June 2023 Newsletter

Rachel Gee is presented with the 2023 European GC Championship salver by Ian Burridge, President of the WCF.

Congratulations to Rachel Gee - winner of the 2023 European GC Championship

This European event was held between 25-28th May at the Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club in Devon, England. A field of 32 keen GC players attended the event.

Rachel Gee beat Aston Wade, last year's winner, in the final in 3 games 7-3, 6-7, 7-2.

Full report to follow soon.

For the results see: Results in Croquet Scores


New WCF President required from 1st January 2024

Ian Burridge has indicated that he does not intend to stand for a second term when his current 4-year term as WCF President finishes at the end of this year.

Those interested in developing our sport are invited to get in touch now to find out more about what is involved. Please email the Secretary-General at secretary@worldcroquet.org for more information.

The formal process for applications is via Member nominations and this process will start later in the year.

Coming up soon!

2023 AC World Championship

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The 2023 Championship will take place in London, England between 15-23 July. Plans are well under way to welcome players from around the world to this championship. Can holder Reg Bamford retain his trophy or will someone new step up to take the title?

To find out how to spectate at any of the 7 event venues, please see the dedicated event website: 2023 AC World Championship Website

2023 GC Women’s World Championship

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The 2023 Championship will take place in Sussex, England between 7 -14 August.

For more information about the event please visit the dedicated event website or the Facebook page: 2023 GC Women's World Championship Facebook


Qualifier Entries:

The AC World Championship still has spaces but the GC Women’s is now full (although you can be added to the Reserve List).

To enter either qualifier go to the English CA Fixtures Calendar, which is found on the Compete page of the CA Website. To enter you must first register for (or renew) a Reciprocal Rights Account. If you have any problems, you can contact the CA Office (caoffice.org.uk) for assistance. Once submitted, the office should take approximately one working day to provide the necessary access so that you may enter online.

Later this year

GC Over 50 World Championship

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The GC Over 50 Championship will take place in Bunbury, Western Australia, between 14-21 October. This will be the last Over 50’s event following a recent decision that in future the minimum age will change to 60.

This event also has a Facebook page: GC World Over 50 Bunbury 2023

There are two qualifiers, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. See this post for more information and how to enter: O50's Qualifier entry information


Hosts wanted for future events
The forward calendar for the next 12 years can be viewed on the Upcoming Events page of this website. Clubs interested in hosting any of our events should make their interest known via their Governing Body, who will then indicate their interest in hosting the event.

In particular, we’d like to receive bids for the 2026 GC World Championship and the 2027 AC World Championship.

Dawson Balls update
The original Dawson ball recipe went out of production following changes to Australian product regulations which banned one of the substances used. Testing continues to recreate a recipe that meets the specification. The WCF has been advised that there has been some success.

The supplier advises that balls should be back on sale by October at which point balls will be sent to the WCF for approval.