The closing date for Members to nominate players for their Membership places was 12th September.
South Africa has released one of their places, all other Members have nominated players per their entitlement. The released place has been awarded to Rosemary Newsham who had the highest qualifying Max DG over 12 months of the remaining players.
The file below shows the Membership Places and all Ranking Places, giving us 36 players.
A further 4 places will come from the Qualifier to be held in Wellington at the Waikanae Croquet Club between 3-5 January 2023. Details on how to enter this event are due within the next couple of weeks.
These are due by 12th October at the latest. Please pay by bank transfer if possible, this will avoid the WCF incurring costly PayPal charges. Players should be notified how to pay in this way by their Member.
If unable to pay in this way, you can pay by PayPal by following the link below:
The following information is requested from all the above competing players by 10th October 2022 (or sooner if available).
- A recent photograph (ideally headshot)
- One or two paragraphs of biographical details
- Any food allergies (so we can notify the club catering team)
- Contact email and mobile phone numbers for during the event (for use by the Tournament Manager
The easiest way to send this information is online via Google Forms. Please click on this link:
Please note, the photo and bio may be published on the event website and on the WCF website. Players should expect some live streaming and the press may be present taking photographs. Players should note that their results will be published on Croquet Scores. The contact details will be held by the WCF S-G and Tournament Manager for use during the event.
If for any reason you cannot use Google Forms, please email me the requested information and photo by 10th October at the latest.
If for any reason a player cannot now take up their place, please notify me as soon as possible so that a replacement can be found. Per the Sports Regulations, the following process is followed in the event of a withdrawal:
Players who have received a Membership Place: when a player withdraws, the Member has 14 days to nominate a replacement; if no player is nominated a Replacement Ranking Place is awarded. If the 14 days expires before the Qualifier closing date of 20/12/2022 the place becomes an extra qualifier from the Qualification tournament.
Withdrawal by a player who received a Ranking or Wild Card place: when a player withdraws, if this is before the cut-off date of 22.11.2022, then the next most highly ranked player on the Replacement Ranking list on that date will be offered the place. After the cut-off date, the place becomes an extra qualifier from the Qualification tournament.
After the Qualifier Closing date, all withdrawals from the main event become extra qualifiers from the Qualification tournament.
Further details regarding the venue and programme, will be published on the WCF website and on the Championship website over the coming weeks.