The huge number of tournaments around the country satisfies anyone who wants to play outside their club, whatever their standard. This page gathers together tournament-related resources.
Please see this advice about the impact of Coronavirus on the tournament programme.
The Fixtures Calendar
The Fixtures Calendar is a listing of tournaments, courses and other events, which is compiled by the CA. Many tournaments are organised by CA Member clubs; those organised by the CA are highlighted in bold within the Calendar. Most are individual-entry, but some are doubles or team events. See also:
Tournaments are run as handicap events, level-play events, or a combination. Results from tournaments count towards your handicap card under the Automatic Handicapping System.
In addition, results in level-play tournaments count towards national and international rankings.
Note that Fixtures-Calendar events are not the only opportunities to play competitively - many players play in club internal competitions or represent their club in regional Federation events.
Entering a Fixtures-Calendar Event
Most individual competitions are open to playing members of CA Member-Clubs as well as Individual CA-Members; however, CA Premium, Overseas and Under-25 Premium Members, and overseas players claiming reciprocal rights through the World Croquet Federation, are entitled to lower entry fees.
Once the Fixtures Calendar has been published, online entry is available for tournaments at most clubs. If you are unable to enter online you should submit a Tournament Entry Form to the relevant tournament secretary. Players who are not members of the CA must register to use the online system. Any enquiries should be directed to the CA Office.
New to Tournament Play?
Your First Tournament is a guide to entering and playing in your first tournament.
Some tournaments are particularly suitable for newcomers to competitive play. In particular, the All-England Handicap Tournaments (AC and GC) starts off as an internal club competition each season, with qualifiers progressing to regional and then national finals.
Played for a while? Looking to Reach the Next Level?
The National Merit Award Scheme encourages enterprising play and raises skills.
Take a Coaching Course to level-up your skills.
There are lots of opportunities to play representative croquet:
- For your club in friendlies or regional Federation leagues
- For your (CA Full-Member Club) in CA National Inter-Club events
- For your county in the Inter-County Championships - any level of player can register as eligible and willing
- Enter a selection event:
For Tournament Directors, Managers and Organisers
- Regulations for Tournaments
- Hints and Tips for Tournament Management
- Tournament Entry Forms
- Policy for Inclusion of Coaching Courses in the CA Fixture Book
Tournament News and Results
Please refer to the notes on reporting results and news.
- AC Championships
- AC Advanced Play Tournaments
- AC Handicap Tournaments
- AC Week and Mixed Tournaments
- AC Inter-Club Championship
- AC Mary Rose Trophy
- AC Longman Trophies
- AC Secretary's Shield
- Short Croquet Inter-Club Competition
- GC Inter-Club Championship
- GC Murphy Shield
- GC Federations Shield
- GC Tournaments
- GC Championships