A Qualifying Tournament will be held on July 15th and 16th for 32 players. It will be based at Surbiton Croquet Club and the Roehampton Club.
Six places in the main event are currently available but this number will be increased if there are any withdrawals from the main event prior to the conclusion of the Qualifying Tournament. Entries are listed here
Play will start promptly at 9.30 a.m. on each day and practice will be available from 9.00 a.m. Each block match will be a single 19 point game and will be single-banked although the Manager may impose double-banking if necessary.
On Friday, players should expect to play four or five games and play may continue until after 7 p.m. for some players.
On Saturday, the remaining block matches will be completed. The top two in each block will then be determined by matches won and any ties will be resolved by play-offs using single 13 point games. The qualifiers will then be determined by the following best-of-three 13 point matches:
Match 1: A1 v B2
Match 2: B1 v A2
Match 3: Loser Match 1 v Loser Match 2
Match 4: C1 v D2
Match 5: D1 v C2
Match 6: Loser Match 4 v Loser Match 5
Further games will be available for those not involved in the best-of-three matches.
The Manager is Stephen Mulliner (mobile: 07711 672015) who will manage the Roehampton matches. The Surbiton matches will be managed by Sam Murray (07733 101955).