GC Competition Rules

GOLF CROQUET COMPETITIONS 2024

RULES

IMPORTANT NOTES
1.
All games must be played by the dates shown. The Competition Secretary will chase members who allow their play-by dates to pass. Some tolerance will be given, but if the Competition Secretary feels that a non-played match is adversely effecting the competition he can disqualify the offending player or players. In all cases the Competition Secretary’s decision will be final. Finals week is at the end of September and it expected that all matches be completed by then, only in very exceptional cases (illness) will any further extensions be given
If the club is very busy and you cannot find a space to play your match please contact the Chairman who will move social croquet matches to accommodate you.
2.
For the block games, please enter the ACTUAL SCORE FOR EACH SIDE
3.
For the Quaich, please record the scores for each round in the form 2-0 or 2-1.
4.
Block winners will be decided in the following order:
(1) Number of wins
(2) Net points
(3) Who beat whom
5.
In the event of entries for a competition being significantly lower or higher than anticipated the format may be changed at the discretion of the Competition Secretary and the Chairman.
6.
If you are unable to play your match in a block format or Knockout you must advise the Competition Secretary immediately. You cannot simply offer your opponent a walkover.
7.
In a block match if you withdraw having already played matches this could adversely affect the result of the block and must be dealt with by the Competition Secretary.
8.
In knockout sections of a competition if you are unable to play your match you must inform the Competition Secretary who will offer your place to the player or players you have beaten in the previous round. If this is the first round after the block stage then the best placed person or pairs from the block will be offered the place.
9.
All semi-finals should be completed by the first week of September. Extensions will only be given with the assurance that those requiring the extension are available to play in Finals Week should they win their semi-final.
10.
Any player reaching a final must make himself or herself available to play their final in Finals Week or before the date set for the presentation of trophies. If they are unavailable they should inform the Competition Secretary and their place will be offered to their beaten semi-finalist.
11.
If you are a finalist you cannot offer your opponent the match because of your inability to play, you must inform the Competition Secretary who will offer this match to your beaten semi-finalist.
12.
Finals are arranged by the Competition Secretary so that they can be posted onto the website before the match. Other club members may want to watch the match so the fixing of the date for the final must be agreed with the Competition Secretary.
13.
When you have won your semi-final please advise the Competition Secretary ASAP of your availability in Finals Week, which is usually the last week of September.
14.
We are allowing 3 weeks between the date of the semi-final and Finals Week and a further 2 weeks before the presentation day only in exceptional circumstances (illness) will any further extension be allowed. If you intend to take an extended holiday or are just too busy to play your final by the presentation date then you must inform the Competition Secretary who will offer the match to the beaten Semi Finalist.
15.
The Competition Secretary will act in the best interest of the Club and their decision will be final.

What to wear? Full whites are optional but please wear white tops or club fleeces for internal club competitions. 

The Competitions

1.
The President’s Cup
A level play competition played in blocks with knockout final stage. Each match in the block stage is a single 19 point game and in the knockout stage best of 3 13 point games. Games not played by date shown will be scored 0 for both sides.
2.
Quaich Trophy
A level-play competition played as a knockout with rounds to be played by the dates shown.
All rounds and the final to be the best-of-three 13 point games.
3.
Handicap Singles Championship
A handicap competition played in blocks.
Each match to be best-of-three 13 point games. Block games not played by the date shown will be scored 0 for both sides. The first two in each block will go forward to the knockout stage.
4.
Handicap Doubles Championship
A handicap competition played as a knockout. Each match to be a best-of-three 13 points.
5.
Level Play Doubles Div 1
Knockout competition with restriction on the pairing: combined handicap of the players in the pair must be at least 0. Level play best-of-three 13 point games.
6.
The Chairman’s Cup
A level play competition for B level players (minimum handicap 3 at date of entry) played in block format. Matches to be best-of-three 13 point games to be played by the date shown for each round. Knockout stage bedt-of-three 13 point games.
7.
GC Improvers C Level Cup
A handicap competition for players of C level (handicaps 7 and above) played in blocks. Each block match to be best of 3 x 13 points games 
Block games not played by the date shown will be scored 0 for both sides..
The first two in each block to go forward to the knockout stage.
8.
The Southwick Cup
C Level Knockout for members with a handicap of 7 and above. Level play best-of-three 13 point games. The final is best of three 13 point games to be played in Finals Week.
9.
Level Play Doubles Div 2
Knockout competition with restriction on the pairing: combined handicap of the players in the pair must be at least 8. Level play best-of-three 13 point games.
10.
The Committee cup
Now open to all members with a handicap of 9 and above.
A Level play competition played in blocks for players with a handicap of 10 and above. Each match a single 13 point game. The first two in the block play a final in Finals Week which will be best-of-3 13 point games.
11.
Super Vets cup
This is a block competition. A single 13 point handicap game. The first and second placed in the block play a final of a single 13 point game in Finals Week. Open to all members who have reached their 80th Birthday by April 1st
12.
Diana Brothers Drawn Pairs.
A doubles hcp competition where you are allocated a partner. Format confirmed according to entries. Played on a single day in June - date to be confirmed. Winners of blocks go on to a knockout.
13.
GC All England Handicap
This is a National 13pt GC handicap competition (Advantage play with max hcp of 14) The initial round/s for our members will be played at SCCC. Full rules published by Croquet England on their website. Dates to note if you go through:
29 July. Area final south east is at Surbiton Croquet Club. 
14-15 September National final at Guildford & Godalming CC. 

The format of all competitions may be altered at the Competitions Secretary's discretion dependent on the number of entries.

Short Croquet Competition

Hazel Parker Shield Short Croquet Cup

The rules for this competition are included with with AC Competition Rules which you can find by clicking here.


Summary Ranked by Handicap

HC from + AC/GC Singles/Doubles Level/HC Format Name
Open GC Singles level Blocks President's Cup
Open GC Singles level Knockout Quaich
Open GC Singles HC Blocks GC Handicap Singles
Open GC Doubles HC Knockout GC Handicap Doubles
14- GC Singles HC Blocks GC All England Handicap
0+ total GC Doubles level Knockout Level Play Doubles Div 1
3+ GC Singles level Blocks Chairman's Cup
7+ GC Singles HC Blocks GC Improvers
7+ GC Singles Level Knockout Southwick Cup
8+ total GC Doubles level Knockout Level Play Doubles Div 2
9+ GC Singles level Blocks Committee Cup
Age 80+ GC Singles HC Blocks GC Super Vets

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