2023 European Under 21 Player announcement

Following the call for entries to the first Under 21s Golf Croquet European Championship 2023 a total of 23 players from 5 countries have been nominated by their croquet governing bodies. Czech Republic and Latvia nominated 7 players each, England and Spain nominated 4 players each, and Germany nominated one player. The other European countries replied they had no U21 players ready to play at this championship.

In response to the limited number of countries and players, the ERC decided to reduce the event capacity from 28 to 24, and to lift the initial Member Place Limit from 5 to 8 players. Consequently, all 23 nominated players are awarded places at the event. The list of players is copied below. There is still one vacancy, and there are no players on the replacement list.

From now on, all European countries are invited to nominate additional players if they wish so. Nominations will be considered on a “first come first served” basis. In case of a withdrawal, at first, the relevant country will be asked to provide a replacement, if that is not possible the chance will be given to a player from the replacement list should it exist.

Czech Republic, England, Germany and Spain are kindly asked to provide the dates of birth of their players, and contact details of the players and/or their parents (for those under 18 years old).

List of Players as at 3rd April 2023

2023 European GC Championship – How to pay your entry fees

This event is due to be held between 25 – 28 May 2023 at the Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club in Budleigh, England.

The Entry fee of £68 per player is due by 7th May.

The ERC would prefer that teams pay by Bank Transfer. All details on how to do this are in the email from Roberts Stafeckis sent early April. Paying in this way incurs lower fees for the ERC and will be very much appreciated.

If you do need to pay by PayPal, please click on the button below:

 

European Team Championship – How to pay your entry fees

The Entry fee of £204 for the European Team Championship is due by 4th June

The ERC would prefer that teams pay by Bank Transfer. All details on how to do th is were advised in the email from Roberts Stafeckis dated 4th April. Paying in this way incurs lower fees for the ERC and will be very much appreciated.

If you do need to pay by PayPal, please click on the button below:

 

Announcement of Teams, Format, GC Referees Course and AC Coaching Day

4.4.23 – Following the call for entries to the European Team Championship to be held on August 2-5 in Cheltenham, England, 11 countries confirmed their participation (in alphabetic order):

Austria
Czech Republic
England
Germany
Ireland
Latvia
Scotland
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Wales

Format
As to the format of the event, the ERC has decided to run it as a round robin event where each team plays each, as this would provide an excellent chance for each team to directly compare with all others. ERC will elaborate detailed Event Regulations and present them to the teams in due course. It is planned that the Awards Ceremony will be over by 5pm on Saturday, August 5, so the travel arrangements can be made accordingly.

Referees Course: July 30-31st
As announced earlier, the ERC is pleased to invite the players to enter a GC Referees Course that will be held on July 30 and 31 (Sunday and Monday) in Cheltenham Croquet Club. The course will be run by two experienced CA referees Ian Cobold and Ian Shore. The afternoon of Day 2 will be devoted to exams, and successful candidates will receive CA certificates.

AC Coaching – August 1st
On Tuesday, August 1 the host club has kindly offered an open AC coaching session for the team players. Alternatively, the players may spend the day practicing GC and/or AC as they wish.

What next?
Next important deadline is June 4th.
By this date, the teams have to:

1) pay the entry fee of £204 (payment details will be provided soon)

2) announce the names of the team players (min 3, max 5)

3) apply for a place in the GC referees course ( July 30-31)

4) provide an expression of interest for the AC coaching drop-in session (August 1)

European Golf Croquet Club League – 2023 How to Enter

An exciting new event designed to give club players throughout Europe the opportunity to play abroad and also to find the Champion club team in Europe.

The winners of 6 Qualifying Stages will compete in the Grand Final to be held at the prestigious Roehampton Club, London (England) 13-15th October 2023.

Each qualifying stage will consist of 4 teams of 4 players, who will all play each other over the course of a single weekend. The first Qualifying Stage was held at the Algarve Club (Portugal) in November 2022 when the Roehampton Club were victorious https://croquetscores.com/2022/gc/european-club-league-algarve-1

 

THE HOST CLUBS

Dulwich Croquet Club (England)

    • A 3 lawn club, based in South London (aprox 4 miles from centre of London)
    • Accessible from any of London’s airports, and with numerous transport links to the club
    • Part of a wider sports club, with tennis, squash and cricket on site
    • Well known for its sociability, hospitality and general desire to enjoy all things croquet
    • https://dulwichcroquet.com/

The CERN Croquet Club (Switzerland) is located within the grounds of the European Centre for Fundamental Physics Research, on the outskirts of Geneva. CERN, itself straddles the Swiss / French border, and the Club’s two full sized lawns are situated within that part of CERN which is in France.

CERN is a 20 minutes Tram ride from the City Centre and 10 minutes by bus from Geneva International

Airport. There are a host of hotels on both sides of the border, offering a wide range of facilities and

prices. Assistance with transportation from hotels to the Club can be arranged if required.

Should anyone be interested in a tour of CERN, or indeed any other attractions in Geneva, this can be

arranged in advance if requested early enough.

Further information can be found at:

https://cerncroquetclubgeneva.com/

https://home.web.cern.ch/

Roehampton Croquet Club (England) is situated within the private members Roehampton Club. It has four immaculate lawns, one in a walled garden. It is situated in South West London, approximately 30 mins from Heathrow and a short walk from Barnes railway station. Further details about the club can be found on its website, https://www.roehamptonclub.co.uk/

Ikskile Croquet Club (Riga, Latvia) is in a small suburb town of Ikskile in beautiful surroundings, 30 km from downtown Riga, or 45 min drive from Riga International Airport. The three full size club lawns have been built in 2021 with a help of WCF development grant. Clubhouse has all modern facilities, and there are good accommodation and catering facilities nearby. In 2022, the club hosted the European Women’s GC Championship with 28 players.

A link to google street view, unfortunately, off-season:

https://www.google.com/maps/@56.8162365,24.5197669,3a,75y,174.85h,84.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9zmiKYlvxY5bDDXj2IzxDA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Website of the club https://krokets.lv/ikk/

 

2023 Stages and HOW TO ENTER

2023 Stages and how to enter

Five further Qualifying Stages are planned throughout 2023. The first 3 are:

    • 29/30th April Dulwich, London (England)
    • 10/11th June CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
    • 8/9th July Ikskile, Riga (Latvia)

Two additional Stages will be arranged during 2023, in the first instance open to those that have been unsuccessful in gaining places in the above heats. If you are interested in hosting one of these further Qualifying Stages please contact Ian Burridge burridge.ian@gmail.com

All clubs are encouraged to enter, the commitment for each team is to play in just one Qualifying Stage from those listed above and if victorious participation in the Grand Final, 13-15th October.

If interested to enter please return the completed form to burridge.ian@gmail.com

Entries must be received by Sunday March 5th 2023.

ENTRY FORM: GC European Club League Entry Form 2023

2023 RULES: GC European Cup League Rules for 2023 Season