2024 European AC Championship – Final Places announced

The 2024 European Association Croquet Championship will be held between 15-18 August 2024 at the Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin, Ireland. 

The Closing Date for Membership Places was 16th April 2024.

Out of the 17 Member Places originally requested, 5 were not used by the Members. This released these places to the Replacement Ranking List. One went to Switzerland and one to Austria. After this there were no more players in the Replacement Ranking list from countries that had not reached the ERC country maximum limit of 3 players. The remaining 3 places were therefore allocated to the top 3 players of the RRL, two English and one Irish. The ranking data used was at end 16th April 2024.

If a withdrawal occurs, the list will be re-run with ranking data as at the end of the day that the withdrawal is notified to the ERC.

Entry fee Payment – due by May 16th
Concerning the entry fees (£68 per player), these should be paid by May 16th 2024. Payments direct to the WCF Bank account are always preferred, if at all possible. Our bank details have been emailed to Members and should be forwarded to players. If a direct bank transfer is not possible, then you can use PayPal to pay by credit or debit card via the WCF web site using the following link: ERC - How to Pay your Entry fees

The process is hopefully self-explanatory. You do not need to be a member of PayPal in order to use this option.

Player Information – due by 16th May
The players should also send their player information. As well as contact information required by the Event Management team, a short player bio and a good photograph is required for use by the Irish in their event publicity and website.

Please complete this online Google form:  Player Information Google Form - ERC AC Championship, also due by 16th May.

Note: If you have any trouble uploading the photo (which does effect some people), please email it to me instead and I will pass it on.

2024 ERC AC Championship Player List 17.4.24

 

2024 European Championships – How to pay your entry fees

There are three ERC events coming up that need to be paid for.

European GC Singles Championship16 to 19 May 2024 at the Sussex County Croquet Club near Brighton, England. Will be requested on the closing date 28th March. Due by date: 28th April.

European GC Women’s Championship – 1 to 4 August 2024 at Compton Croquet Club in Eastbourne, England. Will be requested on the closing date 11th April. Due by date: 11th May.

European AC Singles Championship – 15-18 August 2024 at the Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis  Club, Dublin, Ireland. Will be requested on the closing date of 16th April. Due date 16th May.

The Entry fee for all these events is £68 per player.

Please do not pay until you have been notified that you have been awarded a place in the event. Those on the Replacement List, do NOT yet have a place.  Lists of those with awarded places can be found on the relevant page for each event.

The ERC would prefer that you pay by Bank Transfer. All details on how to do this will be in the email sent to each Member by the ERC Event Lead. This will be sent out shortly after each Closing date and we ask that our Members please forward this information onto their players. 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:

 

2024 European AC Championship – Accommodation

Sandy Greig has kindly reserved some rooms a nearby hotel to the Carrickmines club. This is due to the shortage of suitable accommodation in the vicinity of Carrickmines.

Reserved are 5 single and 5 double rooms in the (fairly) nearby Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown,  for the 4 nights of the Championships. This is about 3km from Carrickmines but has a direct public transport connection (LUAS). Price is €190 per night B&B for single occupation and €200 for double.

Sandy needs to give 30 days’ notice of cancellation, so this offer expires 14th July!

To take advantage of this offer, please email Debbie at secretary@worldcroquet.org , and she'll put you in touch with Sandy.

 

2024 European AC Championship – Ranking Places announced

The 2024 European Association Croquet Championship will be held between 15-18 August 2024 at the Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin, Ireland. 

There are 20 places in this event. Per ERC regulations, each country is therefore limited to a maximum of 3 places. 17 membership places were requested which leaves us with 3 ranking places. The three ranking places go to Jose Riva from Spain, James Death from England and Andrew Johnstone from Ireland.

Ranking and RRL places as at 16.3.24

The Membership Places requested are:

      • Full Members, receiving two places: England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Wales
      • Associate members, receiving one place: Latvia, Switzerland
      • RCO, receiving one place: Portugal

Members: if you have not already specified who is to receive the above Membership places, you must do so before the Closing date of April 16th.  If we do not receive specific named individuals by 16th April, our regulations require us to give the places to the highest ranked players you have previously nominated, or if you haven’t nominated enough people, then the place is forfeit and will revert to the Replacement Ranking List.

Please send your nominations to Alan Looney, Event Lead, and cc Debbie Lines, Secretary-General and Roberts Stafeckis, Chair of the ERC.

 

All countries: it’s not too late for more players to be added to the Replacement Ranking list (criteria apply). Should withdrawals occur, they might still get in. If you have anybody who wishes to play, please let us know via email.