2 +6 +21 4
Ipswich 7-11
[hoops: 89-103]
14-4
[hoops: 108-73]
4-14
[hoops: 90-120]
5-13
[hoops: 81-109]
  2 -12 -37 5

Venues may be changed by mutual agreement. The Home team should arrange the match. Results to be reported preferably by text message to the League Manager immediately after each match, otherwise by email or phone within 24 hours.

Guideline dates for completing rounds:

Round 1 30 May
Round 2 23 June
Round 3 18 July
Round 4 11 August
Round 5 5 September

Contacts:
Colchester Marian Manning 01621 828605
Ipswich David Wicks 01449 711222
Norwich Colin MacDonald 01603 734498
Newport Desmond Taylor 07831 123650
Chelmsford Judith Hand 01702 294798

 

2021 MATCH RESULTS - Central & West Area

Winner: Enfield

Results vs.: Enfield Wrest Park Letchworth Watford Leighton Linslade POINTS GAME
DIFF
NET
HOOPS
PLACE
Enfield   12-6
[hoops: 114-88]
11-7
[hoops: 113-97]
w/o 14-3
[hoops: 111-78]
8 +21 +75 1
Wrest Park 6-12
[hoops: 88-114]
  14-4
[hoops: 117-79]
12-6
[hoops: 113-101]
11-9
[hoops: 116-107]
6 +12 +33 2
Letchworth 7-11
[hoops: 97-113]
4-14
[hoops: 79-117]
  11-7
[hoops: 103-97]
10-8
[hoops: 105-96]
4 -8 -39 3
Watford def 6-12
[hoops: 101-113]
7-11
[hoops: 97-103]
  14-4
[hoops: 115-73]
2 0 +24 4
Leighton Linslade 3-14
[hoops: 78-111]
9-11
[hoops: 107-116]
8-10
[hoops: 96-105]
4-14
[hoops: 73-115]
  0 -25 -93 5

Venues may be changed by mutual agreement. The Home team should arrange the match. Results to be reported preferably by text message to the League Manager immediately after each match, otherwise by email or phone within 24 hours.

Guideline dates for completing rounds:

Round 1 30 May
Round 2 23 June
Round 3 18 July
Round 4 11 August
Round 5 5 September

Contacts:
Enfield Brian Dawes 020 8366 6005
Wrest Park Richard Keighley 01296 681235
Leighton Linslade Roger Stroud 01582 873793
Letchworth Tricia Noble 01462 635880
Watford Geoff Johnson 07767 771180
Key:
Results vs.: Club A Club B
Club A   Club A - Club B score
Club A at Home
Club B Club B - Club A score
Club B Away
 

The matches shaded yellow are played at home for the team in the left-hand column.
So to read the table easily, (1) find the club in the left-hand column (in bold),
(2) read across to find its scores against each opponent as the first figure given;
(3) read across to find its Home games in yellow and its Away games in white.

2 points for a match win. If the overall number of points is tied then the winner
is determined by game difference, then by net hoops, then by other means determined by the Manager.


Final: Sunday 19th September at Watford

Manager: [tba]


The GC B-Level
League Trophy
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Area 2021
Area winners
2021
Winners
North & East Area Chelmsford Enfield
15-5 [hoops 126-98]
Central & West Area Enfield

Enfield Win the GC B-Level League for the Third Year


The Enfield winners, L-R:
Kim Taylor (3), Ian Moore (7),
David Barnicoat (4), Thomas Halliday (4)

This year’s playoff final was between Chelmsford and Enfield; actually an exact repeat of the last playoff final, held in 2019, (there were no leagues in 2020 due to Covid). The match was hosted by Watford on Sunday 19th September.

Despite long journeys the match got off to a prompt start, and 3 rounds were completed by lunchtime. At this point Enfield had taken an early lead of 6 wins, to Chelmsford’s 2.

The afternoon carried on in a similar vein with Enfield racking up 3 – 1 wins in each of the 3 singles rounds played, giving a final total of 15 to 5 for a convincing victory by Enfield.

Thus Enfield deservedly retained the trophy they won in 2019, and were crowned 2021 EACF GC B-Level League Champions.

Despite the weather not quite living up to the previous day’s that we had enjoyed for the Handicap final, we had a fine day’s play, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

All we need to do now is do it all over again in 2022!

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Teams
Enfield (E): Kim Taylor (3), David Barnicoat (4), Thomas Halliday (4), Ian Moore (7)
Colchester: Tony Frewin (3), John Skuse (4), Judith Hand (4), Ernie Bailey (8)
Report by Geoff Johnson

See also:

GC B-Level League score-sheet (2 courts) (PDF 49 kb)
GC B-Level League score-sheet (3-4 courts) (PDF 49 kb)
GC Level play league score-sheets (XLS 51 kb)
GC Handicap League
GC Open League
Previous GC Handicap league winners - all years
Previous GC Level Play league winners - all years

League Manager:
Geoff Johnson (Watford)
mobile: 07767 771180

 

Golf Croquet B-Level League Rules – 2021

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  1. General
    1. All games shall be played under the current CA-approved Laws of Golf Croquet (NB: new 5th Edition, March 2019) unless modified below.
    2. The start time of the match should be 10.00 am, unless otherwise agreed by team captains.
    3. Any number of courts may be used, subject to a minimum of two; but note that the format differs substantially depending on the number available. Standard Courts should be used wherever possible, and all courts must be at least ¾-size with the correct proportions. All courts should be in adequate condition such that there is a possibility of accurate positioning, and of hitting a ball from one corner of the court to the opposite corner. Play should be equably spread where the quality of the courts differs.
    4. Each team shall consist of four players, not necessarily the same players each match. Prior to the start of each match, the Captains will exchange team lists with players listed as A (H1/A1), B (H2/A2), C (H3/A3) & D (H4/A4). The listings shall be firstly in order of handicap, and secondly in actual index.
    5. The order of play shall be:-
      First (normally in the morning): all players of both sides play a doubles game with the following format:-
      • H1 & H4 vs. A1 & A4, H2 & H3 vs. A2 & A3.
      Then 16 singles games, in an all-play-all format. The final game of the match is a second doubles game with the format
      • H1 & H4 vs. A2 & A3, H2 & H3 vs. A1 & A4.
      This final game is optional, at the discretion of the captains, unless it could materially affect the result of the match.
    6. All games shall consist of a single 13-point game.
    7. The default time limit is 50 minutes per game, but captains may mutually agree to waive this. At the end of the 50 minutes standard CA rules apply: an extension period of 8 shots, at the conclusion of which the leading player is declared the winner. If the score is tied, then play will continue until the next hoop-point is scored to give a clear winner. Drawn games are not an acceptable result.
    8. Substitutes in matches shall be allowed only by prior agreement between the Team Captains.
    9. No player may play for more than one team in a season. In the event of a violation all illegal games won by that player shall be forfeit to the opponent with a 0-0 hoop score; all illegal games lost by that player remain valid.
    10. For those Clubs with two teams in the same region, the matches between those teams must be played as the first fixture otherwise the result of that game will be void.
    11. Teams may wear coloured attire, provided all team members (other than those wearing white) wear the same design. [Comment: This is in line with CA Tournament Regulation P4(d)(2).]
  2. Handicaps
    1. Players must have a current handicap in the range 3+ (i.e. no lower than 3).
    2. The total aggregate handicap of a team must be no less than 18.
    3. Subject to the application of rules 2a and 2b above, where a player's handicap changes less than a week before a match, that player and/or team shall remain eligible in accordance with CA Tournament Regulations.
    4. Handicap Cards should be handed to opposing Team Captain before the start of play. All handicap cards must be up to date and verified correct by the Team Captain, Club handicapper or Official CA Handicapper. If a player forgets their card, they should orally declare their handicap, but must provide a copy of the card to the opposing Captain and/or League Manager within 24 hours of the match. If a player's handicap turns out to be lower than that declared on the day, and the change would have been material in establishing eligibility for the individual or the team, then all illegal games won by that player shall be forfeit to the opponent with a 0-0 hoop score; all illegal games lost by that player remain valid.
    5. Subject to 2.c, if a team arrives for a match with handicaps outside the allowed range, the following procedure shall be used as a sanction. First, the offending team is listed in handicap order. Then starting with the lowest handicap player, declare that player illegal and calculate the average handicap of the remaining players, and repeat until the average handicap of the remaining legal players is at least 4.5. Then play the whole match using the standard format and current handicaps, but with all games played by illegal players deemed forfeit with a walk-over to the opponents for the purposes of the league. Handicap cards may still be updated with the actual scores of the forfeited games, which also remain valid for ranking purposes.
  3. Results
    1. The home Team Captain should submit to the League Manager a copy of the completed score-sheet within 48 hours. [Comment: The score sheet must show the club names, location, date, full names of all players, handicaps, and all results. Email is preferred.]
    2. The home Team Captain is also responsible for submitting results to "results#croquet.org.uk" for inclusion in the Golf Croquet Grading System, within 5 days.
    3. Matches not played by the published cut-off date will be declared void and no points awarded unless a later date has been agreed beforehand by the League Manager. If a team cancels a match unilaterally less than 5 clear days before a scheduled match, then that team forfeits its points and the non-offending team shall be awarded the match and 2 points.
    4. In the case of a tie on points between two or more teams in an Area Group, then the winner will be determined by net games in all matches, then by net hoops; and then by other means determined by the Manager.
  4. Disputes: In the event of a dispute, the League Manager's decision shall be final.

Geoff Johnson
League Manager