May 8: Final Placings (update)
May 7: Final Placings
May 5: Photo Gallery
May 3: Latest Venue information
April 22: The following players have withdrawn and will be replaced by Qualifiers: Mark McInerney, Tim Murphy, Martyn Prins
April 16: Main event blocks - Venue Allocations
April 16: April 25th is ANZAC Day public holiday
April 12: Find out what's on during the Worlds - a list of evening meals and functions on offer.
April 12: Players are invited to complete this player registration form before arriving in Adelaide.
April 9: The main event Block Draw is now available.
April 9: Excel spreadsheet of Lawn speeds for download.
April 9: Detailed Venue Roster listing times and venues where players may practise.
April 5: Detailed Schedule of Events now available.
April 5: You can now order Commemorative Merchandise online.
The 13th WCF Association Croquet World Championship will be held in Adelaide, South Australia , from April 28th to May 6th, 2012. This website has been created to provide information on all aspects of the event and to give visitors an introduction to the beautiful city of Adelaide
Information relating to the Championship itself - its history, the regulations governing it, allocation of places, the qualifying event and the format of the overall event - can be obtained by clicking 'The Event' on the bar above, and selecting the appropriate page from the list that will appear. If you are a newcomer to the wonderful world of croquet, you will also find a concise introduction to Association Croquet there.
The 'Venues' page offers a map of Adelaide and a collection of 'pushpins' to help you locate the ten venues at which our events will be held. The venues are named in a list beside the map; clicking one of the venue names will identify which of the pushpins represents it, and will give you details of the address.
The 'Visitors' button provides access to a number of pages which will be of interest to all visitors to Adelaide. Information about the city itself, transport facilities which will help you get to Adelaide and move around comfortably while you are here, tours of the surrounding countryside, accommodation facilities etc. will make your visit even more enjoyable.
The other buttons are self-explanatory and we hope you will enjoy a browse around the site. We know you will enjoy the Championship and a visit to fabulous South Australia.
If you would like to know what the weather is like in Adelaide now, click HERE!
The Championship will be a spectacular event. The top 80 World-ranked players from 24 countries will compete for the title of World Champion. The Championship is held every 2 years and is the most prestigious event on the World Croquet Calendar.
Croquet, especially in Australia, is the quiet achiever in the sporting world. Fiercely competitive, we are the largest croquet playing nation in the world with 8000 players. Croquet is a totally non-sexist and non-ageist sport and the game itself has been likened to a mixture of snooker and chess on grass.
Australia has a proud history of producing champions and this event will see the cream of the Australian croquet community turn out to fight it out with the very best including current champion Reg Bamford from South Africa for the right to be named The World Champion.
Spectators from all over the world plus a strong contingent from Australia will converge on Adelaide for this very special event, with the final being streamed live on the internet for the world-wide croquet community.
A message from Robyn Wallace, President of the Australian Croquet Association -
'It is with great pleasure that the Australian Croquet Association welcomes intending players and spectators to the 13th WCF Association Croquet World Championship.
Adelaide is a beautiful and hospitable city and we can assure all visitors that they will be well looked after. This is an exciting time for Australian Croquet and especially Croquet South Australia who are thrilled to be hosting the most prestigious event on the Croquet Calendar.'
If you aren't familiar with Adelaide and its attractions - or even if you are - we invite you to explore our 'About Adelaide' feature. You will find it in the Visitors section of the site (see the menu bar above) or you can just click HERE.
A message from the Lord Mayor of Adelaide
Welcome to the website of the 2012 World Croquet Federation Championships.
As patron of Croquet SA, I am delighted this prestigious event will be held in the city and surrounding suburbs.
Croquet SA has been located in the City of Adelaide for nearly 100 years, its headquarters occupying a beautiful corner of the South Park Lands.
The World Championships provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase the city to competitors from more than 28 countries.
If you're visiting Adelaide from interstate or overseas, we hope you enjoy our sporting facilities, wonderful weather and friendly community! For more information on the city, please visit www.cityofadelaide.com.au.
On behalf of the people of Adelaide, I congratulate Croquet SA on securing this event and wish each competitor all the best.