Global Resources

These resources are made freely available to the croquet community by their authors who we thank for their generosity.

The WCF accepts no liability arising from the use of these items, which are provided for the benefit of users at their own risk.



Croquet Scores
Since 2012 has been providing a results service for the croquet community. Various tournament formats are catered for and results appear live on the internet as they are updated.

Croquet NZ have produced a useful guide for managers which can be downloaded from their website on page: CNZ Tournament Documents

Tournament Management

Swiss Tournament Management Spreadsheet
With supporting documents designed to assist Tournament Managers to run both formal and flexible Swiss tournaments. It generates automated pairings, lawn allocations and results tabulation. Formal Swiss pairings are in accordance with CA Tournament Regulations. There is even an auto-management mode to allow the players to manage, whilst the Tournament Manager plays!

Tournament Management

Bisque Calculator App (Apple only)
For calculating the bisques or extra strokes to be received in association and golf croquet handicap games as well as the handicap index changes for singles games.

It includes adjustments for all the standard lengths of games. The golf croquet doubles calculation provides a pairing swap where available. It also prompts for the choice of which player of a side is to be deducted 0.5 from their half handicap difference when required by Rule 19.3.6

This link is to the App Store Preview (it is only available for the iPhone and iPad). It can be found in the Apple App Store for downloading by searching for croquet calculator.

Handicap Calculations

Facility Guide

How to set up a Croquet Facility
This guide from Croquet Victoria is intended to assist with the development of a croquet club and in particular the planning process. It may also prove useful to those seeking to establish croquet at a venue alongside or as a successor to other sports. Croquet Victoria is happy for it to be adapted for use by others with an acknowledgement where this occurs.

Download the Facility Guide

Club Development

WCF YouTube Channel
A collection of top class croquet videos

Croquet Videos

Croquet Innovations

Paddy Chapman, Ben Rothman and Howard Sosin have produced a serie of books and videos outlining various alternative versions of croquet. These games as well as being fun, might be good for coaches to use, many including elements of both GC and AC. It's all free.  

Books - Croquet Innovation Books

Videos - Croquet Innovations - YouTube

Croquet Books and Videos

Google Sheets dynamic scoreboard

Produced by Gareth Denyer and as used during the 2022 MacRobertson Shield. 

A 'template' copy is now available. A 'template' means that once opened it will become an independent copy.  A 5 minute explanatory video of how to use can be found on YouTube    

Tournament Management



Online GC Rules Training and Study Pack

This new resource includes 28 modules which cover all the GC Rules, including modules aimed at those wishing to train as a referee. Suitable for anyone wishing to learn the rules better, the modules can be viewed separately or as an entire course. 

GC Rules

Referee Training

The Court Booking System

Provides a hosted multi-club booking service for croquet clubs. It has been in use by several clubs in the UK for 10 years, and has now been extended for multi-country and multi-language use, catering for all WCF member countries.

Each club has its own booking environment within the system. Users can only make bookings at their own club and see their own club's membership list, and can't see membership lists at other clubs, but booking summaries can be seen without the need to log in.

Club administrators can control all aspects of bookings at their own club, and manage their own membership lists. There is also a Demonstration Club available in all countries for experimentation.

Court Booking

Croquet Booking
Provides a booking system hosting service for croquet clubs worldwide.

Each club has its own section on the website, which can be given its own colour theme and logo to tie in with the main club website.

Users can only login to the clubs of which they are members.

Multiple languages and time zones are supported as well as configurable booking policies and email notifications of bookings with calendar integration. A club can also create more than one area, allowing, for example, one area to be created for the lawns/courts and another for the clubhouse rooms, with each area having its own booking policies and configuration.

Maintenance of the software is carried out by Croquet Booking; club administrators are responsible for managing users and lawns/courts.

Court Booking

Find a club - worldwide directory
Maintained by the Oxford Croquet Website, this site includes an interactive map as well as lists of clubs in each country. 

Find a club

Handicap Calculator
Created by Brian Wainman this online tool will work out how many bisques you should have in AC handicap, how many extra strokes in GC handicap and the winner and loser points impact when playing AC advanced games

Handicap Calculator

WCF Global GC Referee Queries

The purpose of this WhatsApp Group is to provide a platform for addressing queries relating to unusual refereeing incidents or unclear interpretations of the GC Rules in order to establish a unified global approach.