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 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


  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.