The WCF have much pleasure in announcing that New Zealand has been awarded the hosting of "The Hawke's Bay WCF 2006 World Golf Croquet Championship".
The event will be played from Saturday 4 March to Sunday 12 March 2006 at Te Mata, Marewa and Rangatira Croquet Clubs.
The total number of entries allowed will be 64 with the selections decided in due course jointly between the New Zealand organisers and WCF.
The Laws and Regulations that will govern the event shall be the WCF Rules of Golf Croquet in operation at the time of the event.
The Director of the event shall be: Mr. Don Reyland
The Tournament Referee of the event shall be Mr. Gordon Smith, supported by other Referees.
Don Reyland, President, Hawke's Bay Croquet Association, said,
We believe Hawke's Bay is the best location in which to stage this event. Apart from having three clubs with lawns of the highest standards, Hawke's Bay is the leading Golf Croquet Association in New Zealand with all three clubs having past experience in hosting national tournaments.
Hawke's Bay is the Mediterranean of New Zealand with a wonderful climate and has many outstanding attractions in the district and is one of the most progressive pastoral and horticultural districts in New Zealand. We in the Bay are confident that we can stage a World Golf Croquet Tournament of the highest standard and provide an environment for players, supporters and visitors that will be most enjoyable.