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

GC Championship Cup 2020

There are two groups. The winner in each group is decided by:

  • who wins the most matches
  • hoop differences
  • who beat whom
  • a penalty shoot out – boundary to hoop 1

The first and second in each group go to the semi-finals:  A1 v B2  and B1 vs A2.

The result of each match shows the net hoops in that match and “W” denotes the winner and “L” the loser. Most of the time a positive number is associated with a “W” but this is not always the case. The last three columns (P, W and N) show the number of matches played, the number of wins and the overall net hoops. The results are ordered by most wins and the largest net hoops. The blocks are now complete so final positions have been decided using the first two criteria listed above as necessary.

GC Championship 2020 Block A

 BJDGDLDVPWPAPWN
Peter Allan7W0W6W-3L6Wx5416
David Vincent6W0L6Wx-2L3W5313
David Grinstead-1Lx4W0W4W0L537
Brian Jamiesonx1W3W-6L5W-7L53-4
Paul Wolff-5L-4L8W2Wx-6L52-5
David Long-3L-4Lx-6L-8L-6L50-27

GC Championship 2020 Block B

 DSJGMMSFSTPWN
John Garnett5Wx6W-1L5W4315
Mick Moore1W-6Lx6W-1L420
Susan Tilbrook6W-5L1W-3Lx42-1
Steve Fisher-2L1W-6Lx3W42-4
David Seedx-5L-1L2W-6L41-10
Semi FinalFinalWinner
John Garnett-4LDavid Vincent7WDavid Vincent
David Vincent4W
Peter Alan-2LMick Moore-7L
Mick Moore2W

Icknield Cup 2020

The winner in each block will be decided by:

  • who wins the most matches
  • hoop differences
  • who beat whom
  • a penalty shoot out – boundary to hoop 1

The result of each match shows the net hoops in that match and “W” denotes the winner and “L” the loser. Most of the time a positive number is associated with a “W” but this is not always the case. The last three columns (P, W and N) show the number of matches played, the number of wins and the overall net hoops. The results are ordered by most wins and then the largest net hoops. Final positions have been decided using the last two criteria listed above as necessary.

GC Icknield 2020 Block A

 JGDVBJMMDLMCPWN
David Long5W5W4W7Wx-4L5417
John Garnettx3W-3L5W-5L8W538
David Vincent-3Lx4W3W-5L4W533
Brian Jamieson3W-4Lx0L-4L8W523
Mick Moore-5L-3L0Wx-7L6W52-9
Minty Clinch-8L-4L-8L-6L4Wx51-22

GC Icknield 2020 Block B

 DGDSSTPACJSJPWN
Sue Jenkins-2L8W5W2W6Wx5419
David Grinsteadx5W2L-5L4W2W538
Peter Allan5W3W4Wx-3L-2L537
Carol Jamieson-4L-2L6W3Wx-6L52-3
Susan Tilbrook-2W2Wx-4L-6L-5L52-15
David Seed-5Lx-2L-3L2W-8L51-16
Semi FinalFinalWinner
David Long3WDavid Long-1LJohn Garnett
David Grinstead-3L
Sue Jenkins-5LJohn Garnett1W
John Garnett5W

Berkshire Handicap 2020

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.

Update

The Cup!

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, played as two semi-finals followed by a final and a third-place play-off on Sunday, 13th September. Anthony Hardwicke was the first winner of the Berkshire Handicap, beating Peter Allan +6 in the final and taking home the trophy, which had previously been competed for as the Blewbury and Harwell Weekend Handicap Cup.

In the third-place play-off, the closest of games, Brian Jamieson beat Deirdre Cochrane +1.

In the semi-finals, Anthony had beaten Brian +9, and Peter won +22 against Deirdre. The final standings in the block stage had been as shown below.

Berkshire Handicap – Block A – 2020

PosTeamPlayedWinsNetHoops
1Anthony Hardwicke32849
2Deirdre Cochrane32443
3Carol Jamieson31043
4John Harrison30-1235

Berkshire Handicap – Block B – 2020

PosTeamPlayedWinsNetHoops
1Peter Allan433866
2Brian Jamieson431469
3Andy Robertson43255
4Michael Kay41-2242
5Minty Clinch40-3240

The places were decided primarily on number of wins, but if that wasn’t enough, tie-breakers were applied in this sequence until a definite order is reached: who beat whom; net hoops scored; total hoops scored; and as the ultimate incentive, whoever first reported their final game result to the manager.

GC Ladder 2020

#NameWinsGames
1Steve Fisher22
2John Garnett46
3Paul Wolff23
4Susan Tilbrook59
5David Grinstead59
6David Vincent13
7Roger Lowe11
8Susan Jenkins34
9Mick Moore13
10David Long16
11Minty Clinch01
12Jeff Drummond-Hay01
13David Seed01
14Brian Jamieson01

AC Ladder 2020

#NameRankWinsGames
1Brian Jamieson10222
2Peter Allan10123
3Paul Wolff10012
4Avril Rangoni-Machiavelli10012
5Carol Jamieson9901
6Anthony Hardwicke9814