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Archive of Past Laws of Association Croquet


Association Croquet is the official name of the traditional game of croquet played throughout the world. The Laws are sometimes known as the International Laws.

If you are looking for the current laws please refer to the relevant section.

Previous versions of the laws, rulings and commentary are available as follows. The dates below are the dates of publication, not necessarily the date the corresponding set of laws or rulings came into effect.


The Laws of Association Croquet (6th Edition, Amended 2008) (Superceded)

The 6th edition of the Laws of Association Croquet was in effect between January 2001 and March 2021, being amended in January, 2008. The Laws were prepared by the International Laws Committee (ILC), established by the croquet associations of England and Wales (CA), Australia (ACA), New Zealand (CNZ) and the United States (USCA).

See also: a Summary of the effect of the 2008 amendments to the Laws of Association Croquet.

The Official Rulings on the 6th Edition of the Laws of Association Croquet (superseded) contains all the judgements on the 6th Edition Laws made by the International Laws Committee. This document also contains a commentary on the 6th Edition Laws. There is a PDF version of the ORLAC, formatted for printing on A4.

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