Australia is preferred bidder for 2017 GCWC

The WCF Management Committee has accepted an outline bid from the Australian Croquet Association to host the 2017 GC World Championship and Under 21 GC World Championship at Cairnlea, Victoria.

The dates of the events are:

Under 21 GCWC:             Saturday 18 to Wednesday 22 February 2017

Qualifying Tournament:  Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 February 2017

Play-off event:                Thursday 23 February 2017

GCWC:                           Saturday 25 February to Sunday 5 March 2017

The play-off event on Thursday 23 February is an innovation which, if there are any withdrawals after the Cut-Off Date (about 6 weeks before the start of the GCWC), will allow an appropriate number of those who did not qualify for U21 wild card places or for Qualifier Places to compete together for the returned places.