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13.06.2006 Alter: 12 Jahre Rheingold-Pokal 2006 (en)
This years (2nd – 5th of June 2006) Rheingold-Pokal, the triangular match in AC and GC between Germany, Switzerland and the defending holder of last years trophy Austria took place on the lawns of the Croquetclub Wolkersdorf, 40min. drive outside of Vienna.
The weather predictions were not very promising but true. The games started on Friday late afternoon in slight rain. Due to heavy rain during the night, on Saturday morning the second lawn was completely flooded. So the organisers put up sightseeing for program and sent all the players from Germany and Switzerland to Vienna City centre. At around midday the organisers found at least one lawn playable and asked some players back to the club to continue play. The second lawn was still flooded and if no wonder would happen, it would have been impossible to get the total amount of games finished by Monday lunch time. But Joern Vinnen from Germany had a great idea and constructed a water pipe from the lawn into the nearby little river and after 4 hours of hard work the water on the lawn was gone – if it would not start raining again, we could use this lawn on the next day…