WCF World GC Championship

WCF World Golf Croquet Championship

Trophy:  The WCF Trophy is a brass impression of a globe on a mahogany base.

Mark McInerney (Ireland) beat Hisham Aboesbaa (Egypt) 3-0 in the final of the 9th Championship, which was held in England in July 2011. 

The 10th is scheduled for Cairo, Egypt in 2013.  Scotland is entitled to nominate one player to the competition direct, and there are wild card opportunities also. 

 

1

1996

Le Ribonie Golf Club, Milan, Italy (24 players)

Semi-finals:
Khalid Younis (Egypt) beat Salah Hassan (Egypt) 7-3, 7-4
Hisham Aboesbaa (Egypt) beat Charles von Schmieder (Ireland) 7-2, 5-7, 7-3
Final:
Khalid Younis (Egypt) beat Hisham Aboesbaa (Egypt) 4-7, 7-4, 7-3

 

 

Scot:

Knock-out Round 1, which created second set of Blocks to find Finalists, included:
David McLaughlin lost to Roy Edwards (England) 3-7, 3-7

2

1997

Cairo, Egypt (32 qualified for KO, unknown how many others took part)

Semi-finals:
Walid Salah (Egypt) beat N. Hassan (Egypt) 7-5, 7-5
Salah Hassan (Egypt) beat H. El-Shobaki (Egypt) 4-7, 7-5, 7-3
Final:
Salah Hassan (Egypt) beat Walid Salah (Egypt) 5-7, 7-4, 7-5, 7-6

 

 

Scots:

Rod Williams and Charlotte Townsend did not qualify for the knock-out phase

3

1998

Leamington Spa, England (48)

Semi-finals:
Khalid Younis (Egypt) beat Evan Newell (Ireland) 7-4, 7-2
Mik Mehas (USA) beat Yasser Esmat (Egypt) 7-4, 5-7, 7-5
Final:
Khalid Younis (Egypt) beat Mik Mehas (USA) 5-7, 7-1, 7-6, 7-4

 

 

Scot:

Knock-out Round 1 included:
Rod Williams lost to H. Mahmoud (Egypt) 4-7, 3-7
Rod Williams finished 27th after further play-off matches

4

2000

Cairo, Egypt (48)

Semi-finals:
Yasser Esmat (Egypt) beat Walid Salah (Egypt) 7-6, 6-7, 7-6
Salah Hassan (Egypt) beat Stephen Mulliner (England) 7-4, 7-5
Final:
Salah Hassan (Egypt) beat Yasser Esmat (Egypt) 7-3, 5-7, 7-6, 7-4

 

 

Scot:

Jamieson Walker did not qualify for the main knock-out of 16 players and finished 32nd after further play-off matches

5

2002

Palm Beach, Florida, USA (56)

Semi-finals:
Salah Hassan (Egypt) beat Yasser Esmat (Egypt)
Khalid Younis (Egypt) beat Walid Salah (Egypt)
Final:
Khalid Younis (Egypt) beat Salah Hassan (Egypt)

 

 

Scot:

Scotland was not represented

6

2004

Southwick, West Sussex, England (64)

Semi-finals:
Dennis Bulloch (New Zealand) beat Mark McInerney (Ireland) 7-6, 7-5
Ahmed Nasr (Egypt) beat Khalid Younis (Egypt) 7-6, 6-7, 7-4
Final:
Ahmed Nasr (Egypt) beat Dennis Bulloch (New Zealand) 7-4, 7-3, 7-1

 

 

Scots:

Rod Williams and Jamieson Walker did not qualify for the knock-out phase

7

2006

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (64)

Semi-finals:
Salah Hassan (Egypt) beat Stephen Mulliner (England) 7-5, 4-7, 7-5
Mohamed Nasr (Egypt) beat Mark McInerney (Ireland) 7-6, 7-4
Final:
Mohamed Nasr (Egypt) beat Salah Hassan (Egypt) 7-4, 7-6, 3-7, 7-5

 

 

Scot:

Jamieson Walker did not qualify for the knock-out phase and finished 53rd after further play-off matches

8

2008

Cape Town, South Africa (64)

Semi-finals:
Reg Bamford (South Africa) beat Mohamed Nasr (Egypt) 7-5, 7-4
Ahmed Nasr (Egypt) beat Chris Clarke (England) 7-5, 3-7, 7-6
Final:
Ahmed Nasr (Egypt) beat Reg Bamford (South Africa) 7-6, 7-4, 2-7, 7-2

 

 

Scot:

Jamieson Walker did not qualify for the knock-out phase

9

2011

Hurlingham, England (64)

Semi-finals:
Mark McInerney (Ireland) beat Ahmed Nasr (Egypt) 4-7, 7-3, 7-4
Hisham Aboesbaa (Egypt) beat Hamish McIntosh (New Zealand) 7-5, 7-6
Final:
Mark McInerney (Ireland) beat Hisham Aboesbaa (Egypt) 7-4, 7-6, 7-5

 

 

Scot:

Knock-out Round 1 included:
James Hopgood (Scotland) lost to Ahmed El-Mahdi (Egypt) 2-7, 7-4, 2-7