Aberdeen & Crathes CC- Full Lawn Singles Competition 2015

Division A     Robert Bell (18), Brian Clark (12), Charles Henderson (14), Malcolm Robertson (18), Simon Robins (14), William Strachan (14)

Division B     Allan Bruce (20), Gordon Hendry (22),  Elaine Mather (20), Chris Southworth (20), Dan Walker (20)


It is assumed that afternoon matches (A) start at 2.00pm and evening matches (E) at 6.00pm unless other start times are mutually agreed.

Division A   Division B  
22nd May Brian Clark v Robert Bell (A) 4th June Allan Bruce v Gordon Hendry (E)
16th June Brian Clark v Malcolm Robertson (E) 15th June Chris Southworth v Elaine Mather (E)
18th June Charles Henderson v Simon Robins (A) 30th June Elaine Mather v Dan Walker (A)
23rd June Bill Strachan v Malcolm Robertson (E) 9th July Gordon Hendry v Elaine Mather (E)
2nd July Brian Clark v Simon Robins (A) 16th July Dan Walker v Chris Southworth (E)
7th July Charles Henderson v Bill Strachan 21st July Allan Bruce v Elaine Mather (E)
14th July Bill Strachan v Brian Clark (A) 28th July Chris Southworth v Gordon Hendry (E)
14th July Robert Bell v Malcolm Robertson (E)
28th July Charles Henderson v Robert Bell (A) 10th Aug Dan Walker v Gordon Hendry (E)
30th July Simon Robins v Bill Strachan (A) 11th Aug Allan Bruce v Chris Southworth (E)
4th Aug Malcolm Robertson v Simon Robins (E) 27th Aug Dan Walker v Allan Bruce (A)
11th Aug Robert Bell v Bill Strachan (A)
18th Aug Charles Henderson v Malcolm Robertson (E)
22nd Aug Simon Robins v Robert Bell (A)
25th Aug Brian Clark v Charles Henderson (A)


– Matches will be full lawn  i e 26 points.

– 3 hours long. Time yourselves. After time called the person not playing has one final turn but after time is called no bisques may be used. If two matches on lawn add quarter of an hour.

– Referee yourselves-but seek advice if another “experienced” player happens to be around!

– The winner is the person who completes 26 points first. Failing this it is the person who gets most hoops. If both players have scored the same number of hoops when time is called, you play for a “Golden Hoop” i.e. continue playing until the first person gets a hoop and they are the winner.  No bisques during “Golden Hoop” play.If a match is completed within the three hours please  note  the time the match finished.

– In full lawn with regards to “wiring” you must be able to see another ball unlike in short croquet where you must be able to see your own ball.


–         The match schedule is based on your stated availability. It is fully realised that this will be subject to change so could you please adopt the following procedures if you need to change the timing..

–         If you cannot play at the time allocated contact your “opponent” and rearrange  a mutually convenient time. You will note that there are many “free” slots  throughout the season to cope with this situation if a) there is only one match on the  full lawn at Albury and b) Albury is available on any day or any time  so finding a mutually convenient time should be possible.  Please avoid Wednesday afternoons as this is a Club day.

–      Fixtures will go on to the web site and the site will be used to “manage” the competition. However it is important at the outset,  that as well as letting the web master know  the date of rearranged matches (and results i.e. winner, hoops of both players and if won within the three hours the time taken in the unlikely event that this is ever needed to separate players at the final count!) you let Robert Bell  also know  details of rearranged times and full results. Clearly the aim is to design a system that can be effectively  conducted on the web site so everyone  knows what is happening.

–   All those in the competition must use the SCA official handicap card which you have or will be provided with if you do not have one. Please let me know if you need one.This is important as it may lead to changes in your handicap as the season progresses. Please ensure that if your handicap does change you inform Simon, as Webmaster, Robert as Secretary and your “opponent” in your next match and adjust your number of bisques  accordingly.