2020 Association Croquet World Championship

The 2020 Association Croquet World Championship (“ACWC”) will be held at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea, Melbourne, Victoria (and other venues) from Saturday, 15 February to Sunday, 23 February 2020 in accordance with version 4.9 of the Event Regulations and version 8.9 of the Sports Regulations. The Event Capacity will be 80.

Qualifying Tournamentwill be held from Sunday, 9 February to Wednesday, 12 February 2020 from which the four highest-placed finishers will gain places in the ACWC. Details of the venue and how to enter the Qualifying Tournament will be made available in due course.


RESPONSE DATE: Sunday, 28 July 2019

This is the latest date by which WCF Members and Recognised Croquet Organisations (“RCOs”) are entitled to inform the WCF Management Committee via the Secretary-General by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

(a)       that they wish to take up their Membership Place or Places or, if a RCO, to request a discretionary Membership Place;

(   (b)       the names of their eligible players who have applied for a place in the Event; and

(c)       the names of any of those players they wish to nominate for a Wild Card Place.

Individual players affiliated to a WCF Member or RCO and wish to apply for a place in the ACWC must do so via their WCF Member or RCO.  However, if a player is not affiliated to a WCF Member or RCO and is not eligible to represent any WCF Member or RCO, they should contact the Secretary-General directly.

The other timetable dates set out in Appendix 2 paragraph 3 of the Sports Regulations are:

ALLOCATION DATE: Sunday, 11 August 2019

The highest grades achieved by players in the year ending on this date will be used to determine the initial allocation of Ranking Places.

ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: Sunday, 25 August 2019

The names of the players who have been awarded Ranking Places and Wild Card Places will be announced on this date.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday, 22 September 2019

This is the last date on which Members can nominate players for Membership Places requested on or before the Response Date. Any Membership Place which has been requested by a WCF Member but not taken up by the Closing Date will become an additional Ranking Place.

QUALIFYING Tournament Allocation Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019

Entries for the Qualifying Tournament received by this date will be accepted in ranking position order as shown in the Qualifier Ranking List which is itself calculated as at the end of the QTAD. If the Qualifying Tournament is over-subscribed on this date, unsuccessful entrants will be placed on a Qualifying Tournament Reserve List, also in ranking position order.

CUT-OFF DATE: Sunday, 29 December 2019

This is the date after which any returned Ranking Places or Wild Card Places are filled by creating extra Qualifying Places.

Qualifying Tournament Closing Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020

This is the last date on which entries can be received to fill any vacancies in the Qualifying Tournament. It is also the last date on which any returned Membership Places can be replaced by a player from the same country.

2019 GC World Championship - entry fees

2019 Golf Croquet World Championship

Entry fees

Players are encouraged to pay their entry fee of £108 as soon as possible and in any event by midnight on Tuesday, 26 February 2019.  Payment will be accepted by bank transfer or by PayPal.

Bank transfer

If you have a UK bank account or can transfer money into a UK bank account without significant charges, please pay the entry fee by bank transfer to the WCF bank account below.  In the "reference" or "remark" field, please put your name so it is clear to whom the entry fee relates.

Sort code: 20-20-15

Account No: 10138142

Account name: World Croquet Federation

Bank: Barclays


IBAN: GB55 BARC 2020 1510 1381 42


If it is not possible to pay by bank transfer, please use the PayPal button below.

Number of Entrants

2019 GC World Championship - Replacement Ranking List

2019 Simon Carter Golf Croquet World Championship

Replacement Ranking List

as at 9 May 2019

The MaxGrd is the highest grade achieved in the 12 months up to the date of publication.

The Replacement Ranking List is recalculated on the day that the WCF is notified of a withdrawal or an addition.

1   William Gee ENG 2572
2   Dennis Bulloch NZL 2316
3   Mike Crashley NZL 2310
4   Simon Carter ENG 2283
5   John Van Der Touw AUS 2281
6   Manuel Alvarez-Sala ESP 2275
7   Normunds Zelcans LVA 2275
8   David Dray ENG 2263
9   Matthew Griffith USA 2261
10   Raouf Allim ENG 2257
11   Peter Freer AUS 2254
12   Hossam El-Bibani EGY 2248
13   Salah Hassan EGY 2241
14   StuartM Smith ENG 2234
15   Sherif Abousbaa EGY 2234
16   Torben Bak AUS 2232
17   Nelson Morrow NZL 2229
18   Basilio Iglesias ESP 2224
19   Gonzalo Alvarez-Sala ESP 2223
20   John Christie NZL 2222
21   Hisham Yassin EGY 2221
22   Mona Hegazy EGY 2210
23   Logan McCorkindale NZL 2206
24   Christopher Roberts ENG 2205
25   David Wise AUS 2187
26   Cheryl Bromley USA 2183
27   Blake Fields USA 2180
28   Richard Brooks ENG 2178
29   Nathan Bullen NZL 2166
30   Janis Steins LVA 2166
31   Euan Burridge ENG 2162
32   Joern Vinnen DEU 2153
33   Roger Goldring ENG 2151
34   David Widdison ENG 2145
35   Donald Beck ENG 2143
36   Maria Taylor ESP 2137
37   Elizabeth Farrow ENG 2135
38   Simon Carlsson SWE 2134
39   Angus Coulter NZL 2132
40   Felipe Mestanza ESP 2104
41   Ian Shore ENG 2098
42   Jayne Stevens ENG 2085
43   Jonathan Diamond ENG 2082
44   Graham Good ENG 2082
45   Mark Hamilton ENG 2078
46   Virginia Arney AUS 2072
47   Tim Jolliff ENG 2069
48   Ryan Cabble ENG 2036
49   Christopher Heath ENG 2033
50   Stephen Jackson USA 2026
51   Steinar Olsen NOR 2026
52   Jeffrey Gatchell NZL 2013
53   John Arney AUS 2008
54   Birger Stene-Syversen NOR 1986
55   Stephen Leonard ENG 1983
56   Daniel Studerus CHE 1980
57   Tom Weston ENG 1969
58   James Galpin ENG 1957
59   Justin Berbig USA 1956
60   Helena Jansson FIN 1931
61   Harold Denton USA 1927
62   Sue Roberts NZL 1844
63   Carlos Munoz ESP 1823
64   Rosemary Newsham AUS 1819
65   Beltran Hormaechea ESP 1714
66   Viggo Olsen NOR 1710
67   Luis Alvarez-Sala ESP 1663
68   Martin Walsh PRT 1522
69   Sarah Byrne PRT 1507
70   Geoffrey Gomes PRT 1304

2019 GC World Championship - list of competitors

2019 Simon Carter Golf Croquet World Championship

List of competitors awarded Ranking, Membership and Wild Card Places

as at 9 May 2019

1   Martin Clarke AUS
2   David Hanbidge AUS
3   Lester Hughes AUS
4   Nour Ali EGY
5   Ahmed El Mahdi EGY
6   Mostafa Eissa EGY
7   Omar Fahmy EGY
8   Fathy Farouk EGY
9   Yasser Fathy EGY
10   Karim Ghamry EGY
11   Naguib Hossam EGY
12   Mohamed Karem EGY
13   Abeer Mostafa EGY
14   Mohamed Nasr EGY
15   Ahmed Nasr EGY
16   Khaled Tharwat EGY
17   Walid Wahban EGY
18   Richard Bilton ENG
19   Harry Dodge ENG
20   Robert Fulford ENG
21   John-Paul Moberly ENG
22   Stephen Mulliner ENG
23   Jonathan Powe ENG
24   Tobi Savage ENG
25   Jose Riva ESP
26   Rafael Romero ESP
27   George Coulter NZL
28   Duncan Dixon NZL
29   Joshua Freeth NZL
30   Felix Webby NZL
31   Sherif Abdelwahab USA
32   Ahab Dincer USA
33   Danny Huneycutt USA
34   David Maloof USA
35   Ben Rothman USA
36   Jeff Soo USA
37   Ian Burridge WAL
38   Reg Bamford ZAF
1   Kevin Beard AUS
2   Alison Sharpe AUS
3   Pierre Beaudry BEL
4   Amr Hamdy CAN
5   John Richardson CAN
6   Ian Sexton CHE
7   Wolfgang Usbeck DEU
8   Hamy Erian EGY
9   Mostafa Nezar EGY
10   Nicholas Archer ENG
11   Nicholas Cheyne ENG
12   Mark Daley ENG
13   Peter Dowd ENG
14   Harry Fisher ENG
15   Tim King ENG
16   Guy Scurfield ENG
17   Lionel Tibble ENG
18   Andres Alvarez-Sala ESP
19   Jose Alvarez-Sala ESP
20   Lars Boman FIN
21   Mark Stephens IRL
22   Charles von Schmieder IRL
23   Roberts Stafeckis LVA
24   Viggo Olsen NOR
25   Brian Bullen NZL
26   Hamish McIntosh NZL
27   Dusan Turcer PRT
28   Lorna Dewar SCO
29   Fergus Thompson SCO
30   Joi Elebo SWE
31   Fernando Bonilla URU
32   Cheryl Bromley USA
33   Macey White USA
34   Peter Balchin WAL
35   Murray Buchanan ZAF
36   Judith Hanekom ZAF
1   Euan Burridge ENG
2   Jamie Gumbrell AUS

WCF Under 21 Golf Croquet World Championship 2019

The WCF Under 21 Golf Croquet World Championship 2019 will be held at the Nottingham Croquet Club in England from Saturday, 20 July to Wednesday, 24 July 2019 in accordance with version 4.9 of the Event Regulations and version 8.9 of the Sports Regulations.

The event website can be found here.


Following the passing of the Closing Date and the award of four Replacement Ranking Places, 24 entries have been confirmed and are shown below (ordered by country and surname).

If a player with a Membership Place withdraws, their WCF Member may nominate an eligible replacement within 14 days.  If a player with a Ranking Place withdraws, their place will be offered to the player at the top of the Replacement Ranking List updated to the date of notification of the withdrawal.

The Replacement Ranking List is shown below the confimed entries.


1   Jamie Gumbrell AUS
2   Mohamed Rashad EGY
3   Yasser Sayed EGY
4   Karim Yasser Amaar EGY
5   Euan Burridge ENG
6   Nathan Bullen NZL
7   Isobel-Alan Ward NZL
8   Edmund Fordyce NZL
9   Jeffrey Gatchell NZL
10   Jason Hodgett NZL
11   Kaleb Small NZL
12   Christopher Spittal NZL
13   Felix Webby NZL
1   Charles Sharpe AUS
2   Smilla Vinnen DEU
3   James Galpin ENG
4   Eden Rogers ENG
5   Albie Willett ENG
6   Santiago Alvarez-Sala Jnr ESP
7   Nils Reisners LVA
8   Logan McCorkindale NZL
9   Eleanor Ross NZL
10   Jared Bassman USA
11   Blake Fields USA