To be held at 4 croquet clubs on south coast of England: Sussex County CC, Compton CC, Tunbridge Wells CC & West Worthing CC; it is the first time the championship has been played in England for 8 years.
Bowdon club member John-Paul Moberly will be challenging the world’s best GC players for the world title, currently held by Reg Bamford of South Afria.
The Championship is a best of three 13-point game block play involving 8 blocks of 10 players, followed by a knockout involving the top 4 players from each block (with play-offs for qualification if required). Play-offs to determine progression to the knock-out stage will be arranged between contestants who finish the block stage on the same number of match wins. All matches in the knockout will be best of three, except that the quarter-finals onwards will be best of five if time permits.
Players who do not qualify for the knockout stage of the Championship will proceed to the Plate event. This will be played as multiple blocks of all-play-all, single or double 13-point games, leading to an 8-player best of three knockout. The winner will receive a WCF salver.
Players who are first round losers in the knockout stage of the Championship will proceed to the Bowl event. This event will be played as a best of three 13-point game knockout. The winner will receive a WCF salver.
The Shield event will be a best of three 13-point game knockout for those losing in the second round of the Championship. The winner will receive a WCF salver.
We wish John-Paul the very best of luck!
For more details: 2019 GC World Championship