WCF September 2014 Newsletter
The newsletter provides a summary for WCF Members of what the Management Committee has been doing recently and what is on the agenda for the coming month. Your 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
Topic 33 concerned proposed amendments to Statutes 301 to 309 intended to re-organise and shorten the text without any significant change in intent. These Statutes deal with the versions of croquet recognised by the WCF, responsibility for the relevant laws and rules and the regulation of individual’s ability to represent countries in WCF and other international events. Comments have now been received from several Members and these are now under review.
What else did we do in August and September?
The main activity continued to be the progressing of the five forthcoming WCF championships. Details are given in the following section.
Forthcoming WCF championships
2014 Over-50 Golf Croquet World Championship
This was held at the Egyptian Croquet Federation lawns and at the Gizera Croquet Club in Zamalek, Cairo from Sunday, 5 October to Saturday, 11 October. 36 competitors from Australia, Egypt, England, Ireland, Latvia, Scotland, Spain and South Africa took part and enjoyed glorious weather. The second Over-50 Golf Croquet World Champion is ????? of Egypt.
2014 Women’s Golf Croquet World Championship
This will be held in Cairo from Sunday, 16 November to Friday, 21 November. The Event Capacity is 40 players and competitors will represent Australia, Egypt, England, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland and the USA.
2015 Under-21 Golf Croquet World Championship
This will be held at the United Croquet Club, Christchurch, New Zealand from Sunday, 1 February to Thursday, 5 February 2015. The Event Capacity is 28 and Ranking Places and Membership Places have been awarded to competitors representing Australia, Egypt, England and New Zealand.
2015 Golf Croquet World Championship
This will be held at the Mount Maunganui Croquet Club and other clubs in the Bay of Plenty region, North Island, New Zealand from Saturday, 7 February to Sunday, 15 February 2015. A Qualifying Event will be held from Tuesday, 3 February to Thursday, 5 February 2015. The Event Capacity is 80 and Ranking Places, Wild Card Places and Membership Places have been awarded to competitors representing Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. Full details can be found on the WCF web-site under World Championships.
2015 Women’s Association Croquet World Championship
This will be held in Nottingham from Saturday, 25 July to Saturday, 1 August 2015. The Event capacity is 32 players and the Response Date by which Members must inform the WCF if they wish to be awarded Membership Places is Sunday, 23 November 2014.
Topics completed or closed in August and September
MC 279: Croquet Federation of India coaching request.
MC 280: Italian Croquet Association financial assistance request.
MC 286: Statute 301-306 amendments – sent to Council.
MC 289: Upgrade of Belgium membership status – sent to Council.
Topics open or pending as at 30 September
MC 278: Review of croquet activity among Members.
MC 282: 2015 Golf Croquet World Championship, February 2015.
MC 283: 2015 Women’s Association Croquet World Championship, July 2015.
MC 284: New WCF web-site – opportunity to review content and archiving.
MC 285: 2015 Under-21 Golf Croquet World Championship, February 2015.
MC 288: CroquetScores agreement.
MC 290: Appointment to Hall of Fame Committee following Bernard Neal’s retirement.
Outlook for October
The main activities for the month will be administering the preparations for the forthcoming World Championships, beginning a review of the WCF Statutes and preparing the 2015 Business Plan.
Secretary-General 11 October 2014