European Championships 2022 and Entry Information for European GC Open, Budleigh 26-29 May 2022

Announcing WCF European Championships in 2022

The WCF statutes now provide for the creation of a European Regional Committee (ERC) that will, once fully functional, take care of European croquet affairs, and among other matters, will run the European Championships.

We are therefore pleased to announce 2 Championships will run in 2022.

The traditional European Golf Croquet Championship will take place in Budleigh Salterton, Devon on the dates announced earlier Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29 May.

This event has been initiated and planned well before the ERC was created, now the new ERC will take over the management of it. Please read the formal invitation to it further below in the text.

* New European Event *
An absolutely new event for Europe is the Women's Golf Croquet Championship. This will take place in Latvia, from Thursday 30 June to Sunday 3 July 2022.

This will be the first European event fully planned and executed by the ERC. The formal invitation will be published very soon.

2023 Events
An Association Croquet European Championship will be planned in due course for 2023. All Members/RCOs are welcome to express their interest to host this event.

Sadly these announcements once again have to be accompanied by the clause that everything is subject to covid related travel restrictions, and players are advised not to enter any binding travel arrangements before the final confirmation that a specific event will definitely take place.

FORMAL INVITATION to the WCF European Golf Croquet Championship

26 May to 29th May - Budleigh Salterton Croquet club, Devon, England

The entry will be limited to 32 players.

In order to encourage a wide participation of European Members:
1.      Each Member who has fielded five or more players in any of the last three championships will be entitled to nominate three players, namely England and Spain.
2.      Each Member/RCO who has fielded two to four players in any of the last three championships will be entitled to nominate two players, namely Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales.
3.      All other Members/RCOs will be entitled to nominate one player.

Ranking Places will be used to fill the event after Member places have been awarded. Spaces will be awarded to the applicants with the highest World Rankings on Sunday, 6 March 2022. However, no Member will be permitted to field more than five players (except to replace last-minute withdrawals).

If you wish to play in this event, you need to apply via your Governing Body who will submit their nominations to the ERC by Sunday, 27 February 2022. Your Governing Body may have their own selection criteria and timetable which you need to follow. Whatever the local procedure, please give them time to review your application and pass it on to us.

For more information about this event, please contact Roberts Stafeckis who is organising this event on behalf of the ERC. Please contact him on email: