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Fixtures Calendar Help

You can customise your view of the Fixtures Calendar to make it easier to use.

Tournament entry forms can be downloaded from the downloads section.

For Entries Secretaries and Directors

During the Fixtures Calendar production period, Entries Secretaries and Directors can edit fixtures for which they are responsible. Watch the short videos to save a thousand words:

See also the Fixtures Calendar event preparation stages or Publication Lifecycle.

Online Entries

See the TES guide for details of managing and viewing entries to your events.

Icons Used

View fixture details. View fixture details.
Enter and pay online (if TES listed). Enter and pay online (if TES listed).
Register availability. Register availability.
View entries into the fixture (if TES listed). View entries into the fixture (if TES listed).
add to diary Add fixture to your diary manager.

Event Types Key and Abbreviations Used

Association and Golf Croquet CHAMPIONSHIPS are shown in capitals - C1, C2 or C3 shows the Championship Grade.
Fixtures organised by Croquet England are shown in bold type.
Association Croquet handicap restrictions are indicated thus:
  • H:1+ means AC handicaps of 1 or higher.
  • H:10- means AC handicaps of 10 or lower.
  • H:2-9 means AC handicaps from 2 to 9 inclusive.
Golf Croquet handicap restrictions are indicated thus:
  • G:1+ means GC handicaps of 1 or higher.
  • G:10- means GC handicaps of 10 or lower.
  • G:2-9 means GC handicaps from 2 to 9 inclusive.
Age limits are indicated thus: 50+ means age 50 or over.
The number of working days (wd) each fixture occupies is shown in the comments column.
Event Type Abbreviations
14A 14-Point Advanced
14H 14-Point Handicap
14HD 14-Point Handicap Doubles
A Level Advanced AC
AC Association Croquet
AD Level Advanced AC Doubles
AMD As Manager Decides / At Manager's Discretion
Asa Level Advanced/Super-Advanced AC
ASD Level Advanced AC Singles and Doubles
CA AC Coaching
CG GC Coaching
CGS Croquet Grading System (GC rankings)
CO Other Coaching
CQC Coaches' Qualification Course
CRA AC Referee Course
CRG GC Referee Course
CTC Coaches' Training Course
E Depends on entry (AC)
G GC (Level)
GC Golf Croquet
GCA Advantage GC
GCASD Advantage GC Singles and Doubles
GCH Extra Stroke GC
GD GC Doubles (Level)
GM GC Mixed (Level and Handicap)
GSD GC Singles and Doubles (Level)
H Handicap AC
Ha Handicap Advanced AC
HaD Handicap Advanced AC Doubles
HD Handicap AC Doubles
HSD Handicap AC Singles and Doubles
L Level Ordinary Play AC
MS Mixed AC (Level and Handicap) Singles
MSD Mixed AC (Level and Handicap) Singles and Doubles
O One-Ball Advanced
Oh One-Ball Handicap
SAC Short Croquet (AC) Handicap
TBA To Be Arranged / To Be Advised
TBD To Be Decided
TES CA's Online Tournament Entry System
V Various
wd (Number of) working days spanned by a tournament

Fixture Dates

For the best chance of success, entries should be made before the Allocation Date. Between then and the Closing Date, entries are accepted if the fixture is not full, otherwise they may be placed on a waiting list in order of receipt. After the Closing Date, entries might not be accepted - refer to TES.

For full details, refer to the Tournament Regulations, section C2 Tournament Programme and section C3 Procedures for Dealing with Entries.

Date Meaning
Allocation Organiser decides whose entries to accept on (or soon after) this date; where no date is shown it has not been specified by the organiser and entries are accepted in order of receipt. If a maximum number of places is specified and the event is full (including reserves) players cannot enter for themselves on or after this date. For selection events: selection announcement - if In TES, payment system opens 7 days before (in case of early selection).
Closing Entries might not be accepted after this date; where no date is shown it has not been specified by the organiser. TES (the online entry system) will not accept entries from players after this date (except for selection events). For selection events: availability registration closes.
Draw The date who-plays-whom in the tournament is published (usually only for championships). For selection events: payment due date - re-selection for non-payers.

Customising Your Fixtures Calendar Listing

Click a club name to view only fixtures at that club, or search to list fixtures whose title or conditions contain the text you want. To plan your season, use the display options described below to show only selected fixtures.

In the full Fixtures Calendar listing (if logged in), you can save a browser bookmark that will return you to your customised list of selected events for further selection or later use. When you have selected your fixtures, you can print the page or use one of the buttons at the bottom to enter them (separating online, postal and availability entries) or import them into your electronic diary.

Click a button in 'Highlight Series' to make prominent all matching events (refresh the page to clear).

Display Options

Click display options at the top of the full Fixtures Calendar listing to show the options. Note that some options and features are available only to logged-in members, and some only in the full calendar listing (not in TES):

  • Select the basic event types to display, by ticking at least one of Association Croquet, Golf Croquet, or Course. Only the event types ticked here will be shown
  • Use Your Handicap to show only the events open to players with your handicap (automatically set in TES, or enter at the top of the page in the Fixtures Calendar)
    • (e.g. if you enter handicap 12, events stipulating a handicap restriction of 11 or lower will not be listed) - this works independently for Golf Croquet and Association Croquet handicaps
    • Click [Show All Events] to clear this
  • Clear Cancelled Events and Past Dates - you can't enter them!
  • No handicap restriction: clear the box to show only restricted-handicap events, e.g. B-Level events.
  • Clear Team Events to show only Individual/Doubles Events. Note that Team Events include Inter-Club and Inter-County events
  • Choose one or more of By Selection, Enter online, or Enter by post. For this purpose only, these are mutually exclusive in that selection events are not included in the other two categories, and non-selection events are either Enter online or Enter by post
  • Choose one or both of Open (Open to non-members) or Closed (CA Members only) - major championships are usually Open
  • Note that during Fixtures Calendar production, draft fixtures are displayed along with a colour code showing their state of readiness - refer to the Calendar Publication Lifecycle for details
  • Use the '-' at the left to hide a fixture you are not interested in
    • Note that this is not remembered nor saved with a bookmark
    • Reload the page to show again the ones you've hidden
    • The horizontal lines delineate each week
  • Use the Checkboxes and tick each fixture you are interested in
    • or click the [Select All] button at the bottom
  • Click an action button at the bottom (only available if you select fewer than 100 fixtures):
    • [Show only selected] Refreshes the page and shows only the selected fixtures
      • Save the page as a bookmark and return to it to make further selections or for reference
      • Click [Show All Events] to restore the display of all fixtures
    • [Highlighted selected] Shows all fixtures (subject to the filter options) with your selections highlighted
    • Select [Download selected to diary] to download an iCal file to update your electronic diary
    • Select [Download selected to CSV] to download a CSV (spreadsheet) file
    • [Enter selected events] Opens a page with up to three buttons to help enter your selected fixtures:
      • go to TES online entry for all the selected fixtures that can be entered online
      • register availability for the selection fixtures
      • Show entry details for the selected fixtures that require an entry form but cannot be entered online. This is a printable page to help manage your postal entries
  • Click the [Reset Configuration] button to revert the display options to their defaults.

Download Into Your Diary: How to Use an iCal File

Download and save the iCal file from the CA Fixtures listing.

Microsoft Outlook

On a PC, Microsoft Outlook automatically opens the file when you download it, but that will create a new calendar - you need to import it into your calendar as follows:

  1. In Outlook, select File > Open & Export > Import/Export
  2. In Import and Export Wizard box, select Import an iCalendar (.ics) or vCalendar file (.vcs), and then Next
  3. Select the calendar file from your PC and select OK
  4. Select Open as New

Google Calendar

  1. In Google Calendar, select Settings
  2. Choose Import and export
  3. Choose the file you downloaded above, choose the calendar you want to add it to and click Import.

After a few seconds, Google should tell you it Successfully imported ... events.