New WCF Golf Croquet Rules (2005 Edition) published
Following the recent deliberation of the WCF Golf Croquet Rules Committee, the revision of the WCF Rules of Golf Croquet (2005 Edition) has been completed.
Gordon Smith, Chairman of the Committee commented:
This month has seen the completion of the second major revision of the World Croquet Federation's Rules for playing Golf Croquet. An interim version was released in March 2004 reflecting the progress made to that time. The interim version sparked a large amount of often contradictory comment, all of which was considered, as the Committee balanced the two conflicting aims of removing ambiguity and keeping the game and rules simple. Our success will be judged by the enjoyment players have as the game continues to develop. Words of thanks are necessary for Tony Hall, of Australia who very ably chaired the Committee from its start until late last year, Bill Arliss of England, Amir Ramsis of Egypt, Peter Payne of Switzerland and Dave Bent of the United States all of whom contributed to discussion and our conclusions. Thank you for your efforts. Thank you also to earlier members of the Committee who got the process started and to the many people who made large and small contributions to our deliberations. I hope you all feel the results do justice to all the effort made.
The Rules will apply to all sanctioned WCF Golf Croquet Championships with immediate effect.
WCF Secretary General