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The Championship is a best of three 13-point game block play involving 8 blocks of 7 players, followed by a knockout involving the top 4 players from each block (with play-offs for qualification if required). Time limits will not be used unless they become necessary to complete the event. Play-offs in accordance with WCF Regulations 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 semi-finals and final will be best of five. All games will be single banked, except in an emergency.

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 a best of three knockout. 

Players who are first round losers in the knockout stage of the Championship will proceed to the Bowl event. Players who are second round losers in the knockout stage of the Championship will proceed to the Shield event

The Plate, Bowl, and Shield events will be run as per Appendix 8 of the WCF Sports Regulations. Winners will receive a WCF salver.

A Z event for all those not involved in other events on Saturday may be arranged.

Outline timetable:

Sunday 6th August10am-2pm: Player Registration
3:45pm-5pm: Opening Ceremony
5:30pm: Player Briefing
Monday 7th AugustChampionship: 2 rounds per player of block play
Tuesday 8th AugustChampionship: 2 rounds per player of block play
Wednesday 9th AugustChampionship: 2 rounds per player of block play
Thursday 10th AugustAM: Championship: 1 round per player of block play
PM: Championship Block play-offs
PM: Championship Knockout draw 
7pm: BBQ Social evening 
7:30pm: Draws for the Knockout and other events
Friday 11th AugustChampionship Knockout First and Second Rounds
Plate and Bowl 
Saturday 12th AugustChampionship quarter-finals 
Plate, Bowl and Shield
Sunday 13th AugustChampionship semi-finals 
Plate quarter-finals and semi-finals 
Bowl and Shield semi-finals 
Z event 
Evening: Championship Players Dinner
Monday 14th August10am Championship, Plate, Bowl and Shield Finals 
Closing Ceremony

Play will start at 9:30 am each day, with practice from 9:20am, and continue until dusk if necessary (at least 8pm).

Opening/Closing Ceremonies and Social Events

The Opening Ceremony and Player Briefing is open to players, accompanying supporters, and officials free of charge. Players with national uniforms are invited to wear them: a group photograph will be taken.

The Closing Ceremony and Prize-giving is open to all and will take place shortly after the Championship Final is complete.  Players are requested to wear their national uniforms or whites.

A social evening will be held at the club on Thursday 10th August, to which all players, their accompanying parents/supporters and officials are invited.

There will be a dinner for Players on Sunday 13th August.


Before the event players are welcome to practice from 11am to 2:30pm on Sunday 6th August. 

Note: Since hoops will be set to tournament widths you are requested not to run them very hard during practice.

Practice each day is from 9:20am on your allocated lawn and additionally 5 minutes before the start of a match.