World Croquet Federation
Wcf logo150.jpg
SportCroquet
JurisdictionInternational
AbbreviationWCF
Founded1986 (1986)
PresidentIan Burridge
SecretaryDebbie Lines
Official website
worldcroquet.org

The World Croquet Federation (WCF) encourages, promotes and develops the recognised versions of the game of croquet internationally at all levels. National croquet associations around the world are members of the WCF, and the WCF sanctions championship croquet tournaments worldwide. The official rules of Golf Croquet are maintained by the WCF.

Member Countries

Croquet playing Nations must satisfy strict criteria prior to membership being accepted by the WCF.[1]

Full Members

Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and United States of America are Full Members of the WCF (as of 5 May 2021).

Associate Members

Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Switzerland, and Wales are Associate Members of the WCF (as of 5 May 2021).

Recognised Croquet Organisations

Austria, Belgium, Finland, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Mexico, Portugal, Russia and Uruguay are Registered Croquet Organisations of the WCF (as of 5 May 2021).

World Champions (Singles)

Association Croquet

Year Winner Runner Up Bronze Medals Venue
1989 New Zealand Joe Hogan England Mark Avery Republic of Ireland Colin Irwin, England David Openshaw Hurlingham, London, England
1990 England Robert Fulford England Mark Saurin England Stephen Mulliner, United States Jerry Stark, Hurlingham, London, England
1991 England John Walters England David Openshaw England Chris Clarke, England Robert Fulford Hurlingham, London, England
1992 England Robert Fulford England John Walters New Zealand Bob Jackson, England David Openshaw Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1994 England Robert Fulford England Chris Clarke England Steve Comish, New Zealand Aaron Westerby Carden Park, England
1995 England Chris Clarke England Robert Fulford Wales Ian Burridge, England Stephen Mulliner Fontenay le Comte, France
1997 England Robert Fulford England Stephen Mulliner New Zealand Shane Davis, England David Maugham Bunbury, WA, Australia
2001 South Africa Reg Bamford England Robert Fulford New Zealand Dennis Bulloch, United States Jacques Fournier Hurlingham, London, England
2002 England Robert Fulford New Zealand Toby Garrison Republic of Ireland Andrew Johnston, New Zealand Brian Wislang Wellington, New Zealand
2005 South Africa Reg Bamford England Robert Fulford England James Death, Scotland Jonathan Kirby Cheltenham, England
2008 England Chris Clarke England Stephen Mulliner England Robert Fulford, New Zealand Aaron Westerby Christchurch, New Zealand
2009 South Africa Reg Bamford United States Ben Rothman England Chris Farthing, Australia Robert Fletcher West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2012 South Africa Reg Bamford Australia Robert Fletcher England Marcus Evans, Australia Simon Hockey Adelaide, Australia
2013 Australia Robert Fletcher New Zealand Paddy Chapman South Africa Reg Bamford, Republic of Ireland Andrew Johnston London, England
2016 England Stephen Mulliner United States David Maloof South Africa Reg Bamford, England David Maugham West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
2018 New Zealand Paddy Chapman South Africa Reg Bamford England Stephen Mulliner, Spain Jose Riva Wellington, New Zealand
2020 South Africa Reg Bamford United States Matthew Essick Australia Robert Fletcher, Australia Edward Wilson Melbourne, Australia
2023 London, England

Women's Association Croquet

Year Winner Runner Up Bronze Medals Venue
2012 New Zealand Jenny Clarke Australia Alison Sharpe Australia Chloe Aberley, Australia Rosemary Landrebe Cairnlea, Australia
2015 England Miranda Chapman England Gabrielle Higgins New Zealand Jenny Clarke, Australia Alison Sharpe Nottingham, England

Golf Croquet

Year Winner Runner Up Bronze Medals Venue
1996 Egypt Khalid Younis Egypt Hisham Abousbaa Egypt Salah Hassan, Republic of Ireland Charlie von Schmieder Milan, Italy
1997 Egypt Salah Hassan Egypt Walid Salah Egypt Nahed Hassan, Egypt Hani El-Shobaki Cairo, Egypt
1998 Egypt Khalid Younis United States Mik Mehas Egypt Yasser Esmat, Republic of Ireland Evan Newell Leamington Spa, England
2000 Egypt Salah Hassan Egypt Yasser Esmat England Stephen Mulliner, Egypt Walid Salah Cairo, Egypt
2002 Egypt Khalid Younis Egypt Salah Hassan Egypt Yasser Esmat, Egypt Walid Salah West Palm Beach, USA
2004 Egypt Ahmed Nasr New Zealand Dennis Bulloch South Africa Reg Bamford, Republic of Ireland Mark McInerney Southwick, England
2006 Egypt Mohammed Nasr Egypt Salah Hassan Republic of Ireland Mark McInerney, England Stephen Mulliner Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
2008 Egypt Ahmed Nasr South Africa Reg Bamford England Chris Clarke, Egypt Mohammed Nasr Cape Town, South Africa
2011 Republic of Ireland Mark McInerney Egypt Hisham Abousbaa Egypt Ahmed Nasr, New Zealand Hamish McIntosh Hurlingham, London, England
2013 South Africa Reg Bamford Egypt Ahmed Nasr Egypt Ahmed El Mahdi, Egypt Hami Erian Cairo, Egypt
2015 Egypt Ahmed El Mahdi Egypt Hami Erian New Zealand Chris Clarke, England Stephen Mulliner Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
2017 South Africa Reg Bamford Egypt Ahmed Nasr Egypt Hami Erian, New Zealand Felix Webby Melbourne, Australia
2019 United States Ben Rothman Egypt Mohamed Karem Egypt Hami Erian, New Zealand Josh Freeth Southwick, England
2022 United States Matthew Essick England Robert Fulford South Africa Reg Bamford, Australia Robert Fletcher Southwick, England

Women's Golf Croquet

Year Winner Runner Up Bronze Medals Venue
2005 Egypt Nahed Hassan Egypt Iman El Faransawy Egypt Shereen Hamdy, Egypt Abeer Mostafa Cairo, Egypt
2007 Egypt Iman El Faransawy Egypt Marwa Mostafa Egypt Hemat Mostafa, New Zealand Jenny Williams Dublin, Ireland
2009 Australia Alix Verge Egypt Iman El Faransawy New Zealand Jenny Clarke, Egypt Shaden Okasha Cairnlea, Victoria, Australia
2011 England Rachel Rowe New Zealand Jenny Clarke Australia Rosemary Graham, Egypt Marwa Mostafa Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
2014 South Africa Judith Hanekom New Zealand Jenny Clarke Egypt Mona Hegazy, Egypt Abeer Mostafa Cairo, Egypt
2019 Egypt Soha Mostafa Egypt Manal Khoudeir New Zealand Jenny Clarke, Egypt Iman El Faransawy Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

World Champions (Teams)

Association Croquet

Tier 1
Year Winner Runner Up Venue
2010 United Kingdom Great Britain New Zealand New Zealand Various, England
2014 New Zealand New Zealand England England Various, New Zealand
2017 Australia Australia England England Mission Hills, California, USA
2022 Melbourne, Australia
Tier 2.1
Year Winner Runner Up Venue
2010 Wales Wales South Africa South Africa Hurlingham, England
2014 Republic of Ireland Ireland Wales Wales Carrickmines, Ireland
2017 Wales Wales Scotland Scotland Sussex, England
2022 Scotland Scotland Wales Wales Budleigh Salterton, England
Tier 2.2
Year Winner Runner Up Venue
2010 Scotland Scotland Canada Canada, Spain Spain Eastbourne, England
2014 Spain Spain Austria Austria Sussex, England
2017 Sweden Sweden Canada Canada Sussex, England
2022 Canada Canada Austria Austria Budleigh Salterton, England
Tier 3
Year Winner Runner Up Venue
2010 Czech Republic Czech Republic Sweden Sweden Eastbourne, England
2014 Austria Austria Germany Germany Sussex, England
2017 Germany Germany Czech Republic Czech Republic Sussex, England
2022 South Africa South Africa Germany Germany Budleigh Salterton, England

Golf Croquet

Tier 1
Year Winner Runner Up Venue
2012 Egypt Egypt New Zealand New Zealand Johannesburg, South Africa
2016 New Zealand New Zealand Egypt Egypt Surbiton, England
2020 New Zealand New Zealand Egypt Egypt Nelson, New Zealand
Tier 2
Year Winner Runner Up Venue
2012 Wales Wales Belgium Belgium Cairo, Egypt
2016 Australia Australia Spain Spain Bath, England
2021 Spain Spain Wales Wales Cadiz, Spain
Tier 3
Year Winner Runner Up Venue
2016 Norway Norway Russia Russia Godalming, England
2022 Mexico Mexico Portugal Portugal Godalming, England

National Associations

References

  1. ^ "WCF Members". Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  2. ^ "WCF AC World Championship". Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  3. ^ "WCF Women's AC World Championship". Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  4. ^ "WCF GC World Championship". Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  5. ^ "WCF Women's GC World Championship". Retrieved 2021-12-23.