7th -10th October, Cairnlea Melbourne Victoria.

The ACA Selectors call for Expressions of Interest ( EoI ) by all interested Association Croquet players who would like to play in this prestigious event.

Entries: EOI can be sent to ACA Events Peter Freer pfreer@netspeed.com.au with a closing date of 31 Aug 2022.  Depending on entry numbers late entries may be accepted to fill the four Eights but better to be safe and enter early.

Format: The event will be four open Eights of 8 players in each event, consideration will be given to making the 4th Eight a Women’s event if the EOI’s received make this a better format for all the players entering.  Each Eight will be filled based on players grade on 31 Aug 2022, but there is also a provision in each of the 4 events that up to 2 wildcards may be chosen outside of the players current grade Consideration will be given to making the 1st Eight a single round of Bo3 play , this consideration will be made after the EOIs have been completed.

Eligibility: All players in Australia can EoI, with a requirement to have played a minimum 20 games in the preceding 12 months up to 31 August 2022.   Players who have not played 20 games are still welcome to EoI and be considered for a wildcard (the selectors will take in consideration the different difficulties players have faced with Covid-19 over the last few years).

Entry Fee: Further detail will be announced as to the fee structure for this event .

Croquetscores: EoI’s will be placed on croquetscores as received.  Please check https://croquetscores.com/2022/ac/australia-presidents-eights/eoi  to make your name is on the list of entrants, as confirmation that your EoI has been received.  Contact Peter Freer if your name does not appear, asap.

Peter Landrebe for ACA Selectors