AC Metro Pennant Autumn results
This season there were only two sections in the AC Metro Pennant, with fewer AC players being available to participate.
For those who did play, there was healthy competition and in the low-handicap section a nail biting result.
Thrilling end to Metro GC Shield season
On 25 May a very exciting Metro Shield Final was played at Cairnlea, with Kew and Mornington neck and neck throughout the day.
News Date: 2017-06-06
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2017-06-08
News Type: Association
Victorian succeeds in Queensland
Congratulations to Kevin Beard, who has just won three Queensland titles: the AC singles and the AC men's singles, along with the GC doubles - the doubles in partnership with John Levick of Newcastle (NSW).
In the AC singles final, Kevin beat Claire Bassett 22-21 26-21 in a best of three match, having defeated Ralph Allen, Greg Whymark and Brian Rubock along the way.
Kevin pegging out black. Pic: Lindsay David
In the GC doubles, Kevin and John won 13 out of 14 games in a round robin, clear of the second placegetters Gay Pitman and Tom Knight by a game and 8 hoops.
Kevin and John watching opponent shot. Pic: Janet Beard
Earlier in May, Kevin also won the Queensland AC Men's Singles, becoming the second Essendon player to win the Jack Robb Memorial Trophy.
Reports and pictures from all three events are on the Croquet Queensland website at http://www.croquetqld.org, and full results are on Croquetscores.
Changes on VCA Council
Croquet Victoria has a new Treasurer.
The 2017/18 Annual General Meeting of Croquet Victoria elected Jim Saunders OAM as Treasurer, succeeding Brian Rowe, who has retired from the position.
Jim's background is in dairy farming, farm politics and agricultural education. Since retiring he has been heavily involved in Golf Croquet, competing locally, nationally and overseas, and he has contributed significantly to croquet administration in Victoria.
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The past twelve months have been amazing for Croquet Victoria and Croquet Australia.
Any difficulties currently faced by the Royal Croquet Club are entirely unconnected with Croquet Victoria, a fact made clear to Tom Elliott of 3AW when speaking to the Croquet Victoria Secretary on Thursday afternoon 22 June 2017.