November 2017 Newsletter

WCF November 2017 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 Management Committee elections closed on 3 December 2017. Peter Landrebe (AUS), Roberts Stafeckis (LVA) and Geoff Young (NZL) were re-elected.

What has happened since August?

There have been no WCF events since the AC World Team Championship Tiers 2 to 3 were completed at Sussex County Croquet Club, England on 22 July 2017.

Forthcoming WCF championships

2018 Association Croquet World Championship

This will be held in Wellington, New Zealand from Saturday,3 to Sunday, 11 February 2018.  47 Ranking Places and two Wild Card Places were announced on 27 August 2017. Membership Places were announced on 24 September.

2018 Over 50 Golf Croquet World Championship

Egypt has been confirmed as the Event Host for October 2018. The event will be held in Cairo from Saturday, 6 to Saturday, 13 October 2018.

2019 Women’s Golf Croquet World Championship

New Zealand has been confirmed as the Event Host.  The event will be held in Hawkes Bay from Saturday, 2 February to Saturday, 9 February 2019.

2019 Under 21 Golf Croquet World Championship and Golf Croquet World Championship

England has been confirmed as the Event Host for both events. Venues and dates will be available shortly.

Membership enquiries

There are none active at present.

MC Topics recently completed or closed

MC 366:          Consolidation of bank accounts

MC 370:          2020 GC WTC Tier 2 enquiry

MC 373:          Management Committee elections

MC 375:          Trophies for 2018-2019 events

MC Topics currently open

MC 352:          10-year World Championship schedule

MC 362:          2019 Golf Croquet World Championship

MC 368:          2018 Over 50 Golf Croquet World Championship

MC 369:          2019 Women’s Golf Croquet World Championship

MC 371:          Format of World Team Championships

MC 372:          WCF Facebook presence

MC 373:          2020 GC World Team Championship Tier 2

MC 374:          MacRobertson Shield repairs

MC 376:          Statute and Regulation amendments

MC 377:          GC Ranking development

MC 378:          2018 Budget and 2017 Treasurer’s Report

MC Topics currently under administration or pending

MC 353:          Golf Croquet Ranking Review Working Group

MC 354:          2018 Association Croquet World Championship

MC 361:          Development

Outlook for December and beyond

The MC’s main focus will be on finalising the 10-year World Championship schedule and managing or overseeing the final arrangements for the 2018 ACWC in Wellington including pre-event communication with the players. Other priorities are beginning the administration of the 2018 Over-50 GCWC in Egypt in October and the 2019 Women’s GCWC in New Zealand and agreeing dates for the 2019 U21 GCWC and GCWC in England.

Stephen Mulliner


12 December 2017