2020 Association Croquet World Championship survey

2020 ACWC survey results

Responses: 33/80 = 41%

Q1: Did you attend the player briefing? If so, was the information well-presented and useful? Was the scheduling of the briefing convenient?

Generally positive but information about transport arrangements to satellite venues could have been clearer.

Q2: Were the transport arrangements satisfactory?

Yes: 64%, No: 0%, Other 36%

Six of the 11 "Other" comments simply stated that the respondent had used their own transport.

Q3: Was your number of games each day too many, not enough or about right?

Too many: 0%, About right: 70%, Not enough: 30%

Q4: Was the overall duration of the event too long, too short or about right?

About right: 88%, Too long: 6%, Too short: 6%

Q5: Was the event well-managed?

Yes: 52%, No: 9%, Other: 39%

"Other" comments related to modes and effectiveness of communication with players, consolation games, dress code enforcement and lack of social events at the mani venue in the evenings.

Q6: Was the event well-refereed?

Yes: 39%, No: 15%; Other: 46%

"Other" comments related mainly to slowness and over-use of ball markers.

Q7: Were the courts of suitable quality?

Yes: 76%, No: 0%, Other: 24%

Some of the satellite venues were felt to be too slow and needed more mowing.

Q8: Were the balls of adequate quality?

Yes: 76%, No: 3%, Other: 21%

The balls at the satellite venues were preferred to those at the main venue.

Q9: Were the hoops well set?

Yes: 70%, No: 3%, Other: 21%

The hoops at the satellite venues were generally wider than those at the main venue.

Q10: How did you rate the event overall?

Very good: 36%, Good: 33%, Satisfactory: 21%, Poor: 3%, Very poor: 6%