Prebendal Manor Cup 2022

Holder: Andy Robertson

The Prebendal is the Club’s internal AC handicap competition, open to all. This year’s qualifying stages are to be played May-August, leading to a finals day on Saturday, September 24th.

Entering and viewing results

Find your block below – you will only be allowed to enter a result against someone you should be playing. Enter the result of each match as you go along. Blocks in which you are not drawn will say “Sorry you are not competing in this event”. All results should be recorded on handicap cards. As usual, if you pass a trigger point, please amend your handicap accordingly for subsequent games; both on the CA website, and in this site’s list of members.

Look below for more details.

Group A

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Group B

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Name#DSAHDSCKWNHTH
Duncan Sinclair1X18-111718
Anthony Hardwicke21-18X0-171
David Seed2X000
Claire King2X000

Group C

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Name#BJPAjhESWNHTH
Brian Jamieson1X18-711118
Peter Allan2X000
john harrison27-18X0-117
Edmund Shirley2X000

Group D

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Competition Format:

The first round of the competition will be played in 4 round-robin blocks, each of 4 players, which have now been drawn – as follows:

A. Andy Robertson (holder), Paul Wolff, Steve Fisher, Sandra Millikin.

B. Anthony Hardwicke, Duncan Sinclair, David Seed, Claire King.

C. Peter Allan, Brian Jamieson, John Harrison, Edmund Shirley.

D. Joe King, Deirdre Cochrane, Minty Clinch, David Long.

Everyone should arrange and complete their 3 block matches by end-July. Given the anticipated pressure on lawn availability later this season, I would urge players to try to front-load these games as far as possible.

The Top 2 from each block will progress to quarter-finals, with block winners seeded apart. Places in each block will be decided at the end-July cut-off point by the following criteria:

  1. Number of wins
  2. Results of match(es) between tied players
  3. If players are still tied at that point, then the higher position will be awarded to whoever’s 3rd match result was recorded first on the website (or their 2nd one if all tied players only managed to play 2 games by the cut-off date, etc.). So get those results loaded up asap!

Quarter-finals should be played during August (or earlier, if everyone finishes their block games sooner). Semi-finals and final will then be played together at the Finals Day, on Saturday Sept 24th.

Any ambiguities or extenuating circumstances affecting these rules will be resolved by reference to std. AC tournament rules, else at Tournament Managers’ discretion.

Game Format:

All matches except the Final should be played as 18pt games (1 and 3-back variation – as per AC rule 51.2.3) with a 2.5 hour time-limit. The Final will be contested as a 26pt game with a longer limit (eg 3 or 3.5 hrs, dependent on the playing conditions on the day).

Games will be played as handicaps, using a base of 9:

  • in games involving at least one player of handicap less than 9, normal bisque alloctions apply, subject to the standard reduction for 18pt games. eg player A (handicap = 4) vs player B (handicap = 16): B is allocated 12 bisques, reduced to 8.5.
  • if both players have handicaps of 9 or more, each player gets a number of bisques equal to the difference between their handicap and 9, reduced according to the schedule for 18pt games. eg player C (10) vs player D (11): C is allocated 1 bisque, reduced to 0.5; D is allocated 2 bisques, reduced to 1.5.

Games cannot end in a draw: the standard extra turns procedure (AC rule 61) should be followed if scores are level when the time-limit is reached.

Any Questions?

Please feel free to contact me, and I’ll do my best to help.

David Long (07484 360169; secretary@blewburycroquetclub.org.uk)

Prebendal Manor Cup 2021

Holder: Peter Allan

The Prebendal Manor Cup handicap competition has started but I can take new entries for the next week or two. Please click on the button below to record your desire to play in this year’s competition. Please let me know too.

We will be using a flexible Swiss format to advance the 8 players to the finals phase on Saturday September 25th. Players with 2 wins qualify, and players losing their first game will need to play 3 or 4 games to reach qualification.

Initial rounds will be be played as 18pt games with a 2.5 hour time limit, unless both players agree to play a full game with 3 hour time limit.

Games should be played to the laws of handicap play using your official CA handicap as per the CA website. If as a result of a win or loss your reach a trigger point, then your handicap changes for subsequent games and should be updated on the CA website accordingly.

Round 1 fixtures, to be played by August 24th

Steve vs Peter

Andy vs Anthony

Brian vs David Long

Claire vs Edmund

Minty vs John

Prebendal Manor Cup 2020

Holder: Peter Allan

The Prebendal Manor Cup handicap competition is commencing. This will be contested by 12 players with a block phase being played in three blocks of 4; the top 2 players from each block automatically advance to the finals phase on September 12th. They will be joined by the two remaining players with the best records from the blocks phase. All the conditions and criteria can be found on this page:

Blocks phase and results

Games should be played as 18pt (1 and 3-back variation) games with a 2.5 hour time limit. Games will be handicap using a base of 9. Each player needs to complete their three block games by the end of September 6th. Results should be sent to me using this link below:

Send in results

Draws are not permitted, and the rules for resolving the winner when the scores are level after the time turns should be followed. I will explain if you are in doubt.

The best record will be determined by the following criteria, in this order:

  • Number of games won
  • Who-beat-who
  • Net points accrued from all games
  • Total points accrued from all games
  • Who reported the result of their third game to me first

It is generally not ideal to have to depend on net and total points to determine standings in handicap play, but it is necessary to have a tie-breaker that works across blocks.

Finals phase

Games will likely again be 18pt with a 2.5 hour time limit until the final which will be contested as a 26pt game with a 3 or 3.5 hour time limit, depending on the playing conditions that day.

Losers from the quarter and semi finals will have additional games that day if they so wish.

Block allocations and results

Block allocations have been made using the recommended seeding approach based on handicap. This should provide all players with a good variety of opponents. The blocks (and results when posted) are as follows:

Block 1

#NameSFJKARMCWinsGamesNetTotal
1Steve Fisher+18+3-4231744
2Joe King-18+13+323-236
3Andy Robertson-3-13+913-734
4Minty Clinch+4-3-913-840

Block 2

#NameBJPADCESWinsGamesNetTotal
1Brian Jamieson+7+12+12333154
2Peter Allan-7+6+923847
3Deirdre Cochrane-12-6+313-1532
4Edmund Shirley-12-9-303-2426

Block 3

#NameAHBGJHPWWinsGamesNetTotal
1Anthony Hardwicke+2+4+16332242
2Bruce Gallop-2+5+14231746
3John Harrison-4-5+313-633
4Paul Wolff-16-14-303-3315

Players and handicaps

The initial handicaps I have recorded for each player from the CA website are as follows. If any is incorrect then please let me know. If your handicap changes because you pass a trigger point please make sure that you update this on the CA website and on the club website under personal details :

Player name Handicap
Peter Allan 8
Minty Clinch 26
Deirdre Cochrane 4
Steve Fisher 11
Bruce Gallop 7
Anthony Hardwicke 11
John Harrison (tbc) 16
Brian Jamieson 12
Joe King -1/2
Andy Robertson 10
Edmund Shirley 24
Paul Wolff 4

The base 9 means that in games involving players of handicap less than 9, normal bisque allocations apply, subject to the reduction for 18pt games. For games played between two players with handicaps above 9, then each player gets a number of bisques equal to the difference between their handicap and 9, reduced according to the schedule for 18pt games.

So in Paul Wolff vs John Harrison, John is allocated 12 bisques reduced to 8.5

And in Andy Robertson vs Steve Fisher, Andy is allocated 1 bisque reduced to 0.5 and Steve is allocated 2 reduced to 1.5

All results should be recorded on handicap cards. If you then pass a trigger point please amend your handicap accordingly for future games. If you need guidance on this please let me know, or see the CA website here.

Other questions

If you have any residual questions or encounter any issues please feel free to call me on 07768 182 885 and I’ll do my best to help.

Joe King

AC Captain