Congratulations to Reg Bamford, GC World Champion

After nine long days of competition, and a final lasting nearly six hours, Reg Bamford of South Africa is the new Golf Croquet World Champion.

Bamford holds his trophy high
Reg Bamford, 2017 Golf Croquet World Champion

Video of the Final

See the Video page for video coverage of the final.

The quarter finals are decided

After today's knock out play, eight players have reached the quarter finals, to be played at Cairnlea tomorrow:

John Christie (NZ) vs Ahmed Nasr (Egypt)
Peter Landrebe (Aus) vs Felix Webby (NZ)
Hamy Erian (Egypt) vs Mohamed Karem (Egypt)
Reg Bamford (ZAF) vs Jenny Clarke (NZ)

Young guns vs established players: the knock out begins

After an enthralling five days of play at five different locations, the round robin block phase of the Championship is complete. For pictures from the venues, including some video clips, see the Croquet Victoria Facebook page,

Play gets under way

Day One of the World Championship was warm and mostly sunny. At Cairnlea, there was just enough wind to move the flags.

Today almost all the top seeds won their two matches. The one upset was in Block D, where Australia's Edward Wilson defeated Amr el Ibieri of Egypt, 7:4, 7:6. Edward also defeated George Coulter to start his tournament with two wins against higher ranked players.

Qualifiers still vying for places in the Worlds Main Event

After three days of play, most of the qualifier places have been filled, but some are still in contention...

After a double round robin in the four initial blocks of seven, the four players who topped their blocks went through: Gail Hopkins and Judy Wembridge from Victoria, Brian Bullen from New Zealand, and Ron McBride from South Australia (after a play-off with John Arney, also from South Australia).

Felix Webby the new Under 21s GC World Champion

In a gritty best of five final, Felix Webby (New Zealand) has decisively defeated compatriot George Coulter, 7:3, 7:6, 7:5.

Lester Hughes was watching and describes the games on Croquetscores.

U21 placegetters

Play starts tomorrow

Play in the U21 World Championship gets underway tomorrow, Saturday 18 February.

If you are at the event - as a commentator, spectator or player - and have the opportunity to capture some video, please send us your YouTube links for the Videos page.

Silent Auction

Bidding has now closed.

The Organising Committee has been most fortunate to have obtained the support of a number of generous sponsors who have provided a range of wonderful goods which will be offered as a Silent Auction during the tournament.

Individuals and clubs that are not attending the Victorian Croquet Centre for the tournament are invited to participate in the auction by email.


The list of players allocated places in the Qualifier is now available.