What a kerfuffle!! The CA announce details of a new Short Croquet national tournament but with some very confusing rules. Cue north west Fed officers taking up the cudgels – result – rules have been re-written.
The detail can be found on the CA website: https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=tournament/caCalendar&TwOpen=y&CalendarEntryID=2850&pup=y
- Clubs can enter several teams of four players each and initial matches will be drawn on a regional basis.
- Each match is eleven games, over three 75 minute sessions – round 1 is two singles and one doubles; rounds 2 and 3 are all singles. So each player gets three seventy five minute games per match. However, if Captains agree, the match can be sixteen games over four rounds of Singles, all play all!
- Team players are restricted to Short Handicaps in the range 5 to 10, however, one player is permitted to have a Short Handicap which may not be lower than 3.
- The aggregate handicap of a team must be at least 25
Closing date for club entries is 30th April (to CA Office) with first round matches to be completed in May.