GC Golf Croquet

GC B-Level League
results by year:
2019 MATCH RESULTS - North & East Area

Winner: Chelmsford

Results vs.: Chelmsford Norwich Hunstanton Colchester Bury Ipswich POINTS NET
Chelmsford   17-3
[hoops: 134-95]
[hoops: 122-97]
[hoops: 92-86]
[hoops: 108-111]
w/o 8 +67 1
Norwich 3-17
[hoops: 95-134]
[hoops: 105-112]
[hoops: 113-117]
[hoops: 118-106]
[hoops: 120-104]
7 -22 2
Hunstanton 5-14
[hoops: 97-122]
[hoops: 112-105]
[hoops: 115-107]
[hoops: 106-108]
[hoops: 91-108]
5 -29 3
Colchester 5-11
[hoops: 86-92]
[hoops: 117-113]
[hoops: 107-115]
[hoops: 130-78]
[hoops: 108-113]
4 +37 4
Bury St. Edmunds 11-9
[hoops: 111-108]
[hoops: 106-118]
[hoops: 108-106]
[hoops: 78-130]
[hoops: 124-115]
4 -50 5
Ipswich def 8-12
[hoops: 104-120]
[hoops: 108-91]
[hoops: 113-108]
[hoops: 115-124]
  2 -3 6

Venues may be changed by mutual agreement. The Home team should arrange the match. Results to be reported preferably by text message to the League Manager immediately after each match, otherwise by email or phone within 24 hours.

Guideline dates for completing rounds:
Round 1 5 May
Round 2 9 June
Round 3 14 July
Round 4 18 August
Round 5 15 September
Ipswich 07775 836029
Norwich 07840 966093
Colchester 07817 604852
Bury 01284 787728
Hunstanton 07941 346519
Chelmsford 07748 098120


2019 MATCH RESULTS - Central & West Area

Winner: Enfield

Results vs.: Enfield Wrest Park Newport Harriers Leighton Linslade Letchworth Falcons Northants Newport Hawks Letchworth Kites POINTS NET
Enfield   16-4
[hoops: 131-92]
[hoops: 123-98]
[hoops: 115-101]
[hoops: 106-107]
[hoops: 138-76]
w/o 12-8
[hoops: 117-100]
12 +156 1
Wrest Park 4-16
[hoops: 92-131]
[hoops: 109-103]
[hoops: 123-106]
[hoops: 114-96]
[hoops: 132-90]
[hoops: 119-110]
[hoops: 109-115]
9 +47 2
Newport Harriers 7-13
[hoops: 98-123]
[hoops: 103-109]
[hoops: 100-115]
[hoops: 112-99]
[hoops: 118-112]
[hoops: 127-81]
[hoops: 124-105]
8 +38 3
Leighton Linslade 9-11
[hoops: 101-115]
[hoops: 106-123]
[hoops: 115-100]
[hoops: 116-107]
[hoops: 108-110]
[hoops: 116-101]
[hoops: 119-96]
8 +29 4
Letchworth Falcons 11-9
[hoops: 107-106]
[hoops: 96-114]
[hoops: 99-112]
[hoops: 107-116]
[hoops: 121-109]
[hoops: 114-64]
[hoops: 112-108]
8 +27 5
Northampton 2-18
[hoops: 76-138]
[hoops: 90-132]
[hoops: 112-118]
[hoops: 110-108]
[hoops: 109-121]
[hoops: 104-120]
[hoops: 119-105]
4 -122 6
Newport Hawks def 10-10
[hoops: 110-119]
[hoops: 81-127]
[hoops: 101-116]
[hoops: 64-114]
[hoops: 120-104]
[hoops: 91-119]
4 -132 7
Letchworth Kites 8-12
[hoops: 100-117]
[hoops: 115-109]
[hoops: 105-124]
[hoops: 96-119]
[hoops: 108-112]
[hoops: 105-119]
[hoops: 119-91]
  3 -43 8

Venues may be changed by mutual agreement. The Home team should arrange the match. Results to be reported preferably by text message to the League Manager immediately after each match, otherwise by email or phone within 24 hours.

Guideline dates for completing rounds:
Round 1 24 April
Round 2 19 May
Round 3 9 June
Round 4 4 July
Round 5 28 July
Round 6 22 August
Round 7 15 September

Letchworth Kites 07989 440229
Letchworth Falcons 07706 984620
Wrest Park 01296 681235
Enfield 020 8366 6005
Leighton Linslade 07484 642430
Newport Hawks 07855 187719
Newport Harriers 07855 187719
Northampton 01604 710486
Results vs.: Club A Club B
Club A   Club A - Club B score
Club A at Home
Club B Club B - Club A score
Club B Away

The matches shaded yellow are played at home for the team in the left-hand column.
So to read the table easily, (1) find the club in the left-hand column (in bold),
(2) read across to find its scores against each opponent as the first figure given;
(3) read across to find its Home games in yellow and its Away games in white.

2 points for a match win. If the overall number of points is tied then the winner
is determined by hoop difference, then by other means determined by the Manager.

Final: Saturday 5th October at Newport

The GC B-Level League Trophy:
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North & East Area Chelmsford Enfield
[hoops 127-101]
Central & West Area Enfield

Enfield Win the GC B-Level League for the Second Year

The Enfield winners, L-R:
Peter Brock, Andrew Fall, Brian Dawes, David Barnicoat

The two 2019 block winners Enfield and Chelmsford met to decide the overall league winners on the excellent prepared lawns at Newport on Saturday 5th October. Although overall fine, the weather carried a little autumn chill. The lawns in fine condition ran well, play was competitive, and for the first three rounds up to lunch honours were even at 3 – 3.

However, after the break Enfield started to show their dominance and won 7 of the next 8 games, meaning that for the last two rounds they only needed one win to clinch the championship. This proved too much of a task for the Chelmsford team who despite a late rally succumbed to Enfield 15 – 5.


Enfield Chelmsford
Peter Brock (3) Tony Frewin (3)
Brian Dawes (3) John Mariner (3)
David Barnicoat (4) Judith Hand (3)
Andrew Fall (4) John Skuse (3)
Report by Terrey Sparks

See also:

GC B-Level League score-sheet (2 courts) (PDF 236 kb)
GC B-Level League score-sheet (3-4 courts) (PDF 227 kb)
GC Handicap League
GC Open League
Previous GC Handicap league winners - all years
Previous GC Level Play league winners - all years

League Manager:
Geoff Johnson (Watford)
mobile: 07767 771180


Golf Croquet B-Level League Rules – 2019

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  1. General
    1. All games shall be played under the current CA-approved Laws of Golf Croquet (NB: new 5th Edition, March 2019) unless modified below.
    2. The start time of the match should be 10.00 am, unless otherwise agreed by team captains.
    3. Any number of courts may be used, subject to a minimum of two; but note that the format differs substantially depending on the number available. Standard Courts should be used wherever possible, and all courts must be at least ¾-size with the correct proportions. All courts should be in adequate condition such that there is a possibility of accurate positioning, and of hitting a ball from one corner of the court to the opposite corner. Play should be equably spread where the quality of the courts differs.
    4. Each team shall consist of four players, not necessarily the same players each match. Prior to the start of each match, the Captains will exchange team lists with players listed as A (H1/A1), B (H2/A2), C (H3/A3) & D (H4/A4). The listings shall be firstly in order of handicap, and secondly in actual index.
    5. The order of play shall be:-
      - First (normally in the morning): all players of both sides play two doubles games with the following format:–
      • #1: H1 & H4 vs. A1 & A4, H2 & H3 vs. A2 & A3
      • #2: H1 & H4 vs. A2 & A3, H2 & H3 vs. A1 & A4
      - Second (normally in the afternoon): 16 singles games, in an all-play-all format.
    6. All games shall consist of a single 13-point game.
    7. The default time limit is 50 minutes per game, but captains may mutually agree to waive this. At the end of the 50 minutes standard CA rules apply: an extension period of 8 shots, at the conclusion of which the leading player is declared the winner. If the score is tied, then play will continue until the next hoop-point is scored to give a clear winner. Drawn games are not an acceptable result.
    8. Substitutes in matches shall be allowed only by prior agreement between the Team Captains.
    9. No player may play for more than one team in a season. In the event of a violation all illegal games won by that player shall be forfeit to the opponent with a 0-0 hoop score; all illegal games lost by that player remain valid.
    10. For those Clubs with two teams in the same region, the matches between those teams must be played as the first fixture otherwise the result of that game will be void.
    11. Teams may wear coloured attire, provided all team members (other than those wearing white) wear the same design. [Comment: This is in line with CA Tournament Regulation P4(d)(2).]
  2. Handicaps
    1. Players must have a current handicap in the range 3 to 8.
    2. Teams are allowed one player with a handicap greater than 8, but for the purposes of exchanging points won/lost in a game, that player will be deemed to be playing off 8 for the duration of the match.
    3. Subject to the application of rules 2a and 2b above, where a player's handicap changes less than a week before a match, that player and/or team shall remain eligible in accordance with CA Tournament Regulations.
    4. Handicap Cards should be handed to opposing Team Captain before the start of play. All handicap cards must be up to date and verified correct by the Team Captain, Club handicapper or Official CA Handicapper. If a player forgets their card, they should orally declare their handicap, but must provide a copy of the card to the opposing Captain and/or League Manager within 24 hours of the match. If a player's handicap turns out to be lower than that declared on the day, and the change would have been material in establishing eligibility for the individual or the team, then all illegal games won by that player shall be forfeit to the opponent with a 0-0 hoop score; all illegal games lost by that player remain valid.
  3. Results
    1. The home Team Captain should submit to the League Manager a copy of the completed score-sheet within 48 hours. [Comment: The score sheet must show the club names, location, date, full names of all players, handicaps, and all results. Email is preferred.]
    2. The home Team Captain is also responsible for submitting results to "" for inclusion in the Golf Croquet Grading System, within 5 days.
    3. Matches not played by the published cut-off date will be declared void and no points awarded unless a later date has been agreed beforehand by the League Manager. If a team cancels a match unilaterally less than 5 clear days before a scheduled match, then that team forfeits its points and the non-offending team shall be awarded the match and 2 points.
    4. In the case of a tie on points between two or more teams in an Area Group, then the winner will be determined by net hoops in all matches; and, then by other means determined by the Manager.
  4. Disputes: In the event of a dispute, the League Manager's decision shall be final.