International Crown Format

INTERNATIONAL CROWN FORMAT

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TEAMS –

  • The 8 countries are divided into two pools – Pool A and Pool B
  • Pool A  = USA, Thailand, Spain, Chinese Taipei

  • Pool B = Republic of Korea, Japan, Sweden, Australia
  • Countries were seeded #1-8 based on the cumulative rankings of their top 4 players on the Rolex Rankings as of March 31, 2014; (same date the top 4 players were determined)
  • #1 USA; #2 Korea; #3 Japan; #4 Thailand, #5 Spain; #6 Sweden; #7 Australia; #8 Chinese Taipei
  • There are four players per country

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FORMAT –

The four-day competition will be conducted as follows –

  • For the first three days,
  • Countries stay within their respective pool - i.e. they only play matches against the countries within their own pool
  • Each country plays two fourball (best ball) matches against every other country in its pool. 
  • Each team  plays a different country (within its pool) each day
  • Points accumulate over the first three days
  • Points are the same for all matches – Win = 2 points; Halve (tie) = 1 points, Loss = no points

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  • At the end of Saturday,
  • The two countries with the most points in each pool automatically advance to Sunday. 
  • If there is a tie for first or second within a pool, the following tie-breaker will be used –
    • Total points accumulated in head-to-head matchups between the tied teams
    • Total number of matches won in all six four-ball matches
    • Highest seeded team entering competition
  • The country with the third most points in each pool will compete in a wildcard playoff on Saturday night to determine the fifth and final country to advance to Sunday.

 

 

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  • Saturday evening wildcard playoff
  • Each country in the playoff must choose two players to represent them (within 5 minutes of the conclusion of regular play)
  • The format for the playoff will be hole-by-hole (sudden death) fourball (best ball)
  • The tie-breaker will be the second ball from each country
  • EXAMPLE
    • Chinese Taipei and Australia finish third in their respective pools and they are in the playoff. 
    • Chinese Taipei chooses Yani Tseng and Candie Kung
    • Australia chooses Karrie Webb and Katherine Kirk
    • After the first playoff hole the players make the following scores.
      • Tseng = 4
      • Kung = 4
      • Webb = 4
      • Kirk = 5
    • Chinese Taipei wins the playoff since Kung made 4 and Kirk made 5

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  • Sunday
  • Countries will be seeded based on their total points from the first three days
  • If countries are tied, the following tie-breaker will be used –
  • Total points earned in head to head matchup (if they were in the same pool)
  • Total number of matches won in all six four-ball matches
  • Highest seeded team entering competition
  • Format will be singles with a total of 10 matches played on Sunday
  • Each country will play one singles match against every other country
  • Points carry over to Sunday. Win = 2 points; Halve (tie) = 1 points, Loss = no points
  • Team with most points over the four days wins

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  • Sunday Playoff     
  • Each country in the playoff must choose one player to represent them (within 5 minutes of the conclusion of play)
  • Format will be hole-by-hole (sudden death) singles

 

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