The Golf Croquet Inter-County Championship 2012 takes place 15-16 Sep 2012 at Sussex County croquet club.
Click on the tournament name for entry conditions and details.
Director: Bill Arliss
Manager: Bill Arliss
Draw updated: 6 Aug 2012; Details: 6 Aug 2012.
See previous winners in the history section.
Updated: 6 Aug 2012.
Click on a county to highlight its matches in the Order of Play below (AC only).
Please note the news item A Firm Basis for Determining Player Eligibility.
Order of Play
The lawn allocation is such that all teams visit all lawns at least once but never more than three time. In the schedules below a capital letter represents a doubles match and lower case letter a pairs of singles matches
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Notes on the Schedule
- The format of the playing schedule is an all play all arrangement, giving each of the twelve teams eleven matches. Each match will consist of two singles and one doubles game. Because we only have eleven lawns available and each round requires two lawns per two teams,making a total of twelve lawns required, we have to to drop either one doubles or two singles each round. All the dropped games will be played in a first preliminary round, labeled P1 in the above schedule. Playing all the byes initially will allow the full game score for each match to be recorded after all subsequent rounds.
- The code letters for each team have been randomly allocated.
- Before each round the Captains are required to give their opposite number a written slip of the players they intend to use for that round. This must include all players' handicaps. (Small proformas for these slips will be available at the Captains' briefing)
- Teams may register up to a maximum of eight players. The names of each player and his/her present handicap must be given to the CA Office when the entry fee is paid. The deadline for payment is 1 Aug. A registered player may be changed before the start as long as the Manager is notified. Additional players may be added to the list at any time provided they are eligible for the County and the total registered does not exceed eight.
- Any four of the registered players must be selected for each round but with the following constraints:
- The numbers of singles and doubles matches played by each player must not vary by more than one when totalled at the end of the event.
- The players chosen for the preliminary round may not represent their county against the same team when the corresponding matches are played against that county in the later rounds.
- The player with the lowest handicap must play as player 1 in all pairs of singles games
- Each game is subject to a 50 minute time limit. Players should make their own arrangements for timing. When time expires, if the scores are not equal the game will stop immediately and the present score will be taken as the result. If the scores are equal then play will continue until another hoop is scored, at which time the new result will be reported. NOTE If play is still in progress on the final hoop when the next round is scheduled to start, the Manager reserves the right to suspend a game for later completion.
- In double banked games, the first game to place a ball at a hoop has priority at that hoop.
- As we no longer will accept a tied game as a result, this restricts the possible results of any round to 0-3, 1-2, 2-1, or 3-0. This allows us to use the same scoreboard as used for the AC Inter Counties which will allow all teams to monitor their exact standing at any time. The winning Captain is responsible for ensuring that the correct tablets are placed on the master scoreboard for both his and his opponent's team. For the purposes of recording scores, the results of the games played in round P 1 will not be recorded until the remaining games of that particulat match are played in later rounds. Pegs will be provided for keeping score and their use is mandatory to allow the manager or other players to know the score at any time without disturbing the players.
- All qualified referees are asked to attend when called. Clocks may be stopped for the absence of a player refereeing.
- Final team positions will be judged as follows:
- The winner will be the team with the maximum number of match wins.
- In the event of an equal number of match wins the order will be decided on net games won.
- Should two or more teams still be equal, the who-beat-whom criterion will be applied, if possible.
- Any further separation will be at the Manager/Director's discretion; however a joint placing may be awarded
- All Captains must complete a team allocation sheet with the individual results. This will be used for the purposes on ranking of all singles games and as a checklist for the balance of singles and doubles games for each player. We cannot complete the presentation until this list has been checked by the Manager so please ensure it is kept up to date throughout the competition and available immediately after completion of your last game. Copies of the sheet will be available at the briefing.
- Players may warm up on the allocated lawn after 9:15 each morning
Southwick will be arranging a themed dinner on the Saturday evening. Early booking is advised as numbers will be limited. Details will be published on this page as soon as they are available.