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Major Events


The UK croquet season runs from early April until October, and throughout this time there is a full programme of tournaments held at clubs around the country.

For details about world championships and other international events, refer to the World Croquet Federation website.

The major UK events are as follows:

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Date Venue Event Comments Key
11-17 May TBA National Croquet Week View details A celebration of croquet - see croquet.org.uk/ncd
15-17 May East Dorset The Western Championship View details Cancelled The first of the four regional Association Croquet Championships
21-24 May Budleigh The 2020 European Golf Croquet Championships View details 2020 Golf Croquet European Championships
23-26 May Sussex County Compton (Eastbourne) The AC Inter-County Championship View details Cancelled Association croquet, played with three pairs from each county playing doubles. The largest tournament in the UK.
6-7 Jun Carrickmines The AC Home Internationals View details International team event involving England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.
12-14 Jun Hurlingham England vs. Spain Test Match (GC) View details England vs Spain Test Match
10-14 Jun Surbiton The Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles' Championships View details Association croquet, with men and women competing in separate events. One of the oldest and most highly regarded of the championship events
16-21 Jun Sussex County The Golf Croquet Open Championships View details The premier golf croquet event.
4-6 Jul Cheltenham The Association Croquet Open Doubles Championship View details The premier association croquet doubles event.
7-12 Jul Cheltenham The Association Croquet Open Singles Championship View details The premier association croquet event
18-19 Jul Nailsea The GC Home Internationals View details International team event involving England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.
24-26 Jul Wrest Park The Eastern Championship View details Second of the four regional association croquet championships
22-23 Aug Sussex County Cheltenham The GC Inter-County Championship View details Golf croquet, played with teams of four players from each county playing both doubles and singles
29-31 Aug Sussex County The Ricki Savage Memorial (GC First Eight) View details Selection event for the UK's top eight Golf Croquet players.
28-31 Aug Bowdon The North of England Championship View details Third of the four regional association croquet championships
5-6 Sep Meadows Ian Maugham Salver (GB vs. Ireland) View details This is an annual event between GB and Ireland and attracts the top players. The Salver was donated by David Maugham in memory of his father, who worked to promote the game and links between Ireland and GB.
10-13 Sep Hurlingham The President's Cup View details Selection event for the UK's top eight Association Croquet players.
10-13 Sep Nottingham The Chairman's Salver View details Selection event for the UK's second top eight Association Croquet players.
10-14 Sep East Dorset The Spencer Ell Cup View details Selection event for the UK's third top eight Association Croquet players.
10-14 Sep Southport The Treasurer's Tankard View details Selection event for the UK's fourth top eight Association Croquet players.
19-20 Sep Southport The English National GC Singles Championship (Ascot Cup) View details This is the English National Golf Croquet Championship. Entry is by qualification obtained by placings in other Championships throughout the season. The winner is awarded the Ascot Cup.
25-27 Sep Compton (Eastbourne) The South of England Championship View details Last of the four regional association croquet championships
4 Oct Surbiton The AC Inter-Club Championship View details The Inter-Club is the premier season-long Association Croquet team event
29 Nov-6 Dec United 2020 Women's Association Croquet World Championship View details 2020 Women's Association Croquet World Championship

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