Today, we finish off the early preview of the 2017 MacRobertson Shield World Team Championship Tier 1 to be held in Rancho Mirage, California, April 18 to May 4, 2017. This simple look is centered around cumulative team stats from this team table ranked by Triples per Games Player. Chart 1 follows and is a visual on the Average Dynamic Grade per team. All stats are souced from croquetrecords.com.
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For the tables below, I'll offer some comments on items that caught my eye, but it's primarily from a statistical look as I rarely get to watch even the US players and have no in-person experience watching players from the other three teams. I would encourage anyone with more insight to fill up the comments section with feedback.
The WCF Golf Croquet World Team Championship concluded this past weekend in England with New Zealand claiming the Tier 1 title by virtue of a 7-5 win over Egypt. Full match scores here:
Great Britain secured their seventh straight MacRobertson Shield with Keith Aiton's win this morning over Australia's Martin Clarke Aiton -16, +19tp, +26tp. The current score is 12-5 with four matches left to play.
New Zealand secured second place yesterday against the United States. The Americans took two of three matches today and the final test score is NZ 15, US 5.
Placings will be as follows:
1. Great Britain
2. New Zealand
3. United States
It's a rough month to have a croquet event or story and expect to get any attention. Clearly, the eyes of serious croquet players across the world are on Great Britain and the MacRobertson Shield competition. The U.S. team shocked the British team with a 3-0 sweep on day four to pull to 8-7. There had been talk about the British team clinching and now they go into the final day needing three wins. The Americans have the tougher challenge as they will require four wins out of the six matches.
Progress continues for the Mitsubishi Opens as the following have advanced to the knockout round:
- 5/6 Ian Lines, Rutger Beijderwellen, Robert Fulford, Mark Avery, Reg Bamford, David Maugham
- 5/7 Samir Patel, James Death, Aaron Westerby, Dave Trimmer, Tony Le Moignan
- 5/8 Ben Rothman, Stephen Mulliner, Robert Fletcher
Part II of the Narooma, NSW, Australia croquet club interview video.
Compelling audio interviews set to photos paints a good picture of this Narooma, NSW, Australia croquet club.