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:

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



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.

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



Location and Clubs


2023 European Golf Croquet Open

25-28 May

Devon, England

2023 European Team Championship

2 - 5 August

Cheltenham, England

2023 European U21 Championship

18 - 9 August



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 Larrson - 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