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Selection for Glamorgan vs. CA Women at Cheltenham (28-29 April 2018)

by Mark Suter [^]
18 Mar 2018 (CA Official News)

The CA Women's team, who will play Glamorgan at Cheltenham on 28-29 April 2018, has been selected and is as follows:

Miranda Chapman
Rachel Gee
Sarah Hayes
Ailsa Lines
Annabel McDiarmid
Beatrice McGlen

1st Reserve: Alison Jones

Congratulations to everyone selected. :-)

CA Administrative/Online Shop Assistants wanted

pictureWe're Hiring! CA Administrative/Online Shop Assistants Wanted

by Mark Suter at Cheltenham [^]
19th March (CA Official News)

The Croquet Association has two vacancies for the role of administrator/online shop assistant, based at its office in Cheltenham. The Croquet Association is the governing body of the sport. In addition to providing services to members, it has an online shop which sells croquet equipment to its members and the public.

Excellent IT and administrative skills are required, combined with basic accounting knowledge and the ability to deal with members/customers by phone or face to face. Confidence in using web-based e-commerce applications and software such as spreadsheets will be required. Systems-level IT skills would be an advantage. Experience of croquet an advantage, but training will be provided as necessary.

The position is full time, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Thursday and Friday 9 - 4:30pm with a starting salary of up to £17,000 per year.

Full details can be found here: Job Description

Informal enquiries can be made to the CA Manager, Mark Suter, to the email address below or on 01242 242318

To apply please send your CV with a covering email to croquet.sec#btconnect.com

Closing date: 8th April 2018

WCF publishes a consultation draft of proposed 5th edition of the GC rules

by Dr Tim King at Cheltenham [^]
17th March (CA Official News)

All members of the CA are invited to review this document and to send comments via the CA GC Rules Committee.

GC pod news update Taunton Deane and Southwick GC coaching pods

by Lionel Tibble [^]
16th March (Golf Croquet)

Further news of GC coaching pod events from around the domain.
Taunton Deane CC have 18 signed up for the GC pod on April 5th. Handicaps range from 3 to 11. For further information please contact the coach Stephen Custance-Baker.

Sussex County CC at Southwick will be hosting 3 GC pod sessions in 2018 targeting players who wish to improve their competitive play in the handicap range 3 - 8

The first two of these will be run on Monday 16th April & Monday 21st May both starting at 4pm for 2 - 3 hours. For further information please contact the coach Jonathan Isaacs.

National Croquet Day 2018 (Sunday 13 May)

by Alison Jones [^]
12th March (CA Official News)

We invite you to celebrate National Croquet Day - find out more about National Croquet Day at your local club.

National Croquet Day 2018

Guildford GC coaching pod is up and running

by Lionel Tibble at Guildford [^]
12th March (CA Official News)

Guildford and Godalming club has announced the date of their inaugural GC coaching pod for the 9th April 2018. The South East Federation Coaching Officer Jonathan Isaacs, will be lead coach and the pod is jointly coordinated by Richard Carline and Andrea Huxley. Anyone wishing to join the pod can register on line in the Members' area or contact Richard or Andrea directly.

The Tournament Regulations for 2018 have been published

by Samir Patel [^]
7th March (CA Official News)

The CA Tournament Regulations for 2018 have been published.

Some of the most important changes are:

  • Breach of any CA Policy (in addition to a breach of CA Tournament Regulations) can lead to in-tournament sanction, and should be reported to the CA for investigation and possible disciplinary action. This includes the new Equality Policy.
  • A number of laws variations have been introduced, including the option for Alternate Stroke Doubles Play, and regularisation of the use of half-size courts for Short Croquet. A new One-Ball Handicap System has been introduced, but the trial AC Doubles handicap system has been discontinued.
  • A trial to permit the use of video evidence that may exist to assist referees has been introduced for the 2018 season.
  • Clarification that the Organising Body, and Tournament Director when appointed, is responsible for post-tournament activity, such as submitting a tournament report. There should be no assumption that this can all be left to the manager.
  • Standard time limits for AC games now includes additional variations, such as for 18 point games. The distinction between midweek and weekend events has been removed, but there are different standard limits for handicap and level play.

The full regulations and a complete list of changes can be found on the CA website at croquet.org.uk/?p=tournament/regulations

The CA Tournament Committees welcome ideas for further regulation improvements at any time. The new appendix that provides an example of the block tie break criteria is an example of an addition directly arising from queries from players.

Buxton U3A Croquet Club Joins the CA

by Daniel Atiyah [^]
27th February (Other News)

The Croquet Association is pleased to announce that Buxton U3A Croquet Club has now joined the association.

Buxton has now moved to one of the bowls clubs in Buxton to have access to a lawn for Croquet play.

This is to start in April this year.

For further information please email the club or contact David Bourne, who is the club's secretary.

Croquet is an all-weather sport (at Surbiton!)

picture (Photo: Barry Holland)

by George Noble at Surbiton [^]
27th February (Other News)

Two players show a level of commitment above and beyond any sane call of duty as they play on through a snow storm in frezing weather!

Welcome New Members

by Alison Jones [^]
23rd February (CA Official News)

The Croquet Association extends a special welcome to our new Standard Members.

The welcome page tells you about logging into the members' area.

CA Selections for England places in May's European GC Championship

by Martin French at Budleigh Salterton [^]
22nd February (CA Official News)

A massive 24 players made themselves available for the 5 (maximum) places for England players in this year's FEC European GC Championship. The CA Selectors have awarded the three ENG Membership Places to J-P Moberly, Rachel Rowe, and Stephen Mulliner.

All 21 others will be put forward to the FEC for Ranking Places. There are a maximum of 2 RPs available to ENG and the FEC will pick from this list in ranking order using current rankings at the date their process dictates. Any later withdrawals will also be replaced using players from this list.

Martin French


CA GC Selectors

Coaching Awards

by Sarah Hayes [^]
22nd February (CA Official News)

The Coaching Committee is delighted to announce the following awards:

Lifetime Coaching Award: Dr Ian Plummer

Coach of the Year Award 2017: Roger Mills

Nottingham husband and wife on top of the world!

by John Dawson [^]
22nd February (Championships)

Miranda and Paddy Chapman interviewed (courtesy of BBC East Midlands)


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