GC Country Rankings as at 31st December 2022

The latest GC Team Rankings (as at 31 December 2022) are:

Position

Country

Average

Players

1

Egypt

2,565

6

2

England

2,492

6

3

USA

2,403

6

4

New Zealand

2392

6

5

Spain

2,337

6

6

Australia

2,299

6

7

South Africa

2,243

6

8

Wales

2,202

6

9

Ireland

2,182

6

10

Canada

2,131

6

11

Germany

2,090

6

12

Switzerland

2,064

6

13

Sweden

2,056

6

14

Latvia

2,034

6

15

Scotland

1,985

6

16

Czech Republic

1,923

6

17

Norway

1,901

6

18

Mexico

1,707

6

19

Finland

1,755

5

20

Austria

1,940

4

21

Portugal

1,960

2

22

Belgium

2,243

1

23

Uruguay

1,805

1

GC Ranking Changes – to be implemented 18th December

On 13th December WCF Members approved some technical changes to the GC Ranking System.

The changes have been made to reduce artificially low grades in some of our developing Member countries. This is caused by two main issues: i) low grades set when players first start, and ii) insufficient exposure to players from other countries, causing a ‘closed system’, which keeps grades deflated.

Many players will notice a minor change to their GC grade when this is implemented on 18th December 2022. The changes are likely to be higher for those from our developing countries, in particular Spain and Latvia, but the impact of the changes will extend out to all players.

For those interested in the details, Appendix 5: GC Algorithm of the Ranking Regulations will be re-published within the next few days on this website.

Please share this information with your clubs and federations by whatever media you have available, this will ensure as few players as possible are surprised by the change.

GC Country Rankings as at 30th September 2022

The latest GC Team Rankings (as at 30 September 2022) are:

Position

Country

Average

Players

1

Egypt

2,548

6

2

England

2,463

6

3

USA

2,371

6

4

New Zealand

2310

6

5

Spain

2,267

6

6

Australia

2,261

6

7

South Africa

2,214

6

8

Wales

2,182

6

9

Canada

2,122

6

10

Sweden

2,031

6

11

Germany

2,030

6

12

Ireland

2,022

6

13

Switzerland

1,992

6

14

Scotland

1,959

6

15

Latvia

1,935

6

16

Czech Republic

1,876

6

17

Norway

1,837

6

18

Finland

1,703

5

19

Mexico

1,744

4

20

Austria

2,064

3

21

Portugal

1,671

2

22

Belgium

2,230

1

23

Uruguay

1,732

1

AC Country Rankings as at 30th September 2022

The latest AC Team Rankings (as at 30 September 2022) are:

Position

Country

Average Grade

Players

1

England

2514

6

2

Australia

2496

6

3

New Zealand

2455

6

4

USA

2404

6

5

Scotland

2156

6

6

Wales

2156

6

7

Ireland

2130

6

8

South Africa

1949

6

9

Canada

1884

6

10

Sweden

1689

6

11

Germany

1551

6

12

Austria

1489

6

13

Czech Republic

1310

6

14

Switzerland

1772

3

15

Spain

1758

3

16

Latvia

1352

3

17

Iran

2150

1

18

Jersey

2120

1

19

Luxembourg

1975

1

20

Mexico

1539

1

GC Country Rankings as at 30th June 2022

The latest GC Team Rankings (as at 30 June 2022) are:

Position

Country

Average

Players

1

Egypt

2,552

6

2

England

2,461

6

3

USA

2,341

6

4

New Zealand

2324

6

5

Spain

2,291

6

6

Australia

2,279

6

7

South Africa

2,221

6

8

Wales

2,207

6

9

Canada

2,172

6

10

Ireland

2,045

6

11

Sweden

2,022

6

12

Switzerland

2,008

6

13

Germany

2,008

6

14

Latvia

1,963

6

15

Czech Republic

1,942

6

16

Scotland

1,939

6

17

Austria

1,916

6

18

Norway

1,862

6

19

Mexico

1,804

3

20

Finland

1,750

3

21

Belgium

2,248

1

GC Country Rankings as at 31st March 2022

The latest GC Team Rankings (as at 31 March 2022) are:

Position

Country

Average

Players

1

Egypt

2,551

6

2

England

2,461

6

3

New Zealand

2,374

6

4

USA

2339

6

5

Australia

2,275

6

6

Spain

2,249

6

7

South Africa

2,233

6

8

Wales

2,168

6

9

Canada

2,131

6

10

Ireland

2,048

6

11

Switzerland

2,028

6

12

Sweden

2,021

6

13

Germany

1,996

6

14

Latvia

1,952

6

15

Scotland

1,940

6

16

Austria

1,925

6

17

Norway

1,871

6

18

Czech Republic

1,828

3

19

Mexico

1,786

3

20

Finland

1,706

3

21

Belgium

2,338

1

22

Jersey

2,009

1

New GC Ranking Officer Richard Bilton

The Management Committee are pleased to announce that Richard Bilton has taken over from Stephen Mulliner as Golf Croquet Ranking Officer. Our thanks go to Stephen Mulliner for his many years of hard work.

Richard started playing Croquet in 2008 at the age of 11, and significantly improved when he joined Nottingham Croquet Club in September 2015. In January 2017, Richard was selected for the GC International Performance Development Squad, and finished 3rd place in his first English National Singles Championship (Ascot Cup) at the end of the season. At the end of 2017 he was awarded the Spiers Trophy for the most improved GC player that year. In May 2018, Richard won his first open tournament, the Hunstanton Open Series and finished the year by winning the Ascot Cup, his first GC 'major'.

Richard was part of the winning England team in the inaugural GC England v Spain Test Match. He came 5th in the  2019 GC World Championship in Sussex and went on to play for England in the 2020 GC World Team Championships in New Zealand, in which England came third.  Richard won the GC British Open Doubles Championship in 2021 while partnering Reg Bamford.

Richard is currently on the English CA Tournament Committee and GC Rules Committee. In 2020, Richard became the GC Assistant Ranking Officer for England and he spent the latter half of 2021 shadowing Stephen Mulliner in the role of WCF GC Ranking Officer.

For the time being Richard will continue as Assistant Ranking Officer (ARO) for England. In his role as RO he is well supported by the full team of ARO's, as listed below. We also thank Stephen Mulliner for continuing to enter and manage the results for Egypt.

ARO Australia - Peter Freer
ARO England - Richard Bilton
ARO New Zealand - John Christie
ARO Spain - Felipe Mestanza
ARO United States - Jeff Soo