WCF February 2018 Newsletter
The newsletter provides a summary for WCF Members of what the Management Committee has been doing recently and what is on the agenda in the near future. Comments are always very welcome. It is also made available to all on the WCF web-site and via the Nottingham list and other croquet bulletin boards.
Council debates and decisions
The Council approved the 2017 Treasurer's Report and the 2018 Budget (Topic 65) and elected Brian Havill (ENG) to be the Independent Eaxminer for 2018 (Topic 66).
What has happened since November?
The 2018 AC World Championship was held in Wellington, New Zealand from Saturday, 3 to Sunday, 11 February 2018. Paddy Chapman (New Zealand) defeated Reg Bamford (South Africa) +7tp, -26tp, -26tp, +15tp, +17tp in a gripping final to become the new Association Croquet World Champion.
The semi-finalists were Jose Riva (ESP) and Stephen Mulliner (ENG), the defending champion, and the winners of the Shield, Bowl and Plate events were respectively Greg Fletcher (AUS), Jonathan Powe (ENG) and Stephen Morgan (USA).
The Golf Croquet Ranking Review Working Group produced a report recommending that the WCF assume responsibility for the Golf Croquet rankings and that a new algorithm and automatic start grade adjustment be adopted. The Report and other proposals relating to GC ranking will be submitted to the WCF Council.
Forthcoming WCF championships
2018 Over 50 Golf Croquet World Championship
The event will be held in Cairo from Saturday, 6 to Saturday, 13 October 2018. The formal Invitation to Members was published on 18 December 2017 with a Response Date of 1 April 2019.
2019 Women’s Golf Croquet World Championship
The event will be held in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand from Saturday, 2 February to Saturday, 9 February 2019. The formal Invitation to Members will be published in April 2018.
2019 Under 21 Golf Croquet World Championship
The event will be held at the Nottingham Croquet Club, England from Saturday, 20 to Wednesday, 24 July 2019.
2019 Golf Croquet World Championship
The event will be held at the Sussex County Croquet Club, England from Saturday, 27 July to Sunday, 4 August 2019.
Membership and development enquiries
Enquiries have been received from the Iran Croquet Association and from Sri Lanka.
MC Topics recently completed or closed
MC 361: Development
MC 366: Consolidation of bank accounts
MC 370: 2020 GC WTC Tier 2 enquiry
MC 373: Management Committee elections
MC 375: Trophies 2018-2019
MC 374: MacRobertson Shield repairs
MC 378: 2018 Budget and 2017 Treasurer’s Report
MC 379: Enquiry from the Iran Croquet Association
MC 380: Proposal for a publicity booklet
MC Topics currently open
MC 352: 10-year World Championship schedule
MC 353: Golf Croquet Ranking Review Working Group
MC 371: Format of World Team Championships
MC 376: Statute and Regulation amendments
MC 377: GC Ranking development
MC Topics currently under administration or pending
MC 325: Enquiry from the Corfu Croquet Club
MC 354: 2018 Association Croquet World Championship
MC 362: 2019 U21 GCWC and GC World Championship
MC 367: Hall of Fame
MC 367: Portugal
MC 368: 2018 Over 50 Golf Croquet World Championship
MC 369: 2019 Women’s Golf Croquet World Championship
MC 372: WCF Facebook presence
Outlook for February and beyond
The MC’s main focus will be on submitting amendments to the WCF Statutes and Regulations to Council, scoping and progressing the GC rankings project, finalising the 10-year World Championship schedule and administering the 2018 Over-50 GCWC and the 2019 Women’s GCWC.
5 March 2018