Hall of Fame reminder
Nominations for the 2022 Hall of Fame must be received by the Secretary-General, no later than 30th September 2022. Nominations can be made by any individual or by a Member Governing Body.
Here is a link to the current members, so please don’t nominate them again!
Hosts wanted for future events
The forward calendar for the next 12 years was published a couple of months ago. Clubs interested in hosting any of our events should make their interest known via their Governing Body.
The 2022 AC World Team Championship Tier 1 (The MacRobertson Shield) is to be held at Cairnlea, Victoria, Australia, from 12-29th November 2022.
Read Chris Clarke’s article "Early Preview" comparing the teams on the WCF website.
Coming soon – events early 2023 in New Zealand
The 2023 Women’s AC World Championship is confirmed for 7-14 January in Canterbury, New Zealand. The Response Date for this event has now passed and we are pleased to announce that the event has attracted many of the top women players. The breakdown of the 40 places, including award of Ranking Places can be found here.
The 2023 Under 21 World Championship will be held between 8 - 12 February 2023 at two clubs in Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand. The host clubs are Croquet Mount Maunganui, 45 Kawaka Street Mount Maunganui (head-quarters), and Tauranga Croquet Club, The Domain, Cameron Road Tauranga.
The event capacity is 32 players. The response date is 24th August, so get your entries in now!
Competitors must be under 21 years of age on 31st December 2022.
Other 2023 Events
The 2023 AC World Championship will take place in London, England between 15-23 July.
The GC Women’s World Championship will take place in Sussex, England between 7 -14 August.
The GC Over 50’s World Championship will take place in Bunbury, Western Australia, between 14-21 October. This will be the last Over 50’s event following a recent decision that in future the minimum age will change to 60.
European Regional Committee (ERC) - update
The ERC Forward Calendar can now be found on the WCF European Regional Committee page of the website. Hosts are sought for some of these events. Please contact Roberts Stafeckis, chair of the ERC, if interested.
Our 2022 European Champions!
Aston started playing Association Croquet in 2016 during his first year at Winchester College. He later learned to play Golf Croquet at Hamptworth Croquet Club in the summer of 2020. The following year, he won the British Open at the age of 18.
This year, Aston has been gaining experience at the international level. Since winning the 2022 European Championships he has played for the England GC team in the Test Match vs Spain as well in the GC Home Internationals and the AC Home Internationals. He is currently competing in the GC World Championship at Sussex County Croquet Club.
Aston is currently studying Medical Sciences at the University of Exeter.
Basic Croquet Terms Translated
Ever wanted to know how to describe croquet in Swedish or Spanish? Well now you can! https://worldcroquet.org/basic-croquet-terms-translated/