Why not think of joining a club team?
The Club takes an enthusiastic part in a wide range of national and local team competitions, so why not join in?
Where might you fit in? Which teams would you like to play in? If you want more advice on which leagues, competitions or tournaments it might be suitable for you to play in - ask our Club Captain, Liz Farrow.
South East Croquet Federation (SECF) Leagues
Leagues are usually a full day’s play either at home or within approx 50 mile radius. Four matches during the season and you don’t have to play in all of them.
|AC A League||Suitable for players who are willing to play against a variety of others, usually the lower handicaps, and play to advanced rules. Our club tries to put in our lowest handicappers.|
|AC U League||Anyone can play in this and we usually field a variety of handicaps.|
|AC B League||For those starting out in AC league games and for the high handicaps. It is usually a morning's competitive play with a friendly in the afternoon. These are 14pt game matches.|
|GC Level A team||Level play. Suitable for lower handicap players. We tend to play the lowest available handicappers in any match.|
|GC Level B team||Level play. Suitable for lower handicap players 2 or below.|
|GC R League||Level play. Suitable for players handicap 2 and above.|
|GC Handicap League||Suitable for players of any handicap.|
SECF Competitions and Tournaments
|AC Team doubles||All handicaps are welcome for this two day handicap competition (you don’t have to play
both days.) We have 4 people in teams of 2. It is good fun and a good introduction to
|AC Ladies Teams Day||A handicap day for Ladies . The format is undergoing review but a good opportunity to play
a variety of people. Any handicap welcome . People are very supportive of each other.
|GC Ladies Teams Day||A great opportunity to play handicap in singles and doubles. Any handicap welcome. A team
of 4 is the usual entry with a reserve or two.
|GC Southern Challenge Div 1
GC Southern Challenge Div 2
|We enter two/three teams for the weekend . The divisions have different handicap ranges.
Ranges are from our lowest handicap players available -2 to handicap 6
Don't be afraid to put your name forward even if you can only play one of the days.
|GC Teams Day||Handicap play for teams of 4 playing both doubles and singles. Number of teams will be one
or two and any handicap is welcome for this day.
Croquet Association Competitions
These are a day’s play and each is a knockout competition.
The CA usually manages to keep the venues close for the first rounds but our team has played the final against Nottingham before now!
|AC Interclub||We try to put in the lowest handicaps available. This can vary from 4 or 5 down to minus players|
|AC Longman Cup||This is for players with handicaps between 3.5 and 20 and the team must have a total handicap of at least 24.|
|GC Interclub||We try to put the lowest handicappers available.|
|GC Murphy Shield||Players from 2 and above (only one player with handicap of 2) and the
total handicaps of the players must be at least 12 - so range of players
GC friendly matches
For those venturing into club games, playing against another club and getting ready for the leagues! Usually an afternoon at a local venue or home grounds. Play is handicap and suitable for any players, but especially those with high handicaps.