World Championship Update

As far as I can see at the end of the block stage of the AC World Championships in Adelaide, three of our five members playing in the field of 80 qualified for the knockout stage: Miranda Chapman, Paddy Chapman and James Death;  Ian Lines will be involved in a play-off; and Keith Aiton just failed to make the cut.

Update on Tuesday: Ian Lines won his play-off against Greg Bryant and so qualified for the main knockout.  In the first round, Miranda plays Rutger Beijderwellen, Paddy playes Simon Hockey, James plays Brian Cumming and Ian plays Jenny Clarke.

Update on Wednesday: Miranda beat Rutger and James beat Brian, but Paddy and Ian lost.  Still, two in the last 16 isn’t bad!

Update on Thursday: Sadly, thats as far as we got.  James lost 3-2 to Simon Hockey (who I think is Australian) and Miranda
3-1 to Stephen Forster, also from the host country.  The quarter-final lineup is Reg Bamford v Stephen Forster,  Simon Hockey v James Hopgood,  Robert  Fletcher v Samir Patel and Malcolm Fletcher v Marcus Evans.  Meanwhile, Keith seems to have won his block in the plate, but I can’t find the draw for the plate knockout yet.

Full results are available on the Croquet Scores website.