GC Golf Croquet

This is a new event in the Watford tournament calendar. It will be run using a "Progressive Doubles" format, which means that all games are played as doubles, but players enter as individuals, not pairs, and all doubles pairings are assigned on the day by the tournament manager and will change for each game. Insofar as it is possible, pairings will also tend towards pairing a higher handicapper with a lower handicapper. The winner will then be the individual (not a doubles pair) who has the best record of results for the day.

Games will be played as single 13 hoop games to handicap rules. The handicap of each pair will be calculated in the usual way. The rules for calculating extra turns (bisques) for Doubles Handicap Games are on the notice board.

Time limits may be imposed to ensure that the tournament reaches a timely conclusion.

Players should NOT enter results on their handicap cards.

GC Progressive Doubles Tournament
results by year:

Title: GC Progressive Doubles Tournament
Handicaps: GC: any
Capacity: 32
Date: Sunday 24 April
Entries: Non-members may be invited from 2 weeks before the tournament to make up numbers.
Manager: Simon Hathrell
Format: Subject to entry size


  1. Play starts at 09:30, and entrants should expect to play until at least mid-afternoon.
  2. Tea will be provided, but please bring your own lunches.
  3. Winner: the individual player with most wins. Tie-breakers: tba
  4. Whites are optional (but the manager thinks they look nice).

Name H'cap
Jason Carley -2
George Skinner 3
André Machell 4
Steve Dennis 4
Stephen Webb 5
Ian Fennemore 6
Quiller Barrett 6
Ron Hibbs 7
Larry Fisher 7
Kevin Currie 8
Michael McGrath 8
Mike Grossmith 9
GF 9
Anne Dennis 9
Marian Hardy 9
Frances Skinner 10
Paul Lakra 10
Georgie Jones 11