2022 GC WC Member Places Announced

The closing date for Members to nominate players for their Membership places was 8th May. All Members have nominated valid players for their Membership places.

The file below shows these 38 players and also the previously awarded Ranking and Wild Card Places. The player lists are displayed in various orders for ease of use. It also includes the 70 players currently on the Replacement Ranking List.

2022 GC WC Places 8.5.22

There are four places remaining which will be awarded to the qualifiers from the Qualification Event. The closing date for entries to the qualifier, (enter online via the English Croquet Association website), is 25th May 2022.

Player Information

The following information is requested from all the above competing players by 8th June 2022 (or sooner if available).

    • A recent photograph (ideally headshot)
    • One or two paragraphs of biographical details
    • Any food allergies (so we can notify the club catering team)
    • Contact email and mobile phone numbers for during the event (for use by the Tournament Manager

Please note, the photo and bio may be published on the event website and on the WCF website. Some live filming by the Croquet Association may take place during the event, and press may be present taking photographs. Players should note that their results will be published on Croquet Scores. The contact details will be held by the WCF Secretary-General and Tournament Manager only and deleted after the event in line with data protection and privacy best practice.

Entry Fees

These are due by 10th June at the latest. Please pay by bank transfer if  possible, this will avoid costly PayPal charges. Players should be notified how to pay in this way by their Member.

Withdrawals

If for any reason a player cannot now take up their place, please notify me as soon as possible so that a replacement can be found. Per the Sports Regulations, the following process is followed in the event of a withdrawal:

Players who have received a Membership Place: when a player withdraws, the Member has 14 days to nominate a replacement; if no player is nominated a Replacement Ranking Place is awarded. If the 14 days expires before the Qualifier closing date of 10/07/2022 the place becomes an extra qualifier from the Qualification tournament.

Withdrawal by a player who received a Ranking or Wild Card place: when a player withdraws, if this is before the Qualifier closing date, then the next most highly ranked player on the Replacement Ranking list on that date will be offered the place.

After the Qualifier Closing date, all withdrawals from the main event become extra qualifiers from the Qualification tournament.

Further details regarding the venue and programme, will be published on the WCF website and on the Championship website over the coming weeks.

2022 Golf Croquet World Championship – Entry Fees

Players who have been notified that they have received a place in the upcoming World Championship need to pay their entry fees of £108 by 10th June 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.

Successful players from the Qualifier, must pay as soon as possible after qualifying.

All players who can pay by Bank to Bank transfer are encouraged to do so. Instructions are included in each players announcement notification email. This avoids the WCF incurring costly PayPal fees.

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

 

 

2022 GC WC Ranking Places and Wild Cards announced

The Announcement Date for the GC World Championship, to be held 30th July to 7th August 2022 at the Sussex County Croquet Club, Sussex, England is 31st March 2022.

The Management Committee have agreed the following allocation of places for this 64 person event.

Capacity = 64

  Member Places

33

  RCO Places

5

  Wild Cards

2

  Qualifier

4

  Ranking Places

20

Wild Cards

The Management Committee are pleased to offer Blake Fields (USA) and Jack Good (England) the two available wild cards. All the criteria were considered, but the main basis of selection was per Sports Regulations Appendix 3, clause 2.1.1, 'the encouragement of young players or players showing exceptional promise of future development'.

Ranking Places

The 20 Ranking Places have been awarded to the following players, based on the Initial Ranking List dated 17th March 2022. This is based on their Max DG ranking over 24 months as per Sports Regulations Appendix 2, clause 2.3 (and the Temporary Amendment extending the time frame from 12 to 24 months).

Country

Ranking Places Awarded

Max Dgrade

Games Played

South Africa

Reg Bamford

2684.9

42

Egypt

Mohamed Nasr

2626.8

113

Egypt

Ahmed Nasr

2620.5

36

Egypt

Mohamed Karem

2610.5

68

Egypt

Yasser Sayed

2600.8

136

Egypt

Ahmed El Mahdy

2592.2

79

England

John-Paul Moberly

2579.8

125

Egypt

Amr AlEbiary

2579.5

79

Egypt

Mostafa Nezar

2567.6

101

England

Stephen Mulliner

2556.6

162

England

Tobi Savage

2522.8

37

England

Rachel Gee

2515.8

210

England

Robert Fulford

2493.1

13

Egypt

Omar Fahmy

2489.5

61

Egypt

Maram Nabil

2482.9

108

England

Jonathan Powe

2470.7

108

Wales

Ian Burridge

2468.8

270

Egypt

Karim Ghamry

2445.3

42

Spain

Jose RIVA

2442.6

35

Egypt

Naguib Hossam

2435.9

55

Entry Fees

Players are advised that entry fees become due on 10th June 2022. Details of how and when to pay will be emailed out to players after the Closing date 8th May.

Member Places

Members should send the Secretary-General the names of players to be nominated for their Member Places by 8th May 2022. Some Members have already notified the names of their nominees - please note that these can be changed up to the above deadline.

Replacement Ranking List 

If any players drop out of the event between now and 13th June 2022 their space will be taken by players on the Replacement Ranking List. After this date, any places returned will result in additional places awarded through the Qualifying Event.

The Replacement Ranking List will be generated fresh on the relevant day  (the date a space becomes available) using the same Max DG over 24 months basis. Given that games are being played every day this list may change. However, for information only, the list below shows the current Top 10 players as at 17.3.22. These players are NOT in the event.

Country

Order of Replacement Ranking Places as at 17.3.22

USA

Danny Huneycutt

England

Jamie Burch

England

Euan Burridge

England

William Gee

England

Richard Bilton

Egypt

Mohamed Walid

Spain

Andres Alvarez-Sala

Belgium

Pierre Beaudry

USA

Sherif Abdelwahab

England

Stuart M Smith

 

2022 GC World Championship Entry Information

The 2022 Golf Croquet World Championship will be held at the Sussex County Croquet Club, Southwick, Sussex, England over nine days between Saturday 30 July to Sunday 7 August 2022.

Main Event
The event capacity is 64 players. The entry fee for successful entrants will be £108.00.

There will be 8 blocks of 8 players, each generated in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 4.  All matches will be best-of-three 13-point games.  Matches will generally be single-banked, but at the Manager’s discretion may be double-banked, and played without time limits.

The top 4 players from each block will qualify for the Knock-Out Stage.  Ties on match wins for qualifying places will be resolved in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 6.  Non-qualifiers will be eligible for the Plate Event.

The Knock-Out stage Round 1 (last 32), Round 2 and Quarter-finals will be best-of-three 13-point games and played without time limits. Semi-finals and Final will be best-of-five 13-point games.

The Plate
The Plate will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 2 and will consist of block play followed by a knock-out stage.

The Bowl
The Bowl is open to all players who lose in the first round of the Knock-Out Stage and will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 4.

The Shield
The Shield is open to all players who lose in the second round of the Knock-Out Stage and will be played in accordance with the WCF Sports Regulations Appendix 8 paragraph 5.

Z Event
The Tournament Manager or a Deputy will manage a Z Event for all players who have been eliminated from all other events but wish to continue to play.

Qualifying Tournament
The Qualifying Tournament will be held at the Compton Croquet Club in Eastbourne, Sussex from Monday 25th July to Thursday 28th July 2022. To enter this event please do so via the Croquet Association website Fixtures Book WCF Qualifying Event page  once this has been published early in 2022.
[Note: There is no minimum 10 games requirement in the past 24 months for entry into the Qualifier, so players who have not played in this period can enter and their Ranking when last played will be used]
[Note: Overseas competitors should create for themselves a free 'Reciprocal Rights' account to enter and pay online. See the CA website to register: Link to Register for Reciprocal Rights

Specific Event Regulations for this championship will be published on this website nearer the start date.

Main Event Key Dates

Invitation Date

07/01/2022

This is the date that Members will be formally invited to send players to participate in this event.

Response Date

03/03/2022

This is the date by which Member nominations for Ranking and Wild Card places must have been received by the WCF Management Committee. Members must also specify the number of Membership Places they wish to take up and RCO's should advise if they would like to request a Membership Place.

Allocation Date

17/03/2022

The World Ranking List to be used to determine the initial allocation of Ranking Places is that published at the end of the Allocation Date. (Note: 1).

Announcment Date

31/03/2022

MC announces recipients of Ranking Places and Wild Card Places. 
This date is also the Pandemic Go/No Go decision date.

Closing Date

08/05/2022

This is the last date Members can nominate players for their Membership Places. Within 1 to 2 days the MC will announce recipients of Membership Places and Replacement Ranking Places. 

Entry Fee Due Date

10/06/2022

Per Sports Regn Appendix 2 6.1. Any players awarded a place on the Announcement Date will lose their place if they have not paid by this date.

Main Event Cut-off Date

13/06/2022

This is the date after which returned places are generally filled by creating extra
Qualifier Places instead of Replacement Ranking Places.

Notes: (1) Please note WCF Temporary Amendment - due to the pandemic, the 10 ranked games minimum requirement can be played during the previous 24 months, instead of 12. See notice published on WCF website 22/02/2021:  Temporary-amendment-to-sports-regulations

Players should note that a photograph and short bio for the programme must be provided to the Secretary-General, ideally as soon as alloted a place, but by the cut-off date at the latest.

Qualifier Key Dates

Qualifier Entries open

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Entries will open upon publication of the CA Fixtures Book (on-line and in print)

Qualifier Allocation Date

25/05/2022

Entries received by this date will be accepted in ranking position order as shown in the Qualifier Ranking List.

Qualifier Closing Date

10/07/2022

Last date any players will be accepted into this event.

Players should submit their availability to their Member Governing Body in accordance with their published entry method. Any applicants from non-Member countries should email their availability, by the response date, to secretary@worldcroquet.org

Key Personnel

Chairman of Organising Committee                

Jonathan Isaacs

Tournament Director    

Tim King

WCF Event Lead            

Ian Burridge

CA Representative               

Ian Lines

Tournament Manager

Mike Town

Tournament Referee

Ian Cobbold

Webmaster

John Low

Publicity and Media Relations

Linda Gavigan

Pandemic

There is still some risk that travel or other restrictions arising as a result of Covid-19 Pandemic may cause the cancellation of the Event. It is expected that a final decision will be made at the latest by 31 March 2022 as to whether the event will go ahead. We recommend that you do not incur any non-refundable costs prior to this date.The WCF and Hosts accept no responsibility for any losses incurred.

Players will be expected to comply with whatever rules the government and/or the SCCC have in place.

 

Further information about the event, including the venues, local accommodation and attractions, transport links, the event timetable (including social events) and any other relevant information, will be published here, and on the event website (tbc) nearer the date.