Golf Croquet Handicap

This event was introduced in 2007 to be played under the WCF rules.  From 2008, the WCF introduced official Golf Croquet Handicap settings, and Scotland implemented a full Automatic Handicap System for Golf Croquet, to run alongside the similar system for Association Croquet.

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Guernsey Match

The first matches against the Channel Islands were in June 1993.  Both Guernsey and Jersey had representatives at the 1992 WCF World Championship, and both planned to be represented in 1993 also.  Neither island had strength in depth so Scotland intended to provide a suitable mix of abilities to provide fair competition on a two-day tour.  Guernsey provided the hospitality on the Saturday, Jersey on the Sunday. 

Although matches against Jersey have continued since then, there was no further match against Guernsey, which left the WCF some fifteen or so years later.

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Inter-Club League

The Inter-Club League was started in 1987.  Each club may enter as many teams of two players as it wishes.  A team may be drawn from a pool of any number of players, but no player may play for more than one team in a season.

Depending on number of entries the format of the league is in American blocks with a play-off between block winners at the end of the season.  The matches consist of singles handicap games; a match is scored as 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2.

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Home Internationals

Trophy:  A Glass Globe.

The Home Internationals was started in 1980, with sponsorship from Pimms.  The CA Centenary Year Book states that the Glass Globe was provided by Frank Cooper’s marmalade as they were sponsors in 1983 (there once was a mahogany stand). 

From 1980 to 1982, Scotland, England and Wales played a triangular contest; from 1983 to 1987 all four home countries played in a knock-out format with a play-off for third and fourth places; since then each team has played all the others.  Except in 1988 matches were best-of-three.  Scotland won the first event, and Ireland won in 1988, 1999, 2001 and 2013; on every other occasion England has triumphed.

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Ireland B Match

This match ran for three years in the late ‘90s.  The reasoning behinds its introduction, then its demise, is not recorded.

Match scores:

1997

SCA (B)

5

CA of I (B)

14

at Carrickmines

1998

SCA (B)

7

CA of I (B)

13

at Bush

1999

SCA (B)

8

CA of I (B)

10

at Herbert Park

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