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Canada defeats Venezuela to win gold in Men’s Doubles at World Games


The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years since 1981 by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee for sports, disciplines or events within a sport that are not contested in the Olympic Games.

The 10th edition of the World Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, 20–30 July 2017. More than 3,000 athletes from 31 sports and 111 countries will take part in the biggest sport event ever staged in Poland.

For the doubles competition the men’s teams from the 16 countries, who qualified for the World Games, were split into four pools with four doubles each. The top 8 federations, two per pool, were seeded based on their overall performance at the most recent world championships. The remaining eight federations were placed into the pools based on a draw.

Each pool then had three matches where each team plays each other over two games. Two points were allocated for a win and one point for a tie. The top two point scorers from each pool proceeded to the finals where the matches were based on a predetermined draw, with the losers of semi-finals playing off for the bronze medal and the winners proceeding to the gold medal match.

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X World Games 2017 – Men’s Doubles Medalists

Gold: Canada – Dan MacLelland, Francois Lavoie
Silver: Venezuela – Ildemaro Ruiz, Massimiliano Fridegotto
Bronze: Hong Kong – Wu Siu Hong, Michael Mak

Playoff Results:
Gold Medal Match:
Canada (477, 495) def. Venezuela (449, 486), 972-935
Fridegotto 378 (190, 188), Ruiz 557 (259, 298) vs MacLelland 484 (268, 216), Lavoie 488 (209, 279)
Bronze Medal Match:
Hong Kong (533, 470) def. Mexico (445, 503), 1003-948
Wu 460 (237, 223), Mak 543 (296, 247) vs Lecuona 459 (233, 226), Quintero 489 (212, 277)

X World Games 2017 – Men’s Doubles Round of 4

Single-elimination, two-games-total-pins format. Winner advance to the gold medal match, loser advance to the bronze medal match.

Venezuela (above) def. Mexico, 941-862
Canada def. Hong Kong, 1059-911

X World Games 2017 – Men’s Doubles Round of 8

Single-elimination, two-games-total-pins format. Winner advance to the semi-finals.

Mexico def. Denmark, 864-845
Canada def. Singapore, 951-898
Venezuela def. Colombia, 905-903
Hong Kong def. United States, 972-958

X World Games 2017 – Men’s Doubles Group Phase

Standings after three games of match play with the two-game total pinfall determining the winner. Two points per win, one for a tie. Top 2 teams advance

Pool 1
1. Mexico (right), 4
2. Canada, 4
3. Korea, 4
4. Poland, 0
Mexico def. Canada and Korea in 9th and 10th place roll-off, 89-86-84. Mexico earns the No. 1 seed, Canada was seeded second and Korea was eliminated.

Pool 2
1. Singapore (right), 4
2. Denmark, 4
3. Italy, 2
4. Japan, 2
In a 9th and 10th place roll-off for first and second place, Singapore defeated Denmark, 86-80./i>

Pool 3
1. Venezuela (right), 6
2. Hong Kong, 4
3. Netherlands, 2
4. Finland, 0<

Pool 4
1. United States (right), 6
2. Colombia, 4
3. Germany, 2
4. Chinese Taipei, 0

For the complete results, please visit the official website

Herbert Bickel

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