The 2023 Golf Croquet Over 50’s World Championship will be held between 14 – 21 October 2023 at Moorabinda & Bunbury in Western Australia. The field is limited to 48 players. For more information see: https://worldcroquet.org/world-championships/upcoming-events/2023-over-50s-golf-croquet-world-championship/ and https://over50gcworldchampionship.com/
The ACA Golf Croquet Selection Committee invites Australian players who wish to be considered for:
- Ranking Places (based on your MaxDgrade for the 12 months to 29 March 2023, provided you have played at least 10 ranking games in that period); and/or
- one of the Member Places allocated to Australia – Australia automatically gets 2 as a full WCF Member, but we also will get 4 more as the host country for this event. Allocation of these is at the GC Selectors discretion (see https://croquet-australia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Selection-Policy-v7-1.pdf ). ACA is asking WCF that some of these be allocated via the “Eastern Qualifier” currently scheduled at Cairnlea on 26 – 28 Sept 2023 – effectively this becomes a selection event for Australian players. If approved, that may require this event to be held earlier, since Member Places for this event are scheduled to be announced in early May 2023.
- a Wild Card nomination – possible, but usually few issued. Please indicate why WCF should give you a Wild Card:
WCF Sports Regulations – Appendix 3
2. Wild Card Places
2.1 Up to two Wild Card Places may be awarded by the MC taking into account any one or more of the following as it thinks fit, namely:
2.1.1 the encouragement of young players or players showing exceptional promise of future development;
2.1.2 the encouragement of players from developing Members and non-Members; and
2.1.3 the distribution of places between Countries.
to notify ACA Events of your interest in playing (by email to email@example.com ) by 8 March 2023.
There are likely to be two Qualifier Events:
- Eastern Australia = Cairnlea, Victoria on Tues 26 to Thurs 28 Sept 2023 (but see above) ; and
- Western Australia = Cambridge Croquet Club, Perth on Sun 8 to Wed 11 October 2023. Any withdrawals after 27 August will be added as extra Qualifier places vis this event, and it will also create the reserve list for players to be brought into the event if any late withdrawals happen after the qualifier ends.
Further information on how to enter these will be published as soon as this is resolved.