The World Croquet Federation (WCF) in conjunction with the Federation Europeenne de Croquet (FEC) and with the grateful assistance of the sponsors Mitsubishi Motors, and the Cheltenham Croquet Club, England, today gives further details of the "Mitsubishi Motors European Team Championship".
The event will take place from 9.30 hrs Thursday 28 June to 13.00hrs Sunday July 1 2007.
Teams wanting a late start on Thursday can ask for one but this cannot be guaranteed at this stage.
There will be opportunity for coaching on Wednesday and Sunday afternoon for those that request it.
Teams of three players: Each Match to consist of two Association Croquet matches (single games) and one Golf Croquet match (Best of three games, 13 point).
The event will have a qualifying stage (probably 5 or 6 matches) followed by a Knock out Stage. There will also be a plate competition for teams not in the main Knock Out. The final will take place on Sunday Morning.
Play will be from 09.30hrs until dusk (about 21.00hrs). It is expected that three rounds per day will be played for each team.
The exact format of the competition will depend on the number of entries
Double Banking will be used.
Entry fee:- £45 per team. Closing date: 10th April 2007, with the entry fee, payable to the WCF to:-
WCF Secretary General
Bristol and Birmingham airports are approximately 60 - 90 minutes away from Cheltenham. Upon request, it may be possible for transport to be arranged to Cheltenham. There may be a small charge for this service.
Teams will be given assistance in securing accommodation.
Barbecues would be organised at the club on two of the evenings.
This event is seen by the WCF and FEC as an important opportunity to develop the sport throughout its membership.
Some associations may find the cost of entry, travel and accommodation to be excessive or outside what they feel they can afford.
All WCF Association members are encouraged to make an application to the WCF Development Programme for funding to defray these costs.
An application form can be found on the WCF web site at:-
Full details of the WCF Development Programme can be found at:-
WCF Secretary General
Federation Europeenne de Croquet