The Croquet Association organise a range of national competitions for clubs.
Here is the list of tournaments featuring north west clubs:
The INTER-CLUB Championship 2018 (AC)
Advanced Level, no handicap restrictions.
Featuring Bowdon – see Inter-Club results here
– 18 June – Bowdon beat Woking 4-3 – see CA website report here
BOWDON TO PLAY CHELTENHAM OR BRISTOL IN SEMI FINAL
The GOLF CROQUET INTER-CLUB Championship 2018 (GC)
Featured Bowdon and Culcheth – see GC Inter-Club results here
– 12 May – Culcheth crash out in first round – see CA website report here
– 02 Apr – Bowdon lost 2-4 at home to Nottingham in 1st Round – see report on CA website here
The MARY ROSE Inter-Club Trophy 2018 (AC)
Advanced Level, players must have Handicaps of 0 or greater and teams must have a gross handicap of at least 4.
Featuring Bowdon, Chester, Fylde and Pendle – see Mary Rose results here
– 08 Aug – Chester beat Nottingham to reach semi-final – see report on CA website here
– 13 Jul – Chester beat Bowdon 6-1 in 2nd Round – see report on CA website here
– 22 Jun – Pendle lost 5-0 to Nottingham in 2nd Round – see report on CA website here
– 29 Apr – Fylde lost 2-5 at home to Nottingham in a thrilling 1st Round match – see report on Fylde website here.
– 26 Apr – Pendle beat Tyneside 4-3 in close 1st Round encounter – see report on CA website here.
CHESTER TO PLAY WATFORD IN SEMI-FINAL
The GOLF CROQUET MURPHY SHIELD 2018 (GC)
Featured Pendle and Culcheth – see GC Murphy Shield results here
– 12 May – Pendle disappointment in Durham losing 4-3 – see CA website report here
– 08 May – Ashby beat Culcheth 4-2 in 1st Round – see report on CA website here
The LONGMAN CUP 2018 (AC)
Handicap play, players must have a Handicap between 3.5 and 20. Teams must have a gross handicap of at least 24.
Featuring Bowdon, Bury, Chester, Crake, Pendle, Southport – see Longman Cup results here
– 27 Jul – Bowdon lose out to Tyneside 3-4 – see report on CA website here
– 25 Jun – Bowdon beat Chester 5-2 in 2nd Round
– 30 Jun – Southport lose out to Tyneside – see report on CA website
– 22 May – Southport knock out Crake 6-1
– 27 May – Bowdon narrowly beat Cup holders Pendle 4-3
– 30 May – Chester beat Bury in ‘local derby’ 5-2 – see report on CA website by John Dawson
The SHORT CROQUET INTER CLUB Trophy 2018 (AC)
see Short Croquet results here
NOTHING TO REPORT YET
The SECRETARY’S SHIELD 2018 (AC)
Handicap play for players with a maximum handicap of 20.
Featuring Bury – see Secretary’s Shield results here
Bury narrowly beaten by Sheffield 3-4 in Quarter Final
In each round, normally one doubles and six single matches are played in a single day by a team of four, but variation is possible – refer to the full regulations for details.