President's Service Award goes to Dot Dickson
Dot Dickson of Essendon Croquet Club has become the second recipient of the Croquet Vic President's Service Award, presented with the agreement of Council to members who have made an outstanding contribution to croquet in Victoria.
Since joining Essendon Croquet Club in 2005, Dot has contributed to croquet at state, regional and club level.
Croquet legend honoured
At its Annual General Meeting on 19 June 2017, Croquet Victoria elected Owen Edwards as a Life Member.
At the meeting, Owen was described as a croquet legend: as a player, an ambassador for croquet, a referee, and a renowned expert on the laws of Association Croquet and the Rules of Golf Croquet.
Owen has been playing croquet for over 30 years, since taking up the game in 1984.
News Date: 2017-07-16
Posted by: Sue Elliott
Posted on: 2017-07-20
News Type: Golf
Winter doubles at Morwell
Morwell Croquet Club held their Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles Tournament over 15-16 July. What a weekend it was.
Gippsland turned on all types of weather. On Saturday players looked like eskimos, on Sunday they had to find hoops in the fog when they hit off.
By Sunday afternoon the sun had finally broken through, and it turned out to be very pleasant with some players even taking off their jackets.
There was plenty of fun, food and friendship and of course some great croquet.
A chilly start. Pics: Julie.
Section 1 saw three pairs all on 5 wins and +8 net hoops (a tournament manager's nightmare), but after checking the games they had played against each other Deirdre Lebbon and Peter Goldstraw (Sale) were declared the winners with Pat Smith and Butch Hollier (Ballarat Alexandra) runners-up. Just pipped at the post were Kaye Molyneux and Richard Parks (Monash).
Section 2 was also close with Ruth Cashin (Korumburra) and Les Matthews (Drysdale) winning on 5 wins +10 net hoops to Frank Marson and Paula Hollier (Ballarat Alexandra) 5 wins +4 net hoops.
All results are on Croquetscores.
On behalf of the Morwell Croquet Club, a very big thank you to all the players for supporting our tournament. We hope you come back again.
Also a huge thank you to the referees, Lorraine, Myra and Robert, who braved the elements for two days; to the ladies in the kitchen who kept everyone well fed; and to all the members who helped prepare, set up and clean up. A great club effort - well done.
Morwell Croquet Club
First Hoop Opens Season
Croquet Victoria's newest Life Member, Owen Edwards, opened the 2017/18 season at the Victorian Croquet Centre in traditional manner this week, running the First Hoop in fine style.
Over seventy members joined in play afterwards, with golf croquet and association croquet games played sociably and in great spirit.
Exciting finish to Men's and Women's GC titles
The Victorian Men's and Women's GC Championships were held at Cairnlea over the weekend 12 - 13 August.
The round robin stages of the two events were played on Saturday and a joint plate and the finals were played on Sunday.
The semi-finals and the finals were best of three with both the finals going to the full three games. We have a new Men's Champion!