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

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 last session in the 2018/19 season will be at 10 am on Saturday March 23rd 2019.
After 42 games the standings are:
Sue Baker : Played 1 : 100%
Neil Fillery : Played 13 : 77%
Mike Balch : Played 6 : 67%
Jonathan Wolfe : Played 3 : 67%
Stephen Custance-Baker : Played 15 : 53%
Tim Jolliff : Played 14 : 50%
Dave Pennack : Played 2 : 50%
Mary Bradshaw : Played 2 : 50%
Martin Wicks : Played 11 : 45%
Norman Perkins : Played 10 : 30%
Basil Mann : Played 1 : 0%
John de Winton : Played 1 : 0%
Christine Jones : Played 2 : 0%
Vic Stilwell : Played 3 : 0%