2020 Association Croquet World Championship

The 2020 Association Croquet World Championship (“ACWC”) will be held at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea, Melbourne, Victoria (and other venues) from Saturday, 15 February to Sunday, 23 February 2020 in accordance with version 4.9 of the Event Regulations and version 8.9 of the Sports Regulations. The Event Capacity will be 80.

Qualifying Tournament will be held from Sunday, 9 February to Wednesday, 12 February 2020 from which the four highest-placed finishers will gain places in the ACWC. Details of the venue and how to enter the Qualifying Tournament will be made available in due course.


At the Response Date of 28 July 2019, 98 players had applied for places and 22 Membership Places had been requested.  One Wild Card place was awarded and four Qualifying Places have been reserved.  Accordingly, 53 Ranking Places and one Wild Card Place have been awarded to the players listed here.


The Replacement Ranking List ("RRL") will be published immediately after the Closing Date.  Any player who has played at least 10 ranked games in the preceding 12 months is entitled to apply to the WCF Secretary-General to be added to the RRL.  If a player with a Ranking Place withdraws, their place will be offered to the player on the RRL who has the highest published grade at midnight GMT on the day on which the withdrawal is notified to the WCF Secretary-General.  If that player cannot accept the place, it will be offered to the other players on the RRL in descending grade order.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday, 22 September 2019

This is the last date on which Members can nominate players for Membership Places requested on or before the Response Date. Any Membership Place which has been requested by a WCF Member but not taken up by the Closing Date will become an additional Ranking Place and will be filled from the RRL.

QUALIFYING Tournament Allocation Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019

Entries for the Qualifying Tournament received by this date will be accepted in ranking position order as shown in the Qualifier Ranking List which is itself calculated as at the end of the QTAD. If the Qualifying Tournament is over-subscribed on this date, unsuccessful entrants will be placed on a Qualifying Tournament Reserve List, also in ranking position order.

CUT-OFF DATE: Sunday, 29 December 2019

This is the date after which any returned Ranking Places or Wild Card Places are filled by creating extra Qualifying Places.

Qualifying Tournament Closing Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020

This is the last date on which entries can be received to fill any vacancies in the Qualifying Tournament. It is also the last date on which any returned Membership Places can be replaced by a player from the same country.