Having read the information (available on the ACA website)
defining the new Handicap system for Golf Croquet, I have the
1. With the current system, players on handicaps of 10, 11 and
12 do not lose index points. Will a similar rule apply to the new
system? If so, for what handicap range?
2. Currently there are 3 grades of players -
division 1 (handicaps 0 to 4)
division 2 (handicaps 5 to 8)
division 3 (handicaps 9 to 12)
How many grades will there be in the new system and what will be
the handicap ranges?
3. The CNSW Events page is advertising pennants and
championship events with closing dates prior to the introduction
of the new rules, starting before that date and
continuing after the date (e.g. divisions 2 and 3
pennants) When will the information (mentioned in point 2) be made
4. The instruction for the Setting of Initial Handicaps
gives a system to allocate handicaps ranging from 7 to 16. Why,
then, are there handicaps of 18 and 20?
How does one "achieve" a handicap of 18 or 20 ? What
happenned to handicaps of 13, 15, 17 and 19?
5. When will the new handicap cards be available, both
physically and on line, for download?
6. When this system was being trialled in UK, it was stated
that handicaps would not change during an event. Why is this not
included by ACA? This, in particular,
would eliminate the situation where, in a match of the
best of 3 games, both players reach a trigger point (the winner
improving his handicap and the loser moving to a
poorer handicap) and then the loser of that game wins
the next 2 games, thus winning the match. This means that the
person who loses the match has
improved his handicap and the winner of the match has
"gone backwards". It is interessting to note the following found
Handicap changes do not
necessarily become effective immediately. They only become
effective at the end of the tournament if it is a CA
Calendar Fixture or any other tournament lasting no more
than four days. In all other cases handicap changes become
effective at the end of the day. If a player's index goes
through a trigger point and then goes back through the same
trigger point during the tournament or day, their handicap
does not change.
I look forward to receiving clarification of these points.