[Croquet] Australian WCF Shield
The WCF Shield is a GC event. I think it is fair to say the format is
- Just like the Eire Cup (the AC version of this Interstate tournament)
the series is contested by every Australian state: Queensland, New South
Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia & Western Australia.
- A test is played over 1 day and is made up of 20 matches.
- The 20 matches are 4 mixed doubles, Women's 1 v 2 reverse singles,
Women's 3 v 4 reverse singles, Men's 1 v 2 reverse singles & Men's 3 v 4
- Each match is two games. The winner of both games receives 1 point for
the match. The loser or 1-all draw receives 0 points for the match.
Now to answer specifically answer Martin's points/questions.
Western Australia and South Australia was 6-5. Looking closer it turns out
that the score was really 10-9, but the nine tied rubbers were ignored.
Yes the tied rubbers are effectively ignored. The so called "real score"
has to add to 20 so is 10.5-9.5.
I'm hoping for a 0-0 tomorrow.
Certainly is possible and I look forward to seeing it one day.
Then I saw the scores were to 7 points, not 26. Either the players are all
very slow (it is Australia, after all) or they are playing Golf Croquet.
And the need for that dig was what? The winning score of every game is 7 so
it's reasonable to assume its Golf Croquet.
Also interesting to see that a tie on matches is decided by games, which
will still be a tie.
This is incorrect. At time of writing NSW & SA have won 2 tests with 28
matches. However NSW has 88 over SA 86. Full count back details are:
13.The winner of the Interstate Shield is the State Team scoring the
greatest number of tests.
Full details of the event are at
Finally, to be clear, I had nothing to do with the format of this event.
I'm just the owner/programmer of croquetscores.com.
On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Martin Murray
A very interesting web-site. I looked at the results, and couldn't