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Provisional Forward Tournament Schedule

Cautionary Notes

This provisional forward calendar is published here to assist:

  • the CA prepare the forward calendar
  • clubs to avoid clashes when planning their own tournaments
  • players with their personal plans

Please note that this information is primarily to help CA and club planning, and is therefore provisional. Dates and venues are subject to change, particularly for later years. Any forward planning should bear this in mind. Dates and venues are finalised at the time the annual CA Fixtures Calendar is published for the appropriate year. In the event of any discrepancy, the fixtures book should be considered correct.

Scheduling Assumptions are recorded to aid the CA's collective memory, but are non-definitive and may be changed (temporarily or permanently) by the relevant CA committee(s). Each event has an Event Group, which together with the Scheduling Principles are used to avoid clashes between major events.

The number of Lawns is provided as a guide; the actual number of lawns will vary with the number of entries. The Court Fee (abbreviated from Court and Equipment Hire Fees) is similarly provided for guidance, but is subject to agreement with the relevant tournament committee each year. This only applies to CA events. Separate arrangements apply to World and European events; arrangements for club events are a matter for the host club.

Applications to Host Events

Applications to host an event should be made to the relevant tournaments committee. Requests will be solicited by the CA Office at the appropriate time. The lawns column is an approximation of the number of lawns required to host the event and is provided as guidance to clubs.

Provisional Calendar

Key:

  • TBA: To be arranged. Bids will be solicited at the appropriate time by the CA Office or by the Tournament Director. Where a provisional allocation is shown, this indicates a greater potential for change than for other entries.
  • N/A: Not Applicable. This indicates that this event is not expected to take place in that year.
  • International Events (Group A) are shown in bold
  • AC events in Groups A, B or C have a green background
  • GC events in Groups A, B or C have a yellow background
  • Group D and E events have clear backgrounds
  • Bright green backgrounds are used to highlight events for which the provisional allocation of either the date or venue (or both) is overdue

This table lists all CA events and selected club and international events. It is sorted primarily for the 2022 season.

Event Event Group AC/GC Lawns Court Fee 2020 2021

2022

2023 Scheduling Assumptions

WCF World GC Team Championship Tier 1

A

GC

-

-

6-12 Jan

New Zealand

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

WCF U21 GC World Championship

A

GC

-

-

N/A

N/A

30 Jan-3 Feb

New Zealand

N/A

N/A

TBA

TBA, USA

Every two years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

WCF GC World Championship

A

GC

-

-

N/A

N/A

6-14 Feb

New Zealand

N/A

N/A

TBA

TBA, USA

Every two years, according to WCF 10-year schedule
AC IPD Weekend B AC - - 21-22 Mar TBA TBA TBA 23-24 Apr TBA      
GC IPD Weekend B GC - - 28-29 Mar TBA TBA TBA 30 Apr-1 May TBA      
GC Students' Championship D GC - Base 18-19 Apr Nottingham 10-11 Apr Watford 9-10 Apr TBA      
CA Ladies vs. Inter-Counties Div 2 Winners E AC - - 25-26 April CA Ladies v Glamorgan at Nottingham TBA TBA, Div 2 Inter-County Champions 2020 TBA TBA, Div 2 Inter-County Champions 2021      
Peels C AC 5-6 Base 7-10 May Nottingham 13-16 May Nottingham 12-15 May TBA      

WCF World GC Team Championship Tier 2

A

GC

6

-

11-16 May

Spain

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule
Western Championship C AC 5 - 15-17 May East Dorset 14-16 May East Dorset 13-15 May East Dorset     East Dorset
GC European Championship - GC - - 21-24 May Budleigh Salterton TBA TBA 19-22 May TBA      
AC Inter-Counties B AC 15 Tournament 23-26 May Sussex & Compton 29 May-1 June Sussex & Compton 28-31 May Sussex & Compton     Saturday-Tuesday, including the Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

AC Home Internationals

A

AC

4-5

Tournament

6-7 June

Carrickmines, Ireland

12-13 June

East Dorset

11-12 Jun

TBA

     
Mens & Womens B AC 8+ Tournament 10-14 June Surbiton 16-20 June Nottingham 15-19 Jun TBA      

England v Spain

A

GC

-

Tournament

12-14 June

Hurlingham

TBA

TBA, Spain

17-19 Jun

TBA, England

    Host alternates between England and Spain
AC Veterans D AC 10 Tournament 22-27 June Budleigh Salterton 21-26 June Budleigh 20-25 Jun TBA     Monday-Saturday
GC Open Championship B GC 6+ Tournament 16-21 June Sussex 22-27 June Sussex 21-26 Jun TBA      
AC Open Championships B AC 8+ Enhanced 4-12 July Cheltenham 3-11 July Hurlingham 2-10 Jul TBA     Saturday-Sunday (9 days)
AC Seniors D AC 10 Tournament 13-18 July Budleigh Salterton 12-17 July Budleigh 11-17 Jul TBA     Monday-Saturday

WCF World GC Team Championship Tier 3

A

GC

6

-

14-18 July

Guildford and Godalming

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule
WCF AC World Championship Qualifier - AC 6+ Tournament 10-13 Feb Victoria, Australia N/A N/A 11-14 Jul TBA, England      

WCF AC World Championship

A

AC

-

-

15-23 Feb

Victoria, Australia

N/A

N/A

16-24 Jul

TBC, London Area, England

N/A

N/A

Every two years, according to WCF 10-year schedule
GC Veterans D GC 6 Tournament 21-23 July Sussex 20-22 July Budleigh 19-21 Jul TBA      
GC English National Doubles (Ranelagh Cups) B GC 6 Tournament 1-2 Aug Budleigh 31 Jul- 1 Aug Budleigh 30-31 Jul TBA      
Eastern Championship C AC 4 - 24-26 July Wrest Park 23-25 July Colchester 29-31 Jul TBA     Fri-Mon, two weeks after the end of the Opens. Venue determined by EACF.

GC Home Internationals

A

GC

4/5

Tournament

18-19 Jul

Nailsea

17-18 Jul

Carrickmines, Ireland

6-7 Aug

TBA, England

     
Ladies Sixes (Barlow & Longman) C AC 6 Tournament 8-9 Aug Cheltenham 7-8 Aug Cheltenham 6-7 Aug TBA      

WCF World AC Team Championship Tier 2 & 3

A

AC

8

-

N/A

N/A

Mid-Aug

Budleigh Salterton, England

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule
McWeeney (CA v CAI) - AC - Base 15-16 Aug Carrickmines, Ireland 14-15 Aug TBA, England 13-14 Aug Carrickmines, Ireland      
GC Inter-Counties B GC 10+ Tournament 22-23 Aug Sussex & Compton 21-22 Aug Sussex & Compton 20-21 Aug TBA      
Northern Championship C AC 4 - 28-31 Aug Bowdon 27-30 Aug Bowdon 26-29 Aug Bowdon     Friday-Monday, finishing on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday

GC First Eight
(Ricki Savage Trophy, formerly the Musk's Cup)

B GC 4 Tournament 29-31 Aug Sussex 28-30 Aug Nottingham 27-29 Aug TBA     Saturday-Monday, finishing on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday
GC Second Eight (Kate Jones Trophy) B GC 4 Tournament 29-31 Aug Sussex 28-30 Aug Nottingham 27-29 Aug TBA     Saturday-Monday, finishing on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday
Challenge & Gilbey C AC 9 Tournament 3-6 Sep Sussex 2-5 Sep Sussex 1-4 Sep TBA      

Ian Maugham Salver

A

AC

3-4

Tournament

5-6 Sep

TBA

4-5 Sep

TBA

3-4 Sep TBA     First weekend in September (weekend immediately after the August bank holiday)
GC B-level Final E GC 6 Base 5-6 Sep Roehampton 4-5 Sep Compton 3-4 Sep TBA      
GC Grass Roots Competition Final E GC 4 Base 6 Sep Watford (Cassiobury) 5 Sep Ramsgate 4 Sep TBA      
President's Cup B AC 4 Enhanced 10-13 Sep Hurlingham 9-12 Sep Budleigh 8-11 Sep TBA     Thursday-Sunday, second weekend after the August bank holiday
Chairman's Salver B AC 4 Tournament 10-13 Sep Nottingham 9-12 Sep Ryde 8-11 Sep TBA     Thursday-Sunday, second weekend after the August bank holiday
Spencer Ell Cup B AC 4 Tournament 10-14 Sep East Dorset 9-13 Sep Ramsgate 8-12 Sep TBA     Thursday-Monday, second weekend after the August bank holiday
Treasurer's Tankard B AC 4 Tournament 10-14 Sep Southport 9-13 Sep Guildford and Godalming 8-12 Sep TBA     Thursday-Monday, second weekend after the August bank holiday
Selectors' Weekend B AC 4 Tournament 11-13 Sep Wrest Park 10-12 Sep Nailsea 8-10 Sep TBA     Friday-Sunday, second weekend after the August bank holiday
GC All-England Handicap Final E GC 4 Base 12-13 Sep Hamptworth 11-12 Sep Sidmouth 10-11 Sep TBA      
AC All England Handicap Final E AC 4 Base 5-6 Sep Chester 4-5 Sep Sidmouth 17-18 Sep TBA      
English National Finals (Ascot Cup) B GC 4-8 Tournament 19-20 Sep Southport 18-19 Sep Hunstanton 17-18 Sep TBA      
GC C-Level Final E GC 6 Base 19-20 Sep Colchester 18-19 Sep Ryde 17-18 Sep TBA      
Short Croquet National Final E AC 2 (4 SC Courts) Base 12-13 Sep Bowdon Mid-Late Sept TBA Mid-Late Sept TBA      
14pt South of England Weekend C AC 5 Tournament 19-20 Sep Compton 18-19 Sep Compton 17-18 Sep Compton      
South of England Championship C AC 5 Tournament 25-27 Sep Compton 24-26 Sep Compton 23-25 Sep Compton     Fri-Sun
GC InterClub Final B GC 2 Base 19 Sep Neutral Venue, TBA 18 Sep Neutral Venue, TBA 24 Sep Neutral Venue, TBA     Saturday
Solomon Trophy A AC 4 Enhanced N/A N/A N/A N/A 2022 or 2023 TBA, Great Britain 2022 or 2023 TBA, Great Britain Dates agreed with the USCA. Two events between each MacRobertson Shield.
CA Inter-Club Finals B AC 6 Tournament 3-4 Oct Surbiton 2-3 Oct Surbiton 1-2 Oct TBA      
AC Juniors' Championship D AC - Base TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA      
AC Schools' Championship D AC - Base TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA      
AC Students' Championship D AC - Base TBA Oxford University TBA Oxford University TBA Oxford University      

WCF Women's AC World Championship

A

AC

-

-

30 Nov - 6 Dec

New Zealand

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

WCF Women's GC World Championship

A

GC

-

-

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

TBA

TBA, England

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

MacRobertson Shield (World AC Team Championship Tier 1)

A

AC

-

-

N/A

N/A

13-30 Nov

Australia

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

WCF Over 50 GC World Championship

A

GC

-

-

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

15-23 Oct (TBC)

Australia

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule
Event Event Group AC/GC Lawns Court Hire 2020 2021

2022

2023 Scheduling Assumptions

Event Groups and Scheduling Principles

Following a growing number of clashes between events, the CA has conducted a review, during 2018, of the tournament calendar to see what could be done. This generated the following principles which have been confirmed by the relevant committees, and will apply from the 2020 season and were used as guidance for the 2019 calendar.

Group Description Events Scheduling Principle
Group A Fully representative international events
  • AC and GC Home Internationals
  • AC: Maugham Salver, Solomon Trophy
  • GC: England v Spain
  • MacRobertson Shield and Openshaw Shield in years held
  • WCF singles events (to the extent that the CA has influence over the dates). Qualifying events are not included.
  • Non-representative international events such as CA v CAI are not included in this group.
Group A events should not clash with each other
Group B CA's Flagship Events
  • AC and GC Eights (treating the suite of eights in each code as a single multi-venue event)
  • AC and GC Opens
  • AC Mens and Womens (Singles and Doubles)
  • GC English Nationals (Singles [Ascot Cup] and Doubles)
  • AC and GC Inter-Counties
  • AC and GC Inter-Club Finals
  • AC and GC IPD Coaching Weekend (one per code)
Group B events should not clash with each other, or with any group A event
Group C Other Championships
  • AC: Regional Championships (West, East, North, South of England) and C2 Championships (Coles, Surrey, East Midlands)
  • GC: Whole of the GC Championship Series [8x Ascot Cup Qualifying Events]
  • Other CA events: Peel Memorials, Challenge and Gilbey, South of England
Group C events should not clash with an event of the same code from either group A or B
Group D Age-Specific Events
  • AC and GC Juniors, Students, Seniors, Veterans
Group D events should not clash with the matching group D event of the other code
Group E Other
  • Everything Else, including the All-England handicap events, and GC B and C Series events and finals
No constraints

 

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