European Regional Committee [ERC]

ERC Forward Calendar

Locations are sought for the Events in the Forward Calendar. Please contact Roberts Stafeckis, Chair of the ERC, to discuss or to submit an Expression of Interest to host:  roberts.stafeckis@gmail.com.

All ERC events will run per WCF rules and guidelines, including rates charged, unless otherwise specified during the event planning.

 

 

Event Formats & Regulations

WCF Event formats are specified in the Event Regulations. For ERC Events, Appendix 7 refers readers to the document below:

ERC Event List Appendix 7 version1

The ERC has approved some amended regulations for use in European ERC events:

WCF Sports Regulations - Variations for ERC Events-final

 

Events
The 2023 events are being planned. More information to follow shortly.

Type

Event

Date

Location and Clubs

Status

Championship

2023 European Golf Croquet Open

25-28 May

Devon, England

C

Course

GC Referee Course 
(more details to follow)

30-31 July

Cheltenham, England

Course

AC / GC Coaching / Practice Day
(more details to follow)

1 August

Cheltenham, England

Championship

2023 European Team Championship

2 - 5 August

Cheltenham, England

C

Championship

2023 European U21 Championship

17 - 20 August

Latvia

C

 

Formation and Purpose of the European Regional Committee

The European Regional Committee (ERC) was formed in January 2022 as a  sub-committee of the WCF as defined in Statutes 125-127.

The ERC aims to develop croquet in the region, provide a link between clubs and the WCF and will also manage and organise several European Championships.

The committee itself shall act as a communication channel between the WCF Management Committee and the individual European Member countries.

As at January 2022, these countries are:
Full Members: England,  Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Sweden
Associate Members: Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Switzerland and Wales
Recognised Croquet Organisations: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Jersey, Portugal and Russia.

Members of the Committee

The ERC is made up from elected representatives from WCF European Members.

The committee has five members as below.

Per WCF Statute 126.4, the Chairman will be Roberts Stafeckis, being the only representative from the WCF Management Committee.

Chair - Roberts Stafeckis - Latvia

Elected on 21 February 2022.
Term ends 31 December 2023.

John Swabey - Germany


Elected on 21 February 2022.

Term ends 31 December 2023.

Andrés Álvarez‑Sala - Spain

Elected on 21 February 2022.
Term ends 31 December 2025.

Kerstin Loretz - Switzerland

Elected on 21 February 2022. 

Term ends 31 December 2025.

Daniel Larsson - Sweden

Co-opted on 21 March 2022.

Term ends 31 December 2023.

ERC Terms of Reference

The ERC is a sub-committee of the WCF Management Committee. You can download its Terms of Reference here:  ERC Terms of Reference version 1

2019 European GC Open - some YouTube footage from the 2019 event

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