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Reg Bamford wins his 2nd World Champs
Reg Bamford (ZAF) defeated Ahmed Nasr, Egypt's strongest player and a former GC World Champion in 2004 and 2008, in the 2017 Golf Croquet World Championship final at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Melbourne on 5 March.
Bamford won 7-6, 5-7, 7-4, 3-7, 7-4 in a gripping final to regain the title he won in Cairo in 2013, also against Nasr who had beaten him in the 2008 final in Cape Town.
In the semi-finals, Bamford defeated Hamy Erian (EGY), the 2015 runner-up, by 7-4, 5-7, 7-6, 7-6 and Nasr defeated Felix Webby, NZL, the recently-crowned Under 21 GC World Champion, by 5-7, 7-2, 7-4, 6-7, 7-4.
WCCA GC Tournament - First Winners
First winners determined at the WCCA GC Tournament
On Wednesday afternoon (1 March), Caroline Burr (4, Kelvin Grove) and Lionel Tibble (0, England) beat Nick Westmore (4, Fish Hoek) and Brian Yarwood (5, Fish Hoek) in the final of the Handicap Doubles final. Brian was the only player with extra turns (three).
The tournament continues on 2 March with the Open Level Doubles progressing through to determine the Semi-Finalists (which will take place on Friday).
Croquet in Greyton
WCCA Association 2017 12th April in Somerset West
The catch phrase of the first day of the WCCA association champs.....tenacity.
True grit and determination revealed some surprises in the open handicap singles results for the day....Mark Avery, Paul Swaffield, Chris Wakeham and Judith Hanekom