Spain win the 2020 Tier 2 World Team Championships (held in 2021)

From October 11 to 16, the 3rd Golf Croquet World Team Championship Tier 2 was held in Cádiz, Spain, at the headquarters of Real Club de Golf VISTA HERMOSA, SHERRY CROQUET and Real Club de Golf Novo SANCTI PETRI

It was the first WCF tournament since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Contested by the teams of Wales, Switzerland, Latvia, Norway, Scotland, Spain and Canada (although only two players were able to attend) and an eighth Select team that played friendly matches to help the schedule.

The atmosphere was fantastic and will remain in the memory of all the teams,  the organizing committee, and the main many spectators who visited.

On the dedicated event website: gcwtspain2021.com, you can find all the details, photos, interviews and results. The semi-final and final matches were streamed on the FEC Facebook account.

Spain beat Wales in the final by the result of 10 to 3 and for the first time in its history it has qualified for Tier 1. Fantastic news for the Spanish Croquet Federation!

 

The Spanish team. On the top line you have from left to right Jose Alvarez-Sala, Rafael Romero and Basilio Iglesias, on the bottom also from left to right Andrés Alvarez-Sala, Jose Riva (the captain) and Manuel Álvarez-Sala.

 

The Teams

Winners: Spain
Jose Riva (captain), Jose Alvarez-Sala, Rafael Romero, Basilio Iglesias, Andrés Alvarez-Sala, J and Manuel Álvarez-Sala.

Runners up: Wales
Angharrad Walters (captain), Ian Burridge, Arthur Rowe and Mike Parry

Winners of the plate: Switzerland
Neil Thomas (captain), Peter Payne, Ian Sexton, Daniel Studerus, Kevin Collins

Runners up of the plate: Latvia
Roberts Stefeckis (captain), Normunds Zelcans, Janis Steins, Silvija Freimane and Tomass Freimanis

Norway
Steinar Olsen (captain), Trond Jansen, Viggo Olsen and Lasse Holberg

Scotland
Martin Murray (captain), Alan Francis Campbell Clark, Thomas Halliday and Stephen Wright.

Canada
Hesham Elzoghby and Patrick Little

Select Team
Begoña Gómez (captain), Susana Romero, María Taylor, Ignacio Fernández-Prada, Fernando Soto, Begoña Elzaburu, Margot Engström and Marlis Weissenborn

Full results can be found on Croquet Scores >  2020 GC WTC Tier 2 Results