Short Croquet has gained popularity in the last few years and is a version of the Association game that is played on half lawns. Each game of Short croquet only lasts for 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.
Short croquet is an excellent first step for people learning the Association game.
Commencing the 2021 season, the South West Federation has introduced a Short croquet league and Taunton Deane have entered a team.
Since 2015 Taunton Deane Croquet Club have entered teams in the Short Croquet tournaments at Nailsea and Budleigh Salterton, with many successes.
Most recently, in 2019 the Taunton Terriers won Division 3 and the Taunton Tiggers won Division 5 at Budleigh Salterton, both will be promoted in 2021.
At club level, the Waterhouse trophy is played for each year and for a number of years this has been a winter event (but last year this was not possible due to Covid).
(The names of all trophy and competition winners for past years can be seen displayed in the Clubhouse.)