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World Cup 2012 - Teams and Mode of Competition

National Over 60 (GM)

10 entries: Australia, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, and Wales

Two pools of five:

Pool APool B
Australia England
Italy Germany
Japan New Zealand
Netherlands Scotland
Wales South Africa

Each team plays the others in its pool, then top two in each pool play cross over semi finals followed by final and third/fourth place match. Third and fourth placed team also play cross overs for fifth to eighth place. The fifth placed teams play each other twice for ninth/tenth.

National Over 65 (GGM)

8 entries: Australia, England, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa & Wales

Two pools of four:

Pool APool B
Australia England
Netherlands Germany
Scotland Japan
South Africa Wales

Each team plays the others in its pool, then top two in each pool form another pool and play the top two teams from the other first round pool. Each team carries forward the result from the game in the first round against the other team from the same pool. The top two from this pool play the final, 3rd and 4th play off 3rd place. The 3rd and 4th teams in the first round pool also go into a second pool and play the 3rd and 4th teams from the other first round pool again carrying forward the result from the game in the first round against the other team from the same pool. The top two in from this pool play off for 5th and 6th, and 3rd and 4th play off for 7th and 8th positions.

National Over 70 (SGM)

6 entries: Australia, England, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa

Six teams in one pool, all play each other. Top two then play final, 3rd and 4th play off for 3rd place and 5th and 6th play off for 5th/6th positions.

TT Over 60 competition

7 entries: Alliance, Germany B, LX, Netherlands B, South Africa B, Southern Cross, Welsh Dragons CD

All play all, seeds arranged to play in last round of matches. Final league position gives final ranking.

TT Over 65 competition

6 entries: Alliance, LX Red, LX White, Netherlands, Southern Cross Blue, Southern Cross Red.

All play all. Top two then play a final, third and fourth placed play each other and fifth and sixth play each other for final classifications.

TT Over 70 competition

4 entries: Alliance, LX, North Stars, Southern Cross

All play each other twice. League position gives final ranking.

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