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Croquet Cuppers 2024

With around 2,000 participants every year, Croquet Cuppers is one of the biggest sporting events in Oxford University! Once again, the Croquet Association has generously provided prizes - there will be champagne and lots of other prizes for the winners and runners up!

Playing croquet is a great way to spend your summer in Oxford, whether you just want to relax and hit some balls about in the sun or you're aiming for a Half Blue. Most colleges will have kit and a lawn, so you just need to bring some enthusiasm...and perhaps a little Pimm's!

Cuppers teams consist of four players, playing as two doubles pairs. You don't need to have played before to enter; indeed most of the teams competing are novices! There is also no limit on the number of teams per college. There is a £2 entry fee per team, which at 50p a person is an absolute steal given how much fun Cuppers is!

As in previous years, the competition will run in a direct knockout format throughout Trinity term.

Below are links to the

The competition will be run predominantly through email, as in previous years, with both results and details of each round's matches relayed through the draw website.

As Cuppers is such a huge competition, we run it to a very tight schedule. Deadlines will be strictly enforced, although reasonable requests for extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Cuppers Director. Please send results of your matches using the "Cuppers Results Submission" link above.

Free Beginners' Croquet Coaching at the University croquet lawns (map)
5-6pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Weeks 1-4

Open to everyone - you do not need to be a member.

Once again the Oxford University Association Croquet Club will be inviting all students to join us at the University lawns for free coaching sessions from 5-6pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Weeks 1-4, Trinity Term, so that even complete beginners can have a good chance of progressing in the competition. All you need to bring are flat soled shoes. All students can also join the University Association Croquet Club: from £12 a term you will get the use of the high quality University lawns, extra coaching at a more personal level and can play in the Club's fixtures.

Croquet Cuppers is sponsored by Croquet England (CqE). CqE is the National Governing Body of Croquet in England and Wales. They provide tremendous support for the OUACC, as well as croquet clubs across the country. Signing up to CqE grants you access to discounts on equipment and allows you to participate in national tournaments. See herefor more information on the perks of membership, how to become a member, and the benefits of colleges going through CqE when purchasing croquet equipment.

You can find the nearest croquet club to your home, where you will be able to get more coaching and competitive play here.

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