2002 AC World Championship - Wellington, New Zealand - Winner: Robert Fulford (ENG)

The 9th WCF Association Croquet World Championship

Venue: Wellington, New Zealand

Dates: 2-8 December 2002

Champion: Robert Fulford (England)

Finalist: Toby Garrison (New Zealand)

 

This was Robert Fulford's fifth AC World Championship victory.  The scores in the final were +26tp, +26tp, -17tp, +15tp.

Main Event Results

Group Stage

8 blocks of 8. Top 4 in each qualify for knockout

Round 1

Reg Bamford (SA) bt Peter Batchelor (NZ) -25, +25sxp, +25 Toby Garrison (NZ) bt Jerry Guest (E) +25tp, +26tp Bob Jackson (NZ) bt Curtis Drake (USA) +25tp, +26 Phil Cordingly (E) bt Mark McInerney (I) -17, +25tp, +17tp Joe Hogan (NZ) bt Bruce Fleming (A) +16stp, +26 Ronan McInerney (I) bt Peter Trimmer (E) +17tp, +21tp Dennis Bulloch (NZ) bt Stephen Forster (A) +23, -23, +10 Andrew Johnston (I) bt David Goacher (E) -26tp, +15, +17 Robert Fulford (E) bt Jocelyn Sutton (A) +17, +26tp David Openshaw (E) bt Jerry Stark (USA) +5, +8tp Chris Clarke (E) bt Trevor Bassett (A) +26tp, +26 Martin Clarke (A) bt Ed Duckworth (E) +18, -26tp, +16 David Maugham (E) bt Paul Skinley (NZ) +26tp, -4, +26 Brian Wislang (NZ) bt Dave Mundy (E) +15, +13 John Prince (NZ) bt Keith Aiton (S) +11, -26tp, +15tp Simon Williams (I) bt Bruce Baker (NZ) +20tp, +6

Round 2

Toby Garrison bt Reg Bamford -26tp, +19tp, +20tp Bob Jackson bt Phil Cordingley +6, +24 Ronan McInerney bt Joe Hogan +17tp, +26tp Andrew Johnston bt Dennis Bulloch +16, +26 Robert Fulford bt David Openshaw +26tp, +17tp Chris Clarke bt Martin Clarke +13, +5tp Brian Wislang bt David Maugham +11, -26tp, +23 Simon Williams bt John Prince +24tp, +1

Quarter Finals

Toby Garrison bt Bob Jackson +6tp, +24 Andrew Johnston bt Ronan McInerney +8tp, -17tp, +24 Robert Fulford bt Chris Clarke -26tp, +26tp, +16tp Brian Wislang bt Simon Williams +26tp, -26tp, +16

Semi Finals

Toby Garrison bt AndrewJohnston +25, +8tp, -5tp, +4tp Robert Fulford bt Brian Wislang +26tp, +26tp, +10tpo

Final

Robert Fulford bt Toby Garrison +26tp, +26tp, -17tp, +15tp