2023 GC Over 50’s Championship Player List *updated 22nd May*

Update 22nd May 2023

Matt Griffith, USA has accepted the Replacement Ranking Place available.

Over 50's Breakdown by Country, Player List and RRL as at 22.5.23

12th May 2023

The 2023 GC Over 50's World Championship is due to be held in Western Australia between Saturday 14th October 2023 to Saturday 21st October 2023.

The closing date for Members to nominate players for their Membership places was end of 12th May 2023 (UK time).

At the closing date Sweden did not provide a nominee for one of their member places. This place has therefore been released and is currently on offer to the highest ranked player on the Replacement Ranking List.

The file below shows the complete list of current players in receipt of either a Membership Place (23 players) or Ranking Place (20). It also includes the Replacement Ranking list as at end 12th May 2023.

Over 50's Breakdown by Country, Player List and RRL as at 12.5.23

Age Restriction
Members and Players are reminded that there is an Age Restriction for this event. Entrants must be 50 or over on the start date of the event.  “Sports Regulations - Clause 5.1.6.  A player may compete in an Event subject to a minimum age limit if they have attained the minimum age on the first day of the Event.”

Any players on the list who don’t meet this requirement should immediately notify their Member and the Secretary-General of their ineligibility and withdrawal.

Qualification Events
There are four places remaining which will be awarded to the qualifiers from the two Qualification Events. These will take place in 1) Western Australia, Cambridge Croquet Club, Sunday 8th October to Wednesday 11th October 2023; and 2) Eastern Australia ,Cairnlea Victoria, Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th September 2023. If extra places for the main event become available after the main cut-off date of 27th August, then these will all come from the West Coast qualifier.

Those interested in playing in either of the qualifiers should enter via the ACA website which is due to go live shortly.

Entry Fees are now due
The entry fee of £136 per entrant is now requested and must be paid by 12th June 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.

Players will be emailed our bank details via their Member and are requested to pay by this method if at all possible as PayPal incurs costly fees. Please ensure that 4 or 5 days are allowed for the payment to work its way through the banking system. Per the Regulations, the money needs to have arrived in our bank account by the due date.

If unable to pay in this way, you can pay by PayPal, details for which can be found on this link: https://worldcroquet.org/2023-gc-over-50s-world-championship-entry-fees/

Player Information

The following information is required from all the above competing players by 10th June 2023 (or sooner please if available).

  • A recent well-lit and good quality 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

Please send this information online via Google Forms. Please click on this link: https://worldcroquet.org/2023-gc-over-50s-world-championship-player-information/

Please note that at other recent events some of the photos received have been out of focus, poor resolution or with poor content. Please can all players send a good photo first time as this will avoid the event organisers needing to revert back to request better.

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 West Coast Qualifier closing date of 23rd September 2023, the place becomes an extra qualifier from the Qualification tournament.

Withdrawal by a player who received a Ranking place: when a player withdraws, if this is before the cut-off date of 27th August 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.