2023 Women’s GC Championship Ranking Places & Wild Cards – updated 26.2.23

Note: Replacement Ranking List updated 26.2.23 - see end of post

The 2023 GC Women’s World Championship is due to be held 7-14 August 2023 at the Sussex County Croquet Club in England.

The Allocation date for this Championship was 21st January 2023. The Management Committee have agreed the following allocation of places for this 56 person event:

24 Full Member Places
4 Associate Member Places
4 RCO Places
2 Wild Cards
4 Qualifier Places
18 Ranking Places

For a breakdown of places by country, please see this file: Breakdown of Places by Country

Ranking Places: The 18 Ranking Places have been awarded to the players in the file below, based on the Initial Ranking List dated end of 21st January 2023. This is based on their Max DG ranking over 12 months as per Sports Regulations Appendix 2, clause 2.3.

As at 21.1.23 - Ranking Places List

Wild Cards: The WCF Management Committee have awarded two wildcards to Ellie Ross and Jessica Bullen, both from New Zealand.

Entry Fees: Players are advised that the entry fee of £136 should be paid by 16th April 2023 at the latest. Details of how and when to pay will be emailed out to players via their Members after the Closing date of 14th March, once the Member Places have also been allocated.

Player Information and Bio’s: these will be due on 14th April 2023. Information on how to send this will be provided after the Closing Date.

Member Places notification: Members should send the Secretary-General the names of players to be nominated for their Member Places by 14th March 2023 at the latest. Some Members have already notified the names of their nominees - please note that these can be changed up to the above deadline.

Withdrawals: The cut-off date for this event is 22nd June 2023. If players with a Member Place drop out before this date, Members have 14 days to nominate a replacement. After this, the place reverts to a Replacement Ranking Place. If players with a Ranking Place drop out before this date, the highest ranked player on the Replacement Ranking list will be awarded the place. After the 22nd June 2023, any places returned will result in additional places awarded through the Qualifying Event.

Replacement Ranking List: updated 26.2.23

The full Replacement Ranking list has been requested. This list is applicable should any player already awarded a place (Ranking or Wild Card) withdraws: WGCWC Replacement Ranking List 26.2.23

 

2023 AC World Championship – Places *updated 13th July*

13th July Update - Qualifier Results

The successful 5 qualifiers are: Annabel McDiarmid, Alison Maugham, Mark Ormerod, Euan Burridge and Robert Wilkinson.


23.6.23 Update - Now 5 places in the Qualifier

Following a withdrawal after the cut-off date, there are now 5 places available from the Qualifier.

Breakdown of Places and Player List as at 23.6.23


8.6.23 Update

Following several withdrawals over the past week, please see the updated player list as at 8th June.

The file also includes a breakdown of the places by country and type and the Replacement Ranking List.

Breakdown of Places and Player List and Replacement List at 8.6.23


10.5.23 Update

Following another withdrawal, please see the updated list. Also an updated Replacement Ranking List.

Breakdown of Places and Player List 10 May 23

10.5.23 Replacement Ranking List


16.4.23 Update

Following another withdrawal, please see the updated list. Also an updated Replacement Ranking List.

Breakdown of Places and Player List as at 16.4.23

16.4.23 Replacement Ranking List


9.3.23 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.

Withdrawals

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.

2023 Women’s GC Championship – Player List *updated 15th May*

15th May Update

Following a withdrawal, Spaniard Susana Romero has accepted a replacement ranking place.

Breakdown of Places, Player List and Replacement Ranking List as at end 15th May 2023


21st April Update

Following two withdrawals, two Australian players have been accepted places: Pam Barnwell and Virginia Arney.

Breakdown of Places and Player List as at end 21st April 2023


5th April Update

South African Christine Wakeham has withdrawn and been replaced by Lindsey Hobbs. There are no other changes and rankings shown are still as at 30.3.23.

2023 GC Women's Player List and Replacement List - 5th April

 


30th March Update

Please find attached the latest list of players and the Replacement Ranking list.

2023 GC Women's Player List and Replacement List - 30th March


14.3.23
The closing date for Members to nominate players for their Membership places was end of 14th March 2023 (UK time).

At time of publishing there are three outstanding places to resolve:

- 14th March - Jana Mohamed Saaid, in receipt of a Ranking Place withdrew and was replaced by Manal Khodier, representing Egypt, who was top of the Replacement Ranking List (RRL). She had previously been one of Egypt's Member Place nominees. Egypt have 14 days to replace her or the place will be released to the RRL. Place released.

- As at the closing date, one member released their place. I am currently liaising with the top player on the RRL to see if she wishes to play. 18.3.23 Update - Dallas Cooke, New Zealand, has accepted the place.

- Vanesa Fernandez, selected to represent Mexico, is listed in the Rankings as from USA. This has been queried with Vanesa and Mexico. 18.3.23 Vanesa has confirmed she meets the criteria and wishes to represent Mexico.

The file below shows the current players in receipt of a Membership Place,  Wild card place or Ranking Place.

Breakdown of Places and Player List as at end 14th March 2023

Replacement Ranking List 15.3.23

There are four places remaining which will be awarded to the qualifiers from the Qualification Event. This will take place between 3-5 August  2023 at the Eastbourne Croquet Club in East Sussex. It will be open to 20 players. Entry is via the English CA online Fixtures Entry system, full details can be found here: GC Women's Qualifier - how to enter

Entry Fees

The entry fee of £136 per entrant is now requested and must be paid by 16th April 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 required from all the above competing players by 14th April 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

Please send this information online via Google Forms. Please click on this link: Enter your Player Information here

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.

Withdrawals

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 19th July 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 22nd 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 will be published on the WCF website and on the Championship website over the coming weeks.

 

2023 Women’s GC World Championship – Player Information

The following information is required from all the above competing players by 14th April 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

Please send this information online via Google Forms. Please click on this link: Enter your Player Information here

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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why is this requested via a Google Form?
The organisers for this event will pick up all the bios directly from the Google Form. This reduces the workload. If everyone sends the bio into the WCF separately, maybe by email, word document, pdf, whatsapp etc., then it would then have to be cut and pasted into some central repository. Much simpler if everyone feeds it into one place in one format in the first place.

Why can’t you re-use the information I sent last time?
Regarding your contact details:
due to data protection rules, we ask that personal data is not kept by the organisers after the event, so emails and telephone numbers need to be captured each time. And of course, these could easily change year on year.

Regarding your bio: firstly, there is no way for me to know who wants to keep an old bio and who wants to update it, so we ask for new each time. Plus, most players prefer to update the words for each event. Especially those of you that play both codes, who may want to say different things depending whether it’s GC or AC. You might have major wins in one code and not in the other for instance.

Who might read my bio?
It could be used in various ways to advertise and promote the event.  Variously, it could be included in Sponsor Packs, the Event Website, the Programme, or perhaps sent to the Press.
Our sport needs sponsorship to help make these events financially viable. We need to look professional to attract sponsors. It is therefore important that your bios are sensible, well-written and give a good impression to the World.

Why is this information requested so early?
Work to prepare for a World Championship starts very early. The website and programmes are put together by volunteers, many of whom have other commitments. We need to give them as much time as possible to do this, to ensure that they not only do a good job, but that no undue stress is put on them.  The army of volunteers works hard to make these world championships run smoothly and to ensure that you, as a player, have a fantastic event. As players you are not asked to do a lot to help, providing this information is something you can do.

Do I have to provide this information?
Per WCF Sports Regulations, Appendix 2 Singles Events, Clause 6.3, all players are required to send this information through on request, in the format and manner requested by the Secretary-General and the hosts.

6.3 …. all player information requested must be received
by the date specified in the Invitation. This might include a photograph, email
address, contact phone number during the event (if available) and up-to-date
biographical details. These should be sent to the Secretary-General in the format
requested.

2023 GC Women’s World Championship – Entry Fees

Players who have been notified that they have received a place in the upcoming World Championship need to pay their entry fees of £136 by 16th April 2023 at the latest.

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.

Successful players from the Qualifier, must pay as soon as possible after qualifying.

All players who can pay by Bank to Bank transfer are encouraged to do so. Instructions are included in each players announcement notification email. This avoids the WCF incurring costly PayPal fees.

If absolutely necessary, please pay by PayPal using the button below:

 

 

2023 Women’s GC World Championship – How to enter the Qualifier

A Qualifying Tournament will be held from 3rd August to 5th August 2023 at the Compton Croquet Club in Eastbourne, Sussex.

Currently there are 4 places available. This may increase if there are withdrawals from the main event after the cut-off date of 22nd June 2023.

The Qualifier is open to 20 players who have not been able to secure a place through their ranking, their national association or via a WCF wildcard. If the qualifying event is oversubscribed on the allocation date of 24 May 2023 places will be allocated via the WCF Qualifier Ranking list. In all other respects CA tournament conditions rather than WCF sports regulations will apply to this event.

How to enter:
The qualifier can be entered via the English CA's Online Tournament Entry System, which is found on the Compete page of the CA Website. To enter you must first register for (or renew) a Reciprocal Rights Account. If you have any problems, you can contact the CA Office (caoffice.org.uk) for assistance. Once submitted, the office should take approximately one working day to provide the necessary access so that you may enter online.

 

Details for the Compton Croquet Club can be found on their website

 

2023 AC World Championship – How to enter the Qualifier

A qualifying event will be held from 10-13 July 2023 at the Sussex County Croquet Club in Sussex.

Currently there are 4 places available. This may increase if there are withdrawals from the main event after the cut-off date of 11th June 2023.

It will be open to 32 players who have not been able to secure a place through their ranking, their national association or via a WCF wildcard.

If the qualifying event is oversubscribed on the allocation date of 8 May 2023 places will be allocated via the WCF Qualifier Ranking list. In all other respects CA tournament conditions rather than WCF sports regulations will apply to this event.

How to enter:
The qualifier can be entered via the English CA's Online Tournament Entry System, which is found on the Compete page of the CA Website. To enter you must first register for (or renew) a Reciprocal Rights Account. If you have any problems, you can contact the CA Office (caoffice.org.uk) for assistance. Once submitted, the office should take approximately one working day to provide the necessary access so that you may enter online.

 

Details for the Sussex County Croquet Club can be found on their website