Germany wins AC World Teams Tier 3 title
Tiers 2.2 and 3 of the 2017 Association Croquet World Team Championship were played in two stages over six days from Monday, 17 to Saturday, 22 July at Sussex County Croquet Club. Tier 2.2 consisted of Canada, South Africa and Sweden and Tier 3 of the Czech Republic and Germany.
Stage 1 was played over the first four days and involved all five teams playing each other in a "Jamboree" format. At the end of this stage, Canada and Sweden took first and second places and qualified to contest the Tier 2.2 final and the Czech Republic, Germany and South Africa qualified to contested the Tier 3 final with a three-team "Jamboree" format.
24 of the scheduled 30 games had been completed on Friday and Saturday morning when the weather took a hand with a torrrential downpour that rendered the courts unplayable. At this point, Germany led South Africa by 5-3 and the Czech Republic by 7-1 while South Africa led the Czech Republic by 6-2. Sufficient matches had been completed in all the three Test Matches to permit the results to be recognised in accordance with the Playing Regulations.
Tier 3 salver was therefore presented to Germany with South Africa as runners-up.