The World Croquet Federation (WCF) have announced the holding of the 2022 Golf Croquet World Championships (delayed from 2021), to be held at Sussex County Croquet Club from Saturday 30 July to Sunday 7 August 2022.
While full details are included below, Croquet New Zealand must notify the WCF of any New Zealanders wishing to take part by the 3rd of March. To ensure that we can meet this deadline, we ask that any players wishing to put their name forward for a ranking place to email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Wednesday 23rd February 2022.
It is important for all players to note that that New Zealand does not currently have quarantine free travel with England and any requirement for, and costs associated with, Managed Isolation and Quarantine upon their return is the responsibility of the player. Croquet New Zealand will assist with the process for applying for a Managed Isolation and Quarantine place where possible.
Please ensure you read Sport New Zealand advice on international travel before expressing your interest in the 2022 GC World Championships.
For full details on the 2022 Golf Croquet World Championships and the Qualifying Tournament, click here.
RESPONSE DATE: Thursday, 3rd March 2022
This is the date by which all WCF Members are requested to inform the WCF Management Committee:
(a) if they want to take up their Membership Place or Places. (RCO’s should advise whether they would like to request a Membership Place);
(b) the names of their eligible players who want a Ranking or Membership place in the Event; and
(c) the names of any of those players they wish to nominate for a Wild Card Place.
Individual players who are affiliated to a WCF Member and want to gain a place in the Event must announce their availability via their Member. However, if a player is not affiliated to a WCF Member and is not eligible to represent any WCF Member, they should contact the Secretary-General directly.
ALLOCATION DATE: Thursday, 17th March 2022
The highest grades achieved by players in the 24 months ending on this date will be used to determine the initial allocation of Ranking Places. (See Temporary Amendment to Sports Regulations)
ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: Thursday, 31st March 2022
The players who have been awarded Ranking Places and Wild Card Places will be announced on this date.
This is also the date by which a Go/No Go decision in relation to the pandemic will be published. We recommend that players do not incur any costs before this date.
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, 8th May 2022
This is the last date on which Members can nominate players for Membership Places.
Qualifying Tournament Allocation Date: Wednesday, 25th May 2022 (entries for the Qualifying Tournament received by this date will be accepted in ranking position order as shown in the Qualifier Ranking List which is itself calculated as at the end of the QTAD. There is not a minimum number of games within 24 months limit for the Qualifier).
Cut-Off Date: Monday, 13 June 2022 (the date after which any returned places are generally filled by creating extra Qualifying Places).Qualifying Tournament Closing Date: Sunday, 10th July 2022 (this is the last date on which entries can be received to fill any vacancies in the Qualifying Tournament).