*Post updated 20th June*
There are 9 teams who have confirmed they wish to compete and who have paid their entry fees. These are Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden and Wales. With 9 teams entering we will have three tiers: 2.1, 2.2 and 3.
Wales, Scotland and Ireland will be joined by a fourth team, decided by a play-off on Monday 8th August between Sweden and Canada. When this event was last played in 2017 their match to decide the winner of Tier 2.2 was left unfinished, so this play-off is to establish which of the two teams will be promoted into Tier 2.1. Thank you to both teams for agreeing to play this extra day.
Tiers 2.2 and 3
The remaining five teams will initially be grouped together and then split into tiers 2.2 and 3 halfway through, based on performance.
Full details regarding the format of the event will be included in the Event Regulations which will be published later this year.
At this time there is no expectation that the event will be disrupted due to Covid.
Planning for this event is on-going with the Budleigh Salterton Club and English Croquet Association.