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The following information applies only to open tournaments run and managed by Sussex County Croquet Club (SCCC). Internal competitions, SECF competitions and Croquet Association (CA) sponsored national tournaments must be entered in the usual way and not from this site.

Eligibility to enter

For most of the tournaments listed in the summer season you will need to be a member of the CA, either individually or by virtue of your club membership. There are different entry fee bands on the entry form reflecting the new types of CA membership:
CA Premium Member: premium membership of the CA is the successor to being a CA tournament member.
Standard: any other membership of the Croquet Association, for example, by virtue of belonging to a registered croquet club, or student or overseas croquet organisation membership.
Host Club Member: SCCC offers a discount on the standard entry fee to its own members for entry to its own tournaments.
Host Club & CA Premium: SCCC offers a discount on the Premium entry fee to its own members  who are also Premium members of the CA for entry to its own tournaments.

Winter tournaments
There are in general no eligibility requirements for entry to winter tournaments (ie those run October -March). The Club generally offers a discount on the entry fee for its own members. Any other entrant should choose the Standard Fee rate.


You can enter an open tournament at SCCC in two ways:

  1. Complete an on-line entry form here.  You will be contacted by the Tournament Secretary once your entry has been processed, which will be within a few days in normal circumstances.  The acknowledgement email will contain details for  electronic transfer payment, should you wish to use that method of payment. Alternatively your entry cheque to confirm your place should be sent in due course to the Tournament Secretary. There is no need to send in a paper form as well, just write the tournament name on the back of the cheque.  
  2. Complete a paper CA tournament application form (you can download the  here), then print it and send it off together with your cheque.  Entries and cheques (payable to Sussex County Croquet Club) should be sent to:
     Luc Berthouze, 26 Highbank, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4TU.

Whichever method you use, please give an email address if at all possible. 

Please note that payment must be made before your place will be confirmed. As a general rule we do not accept payment on the day for summer season tournaments, unless you are an overseas player visiting the UK, for whom normal payment methods may be difficult.


Entry for doubles competitions
Because doubles competitions need to be arranged with an entry in multiples of 4 players, it is highly advisable to enter early to be assured of a place.  Nearer the closing date, the 17th, 21st or 25th player will be told they are on reserve pending 3 additional entries.

If you want to enter with a partner, please make sure that player also makes an official entry, or do it for them.  Giving your partner's name on the form in the space marked 'Partner' is insufficient; you must make it clear on the paper entry that you are entering for both parties and pay accordingly, or complete two on-line forms, one for each player.

If you want to check the status of your entry, click here.  It will show:

  • entry sent (on-line entry only) - you have requested a place but the Tournament Secretary has not yet acted on your request.
  • provisional - your entry have been received and a place allocated.
  • confirmed - your payment has been received.
  • reserve - the list is currently full but you have been added to the reserve list.
  • withdrawn - you have cancelled your request for a place.

Withdrawing from open tournaments
If you withdraw from an open tournament before the closing date, the club will return your entry fee, but will in general charge an administrative fee of £5.00
Withdrawal after the closing date (generally one week before the tournament date) will result in the loss of the entry fee.
Privacy
Only  your name and the status of your entry is shown in the tournament list on the website.  However, if you wish to keep your entry private, please enter by post and ensure the Tournament Secretary is aware of your request.
 
Please report problems or errors to the Tournament Secretary.


Creation date : 07/03/2009 @ 18:04
Last update : 19/02/2017 @ 10:33
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