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Provisional Forward Tournament Schedule for CA Events

Please note that these are provisional dates and venues, and are subject to change, particularly for later years. They are provided to assist players with their personal plans, and to assist clubs to avoid clashes when planning their own tournaments. The Western, Eastern and Northern Championships and some international events are not CA events, but are listed here for the same reasons.

Dates and venues are finalised at the time the fixtures book is published for the appropriate year; any information published here in advance should be considered provisional, and any forward planning should bear this in mind. In the event of any discrepancy, the fixtures book should be considered correct.

Applications to host an event should be made to the relevant tournaments committee; requests will be solicited 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.

Event Group* AC/GC Lawns 2018 2019 2020
England v Spain A GC TBC - - 15-17 Mar Seville, Spain - -
Western Championship C AC 5 5-7 May East Dorset 17-19 May East Dorset 15-17 May East Dorset
Peels C AC 5-6 10-13 May Nottingham 9-12 May Nottingham 7-10 May Nottingham
CA Ladies vs. Dorset E AC       11-12 May East Dorset TBA  
AC Inter-Counties B AC 15 26-29 May Sussex & Compton 25-28 May Sussex & Compton 23-26 May Sussex & Compton
Mens & Womens B AC 8 13-17 Jun Budleigh Salterton 12-16 June Cheltenham 10-14 June  
AC Home Internationals A AC 4-5 9-10 Jun Bowdon 8-9 June TBD 6-7 June Ireland
AC Veterans D AC 10 25-30 Jun Budleigh Salterton 24-29 June Budleigh Salterton 23-28 June Budleigh Salterton
GC Open Championship B GC 6+ 19-24 Jun Sussex 18-23 June Sussex 16-21 June Sussex
AC Open Championships B AC 10 7-15 Jul Cheltenham 29 Jun - 7 July Surbiton 4-12 July Cheltenham
AC Seniors D AC 10 17-22 Jul Budleigh Salterton 9-14 July Budleigh Salterton 16-19 July Budleigh Salterton
Eastern Championship C AC 4 20-22 Jul Wrest Park 19-21 July Colchester    
GC Veterans D GC 6 24-26 Jul Sussex 23-25 July Hurlingham 21-22 July TBA
South of England Week C AC 5 6-11 Aug Compton 14-18 Sep Compton TBA Compton
GC Inter-Counties B GC 10+ 25-27 Aug Sussex & Compton 17-18 Aug Sussex & Compton 22-23 Aug Sussex & Compton
GC First Eight (Musk's Cup) B GC 4 5-7 May Ramsgate 24-26 Aug (TBC) Ryde 29-31 Aug TBC
GC Second Eight (Kate Jones Trophy) B GC 4 5-7 May Canterbury 24-26 Aug Pendle & Craven 29-31 Aug TBC
Northern Championship C AC 4 24-27 Aug Bowdon 23-26 Aug Bowdon   Bowdon
Challenge & Gilbey C AC 9 30 Aug-2 Sep Budleigh Salterton 29 Aug - 1 Sep Sussex 3-5 Sep Sussex
All England Handicap Area Finals ? AC 3-4 1-2 Sep [Various] 31 Aug - 1 Sep [Various]   [Various]GC
GC English National Doubles (Ranelagh Cups) B GC 6 1-2 Sep Hurlingham 31 Aug - 1 Sep Hunstanton 5-6 Sep TBA
Ian Maugham Salver (TBD) A AC 3-4   Not Held 31 Aug - 1 Sep Southport & Birkdale    
President's Cup B AC 4 6-9 Sep East Dorset 5-8 Sep Sidmouth 10-13 Sep Hurlingham
Chairman's Salver B AC 4 6-9 Sep Southport 5-8 Sep Cheltenham 10-13 Sep Nottingham
Spencer Ell Cup B AC 4 6-10 Sep Cheltenham 5-9 Sep Pendle & Craven 10-14 Sep East Dorset
Treasurer's Tankard B AC 4 6-10 Sep Guildford 5-9 Sep Nailsea 10-14 Sep Southport
Selectors' Weekend B AC 4 7-9 Sep Colchester 6-8 Sep Bath 11-13 Sep Wrest Park
Grass Roots Competition (final) ? GC 4 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
All England Handicap Final ? AC 4 8-9 Sep Hamptworth 7-8 Sep Hunstanton 5-6 Sep Chester
South of England Championship C AC 5 21-23 Sep Compton 20-22 Sep Compton 18-20 Sep Compton
English National Finals (Ascot Cup) B GC 4-8 15-16 Sep Hamptworth 14-15 Sep Hurlingham 19-20 Sep Southport
GC All-England Handicap Final ? GC 4 15-16 Sep Hunstanton 14-15 Sep Camerton & Peasedown 12-13 Sep Hamptworth
CA Club Finals B AC 6 6-7 Oct Surbiton 5-6 Oct Surbiton 3-4 Oct Surbiton
GC B-level Final B GC 6 6-7 Oct Camerton & Peasedown 7-8 Sep Guildford & Godalming 5-6 Sep Roehampton
Solomon Trophy A AC 4 7-10 Aug Surbiton TBA TBA TBA TBA
GC Home Internationals A GC 4/5 21-22 July Surbiton 21-22 Sep Balgreen, Scotland 18-19 Jul TBA
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
Students' Championship D GC - TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Ladies Sixes (Barlow & Longman) ? AC 6 TBA TBA 10-11 Aug Cheltenham 8-9 August Cheltenham
WCF AC World Championship A AC - 3-11 Feb Kelburn Club, Wellington, NZ - - 15-23 Feb Victoria, Australia
WCF Women's GC World Championship A GC - - - 2-9 Feb Hawkes Bay, New Zealand - -
WCF U21 GC World Championship A GC - - - 20-24 Jul Nottingham - -
WCF GC World Championship Qualification Event A GC - - - 22-25 July Guildford and Godalming - -
WCF Simon Carter GC WOrld Championship A GC - - - 27 Jul-4 Aug Southwick, Compton, Royal Tunbridge Wells and West Worthing - -
WCF World GC Team Championship Tier 1 A GC - - - - - 6-12 Jan New Zealand
WCF World GC Team Championship Tier 2 A GC - - - - - TBA England
WCF Women's AC World Championship A AC - - - - - 30 Nov - 6 Dec New Zealand

TBA: To be arranged. This indicates a provisional allocation has been made, but with an even greater potential for change than other entries.

*: Groups

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 a group A or group B event of the same code
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
No constraints

 

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