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Introduction to the 2018 Fixtures Book

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Welcome to another croquet year, which, in 2018, promises to have as much variety as previous years. As with 2017 any playing member of a full CA-member club will be able to play in tournaments, without becoming a Premium Member of the CA (formerly Tournament Member), though they will have to have consented to become a Standard member of the CA. For those who only want to enter a couple of one-day or weekend tournaments a year this is an opportunity which we hope many will take up as they did in 2017.

For regular tournament players it will cheaper to be a Premium Member of the CA because standard entry fees for tournaments will be £5 per day cheaper for Premium Members. Premium members also have priority over other entrants when places are allocated.

This year will see the introduction of one-day C-Level GC Tournaments with a final to be held in Nottingham in September.

Last year saw the creation of the Northern Coaching Academy based at York. This, coupled with the two existing croquet academies, has greatly increased the coaching available to players and last year's success has ensured a continuing programme this year.

Tim King, Chairman of the GC Tournament Committee
Brian Fisk, Chairman of the AC Tournament Committee

Members of Tournament Committees and their 'Areas of Responsibility'

These should be your first point of contact with any queries on tournament matters.

Association Croquet

Inter-Counties, liaison with Golf Croquet: Bill Arliss
Regional Championships, Schools, Students and Juniors: Marcus Evans
A-Class Events (The Open and Men's & Women's Championships, Ladies' Sixes): David Foulser
Eights, South of England Week: Mike Town
Veterans, Seniors, National Club Events, CA v Other CAs: Brian Fisk
All-England Handicap: Hilary Smith
Peels, Challenge and Gilbey: David Mooney
Assist with A-Class Events, Tournament Regulations, MacRobertson Shield and Solomon Trophy: Samir Patel
Home Internationals and Maugham Salver: James Hopgood

Golf Croquet

The Open: Rachel Rowe
English National Singles Championship: Stephen Mulliner
Musk's Cup, Kate Jones Memorial: Tobi Savage
GC B-level Series, GC C-Level Series, All-England Handicap: Chris Roberts
Grass Roots: Richard Bilton
Inter-Counties, Veterans: Bill Arliss
Inter-Club, Inter-Club Shield (Murphy Shield): John Bowcott
English National Doubles Championship: Jonathan Powe

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