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ASSOCIATION CROQUET COMPETITIONS 2017

RULES

IMPORTANT NOTES
1.
All games must be played by the dates shown on each draw.
2.
In block games, please enter the ACTUAL SCORE FOR EACH SIDE (not the + or – difference). For all knockout competitions, please indicate if the game was decided on time by recording the result in the form + 5T (for example).
3.
The bisque calculation for a one-ball handicap game is described below under the Freddy Reynold Cup.
4.
Block winner to be decided in the following order : (1)Games (2)Who beat who (3)Points
5.
In the event of entries for a competition being significantly lower or higher than anticipated the format may be changed at the discretion of the competition secretary and the chairman.

1. Moore Cup
Knock-out with the best of three 26 point games for each round. Level play (no bisques) and advanced rules.
The competition is for players with handicaps of 6 or below. No time limit.

2. Sussex Gold Cup
The main Club handicap competition. Played as a knock-out and is open to all members with an Association handicap. One 26 point game per round. Time limit 3.5 hours.

3. Shine Salvers
Alternate-stroke handicap doubles competition. 26 point games played in blocks.
Maximum handicap per player 20. Maximum total handicap per pair 34. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Games unplayed by the date shown will be scored 0 for both sides.
No final. Winners of block win The Shine Salvers.

4. Daldy Cup
Singles, knock-out handicap-play competition for players with handicaps 9 to 16 inclusive.
26 point games. Time limit 3.5 hours.

5. D’Esterre Bowl
Singles knock-out level-play competition for players with handicaps 4 to 10 inclusive. Advanced rules
26 point games. Time limit 3.5 hours.

6. New Challenge Cup
Knock-out competition designed to give members the opportunity to play a handicap game to advanced rules. The player with bisques can use them only on a breakdown and not immediately after the first stroke of a turn. Handicap range 6 to 12 inclusive. 26 point games. Time limit 3.5 hours.
This is an irregular format and results do not count on handicap cards.

7. Bush Cup
Handicap-play competition for players with handicaps of 16 or above at date of entry. The games are played to a base of 8 to give each player bisques. 18 point games played in single block. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Rules for 18 point games to base 8 :-
On running hoop 1 with either ball, place the clip of partner ball on hoop 3-back.
The games count plus or minus 10 points on handicap cards.
The bisque allocation for each player is as follows:

Handicap 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12
Bisques 12.5 11 10 8.5 7 5.5 4 3

For example : Handicap 24 plays handicap 18. Handicap 24 has 11 bisques, handicap 18 has 7 bisques.

No Final. Winner of block wins the Bush Cup.

8. Fryer Cup
Handicap-play competition for men - for players with handicaps of 16 or below. 26 point games played in blocks. Time limit 3.5 hours
Winners of Block A play winners of Block B in the final.
Games unplayed by date shown will be scored 0 for both sides.

9. Franc Cup
Handicap-play competition for ladies - for players with handicaps of 16 or below. 26 point games played in single block. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Games unplayed by the date shown will be scored 0 for both sides.
No Final. Winner of block wins the Franc Cup.

10. Hazel Parker Salver
Handicap competition for players with handicaps of 16 or above at date of entry. The games are played to a base of 6 to give each player bisques. 14 point games played in single block. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Rules for 14 point games to base 6 :-
The games count plus or minus 5 points on handicap cards.
The bisque allocation for each player is as follows :

Handicap 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10
Bisques 11 9.5 8.5 7.5 6.5 5.5 4.5 3 2

For example : Handicap 24 plays handicap 18. Handicap 24 has 9.5 bisques, handicap 18 has 6.5 bisques.

No Final. Winner of block wins the Hazel Parker Salver.

11. Freddy Reynold Cup
One-ball handicap knock-out competition. Each round to be best of three games - each game consisting of 12 hoops and the peg. Results to be recorded in the form 2-0 or 2-1. No time limits.
The new method of bisque allocation is as follows :-
Adjust the handicaps of either player who has an Association handicap of 1.5 or below in accordance with the following table:

Normal Handicap 1.5 1 0.5 0 -0.5 -1 -1.5 -2
Bisques 1 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6

To calculate the bisque allocation, take the handicap difference using the modified handicap (if appropriate) then divide by 3 Part bisques are rounded to the nearest half.

For example : Normal handicap 10 plays normal handicap - 0.5
Handicap difference (modified basis) = 13
Bisque allocation 13/3 = 4.33 Rounded to 4.5.

12. Millennium Shield
Singles, knock-out competition for players with handicaps of 12 and below. Each round to be best of three 14 point games played to advanced rules (i.e. level play, no bisques).
Remember, 14 point games count on your handicap card (plus or minus 10 points with adjustments according to the handicaps of the two players - because it is level play).
Time limits for the games to be 1.5 hours, 1.5 hours, 1.0 hour respectively.

13. AC All England Handicap
This is a National 26pt AC Handicap competition. The initial round/s for our members will be played at SCCC. Full rules will be published by the CA.

Steve Lewendon

Competitions Secretary.


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