2024 European AC Championship

Latest Event News

The AC European Championship will be held between 15-18 August 2024 at the Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin, Ireland.  

Main Event
The event capacity is 20 players. The entry fee for successful entrants will be £68.00, based on a rate of £17 per player per day for 4 days.

Main Event Format
Blocks: there will be 4 blocks of 5, with the top 2 going through to a 8 player Knock Out.

Knock Out: Best of 3 matches.

Consolation Events:
Plate, Bowl and Shield as follows:

Round 1:  Block placed 4th plays Block 5th
Round 2: Block played 3rd players winner of Round 1
Round 3 (Quarter-Finals): Round 2 winners v Main Event Round 1 losers
Followed by semi-final and final

Plate: for those who lose in Round 1 and 2 of the Bowl

Shield: for the 4 Bowl round 3 losers

Double Banking
All games will be double banked.

Hoops & Ballls
Cast iron, Jacques style.

Allocation Process
Allocation shall be done according to the WCF Sports Regulations taking into account specific Variations to the WCF Regulations to be used in all ERC events, version 1.1 published on WCF website Europe page.

The Member Place Limit for this event is 3.

Player Information
Successful entrants should note that contact details, a photograph and a short bio for the programme, must be provided to the ERC as per the published timetable.

Catering & Socials
The Club have caterers who will be providing lunches, available for purchase for approx. €13-€15 . Complementary tea and coffee will be available.

There will be a sponsored Opening reception on Wednesday evening with Prosecco and canapes and a sponsored event dinner with musical entertainment on the Friday night.

The lawns will be available for practice on Wednesday afternoon.

More information
An event website will launch soon - watch this space!

Key Dates


Details of how and when to pay will be sent out after the Closing Date.

Key Personnel

Tournament Director: Sandy Greig
Tournament Manager: Alan Looney
Tournament Referee: tbc
ERC Event Lead: Alan Looney