Tiers 2.2 and Tier 3 2017 AC WTC
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.
Full results are available at https://croquetscores.com/2017/ac/wtc-tier-2
Venue: Sussex County Croquet Club, Southwick, England
Dates: 17–22 July 2017
Canada (Brian Cumming, Nick Mitchell, Bill Rowat, Jim Wright)
Sweden (Simon Carlsson, Joi Elebo, Joakim Norback, Lewis Palmer)
3rd: South Africa (Peter Dreyer, Silvia Dreyer, Christine Wakeham, Christopher Wakeham)
Southwick, UK - Dates: 17–22 July 2017
Champion: Germany (Bruno Hess, John Swabey, Wolfgang Usbeck, Carlos Vieira)
Second: Czech Republic (Jan Cihak, Vaclav Doskocil, Miroslav Havlik, Jan Kral, Anna Kralova)