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									 Croquet Australia
         Program for

11th National Golf Croquet
 Handicap Tournament

Handicap Singles and Doubles


Perth, Western Australia

  9 – 13 October 2010
                    AUSTRALIAN CROQUET ASSOCIATION INC –
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Welcome by the ACA President
Welcome to the inaugural Golf Croquet Handicap Event held in Perth. This event has proven very popular
in the past and we hope that this trend will continue. The combined event was first staged in 2000 and the
list of winners is impressive.
The Australian Croquet Association is well aware of the efforts needed to stage these events and we are
grateful to the West Australian Croquet Association (WACA) and the clubs concerned in agreeing to hold
the event this year. We also thank the playing members of those clubs who give up their courts for the
event.
Planning for and organising these events is to say the least a time consuming task and many people
contribute to that task. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to those who have
devoted such a lot of their free time to arrange this year’s event. In particular I would like to thank the
ACA Tournament Committee together with the WACA officials involved for their efforts.
As you are well aware the popularity of Golf Croquet has increased over the years. No longer is it only the
game that we played to loosen up while we waited for the real event to begin. It has become a well -
established competition in its own right. Golf Croquet players and enthusiasts will be watching this event
with interest to gauge how it measures up with previous years and I am sure they will not be disappointed.
There can be only one winner but I wish you all the best and hope you enjoy the competition and the
camaraderie it develops.
Max Murray
President, Australian Croquet Association.


Welcome from the President of the Western Australian Croquet Association
The Western Australian croquet community welcomes players and officials to Perth for the 2010 National
Golf Croquet Handicap Tournament.

It is an honour for WACA to host this tournament, WA’s first National golf Croquet Event, and we are
pleased that so many players will also be playing in a National event for the first time.

My thanks goes to the organisers and officials who work with players to run the event. Their time and
effort is much appreciated.
We trust that you enjoy the healthy competition and on-lawn rivalry and that you find your participation in
the 2010 Golf Croquet Handicap Tournament is rewarding.
Alan Sands
President, Western Australian Croquet Association

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Event 1 –       Handicap Doubles -       Round robin, single games, on Sat 9 & early Sun 10 October.
                                         Finals and Plate on Sunday 10 October.

Event 2 –       Handicap Singles –       Round robin, single games on Mon/Tues 11-12 Oct.
                                         Finals & Plate on PM Tues 12 Oct & Wed 13 October.

TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS                                   TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
ACA Representative – Tony Hall                         The Tournament Committee will comprise:
Tournament Manager – Brian Hadley                         • ACA Representative
Tournament Referee – Trevor Ashby                         • Tournament Manager
Tournament Handicapper – Peter Hopwood                    • Tournament Referee
Asst Tournament Manager- Susan Sands

The Tournament Committee is the final Appeals Committee for any issue arising during the Tournament.

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                             13 Point Handicap Doubles 9-10 October
                                  all at Cambridge Croquet Club

                       1.       Tony Hall (1) & Creina Dawson (3) (ACT/SA)
                       2.       Chris McWhirter (1) & Michael Murphy(9) (WA)
                       3.       Merryl Garrod (3) & Sue Anderson (9) (WA)
                       4.       Basil Ladyman (4) & Richard Lee (8) (WA)
                       5.       Doug Leabeater (5) & Edna Kelly (7) (NSW)
                       6.       Clive Faulkner (5) & Doug Fortescue (12) (WA)
                       7.       Ian Tarling (8) & Ben Boehm (9) (WA)
                       8.       Fritz Schreuder (8) & Pam Warner (11) (WA)
                       9.       Margaret Muirhead (9) & Claire Nigg (10)(WA)
                       10.      Peter Brown (10) & Pat McGovern (11) (WA)
                       11.      Joan Hocking (11) & Glenn Foley (11) (WA)
                       12.      Michael (11) & Maureen Lennon (12) (WA)

                                     Order of Play for Doubles

                                                 Saturday

   Round   1     1 v 12        2 v 11         3 v 10       4v9           5v8           6v7
   Round   2     1 v 11        2v9            3v8          4v7           5v6          10v12
   Round   3     1 v 10        2v7            3v6          4v5           8 v 12        9 v11
   Round   4     1v9           2v5            3v4          6 v12         7 v 11        8 v10
   Round   5     1v8           2v3            4 v 12       5 v 11        6 v 10        7v9
   Round   6     1v7           2 v 12         3 v 11       4 v 10        5v9           6v8
   Round   7     1v6           2 v 10         3v9          4v8           5v7          11 v12
   Round   8     1v5           2v8            3v7          4v6           9 v12        10 v11

                                                 Sunday

   Round 9       1v4           2v6            3v5          7 v 12        8 v 11       9 v10
   Round 10      1v3           2v4            5 v 12       6 v 11        7 v 10       8v9
   Round 11      1v2           3 v12          4 v 11       5 v 10        6v 9         7v8
* Please note that some games allocated by the Tournament Management will be double
banked.

                                              Plate pm Sunday


                                            Single Game Knock Outs
                                       th
                              Block 5 v 12th, 8th v 9th, 7th v 10th, 6th v 11th.
                                               Plate Semi Finals
                                                 Plate Final

                                              Finals pm Sunday


                      Single 13 point Game Semi Finals and Best of 3 Games Final.
                          1st in Block v 4th in Block. 2nd in Block v 3rd in Block.
                             Losing Semi Finalists Single Game 3rd 4th Play Off



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                        Blocks for Singles – Mon/Tues 11-12 October

             Block A (Cambridge)                      Block B (Como)
        1    Tony Hall (1) (ACT)                 1    Creina Dawson (3) (SA)
        2    Clive Faulkner (5) (WA)             2    Basil Ladyman (4) (WA)
        3    Terry Speers (5) (WA)               3    Doug Leabeater (5)(NSW)
        4    Jeff Bell (6) (WA)                  4    Bill Turner (6) (WA)
        5    Henry Smith (7) (WA)                5    Murray Fisher (6) (WA)
        6    Edna Kelly (7) (NSW)                6    Fritz Schreuder (8)(WA)
        7    Ian Tarling (8) (WA)                7    Richard Lee (8) (WA)
        8    Sue Anderson (9) (WA)               8    Anne Titley (9) (WA)
        9    Joan Hocking (11) (WA)              9    Bethwyn Johnson (11) (WA)
        10   Doug Fortescue (12) (WA)            10   Glenn Foley (11) (WA)
        11   Aurel Bican (12) (WA)

                         Order of Play for Singles Cambridge

                                           Monday
Round   1      1 Bye       2 v 11       3 v 10        4v9        5v8           6v7
Round   2      1 v 11      2v9          3v8           4v7        5v6          10 Bye
Round   3      1 v 10      2v7          3v6           4v5        8 Bye         9 v 11
Round   4      1v9         2v5          3v4           6 Bye      7 v 11        8 v 10
Round   5      1v8         2v3          4 Bye         5 v 11     6 v 10        7v 9
Round   6      1v7         2 Bye        3 v 11        4 v 10     5v9           6v 8
Round   7      1v6         2 v 10       3v9           4v8        5v7          11 Bye
Round   8      1v5         2v8          3v7           4v6        9 Bye        10 v 11

                                          Tuesday am
Round 9        1v4         2v6          3v5           7 Bye      8 v 11       9 v10
Round 10       1v3         2v4          5 Bye         6 v 11     7 v 10       8v9
Round 11       1v2         3 Bye        4 v 11        5 v 10     6v 9         7v8

                           Order of Play for Singles Como

                                           Monday
Round   1      1 v 10      2v9          3v8           4v7        5v6
Round   2      1v9         2v8          3v7           4v6        5 v 10
Round   3      1v8         2v7          3v6           4v5        9 v 10
Round   4      1v7         2v6          3v5           4 v10      8v9
Round   5      1v6         2v5          3 v 10        4v9        7v8
Round   6      1v5         2 v 10       3v9           4v8        6v7
Round   7      1v4         2v3          5v9           6v8        7 v 10

                                         Tuesday am

Round 8        1v3         2v4          5v8           6 v 10     7v9
Round 9        1v2         3v4          5v7           6v9        8 v 10


•   The top 4 in each Block Cambridge A and Como B will play in the best of three game
    quarter finals commencing at Cambridge Tuesday pm.
•   The other 13 players are expected to play in the Plate Competition Blocks C (7) and
    Block D (6) at Como commencing Tuesday pm.



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                       Play-off Handicap Singles 12 -13 October 2010
                                  All Best of 3 at Cambridge CC

Quarter Finals          Semi Finals          Final
Tues PM 12 Oct         Wed AM 13 Oct        Wed PM 13 Oct

 Winner Block A
       v
 Fourth Block B        Winner

                                        Winner
 Second Block B        Winner
        v
  Third Block A

                                        v             Winner
 Second Block A                                       Handicap
        v                                             Singles
  Third Block B        Winner

                       v                Winner
 Winner Block B        Winner
       v
 Fourth Block A

    A single game round robin block for losing quarter finalists will be held at Cambridge
                      Wednesday am to establish 5th to 8th positions.


              Handicap Singles Plate at Como Tuesday pm and Wednesday am
                            Round Robin Single Game Blocks C and D.
   Exact order of play at Como Tuesday PM and Wednesday AM will be advised by the Tournament
                           Committee when final Plate acceptors are known.


                       Play-off Handicap Singles Plate – Wednesday am/pm
                                Single game SFs & Final, at Como CC

                        Semi Final                Final

                        #1 in Block C
                        V
                        #2 in Block D

                                                          Handicap Plate
                                                          Winner
                        #1 in Block D
                        V
                        #2 in Block C




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                                       Conditions of Play
1. Events will be played under the WCF Golf Croquet Rules adopted by Croquet Australia.
2. Hoops are to be set as near as possible to 3 3/4 inches. To allow for inaccuracies in gauges, balls,
   hoops and setting techniques, a tolerance of ± 1/32 inch is allowed.
3. Dawson International balls will be used.
4. All games will be un-timed. However, the Tournament or Venue Managers may impose a time limit
   of an additional 15 minutes of play after a game has been in progress for at least 1 hour. WCF Golf
   Croquet Regulation 2(d) will apply.
5. Courts may be available for practice up to 7.45am each day and after the completion of play for the
   day, subject to club requirements for dressing courts and maintenance. The Tournament/Venue
   Manager’s approval should be sought for such practice and players assistance in preparing and
   clearing lawns will ensure that this practice can continue.
6. A 5 minute warm up period will be permitted before a player’s first game of the day.
7. Matches shall commence at 8.00 am sharp unless otherwise indicated. Players are requested to be
   at their designated venue & court before the scheduled starting time.
8. Players may be allowed a break of up to 10 minutes between matches and a lunch break of up to
   30 minutes. The Tournament Manager will ensure games go on expeditiously to enable completion
   of the scheduled program. In best of three matches, games should be ‘seamless’ - players are
   expected to commence play in the second and third games immediately after the completion of the
   previous game. It is mandatory for players to inform the Tournament or Venue Manager should
   they wish to leave a venue for any reason.
9. The Tournament Manager will decide whether play in any match should continue in bad weather.
10. Referees will generally be on call in terms of Rule 15 (b) (2).
11. The Australian Handicapping System is in force for this Tournament. Players are to ensure that
    they have their ACA Handicap Cards with them to present to the Tournament Manager or his
    representative before each event commences. Handicap cards should be completed after each
    game. If players reach a trigger point their handicap changes immediately. Handicaps may be
    adjusted by the Tournament Handicapper during the events.
12. Players may be asked to play up to 8 games per day.
13. The Tournament Committee may make any alterations to the program, draw and other
    arrangements as are necessary in order to complete the tournament in the time available.

                               SPECIFIC CONDITIONS OF PLAY
14. Tournament headquarters is Cambridge Croquet Club (4 courts), where programs will be available
    on registration, the other Club used will be Como (4 courts). Location details are on the rear page
    of this program.
15. Registration will be at Cambridge CC from 2pm on Friday 8 October. There will be a Welcoming
    Function compliments of the WACA at 6pm.
16. The Tournament Dinner booking required is at Cambridge CC from 6:30pm on Wed 13 October.

                                Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles
17. The Draw was conducted by the Executive Director in conjunction with the ACA Tournament and
    Selection Committee using the ACA Seeding and Draw procedures. Current handicaps were used
    for seeding purposes. The format for the Handicap Doubles is as follows.
    a)   Each pair plays the other pairs in the block in a single 13 point game on Saturday 9 October,
         and Sunday 10 October. All games are at Cambridge CC.
    b)   Based on games won and then net points, the top four pairs will proceed to the knockout phase
         of the event. If pairs are still tied then the pairs concerned will play a 13 point game to
         determine the winner, or other method at the Tournament Manager’s discretion.


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           c)   Pairs will be re-seeded for the knock-out phase based on final placings in the block.
           d)   The semi-finals will be played as single 13 point games, and the final will be a best of three 13
                point games (if time allows).
           e)   A plate will be conducted on Sunday 10 October for pairs eliminated from the knock-out.

                                       Golf Croquet Handicap Singles
   18. The Draw was conducted by the Executive Director in conjunction with the ACA Tournament and
       Selection Committee using the ACA Seeding and Draw procedures. Current handicaps were used
       for seeding purposes. The format for the Handicap Singles is as follows.
           a) Blocks seeded with members of the same family placed in different blocks, and players from the
              same State evenly spread between blocks. Each player to play other players in the block in a
              single 13 point game.
           b) Based on games and then net points, four players from each block will proceed to the knockout
              finals phase of the event. If players are still tied then the players concerned will play a 13 point
              game to determine the winner, or other method at the Tournament Manager’s discretion.
           c) Players will be re-seeded for the knock-out phase based on final placings in initial blocks.
           d) The finals will be played at Cambridge CC as best of three 13 point games.
           e)   A plate will be conducted at Como CC for players eliminated from the knock-out.

                                     Rule 16 – Hoops in Extra Turns
   19. It has been apparent for some time that lower handicapped players have a better than even chance
       of winning under the conditions of Rule 16(d): "No point may be scored for the striker's side in an
       extra turn". Canada has deleted this condition from the Rule for two years with better results, and
       New Zealand intends that their entire 2010/2011 season will be conducted by deleting Rule 16(d).
       As a trial, this tournament will be conducted with Rule 16(d) deleted in order to provide more data
       and to determine the effect under Australian conditions. It is expected that higher handicap players
       will then have a more equal chance of success. Results from this trial will be evaluated, in
       cooperation with New Zealand, to determine whether there should be a permanent change to the
       Rule. Australian Handicap cards will still be used for all singles games.




                                              PAST
                                             WINNERS

            NATIONAL GOLF CROQUET                                         NATIONAL GOLF CROQUET
               HANDICAP SINGLES                                             HANDICAP DOUBLES
2000   –   Max Eyers (NSW)                                    2000   –   Noela Bond/George Latham (VIC)
2001   –   John Baldwin (VIC)                                 2001   –   Betty Moore/Vonda Hamilton (VIC)
2002   –   Tony Hall (ACT)                                    2002   –   Ian Bassett/Lyn Creasey (VIC)
2003   –   Harley Dohnt (VIC)                                 2003   –   Dorothy Dean/Judy Beresford (VIC)
2004   –   Jack Denson (VIC)                                  2004   –   Harley Dohnt/Bernie Bailey (VIC)
2005   –   Ian Rees (VIC)                                     2005   –   Bernie McAlary/Bill Coull (NSW)
2006   –   Harley Dohnt (VIC)                                 2006   –   Harley Dohnt/Joan McCalman (VIC)
2007   –   Jim Saunders (VIC)                                 2007   –   Tony Hall/Beryl McDonald (NSW)
2008   –   Creina Dawson (SA)                                 2008   –   Tony Hall/Beryl McDonald (NSW)
2009   –   Tony Hall (ACT)                                    2009   –   David Wise/Philip Wise (SA)


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     CLUB LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS

Cambridge Croquet Club     49 Chandler Avenue West, Floreat
(Event Headquarters)       Phone: (08) 9287-2476
                           Venue Manager:    Dianne Cook

Como Croquet Club:         Comer Street through Eric Street in Como
                           (near Broadwater Complex, on Comer Reserve)
                           Phone: (08) 9474 6044
                           Venue Manager:     Merryl Garrod

ACA Representative:        Tony Hall       0417 067 484

Tournament Manager:        Brian Hadley    0421 581 820

Asst Tournament Manager:   Susan Sands     0430 789 017

Tournament Referee:        Trevor Ashby    9276 7896

Tournament Handicapper:    Peter Hopwood   9291 6621




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