2014 AC WTC Tier 2.2 – Champion Spain

The Tier 2.2/3 Association Croquet World Team Championship competition was held at Sussex County Croquet Club near Brighton, England from 11 to 16 May 2014. Seven teams competed, namely Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

Spain, with the youngest team headed for five days of the six by Jose Riva, were installed as the starting favourites and largely justified that status, winning five of their six Tests by 7-3 or more. However, the Austrians also showed excellent form and took Spain to the wire on the final afternoon. Spain finally claimed victory against the Tier 3 team by 6-4 and so completed a clean sweep of six Test victories and became the second winners of the Tier 2.2 competition.

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The Rules of Golf Croquet

The Rules of Golf Croquet

Now out of date – do not use this post. 

 

The Rules of Golf Croquet are published by the WCF Golf Croquet Rules Committee under the auspices of the WCF Council which has the final responsibility for approving changes in the Rules under WCF Statute 107.3.  The terms of reference of the GCRC are set out in WCF Statute 107.4.

The GCRC consists of a representative of each of the five largest GC playing countries and an additional member whi is appointed by the other WCF Members.

The GCRC expects to publish a new edition of the Rules every three or four years.  The current edition is the 4th Edition which the WCF voted to adopted with effect from 23 November 2013.

Members of the WCF Golf Croquet Rules Committee:

 Gordon Smith (chairman)  New Zealand
 Gordon Matthews  Australia
 Georg Dej  Canada (and other WCF Members)
 Amir Ramsis  Egypt
 Tim King  England
 Mohamed Kamal  USA

Introduction to the 2013 Golf Croquet Rules

This follows two years of deliberations by the WCF Golf Croquet Rules Committee on possible changes to the Rules. The prime intention has been to clarify the wording throughout and to produce changes where players have shown concern about some of the Rules. Naturally, not all of the Committee and our advisors have felt the same way about all of the Rules discussed, but we have probably considered nearly every possible variation that would make any sense. It has not been easy, given the wide range of player skill, physical ability and determination, the differences in cultures and the age range of players for whom we are providing an environment. We have arrived at a set of Rules that we believe will be acceptable to most players, without being totally unacceptable to any. We appreciate the efforts made by those of our respondents who contributed suggestions for improvements to the draft Rules.

The 2013 Rules of Golf Croquet can be found at 2013 Golf Croquet Rules

A commentary on the changes in the 2013 Edition can be found at 2013 Golf Croquet Rules – commentary on changes

The 2015 Official Rulings to be applied to the 2013 Rules can be found at 2013 Golf Croquet Rules – current Official Rulings

 

2014 AC WTC Tier 2.1 – Champion Ireland

The 2nd WCF Association Croquet Team Championship - Tier 2.1
Venue: Carrickmines, Dublin, Ireland
Dates: 12-17 May 2014

Champion: Ireland (Simon Williams, Patsy Fitzgerald, Danny Johnston, Nathaniel Healy, Evan Newell)

Second: Wales (Ian Burridge, David Walters, Chris Williams, Garry McElwain)

3rd: Scotland (Duncan Reeve, David Magee, Campbell Morrison, Andrew Hope)

4th: South Africa (Reg Bamford, Nick Harvey, Judith Hanekom, Victor Dladla)

Tier 2.1 of the Association Croquet World Team Championship was played at Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, near Dublin, from 12 to 17 May 2014. The four teams were Wales (the holders), Ireland, Scotland and South Africa.

In a genuinely thrilling final match, Evan Newell (Ireland) defeated Garry McElwain (Wales) -12, +2, +13(t) to give Ireland a fourth point, victory over the holders, Wales, and outright victory in Tier 2.1 with three Test wins out of three.

Scotland and South Africa were tied at 3-3 but Scotland won the tie-break 2-1 and so were deemed to win the Test 4-3 and so come third overall.

Results
Results can be found on the Croquet Records Website: 2014 World Teams 2.1

2014 AC WTC Tier 3 – Champion Austria

Austria wins 2014 AC WTC Tier 3

The 2nd WCF Association Croquet Team Championship - Tier 3
Venue: Sussex County Croquet Club, Southwick, England
Dates: 11-16 May 2014

Champion: Austria (Klaus Gollhofer, Martin Guentner, Leopold Walderdorff, Max Walderdorff)

Second: Germany (Wolfgang Usbeck, Bruno Hess, Thomas Magin, Carlos Vieira)

Third: Norway (Roar Michalsen, Birger Stene, Steinar Olsen, Viggo Olsen)

Full results are available at https://croquetscores.com/2014/ac/wtc-tier-2-2-3

The Tier 2.2/3 Association Croquet World Team Championship competition was held at Sussex County Croquet Club near Brighton, England from 11 to 16 May 2014. Seven teams competed, namely Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

Spain, with the youngest team headed for five days of the six by Jose Riva, were installed as the starting favourites and largely justified that status, winning five of their six Tests by 7-3 or more. However, the Austrians also showed excellent form and took Spain to the wire on the final afternoon. Spain finally claimed victory against the Tier 3 team by 6-4 and so completed a clean sweep of six Test victories and became the second winners of the Tier 2.2 competition.

Austria, together with Germany and Norway, were also competing for the Tier 3 trophy but, with five wins out of six, finished comfortably clear of Germany, who had three wins, and thereby finished very worthy winners of the Tier 3 trophy.

2015 GCWC – Qualifying Tournament

2015 Golf Croquet World Championship Qualifying Tournament

  • Dates: Tuesday, 3 to Thursday 5 February 2015
  • Venues: Morrinsville Croquet Club and Claudelands (Hamilton) Croquet Club
  • Headquarters: Morrinsville Croquet Club

    Manager:         Joan Jenkin, 110A Studholme St, Morrinsville, New Zealand

                            Tel: (07) 889 6789

                            E-mail: joanjenkin@gmail.com

 

        Asst. Mgr:      Geoff Young, 202A Tower Rd, Matamata, New Zealand

                               Tel: (07) 888 4995

                              E-mail: geoffyoung@xnet.co.nz

Entries may be sent to either the Manager or Assistant Manager Entry Fee: NZ$60

Conditions

  1. Entries close with the Managers on Monday 19th January 2015.
  2. Places may be limited. Entries will be accepted in grade order up to 7th December 2014 and thereafter in order of application.
  3. Overseas players may pay entry on arrival at tournament.
  4. The top four players will be awarded places in the Golf Croquet World Championship.