2023 AC World Championship – Places *updated 9.3.23*

9.2.23 Update

Following two more withdrawals, please see the updated list. Also an updated Replacement Ranking List.

2023 ACWC Breakdown of Places and Player List 9.3.23

2023 ACWC Replacement Ranking List as at 9.3.23

4.2.23 Update

Following another withdrawal on 2nd March, please see revised Player List below. The new top 5 on the Replacement Ranking list is also shown.

2023 ACWC Breakdown of Places and Player List 4th March

25.2.23 Update

Following a request to see the full Replacement Ranking List, I have run it fresh this evening.
Please note: nobody else has withdrawn. The list of players in the event remains unchanged. 

2023 ACWC Replacement Ranking List as at 25.2.23

16.2.23 Update

Following another withdrawal, please find attached the latest list of players. The new top 5 players on the Replacement Ranking list is also shown.

2023 ACWC Breakdown of Places and Player List 16.2.23

10.2.23 Update

There have been two further withdrawals. The file below has been updated to reflect the current 76 players in the event. The new top 5 on the Replacement Ranking list is also shown.

2023 ACWC Breakdown of Places and Player List 10.2.23

The closing date for Members to nominate players for their Membership places was 5th February 2023.

The file below shows the Membership Places, Wild card places and the Ranking Places, giving us 75 players. One member has released their place so I am currently liaising with the top player on the Replacement Ranking List to see if he wants to accept the place.

2023 ACWC Breakdown of Places and Player List 6.2.23

There are four places remaining which will be awarded to the qualifiers from the Qualification Event. This will take place between 10-13 July 2023 at the Sussex County Croquet Club in Sussex. It will be open to 32 players. Entry will be via the English CA online Fixtures Entry system (when this goes live soon).

 Entry Fees

The entry fee of £153 per entrant is now requested and must be paid by 8th March 2023

Per WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 2, clause 6, players who fail to pay by the due date will lose their place. The relevant sections of the regulation are below for your information:

6.1 Subject to paragraph 6.2, failure to pay the entry fee by the due date will lead to automatic disqualification and the place will be filled in accordance with paragraph 7.
6.2 Before disqualifying a player for failing to pay their entry fee on time, at least two reminders must have been sent to the Member which nominated the player and all reasonable efforts must have been made to contact the player directly.

All players who can pay by bank transfer are encouraged to do so. This avoids the WCF incurring costly PayPal fees. Players should be notified how to pay via bank transfer by their Member.

If unable to pay in this way, you can pay by PayPal, details for which can be found on the link below:

How to pay your entry fees by PayPal

Player Information

The following information is requested from all the above competing players by 6th March 2023 (or sooner please if available).

    • A recent well-lit photograph (ideally headshot)
    • 150-250 words of biographical details
    • 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:

2023 AC Worlds Player Information Form

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 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 25th June 2023 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 11th June 2023, then the next most highly ranked player on the Replacement Ranking list at the end of that day 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.