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.

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 times.

Last season ended with 38 games having been played and the winner was Stephen Custance-Baker with 9 wins from 12 games.

The next session in the 2017/18 season will be on November 4th 2017
The results so far are:
Tim Jolliff : Played 2 : 100%
Stephen Custance-Baker : Played 2 : 50%
Sue Baker : Played 1 : 0%
Jonathan Wolfe : Played 1 : 0%