England successfully defended their title from the year before last with a 2-1 win over Australia . Third place went to hosts New Zealand with a 2-1 win against Ireland. Germany finished the tournament in 7th place.
The participating teams were drawn into two groups according to their results from the previous event. Round-robin mode was used within the groups . The two best-placed teams advanced to the semifinals.
All teams consisted of a minimum of three and a maximum of four players who had to be reported in the order of their skill level. Three individual games were played per encounter. A team won if its players could win two of the individual games. The order in which the individual games were played was independent of the order in which the players entered.