We had a very high number of entries for both the 8 wild card places and the 32 CA places for the World Championships. (64 entries in total)
In view of this high demand for places the Organising Committee considered a number of alternatives.
In order to give more players an opportunity to play in the event we have decided that two places will be available through a qualifying competition. This means that we will have 7 wild cards places, 31 CA places and 2 Qualifier places. Details of the 7 wild card places and the 31 CA places will be available within the next few days.
The qualifier competition will be held on Thursday 28 June (the day before the doubles event starts) and may continue on one or more of the doubles days ( 29 June to 1 July). Players entering this qualifier will also be able to play in the doubles. The exact format and duration of the qualifier will depend on the number of players wishing to play. Players entering the qualifier will also be able to enter the plate competition.
This qualifier will be open to those who applied for a wild card place but were not accepted, and those who applied for a CA place but were not accepted by ranking. There will be an entry fee of no more than 10 pounds for the qualifier. Play on Thursday will be at Surbiton Croquet Club.