WCF Sports Regulations Updated

On 14th January 2024, Council voted to amend the method for seeding the GC Knock Out at our Singles Events. The result voted to move towards a new system of seeding: Block Separation by Grade.

The Sports Regulations have now been amended to reflect this vote and version 9.2 uploaded to the website: https://worldcroquet.org/wcf-business/statutes-regulations/

All future WCF and ERC GC events will use this method of seeding.

Other changes to the Sports Regulations are currently in progress following a recent consultation.

 

 

 

Swiss Tournament Management Spreadsheet – updated 19th February 2024

Tournament Management Spreadsheet *Updated February 2024*

This a macro-driven Excel spreadsheet designed to assist Tournament Managers to run both formal and flexible Swiss tournaments.

It generates automated pairings, lawn allocations and results tabulation. Formal Swiss pairings are in accordance with the CA Tournament Regulations.

There is also an auto-management mode to allow the players to manage, whilst the Tournament Manager plays!

Download the spreadsheet: Swiss Tournament Management spreadsheet version 7.1.3

The following documents may also be downloaded: 

Tournament Management Manual V7.1

Tournament Management Quick Start Guide V7.1

Sample Auto Manage Player Instructions

FAQs

I am having problems downloading the spreadsheet?
As the spreadsheet contains macros you may have have to amend your virus software settings to allow it to be downloaded.  For example, With Norton anti virus software, Excel can give a 'file corrupt message' if opened automatically after the download but opens it OK if you subsequently manually open the file from your download directory.

How do I contact the developer?
Send an e-mail to secretary@worldcroquet.org
Does it work with Advantage GC?

One limitation is that it does not cope with Advantage GC games as it can not currently handle the possibility of a player having a -ve hoop score at the end of a game and  the winner of a game going to time actually having a lower hoop score than the loser.

2024 European Golf Croquet Club League – Closing date to enter your club is 28th January

Clubs can now enter the 2024 European Club League heats.

As at 21st January, 21 clubs have already signed up for the 2024 European Club League but there are still places available. For the best chance of securing a place for your club make sure you enter before the closing date of January 28th.

Visit page:  2024 European GC Club League for all the information you need: when and where the heats will be held, the venue for the 2024 Grand Final, the entry form and the rules.

Don't delay, entries due by January 28th 2024.

AC Country Rankings as at 31st December 2023

The latest AC Team Rankings (as at 31 December 2023) are:

Position

Country

Average Grade

Players

1

England

2,578

6

2

Australia

2,541

6

3

New Zealand

2,491

6

4

USA

2,430

6

5

Scotland

2,114

6

6

Ireland

2,112

6

7

Wales

2,063

6

8

South Africa

1,944

6

9

Canada

1,923

6

10

Sweden

1,614

6

11

Spain

1,592

6

12

Germany

1,450

6

13

Austria

1,658

5

14

Latvia

1,277

5

15

Switzerland

1,731

3

16

Czech Republic

1,620

3

17

Iran

2,201

1

18

Jersey

2,120

1

19

Luxembourg

1,970

1

GC Country Rankings as at 31st December 2023

The latest GC Team Rankings (as at 31 December 2023) are:

Position

Country

Average

Players

1

Egypt

2,587

6

2

England

2,470

6

3

New Zealand

2,456

6

4

Australia

2,443

6

5

USA

2,426

6

6

Spain

2,348

6

7

South Africa

2,267

6

8

Ireland

2,150

6

9

Wales

2,137

6

10

Canada

2,130

6

11

Sweden

2,087

6

12

Germany

2,085

13

Switzerland

2,049

6

14

Czech Republic

2,010

6

15

Latvia

1,998

6

16

Scotland

1,938

6

17

Norway

1,908

6

18

Mexico

1,841

6

19

Finland

1,813

6

20

Austria

1,943

5

21

Belgium

2,209

1

22

France

1,832

1

23

Portugal

1,660

1

ERC Election Results

The election closed on 31st December 2024.

The four candidates with the most votes, who are elected to the European Regional Committee (ERC) are:

      • Alan Looney – nominated by the Croquet Association of Ireland
      • Duncan Catterall – nominated by Croquet England
      • Michael Böer – nominated by the Deutscher Krocket Bund
      • Roberts Stafeckis – nominated by the Latvijas Kroketa Federacija (re-elected)

Their term of office started on 1st January 2024 and lasts for four years.

They will join Andrés Álvarez‑Sala from Spain who has two more years on the committee before his term ends.

On this occasion Daniel Studerus was not elected. We thank him for making himself available and hope that he might try again should places become available again in future.