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The World Croquet Federation(WCF) has awarded the hosting of the 9th WCF World Golf Croquet Championship to the Croquet Association (of England) (CA) .
The winner will receive the WCF Trophy.
Both clubs are within easy commuting distance of each other.
Pay your Entry Fees by clicking on the Entry tab above - for all other details see the event web site
Event Organising Committee
John Spiers (Chairman)
Referee: Bill Arliss
At this time, neither the WCF or CA are signatories to the World Anti-Doping Agency Doping Code.
No testing will take place at this Championship.
For further information on the WADA Doping Code see the WCF Anti-Doping page.
Note: These playing conditions may change
Dawson International balls will be used.
Play will commence each day at 09.30hrs at Surbiton - 10.00hrs at Hurlingham - but subject to the Tournament Managers discretion, may commence earlier. Play will continue until dusk if required to complete the daily programme.
No floodlighting will be used.
Registration of players will take place prior to the event followed by a players meeting.
All matches played in this Championship shall be added to the WCF recognised Golf Croquet World Ranking
For those who are under 18 on the 18th July 2011:-
All member associations are reminded of the requirements of child protection for ALL WCF Championships and particularly the one cited above.
A child is any person under the age of 18 years. (United Nations: Convention on the Rights of the Child)
For WCF purposes it is interpreted that they are a child if they are under the age of 18 years on the first date of competition.
When nominating players for entry to ANY WCF event, the relevant member association must have regard to the age of the players they are nominating. Where it is apparent that a child is being nominated they must take all steps to prevent harm and ensure their continuing safety from home, back to home.
Whilst WCF and any host association will take all reasonable steps to mitigate any perceived risk to children, neither are in a position to guarantee the overall safety of a child or assume responsibility for them whilst they are attending a WCF event. This is particularly relevant to those periods where a child player is not actively participating.
Whenever a child is nominated by a member association, such nomination MUST be accompanied by:-
Both of these forms require the signature of the child’s parent / guardian.
The Under age release form also requires the signature of a responsible person on behalf of the nominating member association.
Only upon receipt of those forms and the nomination will the entry for the child be accepted.
Member Associations should satisfy themselves, in dialogue with their own Child Protection Officer that the child they have nominated is of sufficient age and understanding that they look after themselves or, that they have put in place sufficient safeguarding arrangements to ensure the child’s safety is protected from home back to home.
They should bear in mind that many carriers and local jurisdictions actively prevent children from travelling alone.
Supervision of a child, from home back to home, may be undertaken by any person over the age of 18 years, such as:-
- a designated member of the nominating member association accompanying the child acting as a Team Supervisor;
- a parent / guardian of another child attending the event who is designated as a supervisor and who is conversant with their protective role;
- another player who is designated as a supervisor and who is conversant with their protective role.
The entry fee is £56 (GBP) per player.
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Allocation of places to member associations by WCF
Between 1st September 2010 and 31st December 2010
Closing Date for entries to WCF
28th February 2011
Wild Card Invitation Period
From 1st March until 30th April 2011
Wild Card Closing Date
14th April 2011
Qualifier Closing Date
6th May 2011
See the eight blocks announced on 20th June. One place remains in each block to be filled from a Qualifier - or qualifier from the Under 21s GCWC - a day or two before the event starts
See event web site for further details
Main London airports are:
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All Travel into the United Kingdom requires a passport or national identification and possibly a visa, although many countries have a visa waiver reciprocal agreement programme.
This is a changing situation and those intending to play or visit the event from foreign countries, should log on to the UK Border Agency web site for their current entry status and documentation requirements.
Those that require a visa are encouraged to make early application.
The UK has a temperate maritime climate with the warmest months (21C) being July and August, although they are also the wettest summer months. (45mm) (See the current weather banner on the "Introduction" tab).
Results and Media
For results see the event web site
Media Release 9th November 2009
The ninth Golf Croquet World Championship will be held in UK from 18 24 July 2011, it has been announced by the World Croquet Federation and The Croquet Association. Sixty four players will be selected to take part and the event take place at the Hurlingham Club, supported by the Surbiton Croquet Club.
Patricia Duke-Cox, Chairman of the Croquet Association, said:
We are delighted to be hosting this event in the UK once again. We are also pleased that two clubs who have not previously hosted this event will be doing so. Hurlingham is very supportive of major croquet events and has hosted many world class events in the past, as has Surbiton. We look forward to welcoming overseas players to these clubs in 2011
The championship was last held in 2008 in Cape Town, RSA. The final was won by Ahmed Nasr of Egypt who defeated Reg Bamford of South Africa. Egyptian players have won the championship on every previous occasion but following the success of a Rest of the World team in narrowly beating Egypt in 2008, there are hopes that a local (UK-based) player may triumph for the first time.
David Openshaw, President of the World Croquet Federation, said;
I am very pleased that the Croquet Association (CA) has put forward a successful bid to hold the World Golf Croquet Championships in 2011. We really appreciate their commitment and enthusiasm to hold such an event. I am sure all other member associations and players will join with me in saying thank you to the CA and the Hurlingham and Surbiton clubs.
It is part of the remit of the WCF to promote the development of croquet around the world, and holding World Championships is very much part of this aim. We have seen a growth in croquet and international events over the past 10 years and we look forward to an exciting tournament in 2011.
This is the third occasion that the CA has hosted this event, the last being at the Sussex County Croquet Club in 2004, and in Leamington Spa in 1998. The tournament is held every two years on average.
The Hurlingham Club has hosted many world class events including the MacRobertson Shield (World Team Championship) and World Association Croquet Championships. Surbiton has previously hosted a qualifying event for the World Championship and will host the MacRobertson Shield in 2010
To be completed at the conclusion of the Championship