Golf Croquet Tactical Decision Tree
|1||Should SB run the hoop?||If yes - do it|
|If no (too risky or loses next hoop) - go to 2...|
Is OB1 a threat?
|If yes - clear, block or hamper|
|2.1: can it run the hoop?|
2.2: can it harm PB?
2.3: can it assist OB2?
|If no - go to 3...|
Can PB be assisted?
|If yes - do it|
|3.1: can it be protected in position?|
|3.2: can it be promoted to position?|
|If no - go to 4...|
|4||Is OB2 a threat?||If yes - clear, block or hamper|
|4.1: can it run the hoop?|
4.2: can it harm SB in position?
4.3: can it harm PB?
|If no - go to 5...|
|5||Take position for hoop|
|5.1: consider jawsing (nestling)||be alert to OB1/OB2 jumping potential|
|5.2: consider best distance||depends on starting distance from hoop|
|5.3: consider correct side||prevent OB1/OB2 clearing it to far boundary|
SB: Striker's ball - the one about to play.
PB = partner ball.
OB1 = next opponent ball in sequence.
OB2 = other opponent ball, which will play after PB.
This page published with thanks to its originator, Stephen Mulliner.