ASSOCIATION CROQUET COMPETITIONS 2023
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.
(1) Number of wins
(2) Net points
(3) Who beat whom
Walkovers/unable to play your match.
What to wear? Full whites are optional but please wear white tops or club fleeces for internal club competitions.
Knockout with best-of-three 26 point games for each round. Level play (no bisques) and advanced rules.
The competition is for players with handicaps of 6 or below. No time limit.
The main Club handicap competition. Played as a knockout and is open to all members with an Association handicap. One 26 point game per round. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Alternate-stroke handicap doubles competition. 26 point games played as knockout.
Maximum handicap per player 20 (players over 20 may play off 20). Maximum total handicap per pair 34. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Singles, knockout handicap competition for players with handicaps 9 to 20 inclusive.
26 point games. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Singles knockout level-play competition for players with handicaps 4 to 12 inclusive. Advanced rules
26 point games. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Knockout competition designed to give members the opportunity to play a handicap game to advanced rules. The player with bisques can use them only on a breakdown and not immediately after the first stroke of a turn. Handicap range 6 to 12 inclusive. 26 point games. Time limit 3.5 hours.
This is an irregular format and results do not count on handicap cards.
Handicap competition for players with handicaps of 14 or above at date of entry. The games are played to a base of 8 to give each player bisques. 14 point games played in single block. Time limit 2 hours.
The number of bisques for each player is calculated as follows:
Deduct base 8 from player’s handicap and then halve to allow for the 14 point format.
Winner of block wins the Bush Cup. If entries allow for more than one block, block winners will progress to a final.
Handicap competition for players with handicaps of 20 or below. 26 point games played in single block. Time limit 3.5 hours.
Games not played by the date shown will be scored 0 for both sides. Winner of block wins the Franc Cup. If entries allow for more than one block, block winners will progress to a final.
NB This is no longer a women's only competition but open to players of all genders.
One-ball handicap knockout competition. Each round to be best-of-three games - each game consisting of 12 hoops and the peg. Results to be recorded in the form 2-0 or 2-1. No time limits.
The method of bisque allocation is as follows :
Adjust the handicaps of either player who has an Association handicap of 1.5 or below in accordance with the following table:
A player's One-Ball handicap will be the lowest of:
a) their AC handicap (but see above for AC handicaps that are less than 2)
b) 2.5 x their GC handicap (but see below for GC handicaps that are less than 0)
Bisques are 1/3 of the difference between the two players’ One-Ball handicaps, rounded to the nearest half bisque.
Players should not multiply minus GC handicaps by 2.5 (so -2 should not become -5)
Singles, knockout competition for players with handicaps of 12 and below. Each round to be best-of-three 14 point games played to advanced rules (i.e. level play, no bisques).
Remember, 14 point games count on your handicap card (plus or minus 10 points with adjustments according to the handicaps of the two players - because it is level play).
Time limits for the games to be 1.5 hours, 1.5 hours, 1.0 hour respectively.
A 14 point game played on half lawns for players with a short croquet handicap of 7 and above at the time of entry. Final is best of three 13 point games. Time limit 80 minutes.
Normal laws of AC apply but with different wiring rules.
|Relationship between Association and Short Croquet handicaps|
|-3 to -1||3 peels||8 to 9||3|
|-0.5 to 0.5||2 peels||10 to 11||3.5|
|1 to 1.5||1 Peel||12 to 13||4|
|2 to 2.5||0||14 to 15||5|
|3 to 3.5||0.5||16 to 17||6|
|4 to 4.5||1||18 to 19||7|
|5||1.5||20 to 21||8|
|6||2||22 to 23||9|
This is a National 26pt AC Handicap competition. The initial round/s for our members will be played at SCCC. Full rules will be published by the CA.
Summary: Competitions ranked by handicap requirements
(In addition there is one One Ball (Open) and One Short court competition (equivalent to AC HC 18+)
|Open||AC||Singles||HC||Knockout||Sussex Gold Cup|
|Open||AC||Singles||HC||Block||All England AC Handicap|
|6||12||AC||Singles||HC||Knockout||New Challenge Cup|