In February 2021 Council voted 38-0 in favour of accepting a Temporary Amendment to the WCF Sports Regulations. This amendment is relevant to the upcoming GC World Championship in July. Please see updated link: https://worldcroquet.org/temporary-amendment-to-sports-regulations/.
This amendment allows players to qualify for Ranked Places by playing 10 games in the previous 24 months, instead of the previous 12 months.
It has recently come to light that this amendment does not fully cover what was intended and is unclear. The Management Committee (MC) minutes from January 2021, minuted that “The agreed alternative was to use the MaxGrade over 24 months and require 10 games in 24 months”.
Two other clauses within Appendix 2 of the Sports Regulations also make reference to the 10 games in 12 months, and as a result, the temporary amendment, as published above, is left ambiguous.
To clarify, the additional relevant clauses in Appendix 2, where 12 months should be replaced with 24 months are:
4.2.3 in the case of the Initial Allocation Ranking List and, subject to paragraph 7.4, the Replacement Ranking List, are based on a minimum of 5 ranked games (AC) or 10 ranked games (GC) in the 12 24 months ending on the relevant day and on the highest grade achieved by players in that period; and
7.4 Replacement Ranking List
The Replacement Ranking List may contain players who were not on the Initial Allocation Ranking List provided that they have played a minimum of 5 ranked games (AC) or 10 games (GC) in the 12 24 months ending on the date on which the vacancy arises and have informed the S-G by e-mail that they wish to play in the Event.
The Ranking Lists created for the upcoming GC World Championship will be created and applied on the basis of 24 months in all 3 clauses.
We apologise for any confusion this may have caused.