Short Croquet is a faster version of the standard Association game and is therefore suitable for winter play as each game lasts no more than 75 minutes.

The handicap system is slightly different, with a maximum of 10 bisques. Every player with a handicap from 0 to 10 is awarded that number of bisques. Below 0 the system changes and these players are handicapped by having to perform a number of Mandatory Peels.

Since October 2015 Taunton Deane Croquet Club has entered teams in the Short Croquet tournaments at Nailsea and Budleigh Salterton, winning Division 4 at Nailsea in April 2016. In April 2017 we came 2nd in Division 3 at Nailsea
Our two teams in the October 2017 Budleigh tournament were unsuccessful, coming 5th in Division 3 and 4th in Division 4.
In April 2018 we came 4th in Division 3 and 2nd in Division 5 at Camerton & Peasedown
In October 2018 we came 3rd in Division 3 and 5th in Division 4 at Budleigh Salterton
In April 2019 we came 3rd in Division 3 but won Division 5 at Nailsea
In October 2019 the Taunton Terriers won Division 3 and the Taunton Tiggers won Division 5 at Budleigh Salterton. Both will be promoted next year.

We have a winter Short Croquet tournament running from October to April, played on the first and third Saturdays in each month, weather permitting. A trophy is awarded to the player that has the highest percentage of wins, as long as they have played at least 5 games.

The 2016/17 season ended with 38 games having been played and the winner was Stephen Custance-Baker with 9 wins from 12 games.
The 2017/18 season ended with 41 games having been played and the winner was Tim Jolliff with 6 wins from 6 games.
The 2018/19 season ended with 42 games having been played and the winner was Neil Fillery with 10 wins from 13 games.

The next session in the 2019/20 season will be at 10 am on Saturday October 19th 2019.

Standings in 2019_20 Waterhouse Trophy
1 out of 1 Mary Bradshaw
1 out of 1 Mike Balch
1 out of 1 Stephen Custance-Baker
1 out of 2 Norman Perkins
0 out of 1 John de Winton
0 out of 2 Sue Baker