The Croquet Association organise a range of national competitions for clubs. Here is the list of tournaments featuring north west clubs in 2019:
THE INTER-CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 (AC)
Advanced Level, no handicap restrictions.
Bowdon – see Inter-Club results here
11 May – Bristol beat Bowdon 6-1
THE GOLF CROQUET INTER-CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 (GC)
No NWFCC clubs entered this year – see GC Inter-Club results here
THE MARY ROSE INTER-CLUB TROPHY 2019 (AC)
Advanced play, players must have Handicaps of 0 or greater and teams must have a gross handicap of at least 4.
Featuring Bowdon, Chester, and Pendle – see Mary Rose results here
THE GOLF CROQUET MURPHY SHIELD 2019 (GC)
Pendle – see GC Murphy Shield results here
25 April – Pendle beat Ripon Spa 6-1
19 May – Croquet Durham beat Pendle 5-2
THE LONGMAN CUP 2019 (AC)
Handicap play, players must have a Handicap between 3.5 and 20. Teams must have a gross handicap of at least 24.
Bowdon, Bury, Chester, Pendle, Southport – see Longman Cup results here
9 May – Tyneside beat Pendle 4-3
25 May – Bury beat Southport 5-2
10 Jun – Chester beat Bowdon 7-0
THE SECRETARY’S SHIELD 2019 (AC)
Handicap play for players with a maximum handicap of 20. 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.
Featuring Chester – see Secretary’s Shield results here
19 May – Chester beat Tyneside 4-3
THE SHORT CROQUET INTER CLUB TROPHY 2019 (AC)
Handicap play on Short Lawn – in each team, one player with a short croquet handicap of 3+, others 5+. Maximum handicap of 10. Teams must have an aggregate short croquet handicap of at least 25.
Featuring Bury, Bowdon,
Chester, Penrith and Southport – see Short Croquet Inter Club results here
10 May – Bowdon beat Bath (w/o)
13 May – Kington Langley beat Chester (w/o)
19 May – Nottingham beat Southport (w/o)
4 Jun – Penrith beat York 8-3
6 Jun – Bowdon beat Huddersfield (w/o)
15 Jun – Bury beat Nottingham (w/o)