This is the re-titled Blewbury version of this year’s AC All-England Handicap, which was cancelled at National level, but not before we had collected ten individual entries from Blewbury and other nearby clubs. So we decided to play the Blewbury local heat anyway, for the players’ benefit.
The event was played in two American blocks – that’s all-play-all in a block – and the top two in each block qualified for a decider, to be played as two semi-finals followed by a final and a third-place play-off on Sunday, 13th September.
The final standings in the block stage are as shown below. The two semi-finals will be Anthony vs Brian and Peter vs Deirdre.
The places are decided primarily on number of wins, but if that isn’t enough, tie-breakers are applied in this sequence until a definite order is reached: who beat whom; net hoops scored; total hoops scored; and ultimately, who first reported their final game result to the manager (Paul).