4.4.23 – Following the call for entries to the European Team Championship to be held on August 2-5 in Cheltenham, England, 11 countries confirmed their participation (in alphabetic order):
As to the format of the event, the ERC has decided to run it as a round robin event where each team plays each, as this would provide an excellent chance for each team to directly compare with all others. ERC will elaborate detailed Event Regulations and present them to the teams in due course. It is planned that the Awards Ceremony will be over by 5pm on Saturday, August 5, so the travel arrangements can be made accordingly.
Referees Course: July 30-31st
As announced earlier, the ERC is pleased to invite the players to enter a GC Referees Course that will be held on July 30 and 31 (Sunday and Monday) in Cheltenham Croquet Club. The course will be run by two experienced CA referees Ian Cobold and Ian Shore. The afternoon of Day 2 will be devoted to exams, and successful candidates will receive CA certificates.
AC Coaching – August 1st
On Tuesday, August 1 the host club has kindly offered an open AC coaching session for the team players. Alternatively, the players may spend the day practicing GC and/or AC as they wish.
Next important deadline is June 4th.
By this date, the teams have to:
1) pay the entry fee of £204 (payment details will be provided soon)
2) announce the names of the team players (min 3, max 5)
3) apply for a place in the GC referees course ( July 30-31)
4) provide an expression of interest for the AC coaching drop-in session (August 1)