2022 GC World Championship Entry Information

The 2022 Golf Croquet World Championship will be held at the Sussex County Croquet Club, Southwick, Sussex, England over nine days between Saturday 30 July to Sunday 7 August 2022.

Main Event
The event capacity is 64 players. The entry fee for successful entrants will be £108.00.

There will be 8 blocks of 8 players, each generated in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 4.  All matches will be best-of-three 13-point games.  Matches will generally be single-banked, but at the Manager’s discretion may be double-banked, and played without time limits.

The top 4 players from each block will qualify for the Knock-Out Stage.  Ties on match wins for qualifying places will be resolved in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 6.  Non-qualifiers will be eligible for the Plate Event.

The Knock-Out stage Round 1 (last 32), Round 2 and Quarter-finals will be best-of-three 13-point games and played without time limits. Semi-finals and Final will be best-of-five 13-point games.

The Plate
The Plate will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 2 and will consist of block play followed by a knock-out stage.

The Bowl
The Bowl is open to all players who lose in the first round of the Knock-Out Stage and will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 4.

The Shield
The Shield is open to all players who lose in the second round of the Knock-Out Stage and will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 5.

Z Event
The Tournament Manager or a Deputy will manage a Z Event for all players who have been eliminated from all other events but wish to continue to play.

Qualifying Tournament
The Qualifying Tournament will be held at the Compton Croquet Club in Eastbourne, Sussex from Monday 25th July to Thursday 28th July 2022. To enter this event please do so via the Croquet Association website Fixtures Book WCF Qualifying Event page  once this has been published early in 2022.
[Note: There is no minimum 10 games requirement in the past 24 months for entry into the Qualifier, so players who have not played in this period can enter and their Ranking when last played will be used]
[Note: Overseas competitors should create for themselves a free 'Reciprocal Rights' account to enter and pay online. See the CA website to register: Link to Register for Reciprocal Rights

Specific Event Regulations for this championship will be published on this website nearer the start date.

Main Event Key Dates

Invitation Date


This is the date that Members will be formally invited to send players to participate in this event.

Response Date


This is the date by which Member nominations for Ranking and Wild Card places must have been received by the WCF Management Committee. Members must also specify the number of Membership Places they wish to take up and RCO's should advise if they would like to request a Membership Place.

Allocation Date


The World Ranking List to be used to determine the initial allocation of Ranking Places is that published at the end of the Allocation Date. (Note: 1).

Announcment Date


MC announces recipients of Ranking Places and Wild Card Places. 
This date is also the Pandemic Go/No Go decision date.

Closing Date


This is the last date Members can nominate players for their Membership Places. Within 1 to 2 days the MC will announce recipients of Membership Places and Replacement Ranking Places. 

Entry Fee Due Date


Per Sports Regn Appendix 2 6.1. Any players awarded a place on the Announcement Date will lose their place if they have not paid by this date.

Main Event Cut-off Date


This is the date after which returned places are generally filled by creating extra
Qualifier Places instead of Replacement Ranking Places.

Notes: (1) Please note WCF Temporary Amendment - due to the pandemic, the 10 ranked games minimum requirement can be played during the previous 24 months, instead of 12. See notice published on WCF website 22/02/2021:  Temporary-amendment-to-sports-regulations

Players should note that a photograph and short bio for the programme must be provided to the Secretary-General, ideally as soon as alloted a place, but by the cut-off date at the latest.

Qualifier Key Dates

Qualifier Entries open


Entries will open upon publication of the CA Fixtures Book (on-line and in print)

Qualifier Allocation Date


Entries received by this date will be accepted in ranking position order as shown in the Qualifier Ranking List.

Qualifier Closing Date


Last date any players will be accepted into this event.

Players should submit their availability to their Member Governing Body in accordance with their published entry method. Any applicants from non-Member countries should email their availability, by the response date, to secretary@worldcroquet.org

Key Personnel

Chairman of Organising Committee                

Jonathan Isaacs

Tournament Director    

Tim King

WCF Event Lead            

Ian Burridge

CA Representative               

Ian Lines

Tournament Manager

Mike Town

Tournament Referee

Ian Cobbold


John Low

Publicity and Media Relations

Linda Gavigan


There is still some risk that travel or other restrictions arising as a result of Covid-19 Pandemic may cause the cancellation of the Event. It is expected that a final decision will be made at the latest by 31 March 2022 as to whether the event will go ahead. We recommend that you do not incur any non-refundable costs prior to this date.The WCF and Hosts accept no responsibility for any losses incurred.

Players will be expected to comply with whatever rules the government and/or the SCCC have in place.


Further information about the event, including the venues, local accommodation and attractions, transport links, the event timetable (including social events) and any other relevant information, will be published here, and on the event website (tbc) nearer the date.