England won the World Cup for the fourth time in a row. As in the last two events, the English team defeated Australia in the final . In the game for third place, as in 1989, New Zealand prevailed against Germany . Switzerland finished 12th on their World Cup debut.
The participating teams were drawn into four groups according to their results from the previous round for the preliminary round, with only the teams in groups A and B playing for the title. Round-robin mode was used within the groups . The two best-placed teams in Groups A and B made it to the semi-finals.
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.