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:
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By Eric Sawyer | Today was not our day. A confluence of misfortunes bit us on the butt. We lost to Egypt, as expected. Except we got steam-rolled by The Force, 6-0. The only close match was Ben's spirited loss to world champion Ahmed Nasr in three games, with two games going to hoop 13.
Good news, our lads beat Sweden on Sunday in the opening day of WCF Golf Croquet World Team Championship block play with a 4-2 score. Today we play the Irish, which will be a really big game as explained below.
USA v. Sweden
Our play today was solid, but not spectacular. Ben, Danny and David were solid in winning their singles matches. Our doubles teams split, with Ben/Sherif winning their match but Danny/David losing their match. The highlight in doubles was when Ben made hoop 9 from the boundary line with a two bounce jump shot that took us to 5-4 in game two of the doubles.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- Reports are coming in now that Egypt has won the WCF's Golf Croquet World Team Championship 7-6 over New Zealand. Scores are available from croquetscores.com:
In such a close test there are likely several key moments, but Stephen Mulliner noted this segment in his extensive summary on the Nottingham List, which seems crucial: