National Club Competitions
by year:

The Croquet Association runs six national championships in which some EACF members clubs participate. The subsections of the national draws in which EACF member clubs participate are shown below, with the EACF member clubs and their results shown in bold red. For the full national draws and archives of previous years see the Croquet Association website.

All competitions comprise 1-day matches with teams of 4.

AC Association Croquet

The Inter-Club Championship

The top club championship. No handicap restrictions.

1st round
by 3 June
Quarter-finals
by 22 July
Semi-finals
by 16 September
Final
6 October
Winner
[6 clubs]    
[2 clubs] Nottingham  
    Bristol
4-3 (report)
  Colchester
[2 clubs] Bristol

The Mary Rose

B-level Advanced games for handicaps
0 and above. The team's aggregate handicap must also be at least 4.

1st round
by 3 June
2nd Round
by 15 July
Quarter-finals
by 2 September
Semi-finals
by 23 September
Final
5 October
Winner
[4 clubs]      
[2 clubs] Bowdon  
  Newport Newport
w/o
  Colchester
[2 clubs] East Dorset    
  Watford High Wycombe
5-2 (report)
  High Wycombe
  Bristol Wrest Park
4-3 (report)
 
  Wrest Park
[3 clubs]  

The Longman Cup

Handicap games, handicaps 3½+. The team's aggregate handicap must also be at least 24.

1st round
by 3 June
2nd round
by 15 July
Quarter-finals
by 2 September
Semi-finals
5 October
Final
6 October
Winner
[6 clubs]      
Norwich High Wycombe
6-1 (report)
Letchworth
5-2 (report)
 
High Wycombe
Newport Letchworth
6-1 (report)
Letchworth
Wrest Park Wrest Park
4-3 (report)
Nottingham
4-3 (report)
Watford
Nottingham Nottingham
4-3 (report)
Colchester
[8 clubs]    
[2 clubs] Bath St. Albans
7-0 (report)
 
St. Albans St. Albans
6-1 (report)
East Dorset
[4 clubs] Guildford

The Secretary's Shield

Played by the winners of the previous year's regional leagues. Handicap games, no restrictions.

1st round
by 10 June
Quarter-finals
by 22 July
Semi-finals
by 2 September
Final
by 6 October
Winner
St. Albans St. Albans
5-2
     
York
  Sheffield
[2 clubs] Kington Langley
[5 clubs]  

The Short Croquet Inter-Club

Played by the winners of the previous year's regional leagues. One player with a short croquet handicap of 3+, others 5+.

1st round
by 19 May
Quarter-finals
by 7 July
Semi-finals
by 18 August
Final
on 15 September
Winner
[11 clubs, no participation from the EACF]  

GC Golf Croquet

The GC Inter-Club

Level play games. No handicap restrictions.

Preliminary
Round
by 12 May
1st Round
by 9 June
Quarter-finals
by 14 July
Semi-finals
by 25 August
Final
28 September
Winner
[2 clubs] Belsay Hall Nottingham
7-0 (report)
   
  Nottingham Nottingham
7-0 (report)
  Hunstanton
  Ashby Ashby
6-1 (report)
Northampton
5-1 (report)
  Letchworth
  Northampton Northampton
6-1 (report)
[2 clubs] Cheltenham
[6 clubs]    
[2 clubs] Roehampton Roehampton
4-2
  Watford Watford
4-3 (report)
[2 clubs] Chelmsford

The GC Inter-Club
Shield (The Murphy Shield)

Teams of 4, level play games. One player may have a minimum handicap of 2, the others must be higher, and the team's aggregate handicap must also be at least 12.

Prelim round
by 12 May
1st round
by 9 June
Quarter-finals
by 14 July
Semi-finals
by 25 August
Final
by 29 September
Winner
[3 clubs] Ashby Ashby
5-2
   
Wrest Park Hunstanton
4-2 (report)
Hunstanton
w/o
Hunstanton
  Enfield
  Camerton &
Peasedown
Camerton &
Peasedown
4-3 (report)
Camerton &
Peasedown
4-2
  Leighton
Linslade
[4 clubs] Croquet Durham
  Cheam Guildford
4-3
Guildford
5-2
 
Guildford Guildford
5-2 (report)
Watford
[2 clubs] Hamptworth
[4 clubs] East Dorset

The GC Federations Shield

Played by the winners of the previous year's regional GC leagues. Handicap games, no restrictions.

1st round
by 10 June
Quarter-finals
by 22 July
Semi-finals
by 2 September
Final
by 6 October
Winner
     
[2 clubs]    
  Hunstanton Broadwas
4-3
  Broadwas