2022 Golf Croquet 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 £108 by 10th June 2022 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 necessary, please pay by PayPal using the button below:

 

 

Exciting Opportunity

Invitation to send a player to join a "Select Team" at the AC World Teams 9-14 August 2022, Devon England

The Association Croquet World Team Championships Tiers 2.1, 2.2 and 3 is due to take place later this year between 9-14 August at the Budleigh Salterton Club in Devon, England.

We have had a team drop out, and to keep the total team numbers to 12 (a nice number for the format) we have decided to put in place a “World Select Team” (WST). This team will be ideally made up of players from countries not sending a full team. This will allow more countries to be represented and provides an opportunity for AC players from other countries to compete internationally this summer.

The cost per player selected will be £72 each. All other costs such as travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the selected player.

This Select team will play if no other teams drop out, or if the numbers of teams left in the event again requires an extra team to help the format, or in any case if it has not been stood down before 30th June. This would allow any players intending to play approx. 5 weeks notice to book travel and accommodation.

The Select team will compete in Tiers 2.2 or 3, which will start by being played jointly and then mid-way through be split into the two tiers. Teams of four are required but we may select a squad of up to six players, including the Captain. Peter Payne from Switzerland has agreed to Captain this team. Peter has many years experience at Association Croquet and has experience playing in this type of event. We are very pleased that he has agreed to guide and lead this team.

The key decision dates are:
- Nomination of players: by Tuesday 31st May 2022
- Selection date: Thursday 9th June 2022 (Members will be notified if any of their nominees have been selected within 1-2 days of this date)
- Cut-off to play date: this is the date by which this team will definitely play (even if other teams subsequently withdraw) – Thursday 30th June 2022

Assuming we have more applications than needed, the WCF Tournament Committee will select from those who have made themselves available.

Players who wish to join this team are invited to apply through their Member Governing Body who will need to submit names to Debbie Lines by midnight (UK time) Tuesday 31st May 2022.

Credit: Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club

2022 AC World Team Championship 2.1, 2.2 and 3 – Entry Fees

The entry fee of £288 per team for this event is now requested and should be paid by the Team Announcement date of 9th June 2022 at the latest.

As emailed, we would prefer you pay us via bank transfer, this avoids costly PayPal fees. However, should you need to pay by PayPal, please use the button below.

Please ensure you insert your Country in the reference field for your payment.

2022 GC WC Ranking Places and Wild Cards announced

The Announcement Date for the GC World Championship, to be held 30th July to 7th August 2022 at the Sussex County Croquet Club, Sussex, England is 31st March 2022.

The Management Committee have agreed the following allocation of places for this 64 person event.

Capacity = 64

  Member Places

33

  RCO Places

5

  Wild Cards

2

  Qualifier

4

  Ranking Places

20

Wild Cards

The Management Committee are pleased to offer Blake Fields (USA) and Jack Good (England) the two available wild cards. All the criteria were considered, but the main basis of selection was per Sports Regulations Appendix 3, clause 2.1.1, 'the encouragement of young players or players showing exceptional promise of future development'.

Ranking Places

The 20 Ranking Places have been awarded to the following players, based on the Initial Ranking List dated 17th March 2022. This is based on their Max DG ranking over 24 months as per Sports Regulations Appendix 2, clause 2.3 (and the Temporary Amendment extending the time frame from 12 to 24 months).

Country

Ranking Places Awarded

Max Dgrade

Games Played

South Africa

Reg Bamford

2684.9

42

Egypt

Mohamed Nasr

2626.8

113

Egypt

Ahmed Nasr

2620.5

36

Egypt

Mohamed Karem

2610.5

68

Egypt

Yasser Sayed

2600.8

136

Egypt

Ahmed El Mahdy

2592.2

79

England

John-Paul Moberly

2579.8

125

Egypt

Amr AlEbiary

2579.5

79

Egypt

Mostafa Nezar

2567.6

101

England

Stephen Mulliner

2556.6

162

England

Tobi Savage

2522.8

37

England

Rachel Gee

2515.8

210

England

Robert Fulford

2493.1

13

Egypt

Omar Fahmy

2489.5

61

Egypt

Maram Nabil

2482.9

108

England

Jonathan Powe

2470.7

108

Wales

Ian Burridge

2468.8

270

Egypt

Karim Ghamry

2445.3

42

Spain

Jose RIVA

2442.6

35

Egypt

Naguib Hossam

2435.9

55

Entry Fees

Players are advised that entry fees become due on 10th June 2022. Details of how and when to pay will be emailed out to players after the Closing date 8th May.

Member Places

Members should send the Secretary-General the names of players to be nominated for their Member Places by 8th May 2022. Some Members have already notified the names of their nominees - please note that these can be changed up to the above deadline.

Replacement Ranking List 

If any players drop out of the event between now and 13th June 2022 their space will be taken by players on the Replacement Ranking List. After this date, any places returned will result in additional places awarded through the Qualifying Event.

The Replacement Ranking List will be generated fresh on the relevant day  (the date a space becomes available) using the same Max DG over 24 months basis. Given that games are being played every day this list may change. However, for information only, the list below shows the current Top 10 players as at 17.3.22. These players are NOT in the event.

Country

Order of Replacement Ranking Places as at 17.3.22

USA

Danny Huneycutt

England

Jamie Burch

England

Euan Burridge

England

William Gee

England

Richard Bilton

Egypt

Mohamed Walid

Spain

Andres Alvarez-Sala

Belgium

Pierre Beaudry

USA

Sherif Abdelwahab

England

Stuart M Smith

 

2020 GC WTC Tier 3 – Guildford & Godalming – Entry Fees

The entry fee of £192 per team for this event is now requested and should be paid by the Team Announcement date of 19th May 2022 at the latest.

As emailed, we would prefer you pay us via bank transfer, this avoids costly PayPal fees. However, should you need to pay by PayPal, please use the button below.

Please ensure you insert your Country in the reference field for your payment.

 

2022 GC World Championship Entry Information

The 2022 Golf Croquet World Championship will be held at the Sussex County Croquet Club, Southwick, Sussex, England over nine days between Saturday 30 July to Sunday 7 August 2022.

Main Event
The event capacity is 64 players. The entry fee for successful entrants will be £108.00.

There will be 8 blocks of 8 players, each generated in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 4.  All matches will be best-of-three 13-point games.  Matches will generally be single-banked, but at the Manager’s discretion may be double-banked, and played without time limits.

The top 4 players from each block will qualify for the Knock-Out Stage.  Ties on match wins for qualifying places will be resolved in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 6.  Non-qualifiers will be eligible for the Plate Event.

The Knock-Out stage Round 1 (last 32), Round 2 and Quarter-finals will be best-of-three 13-point games and played without time limits. Semi-finals and Final will be best-of-five 13-point games.

The Plate
The Plate will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 2 and will consist of block play followed by a knock-out stage.

The Bowl
The Bowl is open to all players who lose in the first round of the Knock-Out Stage and will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 4.

The Shield
The Shield is open to all players who lose in the second round of the Knock-Out Stage and will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 5.

Z Event
The Tournament Manager or a Deputy will manage a Z Event for all players who have been eliminated from all other events but wish to continue to play.

Qualifying Tournament
The Qualifying Tournament will be held at the Compton Croquet Club in Eastbourne, Sussex from Monday 25th July to Thursday 28th July 2022. To enter this event please do so via the Croquet Association website Fixtures Book WCF Qualifying Event page  once this has been published early in 2022.
[Note: There is no minimum 10 games requirement in the past 24 months for entry into the Qualifier, so players who have not played in this period can enter and their Ranking when last played will be used]
[Note: Overseas competitors should create for themselves a free 'Reciprocal Rights' account to enter and pay online. See the CA website to register: Link to Register for Reciprocal Rights

Specific Event Regulations for this championship will be published on this website nearer the start date.

Main Event Key Dates

Invitation Date

07/01/2022

This is the date that Members will be formally invited to send players to participate in this event.

Response Date

03/03/2022

This is the date by which Member nominations for Ranking and Wild Card places must have been received by the WCF Management Committee. Members must also specify the number of Membership Places they wish to take up and RCO's should advise if they would like to request a Membership Place.

Allocation Date

17/03/2022

The World Ranking List to be used to determine the initial allocation of Ranking Places is that published at the end of the Allocation Date. (Note: 1).

Announcment Date

31/03/2022

MC announces recipients of Ranking Places and Wild Card Places. 
This date is also the Pandemic Go/No Go decision date.

Closing Date

08/05/2022

This is the last date Members can nominate players for their Membership Places. Within 1 to 2 days the MC will announce recipients of Membership Places and Replacement Ranking Places. 

Entry Fee Due Date

10/06/2022

Per Sports Regn Appendix 2 6.1. Any players awarded a place on the Announcement Date will lose their place if they have not paid by this date.

Main Event Cut-off Date

13/06/2022

This is the date after which returned places are generally filled by creating extra
Qualifier Places instead of Replacement Ranking Places.

Notes: (1) Please note WCF Temporary Amendment - due to the pandemic, the 10 ranked games minimum requirement can be played during the previous 24 months, instead of 12. See notice published on WCF website 22/02/2021:  Temporary-amendment-to-sports-regulations

Players should note that a photograph and short bio for the programme must be provided to the Secretary-General, ideally as soon as alloted a place, but by the cut-off date at the latest.

Qualifier Key Dates

Qualifier Entries open

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Entries will open upon publication of the CA Fixtures Book (on-line and in print)

Qualifier Allocation Date

25/05/2022

Entries received by this date will be accepted in ranking position order as shown in the Qualifier Ranking List.

Qualifier Closing Date

10/07/2022

Last date any players will be accepted into this event.

Players should submit their availability to their Member Governing Body in accordance with their published entry method. Any applicants from non-Member countries should email their availability, by the response date, to secretary@worldcroquet.org

Key Personnel

Chairman of Organising Committee                

Jonathan Isaacs

Tournament Director    

Tim King

WCF Event Lead            

Ian Burridge

CA Representative               

Ian Lines

Tournament Manager

Mike Town

Tournament Referee

Ian Cobbold

Webmaster

John Low

Publicity and Media Relations

Linda Gavigan

Pandemic

There is still some risk that travel or other restrictions arising as a result of Covid-19 Pandemic may cause the cancellation of the Event. It is expected that a final decision will be made at the latest by 31 March 2022 as to whether the event will go ahead. We recommend that you do not incur any non-refundable costs prior to this date.The WCF and Hosts accept no responsibility for any losses incurred.

Players will be expected to comply with whatever rules the government and/or the SCCC have in place.

 

Further information about the event, including the venues, local accommodation and attractions, transport links, the event timetable (including social events) and any other relevant information, will be published here, and on the event website (tbc) nearer the date.

2022 Under 21 GCWC – temporary age-limit amendment approved

As previously announced, the WCF Management Committee ("MC") considered the impact of the postponement of the 2021 U21 GCWC to 2022 on the eligibility of players whose 21st birthdays fall in 2021.  Such players would have been eligible to play in the 2021 U21 GCWC but, applying the normal age limit, would not be eligible to play in a 2022 U21 GCWC.

Allowing any player who would have been eligible for a 2021 U21 GCWC to remain eligible for the same event in 2022 would be consistent with treating the 2021 GCWC as postponed rather cancelled.  In view of the exceptional circumstances that led to the postponement, the WCF MC recommended to Council that WCF Sports Regulations paragraph 5.1.5 be temporarily amended so that players whose 21st birthdays fall in 2021 will still be eligible to play in a 2022 U21 GCWC.  The Council voted by 56-0 to approve the MC recommendation.

For the avoidance of doubt, this treatment will not apply if the U21 GCWC cannot be held in 2022 after all.  If that is the case, the 2021 U21 GCWC will be regarded as cancelled and the next holding of the U21 GCWC, perhaps in 2023, will be a new event and subject to the normal age limit.

 

2020 GC World Team Championships – Tier 2 – Player Information

This will be held in Spain between 11 to 16 October

The Spanish hosts have provided the following Event Information for Players

We believe that travelling into Spain should not be an issue provided that individuals have been vaccinated and/or can demonstrate a negative Covid test shortly before travelling.  See https://www.mscbs.gob.es/.

Organising and other officials:

Tournament Director: Begoña Elzaburu
Tournament Manager:  Felipe Mestanza
Tournament Referee: Alfonso Urbano
Event coordinator: Carolina Ruiz de Alda
Tournament Treasurer: Casilda Chávarri
Sponsors Director: Enrique Prados del Amo
Media Director: José Luis Álvarez-Sala
Venues coordinator: Gabriel González-Gordon
Representative Real Club de Golf Vista Hermosa: Rocío Medina
Representative Real Club de Golf Novo Sancti Petri: Rafael Hernández-Alcalá
Representative Sherry Golf Jerez: Alfonso de la Calle

We are thinking of proposing a visit to Cadiz for the families, this could be done by boat and then walking with a guide or in a touristic bus,  it would take whole day. So, for the social act for everyone we are thinking of a visit to El Puerto de Santa Maria or a wine cellar which is more compatible with the playing schedule.

For the hotel reservations we are proposing the same thing as last time, but we have added some houses that are of people that we know that would rent and that they are near the main lawns and nice

  1. The first one comes from one of the venue owners. In fact the lawns of Sancti Petri belong to the Iberostar Hotels and they have decided to make this special offer for the players and their Friends. Attached is the document where you will be able to see their hotels.
  2. The second one is from a hotel which is situated walking distance from the main venue (aproximately 1 km).They have 2 hotels.
  3. HOTEL PUERTO SHERRY (all prices are orientative, please consult with them).  Economy for 2 people Monday and Tuesday: 108€ per night other nights 135€
    Family room for 4 people Monday and Tuesday 175.50€ per night other days 202.50€
    If you would like to reserve you can call +34 956872000 or by mail  reservas@hotelpuertosherry.com
  4. LAS SUITES DE PUERTO SHERRY
    Apartment for 4 persons (2 double rooms) Monday and Tuesday: 144€ noche & per night other days: 189€
    Apartment of 3 rooms for 6 people  Monday and Tuesday: 179.10€ other nights: 265,50€
    If you would like to reserve in the Suites: +34 956852675  or by mail recepcion@lassuitesdepuertosherry.com

We also give you other options of the hotels that had already been recommended:

  • Hotel Soho Boutique Vista Hermosa (formerly Hotel Los Jandalos Vistahermosa) 4* Their Price for a double room is 125€ per night.
  • Apartamentos Soho Boutique Vista Hermosa (formerly Apartamentos Los Jandalos Vista Hermosa) 4* They have different size appartments. For 2 persons 95,70€ per night for 5 people 136,20€ per night.

Both of this hotels are in the same Street which is 2 kilometers away from the main venue. A Good walk, but still possible!(after all we are sportive people) You can reserve either by Telephone: + 34 956873411 or by mail to:  sbvistahermosa@sohohoteles.com

We strongly recommend you to be at walking distance. The provided transport will be from the main venue to the other venues in the morning and at the end of the day, but from there you will have to go to your houses.

If you wish we can also propose to you 3 houses that are all walking distance (around 800 meters away from the main venue):

  1. House for 14 people with 5 rooms and 4 bathrooms. Contact Carla 667543636
  2. House for 14 people with 6 rooms and 6 bathrooms. Good living room, garden and a swimming pool (in shared areas) Contact Sol 687422494
  3. House for 10 people with 5 rooms and 5 bathrooms. Big living room and terrase and garden with a private pool. Contact Begoña 609132892

We are thinking of not doing an actual paper programme since all the information will appear in the Web and we would like to launch it with more time than last time.

As for the practice on the day before we imagine that each team will take care of their own transport to the venue where they want to go.

We would like to organise Streaming for the finals and may be semi-finals, but we are still on it.