With great anticipation, the GC World Championship Final got underway at noon under picture perfect skies. Close to 300 spectators were on hand to witness the epic battle that was to unfold. In the best of five match, Reg Bamford of South Africa took the first game 7-6. That was followed by Ahmed Nasr of Egypt winning the second game 7-5.
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We are ready to go! Here are a few team shots taken at the Opening Ceremony today. Today was a practice day for everyone followed by the players' meeting, Opening Ceremonies and reception. Tomorrow is the Main Event and each of us will head to our respective venues to begin our block play matches. Go USA!
Come along and see the game of croquet played at its absolute finest when the World Croquet Federation’s Golf Croquet World Championships come to Australia for the first time at the end of February.
Around 80 players from 14 countries will converge in Melbourne from February 25 to March 5, 2017 for the 12th World Championships, which are held every two years in a nominated country and attract the best names in the sport.
CAIRNLEA, VICTORIA -- Jenny Clarke took down Alison Sharp 3-0 (+9 +25 +26) in a best of five final to claim the first ever WCF Women's Association Croquet World Championsip. The event was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre in Cairnlea, Victoria October 21-28.
Gold Medallist and Winner of The Charles Jones Memorial Trophy - Jenny Clark (NZ)
Silver Medallist - Alison Sharpe (AUS)
Bronze Medallists - Rosemary Graham (AUS) and Chloe Aberley (AUS)
Bowl - Anna Miller (AUS) with Runner Up, Marion McInnes (NZ)
Plate - Elaine Coverdale (AUS) with Runner Up, Anne Quinn (AUS)
Shield - Alison Robinson (NZ) with Runner Up, Jane Magill (NZ)
Commentary of the final from the Croquet Association:
Short New Zealand website article:
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Full playoff bracket: