## 2016 Golf Croquet World Team Championship Tier 1

## World GC tier 1 Tuesday by Martin Burger

Duncan Dixon v Stephen Mulliner is about tostart on court 1 .

Closest game this morning was the Clarkes v Rachel & Lionel which went to golden hoop in game 3

The other block singles were on first as USA v Ireland playoff is looking likely for 2nd place .

17 May 2016 2:54PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

duncan is UK played U to 4' straight . R misses

17 May 2016 3:01PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

Y misses. U runs , looks close to L wire of 2 .l

17 May 2016 3:03PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

Rmises to N boundary . K about 3 yd infront of 2 . Y hits U , both near NB

17 May 2016 3:05PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

U angled , R 1ft in front of hoop , K clears gently

17 May 2016 3:06PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

Y clears U to nerly peg high , Y about 4 yd angled . U takes posn , Y clears U to peg high u

17 May 2016 3:08PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

K fails to block , Y runs , 1-1 p

17 May 2016 3:09PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

U about 8 ft in front of 3 not far enough to be straight , between U and corner 3

U was straight enough and runs , 2-1 to Duncan .

17 May 2016 3:11PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

Other 3 now infront of 4 , U shoots and bounces off wireR clears K

17 May 2016 3:12PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

K clears Y tries 4 from about 2yd E of 5, bounces to side

17 May 2016 3:14PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

U clears R but still R has 5 yd fairly straight

17 May 2016 3:14PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

R runs to boundary , 2-2

17 May 2016 3:15PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

K had 2 yard shot to get position at 5 Y and U join , R shoots hardand misses

17 May 2016 3:16PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

K didn't have hoop shot , stops Y to EB .Y clears U

17 May 2016 3:17PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

R has long shot at K in position , misses. K runs to 1 yd past 6 , 3-2 Duncan

network dropout , Duncan won 6 and Stephen 7

Y and U were almost touching and K took position but R Clears

Stephen runs long 8 , 4-4

17 May 2016 3:35PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

sorry router had to be reset . now at 10 , Y close to wire , U and K 3-4 ft in front ,

Y took close position and U jump failed , but K is successful . I think that is now Duncan 6-4

17 May 2016 3:38PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

Y about 6' 20degrees , U straighter 5y R deeper than Y same line , K shooting from NB clears R , y runs 2Yd past peg ,

17 May 2016 3:41PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

U 4ft in front , R from WB clears U to near EB . R is about 4 yd E of 12 .

K clears U but K goes off SB , Y now about 5' in front .

17 May 2016 3:44PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

U misses Y R plays block on K K hits R , Y runs 6-6

17 May 2016 3:45PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

U about 3 yd W 2 yd N of 13 , R half way to boundary , in front K looks a bit shourt U clears R to near III .

17 May 2016 3:47PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

R goues for big clear on K , goes off WB , and K about 7Yd S of 13

17 May 2016 3:48PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

K now into back of 13 , Y tries hoop but goes sideways off K . All 4 balls now round hoop t

17 May 2016 3:50PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

K is near NB , R in frontabout 6 ft , U deeper than R, Y to play , at side of hoop don't know what it can see . Y takes 1 ft position

17 May 2016 3:52PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

U stops r off SB , U still angled in front of hoop. K clears Y ,which hits peg , Stephen has to jump to avoid rebound !

Y nicks U to side of hoop , Y nto III, now allballs on boundaries

17 May 2016 3:55PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

R tries hoop from NB , now about a YD SW . , K about 5yd N of hoop , Y takes posn about 5ft

17 May 2016 3:57PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

U next to Y , R nestles onto K but K could bee Y

17 May 2016 3:58PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

Y has 20 yar shot on U from EB , hits , U now near NB , U runs slightly angled hoop from near boundary , 7-6 to Duncan

17 May 2016 4:00PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

game 2 R a bit short , Y in front UK a bit deep , R played nxt to hoop blocking U , K clears Y , Y put back

17 May 2016 4:04PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

A few clearances only R close to hoop now , R mst have been tapped into jaws as it has run to about 3yd short of 2 , , joined by K and Y u

17 May 2016 4:07PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

U cleared R R cleared K K missed Y , Y fails what looked like straightforward hoop , bounces to side

17 May 2016 4:09PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

U shourt angled , R in front about 3 ft , K hits Y and that hits R, leaves Y runnable but fails again . d

17 May 2016 4:11PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

U ties angled hoop but goes into jaws from far wire , R takes 2'straight , K goes off WB hoop hight , Y clears hoop ball to IV and ends up on NB about 3y W of III, Shot at R from IVhits beg goes offside on NB , R runs , 2-0 stephen u

17 May 2016 4:15PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

K NE of 3 , Y into jaws . clearances , then K tries jump , fails to SB , U shoots at Y from near peg . R takes near halfway position . , so does K .

Y runs 3 to about 3yd short of 4 a bit E of line , U 2 yd straight , R next to it

17 May 2016 4:20PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

. K into short hoop posn , Y clears it ,.

17 May 2016 4:21PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

U runs 4 - it was very close to R and ref was called . , Stephen 3-1

17 May 2016 4:23PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

R a bit far at 5 , K and Y in position , U misses from SB , R stops K off EB , K misses Y which Y dribbles through by about 6 inches(from about 6 ft angled) , could be awkward next shot 4-1 Stephen

17 May 2016 4:26PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

U took position at 6 , R and Y and K a bit far out , U failed apparently easy hoop and Y ran long hoop , 5-1

17 May 2016 4:29PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

Uk got good position at 7 and U ran 7 a bit hard past 8 , R K played up to 8 and Y nudged K abit to side , U cleared Y and R failed hoop . K has run it though , Stephen 5-3

17 May 2016 4:33PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

Y halfway to SB at 9 , U between Y and SB , R looks good 3ft in front . K goes for block , may have worke d, Y hits U off SB . U move R and K to unrunnable positions

17 May 2016 4:36PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

R deep position , K short position Y position about 2 yd .

17 May 2016 4:37PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

U and Y off Sb , U still straight

17 May 2016 4:38PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

R fails hoop from about 4 yd , spins to side , K runs looks just E of 10 , can't tell whether runnable as am near I . all play up and K clears R to Sb . U runs 5 yd hoop . Good comeback by Duncan , now 5-5

17 May 2016 4:42PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

all 4 have played for position to 11 , R clears K , Y is 4 yd in front , U about 1 y . K clears Y both to NB , Y clears U U takes deep position

17 May 2016 4:45PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

R shorter position , K by U , Y hits U , U from NB gets nich on R , goes into IV but stop R running , so R clears K to NB

K striaght NB , Y a bit E , K runs from NB through hoop to SB and hedge 6-5 Duncan , Y takes 3 ft position at 12 . , U misses , R 6 ft position .

17 May 2016 4:49PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

K went short of hoop and Y runs by 3 ft . 6-6 another golden hoop

17 May 2016 4:50PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

U from WB to 13 , about a yard long , R shoots at U misses goes off NB . K to what looks like 2 ft straight . Y misses next to R

17 May 2016 4:53PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

U jawses 30 deg hoop , R jump misses , K rush peels , 7-6 and 2-0 Duncan .

17 May 2016 4:55PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

Chris Clarke has just started on court 1 against Lionel Tibble . Meanwhile , Jenny hit her ball jawsed in 11 fom the NB behind hoop 2 to win her 1st game aginst Will Gee , .

Reg and David Walters seem to be haing a close battle too .

Lionel UK , Chris RY , Lionel has just run hoop 1 as far as 6 . , Y just past , U about 3 yd short of 2 , R seemed to block Lionel failed a clearance and Chris has scored hoop 2

17 May 2016 5:16PM (Tournament); 1 Readers

U is close to 3 but has just gone past 1 ft east trying for position . . Now quite windy and cool

U is now about half way to NB ,with K a little W , Y misses clearance . . U takes shorter position , Rclears . K runs longish angled hoop a foot past 4 , 2-1 Lionel .

Incidentally there will be a 3-match play-off between USA an Ireland this evening for 2nd place . , 1 doubles and 2 singles

17 May 2016 5:23PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

30-yarder with R moves 2 balls but U is now in front of 4 , cleared . Then U moves oppo and partner , Y tries long hoop but spins off .

U and R take position , , K tries block , Y nicks , U stop clears R . R to side of hoop , U and K now about 6 ft in front and Y misses clearance .

U runs . Y is offside . R gets 2 ft position at 5, K clears . .

17 May 2016 5:28PM (Tournament); 2 Readers

Y slides past 5 from penalty spot . All 4 balls unrunnable in front of hoop, various clerances , R now near LH wire . Not obvious if runnable , Lionel had a good look at it. . U hit Y trying to get to 6b , but hit peg , Chris with R runs 6 short of peg as it was rather angled .R hit wire , K hit other wire and both are unrunnable next to hoop. U has taken position

17 May 2016 5:36PM (Tournament); 3 Readers

Ref called , R is about an inch from K and next to the hoop . Hits K to EB but balls have been put back so must have been double tap . Lionel has taken 3 yd position , Y hit 15 yds but U still runnable , and does . 4-2 Lionel

17 May 2016 5:41PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

At 7 R K Y play up , U nicks . , R clears , K takes halfway , Y runs 7 straight nearly as far as 5 . Now ref called for halfway decision on K . Tape measure coming out with 2 refs

17 May 2016 5:45PM (Tournament); 6 Readers

seems to be onside , U in 3 t position , R into RH wire , K clears Y to beyond the hoop but it clears U , Y off the NB . R has been tapped close to hoop , K has jumped it 5-3 Lionel

17 May 2016 5:55PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

Y seems to have good position at 9 , U and R play up to it , K misses clearance from SB behing 8 Y has cleared U - R was in good position to run the hoop deep , and has done so . about 3 YD N of peg on hoop line . Other balls went for position and R ran . 5-5 .

17 May 2016 5:59PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

K got position and othe rballs did not move it so it ran . Y just past 12 with other balls around . K cleared R , Y went backward through hoop to 3 inch position ,

cleared by K . . . after more clearances K needs another clearance as U and Y are now runnable , but lears U Y doesn't run however , , now just in font of hoop .with K and U nearby . K has cleared it after R missed to near III . Y has managed to clear U a short way

17 May 2016 6:07PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

U runnable but K just missed clearance on Y so Y has cleared it . U now needs to clear R but must have bee blockd as it played halfway . R takes short position however . Seem to be hoop 13 tactics .

R 1 ft position , K and U near peg with rush on K to 13 . Buy Y misses clearance on them so has lost initiative .

17 May 2016 6:11PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

U clears R which takes position but doesn't block K which runs 12 to win 7-5 to Lionel .

17 May 2016 6:14PM (Tournament); 5 Readers

Ref on setting hoops .

17 May 2016 6:14PM (Tournament); 5 Readers

2nd game started . R 6 ft from hoop , a bit short , K missed , Y almost blocking R , U missed . R now strainghter , U clears about 10 yrds , Y bounces off hoop almost to WB

17 May 2016 6:23PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

All balls toposition hthe Y clears K , but U runs by 1 foot . R 3yds short of 2 . ,

17 May 2016 6:24PM (Tournament); 4 Readers

all balls played up R clears K ,. Now UK on NB , K clears Y which was runnable . , Y goes back in front , U clears only about 5 yards .

RY are taking position and UK clearing at the moment

17 May 2016 6:28PM (Tournament); 5 Readers

Chris was unlucky in that a 5 yard clearance hit a 3rd ball and left U in front of the hoop , so U ran , 2-0 Lionel

17 May 2016 6:31PM (Tournament); 5 Readers

RKY to 3 then U missed , R stoped K to 4 . . Moreshort clearing o

17 May 2016 6:33PM (Tournament); 5 Readers

Chris has just cleared himself leving Lionel at hoop3 which he jawses , but cleared from EB . All the balls are still round 3

17 May 2016 6:41PM (Tournament); 7 Readers

Chris ran a longish hoop 3 almost to SB . K and Y both had good strength but U has just cleared K . R takes position and K clears Y . . Another take position and clear sequence developing .

17 May 2016 6:48PM (Tournament); 8 Readers

K hasmissed a clearance to NB . Y is into jaws . U cleared and R ran 4 . 2-2

17 May 2016 6:51PM (Tournament); 7 Readers

Y has now made 5 , to hoop 2 length .

17 May 2016 6:54PM (Tournament); 8 Readers

U got position poss wired as Y seemed to try hoop from behind but failedand U has run 6 . 3-3

17 May 2016 6:55PM (Tournament); 8 Readers

R angled posn , K about 6 ft in front . R has made hoop by about 10 yards . 4-3Chris .

17 May 2016 6:59PM (Tournament); 6 Readers

Lionel missed short clerance but Chris then failed hoop . Y in good position , Lionel missed with U but R missed short clearance of K so K cleared it .

U took position relying on K to clear Y partially successfully

Chris nicked a clearance to end up near 9 . Lionel jawsed so he had to come back onside , K scored 8 4-4 . i

17 May 2016 7:10PM (Tournament); 10 Readers

Chris made 9 the Lionel made 10 . Lionel just shot with K hit and jawsed himself.

17 May 2016 7:18PM (Tournament); 8 Readers

Hemade the hoop with U , down to 12 . R has just missed K which has run . 7-5 LIonel . . until the jaws at 11 Chris seemed to have the initiative but it gave his balls too much to do .

17 May 2016 7:22PM (Tournament); 10 Readers

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