SECF leagues and tournaments

SECF Leagues

We play matches against other clubs in the South East Croquet Federation (SECF) in both the Association and Golf Leagues. Sometimes we also play in the Croquet Association inter-club competitions.

Teams of four (three for the B league) play four matches (two at home and two away) during the year in six of the Leagues – three Association and three Golf Croquet. These are very friendly and great FUN.

To allow for holidays/sickness we need to have at least 6 and preferably 8 players to sign up for each league. Everyone who puts their name down should get selected for at least one match.

The club subsidises travel for Away matches and lunches for Home matches.

For detailed SECF League rules see here.

Association Leagues: The B League is handicap play for “improvers” with handicaps 10 and over. It’s to a base of 6 which means everybody gets at least 4 bisques. We have struggled for enough people to sign-up to make a team for this recently. We only need 3 players for a team now, so offers welcome!
The U League is also handicap play and is open to better players as well. The A League is Advanced (Level) play for the better players in the Club (handicaps under 10).

Golf Croquet Leagues: there’s one league for traditional Handicap play, and two for Level play (ie no bisques/extra turns). The Handicap one is open to all (we try to use players with handicaps 5+), the second league is restricted to handicaps 2 and above, while the third is typically only for the better players (handicaps less than 5).

If you want to be part of one of our teams please use the form at the bottom of this page.

Tournaments

The SECF organises a number of one and two-day team tournaments throughout the year. These are all usually teams of 4 players (3 players for the One Ball). For more details and exact dates please see the SECF Diary http://www.southeastcroquet.org.uk.

AC Doubles: Handicap Play mid May @ Southwick
AC Ladies Day: Handicap Play early July @ Southwick
AC Short Croquet: @ Ealing
GC Southern Challenge: Level Play end June/early July @ Southwick/Surbiton
GC Teams Day: Handicap Play, Doubles and Singles, early August @ Southwick
GC Ladies Day: Handicap Play mid August @ Southwick
One Ball: Handicap Play early June @ Canterbury

We’ll definitely enter and pay for the One Ball and all the Golf ones and will support entry in the others if there are enough volunteers to form a team (plus some reserves)!

League/Tournament Entry

If you would like to play in one or more of these leagues/tournaments please let us know by using the form below. If you’re in any doubt about whether you should play please talk to one of the Committee Members.

Details of both AC and GC tournament dates can be seen here.