2020 AC World Championship – Winner: Reg Bamford (ZAF)

The 17th WCF Association Croquet World Championship
Venue: Victorian Croquet Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Dates: 15 – 23 February 2020

Champion: Reg Bamford (South Africa)

Finalist: Matthew Essick (United States of America)

Reg Bamford being presented with the Wimbledon Bowl by WCF President Ian Burridge

Reg Bamford (ZAF) defeated 21-year old Matthew Essick (USA) at the Victorian Croquet Centre in Melbourne to record his fifth Association Croquet world title, a record he shares with Robert Fulford (ENG). The scoreline was 26-12 tp, 14-26, 26-9 tp, 26-0 tp. Tricky court conditions tested both players' ability to play precision croquet and Essick can be very proud of his performance, especially his semi-final victory over World No. 1, Robert Fletcher (AUS). However, Bamford's greater experience and fine shooting proved ultimately decisive and he emerged a convincing winner.

See YouTube footage of this event via the WCF YouTube Channel > AC World Championship Playlists 

Full results are available at https://croquetscores.com/2020/ac/wcf-world-championship