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Provisional Forward Tournament Schedule for CA Events

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 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 fixtures book 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.

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 2021 season.

Event Event Group AC/GC Lawns 2019 2020 2021 2022 Scheduling Assumptions

WCF World GC Team Championship Tier 1

A

GC

-

N/A

N/A

6-12 Jan

New Zealand

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

WCF AC World Championship

A

AC

-

N/A

N/A

15-23 Feb

Victoria, Australia

N/A

N/A

TBA

TBA, England

Every two years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

WCF Women's GC World Championship

A

GC

-

2-9 Feb

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule
Students' Championship D GC - 13-14 Apr Dulwich 18-19 Apr TBA 17-18 Apr TBA      
Peels C AC 5-6 9-12 May Nottingham 7-10 May Nottingham 6-9 May TBA      
CA Ladies vs. Inter-Counties Div 2 Winners E AC - 11-12 May East Dorset TBA TBA, Div 2 Inter-County Champions 2019 TBA TBA, Div 2 Inter-County Champions 2020      
Western Championship C AC 5 17-19 May East Dorset 15-17 May East Dorset 14-16 May East Dorset      
AC Inter-Counties B AC 15 25-28 May Sussex & Compton 23-26 May Sussex & Compton 29 May-1 June Sussex & Compton     Saturday-Tuesday, including the Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

AC Home Internationals

A

AC

4-5

8-9 June

Budleigh

6-7 June

Carrickmines, Ireland

12-13 June

TBA

     
Mens & Womens B AC 8+ 12-16 June Cheltenham

27-31 May

or

24-28 June

Surbiton 16-20 June TBA      

England v Spain

A

GC

-

15-17 Mar

Seville, Spain

12-14 June

TBA, England

TBA

TBA, Spain

    Host alternates between England and Spain
AC Veterans D AC 10 24-29 June Budleigh Salterton 22-27 June Budleigh Salterton 21-26 June TBA     Monday-Saturday
GC Open Championship B GC 6+ 18-23 June Sussex 16-21 June Sussex 22-27 June TBA      
AC Open Championships B AC 8+ 29 Jun - 7 July Surbiton 4-12 July Cheltenham 3-11 July TBA     Saturday-Sunday (9 days), starting at Saturday lunchtime.
AC Seniors D AC 10 8-13 July Budleigh Salterton 13-18 July Budleigh Salterton 12-17 July TBA     Monday-Saturday
GC Veterans D GC 6 23-25 July Hurlingham 21-23 July Sussex 20-22 July TBA      
Eastern Championship C AC 4 19-21 July Colchester 24-26 July Wrest Park 23-25 July Colchester     Fri-Mon, two weeks after the end of the Opens

WCF U21 GC World Championship

A

GC

-

20-24 Jul

Nottingham

N/A

N/A

TBA

New Zealand

N/A

N/A

Every two years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

WCF GC World Championship

A

GC

-

27 Jul-4 Aug

Southwick, Compton, Royal Tunbridge Wells and West Worthing

Qualifier at Guildford and Godalming 22-25 July

N/A

N/A

TBA

New Zealand

N/A

N/A

Every two years, according to WCF 10-year schedule
Ladies Sixes (Barlow & Longman) C AC 6 10-11 Aug Cheltenham 8-9 Aug Cheltenham 7-8 Aug TBA      
GC Inter-Counties B GC 10+ 17-18 Aug Sussex & Compton 22-23 Aug Sussex & Compton 21-22 Aug Sussex & Compton      
Northern Championship C AC 4 23-26 Aug Bowdon 28-31 Aug Bowdon 27-30 Aug Bowdon     Friday-Monday, finishing on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday
GC First Eight (Musk's Cup) B GC 4 24-26 Aug Roehampton 29-31 Aug Sussex 28-30 Aug TBA     Saturday-Monday, finishing on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday
GC Second Eight (Kate Jones Trophy) B GC 4 24-26 Aug Pendle & Craven 29-31 Aug Sussex 28-30 Aug TBA     Saturday-Monday, finishing on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday
Challenge & Gilbey C AC 9 29 Aug - 1 Sep Sussex 3-5 Sep Sussex 2-4 Sep TBA      
AC All England Handicap Area Finals E AC 3-4 31 Aug - 1 Sep [Various] TBA [Various] TBA [Various]      
GC English National Doubles (Ranelagh Cups) B GC 6 31 Aug - 1 Sep Hunstanton 1-2 Aug Budleigh 4-5 Sep TBA      

Ian Maugham Salver

A

AC

3-4

31 Aug - 1 Sep

Carrickmines

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

     
Grass Roots Competition (final) E GC 4 1 Sep Bath 6 Sep TBA 5 Sep TBA      
President's Cup B AC 4 5-8 Sep Sidmouth 10-13 Sep Hurlingham 9-12 Sep TBA      
Chairman's Salver B AC 4 5-8 Sep Cheltenham 10-13 Sep Nottingham 9-12 Sep TBA      
Spencer Ell Cup B AC 4 5-9 Sep Pendle & Craven 10-14 Sep East Dorset 9-13 Sep TBA      
Treasurer's Tankard B AC 4 5-9 Sep Nailsea 10-14 Sep Southport 9-13 Sep TBA      
Selectors' Weekend B AC 4 6-8 Sep Bath 11-13 Sep Wrest Park 10-12 Sep TBA      
AC All England Handicap Final E AC 4 7-8 Sep Hunstanton 5-6 Sep Chester 4-5 Sep TBA      
GC B-level Final E GC 6 7-8 Sep Guildford & Godalming 5-6 Sep Roehampton 4-5 Sep TBA      
English National Finals (Ascot Cup) B GC 4-8 14-15 Sep Hurlingham 19-20 Sep Southport 18-19 Sep TBA      
GC All-England Handicap Final E GC 4 14-15 Sep Camerton & Peasedown 12-13 Sep Hamptworth 11-12 Sep TBA      
South of England Week C AC 5 14-18 Sep Compton TBA Compton TBA Compton      
South of England Championship C AC 5 20-22 Sep Compton TBA Compton TBA Compton      

GC Home Internationals

A

GC

4/5

21-22 Sep

Balgreen, Scotland

18-19 Jul

Nailsea

17-18 Jul

TBA, Ireland

     
GC C-Level Final E GC 6 21-22 Sep Cheltenham 19-20 Sep Colchester 18-19 Sep TBA      
GC InterClub Final B GC 2 28 Sep Neutral Venue, TBA 19 Sep Neutral Venue, TBA 18 Sep Neutral Venue, TBA      
Solomon Trophy A AC 4 30 Sep - 4 Oct Pinehurst, NC, USA N/A N/A N/A N/A 2022 or 2023 TBA, Great Britain Dates agreed with the USCA. Two events between each MacRobertson Shield.
CA Inter-Club Finals B AC 6 5-6 Oct Surbiton 3-4 Oct Surbiton 2-3 Oct TBA      

WCF Women's AC World Championship

A

AC

-

N/A

N/A

30 Nov - 6 Dec

New Zealand

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 
Juniors' Championship D AC - TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA      
Schools' Championship D AC - TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA      
Students' Championship D AC - TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA      

WCF World GC Team Championship Tier 2

A

GC

6

N/A

N/A

Early June 2020

Spain

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

MacRobertson Shield (World AC Team Championship Tier 1)

A

AC

-

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

TBA

Australia

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

WCF World AC Team Championship Tier 2

A

AC

8

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

TBA

England

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

TBA

Egypt

N/A

N/A

Every four years, according to WCF 10-year schedule

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 has generated the following principles. Subject to confirmation by the relevant committees, the intent is that these will apply for the 2020 season. They are published here for information, in order to obtain feedback from players and as guidance to clubs planning.

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)
  • Note that non-representative international events such as CA v (e.g.) 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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