The Current World Champions
The principal function of the WCF is to organise the holding of World Championships in both Association Croquet and Golf Croquet. These are divided into three categories - the premier or open singles events, the restricted singles events and the team events.
The premier World Championships
The Association Croquet World Championship and the Golf Croquet World Championship are the two individual World Championships. Their entry is unrestricted and they should be held every two years.
Stephen Mulliner (England), champion since April 2016. The next ACWC will be held in Wellington, New Zealand in February 2018.
Ahmed El Mahdi (Egypt), champion since February 2015. The next GCWC will be held in Melbourne, Australia in February 2017.
The restricted World Championships
There are four restricted individual World Championships which are held every four years except for the Under 21 Golf Croquet World Championship which is held shortly before each Golf Croquet World Championship.
Women's Association Croquet
Miranda Chapman (England), champion since August 2015. The next WACWC will be held in 2019.
Women's Golf Croquet
Judith Hanekom (South Africa), champion since November 2014. The next WGCWC will be held in 2018.
Over 50 Golf Croquet
Salah Hassan (Egypt), champion since October 2014. The next Over-50 GCWC will be held in 2018.
Under 21 Golf Croquet
Josh Freeth (New Zealand), champion since February 2015. The next Under 21 GCWC will be held in 2017.
The team World Championships
Tier 1 - the MacRobertson Shield
New Zealand, champions since January 2014. The next MacRobertson Shield contest will be held in Palm Springs in May 2017.
Ireland, holders since May 2014. The next Tier 2.1 championship will be held in England in July 2017.
Spain, holders since May 2014. The next Tier 2.2 championship will be held in England in July 2017.
Austria, holders since May 2014. The next Tier 3 championship will be held in England in July 2017.
Tier 1 - the Openshaw Shield
New Zealand, champions since May 2016. The next Tier 1 championship will be held in 2020.
Australia, holders since May 2016. The next Tier 2 championship will be held in 2020.