ERC Meeting 4: Summary

Summary of the meeting of the ERC held on 8th June 2022

The key items discussed were:

Current events
- The European Championship at Budleigh Salterton Devon was successfully held. Winner Aston Wade from England.
- The European Women's Championship is full. The trophy has been agreed and ordered.

Forward 5 year European Calendar
- The forward calendar is now ready for publication. Since the meeting this has been published on this website.
- Number of players for each event will depend on the hosts and number of lawns.

European Club League
See Meeting 3 for launch info relating to this new event. The meeting discussed some fine points in relation to the rules. It is expected that these will be finalised within the next few days, at which point the new league will be formally announced.

European Team Championship AC+GC - August 2023
It is proposed to restart this event which has lapsed in recent years. The format will still be a mix of GC and AC.  The format proposed is for 10-16 teams, over 3 or 4 days. The size of the event may depend on lawn availability, which would optimally be 10. Conversations with potential clubs have been initiated. We hope to hold it in Cheltenham in August 2023. Since the meeting Cheltenham have initially confirmed interest in hosting this - to be confirmed.

General procedure of finding a host of an ERC event
It was agreed that the WCF Event Regulations provide a very formal procedure to find a host. It was agreed to follow these rules as much as possible but not strictly.

Event budget principles
It was agreed to follow the usual WCF procedure that players pay to the WCF, and WCF pays to the Host which is a national CGB.

AOB
Discussion about the design of the forward event calendar
Robert will send a draft to Debbie Lines for publishing. Before publishing Robert will send it to the members. Together with the calendar, members will receive an invitation to consider the hosting of future events.

The next ERC meeting will be held on July 5th 7pm UK

 

European GC Open Championships: Winner Aston Wade

Congratulations to Aston Wade, winner of the 2022 European GC Open Championship.

The  European Golf Croquet Championship took place in Budleigh Salterton, Devon between Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29 May.

Aston beat Rachel Gee 7:3, 7:2 in the final.

Aston Wade is presented with the trophy by Roberts Stafeckis, Chair of the European Regional Committee of the WCF

For full results go to Croquetscores.com 2022 European GC Open Championship Results

ERC Meeting 3: Summary

Communiqué of the meeting of the ERC held on 17th May 2022

The key items discussed were:

Current events
- Roberts updated that all is ready for the European Open  at Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England which starts on Thursday 26th May
- The European Women's Championship has one space left which will be advertised.

Forward 5 year European Calendar
- The draft was approved. This will be published after the WCF World Calendar is finalised in early June. This to ensure no clashes with the final programme.
- Number of players for each event will depend on the hosts and number of lawns.

European Club League
- This new event will invite club teams from around Europe to play against each other. Some matches are planned for this year with a full roll-out and grand finals weekend to be held October 2023 in Madrid.
- The two dates scheduled for teams to participate during the first stage this year are: 10-11 September 2022 and 17-18 September 2022.
- The entry fees will be €60 per team (or £50). Teams will be composed of 4 players.
Full notification and Invitation to compete will be sent out shortly

Young Players Survey
- It was agreed to survey European Members to determine how many young players they have and how they are supported and encouraged.

Next meeting of the committee: 8th June.

 

Players for the 2022 Women’s European Championship – Latvia

The current entry for this event is 27 players and they have all paid. There is one space, please contact Roberts Stafeckis if you wish to apply.

Michelle Leonard, England
Glynis Davies, England
Ulrike Potratz, Germany
Inken Gattermann, Germany
Jane Morrison, Ireland
Patricia Whitty, Ireland
Celine Reilly, Ireland
Silvija Freimane, Latvia
Aija Usane, Latvia
Liga Usane, Latvia
Jolanta Stafecka, Latvia
Sabine Martinsone, Latvia
Tania Varsa, Latvia
Begona Elzaburu, Spain
Paz Gonzalez De Aguilar, Spain
Rosario Garcia-Zozaya, Spain
Maria Gema Pombo, Spain
Maria Eugenia Ortiz, Spain
Maria Jose Montojo, Spain
Belen Diaz De Bustamante, Spain
Paloma Vermenouze, Spain
Enriqueta Cuartero, Spain
Ana Caicoya, Spain
Jasmine Rule, Sweden
Simone Huber, Switzerland
Kerstin Loretz, Switzerland
Edit Nemeth, Switzerland

ERC Meeting 2: Summary

Communiqué of the meeting of the ERC held on 19th April 2022

The second meeting of the ERC was held on 19th April 2022. The key items discussed were:

    1. Daniel Larsson, from Sweden, was welcomed onto the committee. His term lasts until 31 December 2023.
    2. The ERC is exploring the possibility of organizing an under 21 European GC tournament. More information will be provided soon.
    3. The AC European Tournament will from now on take place every two years. The host for the 2024 edition will be indicated shortly.
    4. The GC European Tournament will continue to be held on a yearly basis.

2022 European GC Women’s Championship, Latvia – Entry Fees

Players who have been notified that they have received a place in the upcoming European Golf Croquet Women’s Championship in Latvia, need to pay the £48.00 entry fee by Thursday May 19th 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.

All players who can pay by Bank to Bank transfer are encouraged to do so. This avoids the WCF incurring costly PayPal fees and helps us to keep costs down. Instructions on how to pay will be sent to each player via their Member.

If absolutely necessary, you can pay by PayPal using the button below. Please amalgamate any payments into one where possible to reduce fees:

ERC Meeting 1: Summary

Communiqué of the meeting of the ERC held on 22nd March 2022

1. Daniel Larsson, from Sweden, was elected as a new member of the ERC . His term ends 31 December 2023.

2. The ERC is exploring the possibility of organising the European GC Club League. The first edition could take place on a trial basis between years 2022 and 2023. Further information on the potential format will follow shortly.

3. The two ERC events to be held this year are the GC Open at Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England and the Women's GC Championship to be held in Latvia. See page ERC 2022 Championships for dates and further information.

 

2022 European GC Open Championship – Entry Fees

Players who have been notified that they have received a place in the upcoming European Golf Croquet Open Championship need to pay the £50.00 entry fee by Wednesday 13th April 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.

All players who can pay by Bank to Bank transfer are encouraged to do so. This avoids the WCF incurring costly PayPal fees. Instructions on how to pay will be sent to each player via their Member.

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