2024 European GC Women’s Championship

The 2024 GC European Women's Championship will be held between 1-4 August 2024 at the Compton Croquet Club, Compton, Eastbourne, England. 

Main Event
The event capacity is 32 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: Block play followed by knock-out. Details of the format will be provided shortly.

Plate:   Entry will be open to those that do not qualify for the Championship Knock-Out Stage.  It will consist of block play and matches will be single games.  It will be followed by a knock-out stage.

Bowl:  Entry will be open to the first-round losers in the Knock-Out Stage.  It will be a knock-out event and matches will be best-of-three games.

Shield:  Entry will be open to the second-round losers in the Knock-Out Stage.  It will be a knock-out event and matches will be best-of-three games.

Use of double banking: The Manager will have the right to double bank as necessary in order to ensure the tournament stays on schedule.

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 5.

Closing Date
Members are reminded that they should nominate their Membership Places by 11th April 2024 latest.

Player Information
Successful entrants should note that contact details must be provided to the ERC as per the published timetable.

Players may practice at the club on Wednesday 31st July (around any lawn preparation requirements).

A large selection from a buffet of dishes will be offered.  Charges are £10 for lunch, plus £5 for all day tea, coffee, cold drinks, biscuits and cake.

Team photos will be taken before play starts on Thursday 1st August. There will also be a Managers briefing.

Key Dates

Invitation Date

12 Dec 2023

This is the date that Members will be formally invited to send players to participate in this event.

Response Date

12 Feb 2024

This is the date by which Member nominations for Ranking Places must have been received by the WCF Management Committee. Members must also specify the number of Membership Places they wish to take up and RCO's should advise if they would like to request a Membership Place.

Allocation Date

26Feb 2024

The World Ranking List to be used to determine the initial allocation of Ranking Places is that published at the end of the Allocation Date.

Announcement Date

11 Mar 2024

Announcement of the players who have been awarded Ranking Places.

Closing Date

11 Apr 2024

This is the last date Members can nominate players for their Membership Places.

Within 1 to 2 days the ERC will announce recipients of Membership Places and Replacement Ranking Places and advise players how to pay.

Player Contact Details & Bios

11 May 2024

This is the date by which players are asked to provide their contact details, bio's and a headshot photo

Entry Fee Due Date

11 May 2024

Any players awarded a place on the Announcement Date will lose their place if they have not paid by this date.

Key Personnel

Tournament Director

Richard Bilton

Tournament Manager

Andrew Fall

WCF Event Lead

Begoña Elzaburu

Tournament Referee

Jason Carley




Event News

Places Awarded

Pictures from last year

Winner: Begoña Elzaburu from Spain, Runner Up: Paz Gonzalez De Aguilar from Spain, 3rd Silvija Freimane from Latvia, Shield Winner - Sabine Martinsone Latvia, Bowl Winner - Jane Morrison from ireland and Plate winner, Tania Varsa from Latvia.