Tournaments

We have many club tournaments and events in our region. Details of locally organised tournaments and events can be seen via our  and are usually open to all members of our clubs. Some of these in the Croquet England Fixture Calendar have different entry rules. We also have a very active competitive programme of team tournaments (below), in addition to our own .

Use our at the beginning of the year to enter our events as well as register. Any subsequent changes or additions should be sent directly to the Manager.

The Honours Board of winners can be seen . Reports of all our events since 2020 are posted as . Reports from previous years are referenced by the links below:

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Current dates, locations (Sussex County except where noted) and Managers can be seen on our Diary page.
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Event Type Details

AC Teams

AC Handicap
Teams of four, Doubles
This is now a one day event to the same format as the B League (14pt, handicap to a base of 6). The winners will be the team with most cumulative wins. In the event of a tie, net points will be considered. This event is held at Sussex County and starts at 10am.
Manager: John Low

Short Croquet Teams

Short Croquet
Teams of four, Singles
Four rounds of singles/doubles played on half-lawns, with format as laid out in Appendix 6 of the AC Laws (14-point games, full bisque, with mandatory peels for low handicappers). Time limits of 75 minutes per game. Teams of four players; if under-subscribed a team of 3 can be considered.
This event is held at Ealing and starts at 10am.
Manager: Tony Elliott

Ladies AC Teams

AC Handicap
Teams of two or three,
Singles and Doubles
Teams of 2 or 3 welcomed, any handicap, preferably from one club, but  joint entries welcome! Singles and doubles.
There are three rounds – the 1st and 3rd rounds are singles and the 2nd doubles. All games are 14 points and timed. Points are awarded for wins, draws, peg-outs and peels! Any changes will be at the manager’s discretion.
This event is held at Sussex County and starts at 10am.
Manager: Frances Low

SouthEast Challenge Teams

GC Level Play
Teams of four, Singles and
Doubles
A two day event split into a North and South division. All run to essentially the same format, with minor differences because of the different number of teams in each.

Teams of four players, normally in an all-play-all arrangement plus additional play-offs dependent on overall numbers.
Each match comprises one doubles and two singles level play games.
All players play an approximately equal number of singles and doubles games.

Div South held at Sussex County managed by Roger Sutton and starts at 10am each day.
Div North held at Surbiton managed by Martin Burger.

Ladies GC Teams

GC Handicap
Teams of four,
Singles and Doubles
(Extra turn format)
The maximum handicap for entry is 12. Singles results count on your handicap card.

Teams of 4 players for each round. There will be 6 rounds with each round being one match between 2 teams. Each round will consist of 2 singlesone of which will be level play, and the other handicap – and a handicap doubles. All games are 13 points -1st to run 7 hoops, and there will be time limits as there will be a tight schedule! With the normal SECF substitution policy, a team may field up to 8 players with the captain selecting the 4 for each round. The winner will be the team with the most match wins. Failing that it will be counted on games won and then AMD.
This event is held at Sussex County and starts at 10am.
Managers: Linda Gavigan & Robyn Clark

GC Carnival

GC Handicap
Teams of four,
Singles and Doubles
(Extra turn format)
The maximum handicap for entry is 12. Singles results count on your handicap card.
The tournament was introduced by Bill Arliss and managed by him until 2019. All the bells and whistles, including the foghorn!
Four rounds of doubles in the morning and four rounds of singles in the afternoon.
Due to the large number of rounds to complete all games will be started and stopped on the Manager’s hooter.
Schedules are arranged so that each player has normally one game on and one game off.
This event is held at Sussex County and starts at 10am.
Manager: Bill Arliss

Team size and substitutes: 

  1. Each team may have up to 2 substitute players for each league match or day of a tournament.
  2. A substitute player may take the place of any team member who becomes incapacitated during an event for reasons of sickness or injury.
  3. A substitute player may take the place of any team member as a scheduled change but such replacements must be planned at the beginning of the day and the opposing league team or tournament manager informed. This means there cannot be adhoc substitutions according to the vagaries of play on the day.

What to wear: competition whites or club/team/national strips all acceptable. For the Carnival Day anything goes!