This page lists Fixtures Calendar events that are either organised directly by the CA, or form part of a competition series organised by different host clubs, leading to an eventual series winner.
Many CA Events have a long history and heritage - with some beautiful silverware to be won! For previous winners and results, refer to the archive.
Named CA Events are organised by the relevant Tournaments Committees, in conjunction with a host club; some events switch venues each year, whilst others are fixed. Clubs submit bids to host particular CA Events several years in advance, as they are a way to raise the club's profile and attract competitors nationwide. The Provisional Forward Tournament Schedule shows a snapshot.
Each Event has a Director and an appointed Manager (see Tournament Regulations - Officials) who decide the format, entry size, and other details.
The following section gives details of the CA events and series - beneath that, the current fixtures calendar lists those events.
- The All-England Handicap Tournaments - Represent your club against your region's rapid improvers, then go on to play the nation's best.
- The Inter-County Championships - A rare team-doubles event - represent your County for national glory, or to avoid the wooden spoon. The social event of the croquet calendar.
- National Inter-Club Events - Eight inter-club knockout competitions for all levels of play.
- Selection Events - A collection of events. A chance to represent England or the CA, or challenge yourself against the country's best.
- Students' Championship - AC and Students' Championship - GC (GC Students' not to be held in 2021). For those in Higher Education; includes both team and singles events.
- The Open Championships - The premier AC event, historically known as the British Open, where the runner up receives a better trophy (subject to opinion) than the winner. Doubles and singles.
- The Men's Women's and Mixed Doubles Championships - Separate events for men and women - one of the oldest and highly regarded championship events.
- The Peel Memorials (first played 1898) - A handicap event commemorating Walter Peel, founder of the CA, consists of men's and women's singles and mixed doubles.
- The Challenge & Gilbey (first played 1900) - The original multi-event tournament, consisting of four Challenge Cups (level advanced, split by handicap) and The Gilbey Goblet (handicap).
- The South of England Championship - The only regional championship (of four) which is organised by the CA. Typically an end-of-season closer.
- The 14pt South of England Weekend - Traditionally known as the South of England Week organised by the CA, this is a new event for 2020.
- Veterans' Championship - Age-banded event for those aged 65+, with multiple events, singles and doubles.
- Seniors' Championship - Age-banded event for those aged 50+, with multiple events, singles and doubles.
- Schools' and Juniors' Championship - Age-banded event for those at school or up to age 18. Team and singles events.
- The Open Championships - the premier GC event. Doubles and singles.
- The Women's Open Championship - the premier GC event for women. Singles only.
- The English National Singles Championship (Ascot Cup) - entry by qualification from placings in other qualifying Championships.
- The English National Doubles Championship - a prestigious GC doubles event for the Ranelagh Cups. First played in 1995.
- The U25 Open Championship - introduced in 2021; a 16-player event with 4 places reserved for eligible students.
- The Veterans' Championship - an age-banded event for those aged 60+. Singles only.
- GC Open Series - tournaments at Open level. No handicap restriction. Points race - no National Final.
- GC A-Level (0+) Series - tournaments for handicap 0+. Points race - no National Final.
- GC B-Level Series - tournaments for handicap 3+, leading to a National Final.
- GC C-Level Series - tournaments for handicap 7+, leading to a National Final.
- Grass Roots Competition - an event for beginners with a handicap of 8+. Preliminary rounds at home clubs leading to a National Final.
CA Events in the Current Fixtures Calendar
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