The East Anglian Federation organises clubs into Areas for various inter-club league matches. These matches take place over the course of the summer playing season, and then at the end of the season the Area winners have a play-off to determine the overall East Anglian Region winners.


AC Association Croquet

League Handicap Leagues

The region is split into three Area leagues approximating to counties: Northern (for Norfolk and Cambridgeshire), Essex/Suffolk and Beds/Herts. Within each area each club plays all the others in the area in one day handicap matches of teams of four (or three if only one lawn is available). Each league has its own organiser and slightly different rules and match formats. The winners come together at the end of the season for a 3-way, one-day play-off match to determine the over-all winner of the Chairman?s Cup. The Cup winner is entered into the following season?s CA Secretary?s Shield.

CA National Club competitions

In addition to the Regional leagues, some EACF member clubs participate in national club AC knock-out competitions organised by the Croquet Association that run in parallel over the course of the season. Details for the whole national competitions can be found on the CA website (note that the results have not been summarised in a CA archive since 2012):

The Inter-Club Championship* 2011 and earlier
The Mary Rose* 2011 and earlier
The Longman Cup* 2011 and earlier
The Secretary's Shield* 2011 and earlier

*This shows the previous year's results until the draw for the current year is available.


GC Golf Croquet

League The Open Level Play League

This year the Level Play competitions in the East Anglian region have been split into two tiers. The top tier is an Open league with no handicap restrictions, with the whole region in a single all-play-all block, and with the winners being the team with the best overall match record at the end of the season.

League The B-Level League

The second tier of level play competition is a new B-level league for players with GC handicaps of 3 or more. The region is split into two all-play-all blocks, the North & East and the Central & West Areas. At the end of the season the two B-Level Area winners play against each other for the regional B-Level title.

League The Handicap League

For the purposes of this club Handicap competition the region is divided into four Areas with each club entering a team of four: the Central, Northern, Eastern and Western Areas. A few larger clubs sometimes enter two teams. The four Area winners meet in a knock-out for semi-finals and final at the end of the season to determine the overall Regional winner. There is a single Manager and common set of rules and match formats for all four Areas.

CA National Club competitions

In addition to the Regional leagues, some EACF member clubs participate in national club GC knock-out competitions organised by the Croquet Association that run in parallel over the course of the season. Details for the whole national competitions can be found on the CA website (note that the results have not been summarised in a CA archive since 2012):

The Golf Croquet Inter-Club Championship* 2011 and earlier
The Golf Croquet Inter-Club Shield (Murphy Shield)* 2011 and earlier

*This shows the previous year's results until the draw for the current year is available.


See also:

Tournaments
Previous AC league winners - all years
Previous GC league winners - all years