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.

TIMETABLE

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.

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.

ENTRIES

24 entries remain 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.

RANKING PLACES  
1   Jamie Gumbrell AUS
2   Mohamed Rashad EGY
3   Yasser Sayed EGY
4   Karim Yasser Amaar EGY
5   Euan Burridge ENG
6   Callum Johnson ENG
7   Nathan Bullen NZL
8   Isobel-Alan Ward NZL
9   Edmund Fordyce NZL
10   Jeffrey Gatchell NZL
11   Jason Hodgett NZL
12   Kaleb Small NZL
13   Christopher Spittal NZL
       
MEMBERSHIP PLACES  
1   Charles Sharpe AUS
2   Smilla Vinnen DEU
3   James Galpin ENG
4   Eden Rogers ENG
5   Albie Willetts 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

 

2019 Women's Golf Croquet World Championship

Women's Golf Croquet World Championship

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - Saturday, 2 February to Saturday, 9 February 2019

Following the passing of the Closing Date on Sunday, 23 September 2018, 18 Membership Places and 34 Ranking Places have been awarded.

The names of the 52 competitors and those on the Reserve List are set out below.

The Event Website may be found here.

Qualifying Tournament

The Event Capacity is 56.  The four unallocated places are available for the top four finishers in a Qualifying Tournament to be held at Rangatira Croquet Club, Dannevirke from Wednesday, 30 to Thursday, 31 January 2019.

The Qualifying Tournament may be entered by clicking here.

COMPETITORS as at 8 November 2018  
1   Marwa Abdelrazek EGY
2   Maha El Derdiri EGY
3   Iman El Faransawi EGY
4   Mervat El Shazli EGY
5   Perihan El Waei EGY
6   Mona Hegazi EGY
7   Manal Khoudeir EGY
8   Abeer Mostafa EGY
9   Soha Mostafa EGY
10   Maram Nabil EGY
11   Shadin Oukasha EGY
12   Hanan Rashad EGY
13   Pauline Salib EGY
14   Virginia Arney AUS
15   Tricia Devlin AUS
16   Wendy Dickson AUS
17   Kate Logan AUS
18   Karen Magee AUS
19   Janine McHardy AUS
20   Kate McLoughlin AUS
21   Anna Miller AUS
22   Rosemary Newsham AUS
23   Bernie Pfitzner AUS
24   Alison Sharpe AUS
25   Judith Wembridge AUS
26   Brenda Wild AUS
27   Ann Brookes ENG
28   Kathleen Burt ENG
29   Jane Pringle ENG
30   Jayne Stevens ENG
31   Begona Elzaburu ESP
32   Paz Gonzalez de Aguilar ESP
33   Nicola Kelly IRL
34   Mary Martin IRL
35   Patricia Anderton NZL
36   Sally Cole NZL
37   Ashley Cooke NZL
38   Dallas Cooke NZL
39   Annie Henry NZL
40   Moya Lewis NZL
41   Helen Reeves NZL
42   Sue Roberts NZL
43   Eleanor Ross NZL
44   Sonya Sedgwick NZL
45   Ann Sharp NZL
46   Susan Truman NZL
47   Phyllis Young NZL
48   Lorna Dewar SCO
49   Rosemary Saunders-Robertson SCO
50   Cheryl Bromley USA
51   Donna Dixon USA
52   Sandra Knuth USA
         
RESERVE LIST    
1   Cynthia Tacey AUS
2   Anne Woodhouse AUS
3   Lynette Grant NZL
4   Nola Batchelor NZL
5   Geraldine Trivett AUS
6   Noeline Posselt NZL
7   Claire Keating AUS
8   Norma Greig AUS
9   Vanessa Hanna NZL
10   Susan McKessar NZL
11   Karen Johnston NZL
12   Leila Martin NZL
13   Diane Charteris NZL
14   Joan Cook NZL
15   Julianne Jago AUS
16   Nuran Melksham AUS
17   Patricia Lester NZL
18   Jayne Powis NZL

 

 

 

Current World Champions

The Current World Champions

The principal function of the WCF is to organise the holding of World Championships in both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet.  These are divided into three categories - the premier or open singles events, the restricted singles events and the team events.

 

The premier World Championships

The Association Croquet World Championship and the Golf Croquet World Championship are the two individual World Championships.  Their entry is unrestricted and they are normally held every two years.

ASSOCIATION CROQUET

Stephen Mulliner (England), champion since April 2016.  The next ACWC will be held in Wellington, New Zealand in February 2018.

GOLF CROQUET

Reg Bamford (South Africa), champion since March 2017.  The next GCWC will be held in England in July/August 2019.

 

The restricted World Championships

There are four restricted individual World Championships which are held every four years except for the Under 21 Golf Croquet World Championship which is held shortly before each Golf Croquet World Championship.

Women's Association Croquet

Miranda Chapman (England), champion since August 2015.  The next WACWC will be held in 2019.

Women's Golf Croquet

Judith Hanekom (South Africa), champion since November 2014.  The next WGCWC will be held in 2018.

Over 50 Golf Croquet

Salah Hassan (Egypt), champion since October 2014.  The next Over-50 GCWC will be held in 2018.

Under 21 Golf Croquet

Felix Webby (New Zealand), champion since February 2017.  The next Under 21 GCWC will be held in 2019.

 

The team World Championships

ASSOCIATION CROQUET

Tier 1 - the MacRobertson Shield

Australia, champions since May 2017.  The next MacRobertson Shield contest will be held in Australia in 2021.

Tier 2.1

Wales, holders since July 2017.  The next Tier 2.1 championship will be held in 2021.

Tier 2.2

Canada and Sweden, joint holders since July 2017.  The next Tier 2.2 championship will be held in 2021.

Tier 3

Germany, holders since July 2017.  The next Tier 3 championship will be held in 2021.

 

GOLF CROQUET

Tier 1 - the Openshaw Shield

New Zealand, champions since May 2016.  The next Tier 1 championship will be held in 2020.

Tier 2

Australia, holders since May 2016.  The next Tier 2 championship will be held in 2020.

Tier 3

Norway, holders since May 2016.  The next Tier 3 championship will be held in 2020.