European Regional Committee [ERC]

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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 2024, these countries are:
Full Members: England,  Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Wales
Associate Members: Czech Republic, Latvia, Norway and Switzerland
Recognised Croquet Organisations: Austria, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Jersey and Portugal.

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.

 

 

 

Events
[C] = Event Host confirmed and event agreement signed
[P] = preferred bidder and event bid in progress
[E] = expression of interest by the named country but open to other bids
[O] = no expression of interest yet and open for bids

Type

Event

Date

Location and Clubs

Status

Championship

16-19 May

Southwick, Sussex, England

C

Championship


1-4 August

Eastbourne, Sussex, England

C

Championship

15-18 August

Carrickmines, Ireland

C

European Clubs League

2024 European Club League
Go to page for all dates and how to enter

Various

Various

C

Championship

2025 GC Championship

tbc

England

P

Championship

2025 U21 Championship

17-20 August

Telc, Czech Republic

P

European Clubs League

2025 ECL Grand Final

tbc

Championship

2026 GC Women's

tbc

Championship

2026 GC Championship

tbc

Championship

2026 AC Championship

tbc

European Clubs League

2026 ECL Grand Final

tbc

 

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

 

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

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

Re-elected on 1st January 2024.
Term ends 31 December 2027.

Andrés Álvarez‑Sala - Spain

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

Alan Looney - Ireland


Elected on 1st January 2024.

Term ends 31 December 2027.

Duncan Catterall - England

Elected on 1st January 2024.

Term ends 31 December 2027.

Michael Böer – Germany

Elected on 1st January 2024.

Term ends 31 December 2027.