The Croquet Association, the host club and the WCF Management Committee have agreed that, in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Tier 3 of the Golf Croquet World Team Championship should be postponed to 2021.
The Federacion Espanola de Croquet and the other seven Competing Nations have jointly decided that, in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Tier 2 of the Golf Croquet World Team Championship should be postponed to 2021.
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.
New Zealand defeated Egypt 7-4 (with two matches unfinished) to retain the Golf Croquet World Team Championship.
The event was held at Nelson-Hinemoa Croquet Club in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand from 6-12 January 2020. A full report can be found here.
The detailed results can be found at https://croquetscores.com/2020/gc/world-teams-championship-4.
The 2020 GC WTC Tier 1 seedings may be found here.
GC WTC Tier 1 TEAM SEEDING
The average grades of the top four players in each team at midnight on Sunday, 8 December 2019 were as follows:
Accordingly, the teams have been seeded as follows:
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Australia have announced that Chris McWhirter will replace Greg Fletcher.
28 November 2019
2020 Golf Croquet World Team Championship for the Openshaw Shield
The players selected for the eight teams may be found here.
Tier 1 of the Golf Croquet World Team Championship is contested for the Openshaw Shield.
The Championship will next be held from 6 to 12 January 2020 at the Nelson-Hinemoa Croquet Club in Nelson, South Island, New Zealand.
The teams are as follows:
Australia Robert Fletcher, Peter Landrebe (c), Chris McWhirter, Edward Wilson
Egypt Amr Alebiary, Hamy Erian, Mohamed Karem, Soha Mostafa, Mostafa Nezar, Yasser Sayed
England Richard Bilton, John-Paul Moberly (c), Stephen Mulliner, Tobi Savage
Ireland Patsy Fitzgerald, Evan Newell, Robert O’Donoghue, Mark Stephens, Simon Williams (c)
New Zealand Duncan Dixon, Edmund Fordyce, Joshua Freeth, Felix Webby (c)
South Africa Reg Bamford, Victor Dladla, Judith Hanekom, William Louw
Sweden Simon Carlsson, Joi Elebo, Anders Moldin, Joakim Norback, Lewis Palmer
United States Sherif Abdelwahab, Danny Huneycutt, David Maloof, Ben Rothman
The eight teams will be seeded according to the average published grade of their four highest-graded players at midnight on Sunday, 8 December 2019.
Entry fees of £336 per team are due by midnight on Sunday, 3 November 2019. Payment will be accepted by bank transfer or by PayPal.
If you have a UK bank account or can transfer money into a UK bank account without significant charges, please pay the entry fee by bank transfer to the WCF bank account below. In the “reference” or “remark” field, please put your name so it is clear to whom the entry fee relates.
Sort code: 20-20-15
Account No: 10138142
Account name: World Croquet Federation
IBAN: GB55 BARC 2020 1510 1381 42
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