Successful Selectors’ Invitational at Cairnlea
As part of the training weekend for the Victorian Interstate Shield team, the GC Selectors invited 16 players to take part in a 2 block round robin.
This event was a great success. It provided an opportunity for these players to play against excellent competition as well as encourage and watch the test matches being played around them. In all a most successful format and I am sure it will become a permanent fixture on our calendar.
Victorians training hard for Interstate GC Shield
The weekend of 26 and 27 August was the last training session for the Victorian Golf Croquet team.
Over the past two months members of the team have been working very hard to prepare for playing the Interstate Shield in Brisbane in early September.
News Date: 2017-09-05
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2017-09-05
News Type: Golf
Gail Hopkins - 2017 Australian GC Women's Champion
Congratulations to Gail Hopkins (Essendon), who has just won the 2017 Australian Women's Championship in Golf Croquet in Brisbane.
Gail won her way to the final without losing a game, either in the block section or in the best-of-three knockouts that followed. In the final, Judy Wembridge (Bairnsdale) beat her in the first game 7-3, but Gail came back to win the next two games 7-3 7-6. Well done to both Gail and Judy - great for Victoria to have an all-Victorian final!
Third and fourth in the event were Virgina Arney and Kate Logan (both from South Australia).
Murray Tinker (Qld) won the Men's GC Championship, with Alan Sands (WA) runner up and Ross Rillie and Gordon Giles (both from Queensland) 3rd and 4th respectively.
Full results for both the Women's and Men's events are on Croquetscores.
Now for the Interstate Shield, which starts tomorrow, Wednesday 5 September, and runs through to Sunday...
ISS Day 1: From Our Reporter on the Spot
John van der Touw writes:
Winning 13 – 1 against Tasmania was a great start, but we can’t get carried away.
Because of winning the Interstate Shield last time, Victoria plays the other teams in reverse finishing order, so today we played Tasmania. Though this year the Tasmanian team is stronger, they were last year's wooden spooners.
ISS Day 2: From Our Reporter on the Spot
John van der Touw writes:
Today's match, between Victoria and South Australia at Wynnum, was even longer than yesterday's.
We had to get up earlier, because Wynnum is quite far from where we are staying, and the matches went for longer. In fact, it was well and truly dark as the last two games were being played. The flying foxes were circling, the lights were on and Victoria was trying to hold on to a slender lead.