Victorian Handicap Championships
The very first open event of the season at Cairnlea saw a strong entry in the top division. Lesser numbers in the bottom two sections – but nonetheless some interesting play.
VCA AC Women’s Invitation 2017
This event is designed for the Selectors to pick high ranking female players to contest a round robin event. The event has been a great stepping stone for players coming up in the ranking to be challenged by the more experienced players.
This year was no exception. We had three members from last year’s state team (Elaine Coverdale, Kerri-Ann Organ and Gail Hopkins), joined by two ex-State team members (Lois Kirk and Lara Ketelaars) and three players vying for higher honours (Louise Vale, Patricia Watts and Margaret Fraser).
News Date: 2017-09-26
Posted by: Cliff McCann
Posted on: 2017-10-01
News Type: Golf
Teachers have a ball at Ballarat Alexandra
At this year's Teachers Games, over 100 teachers opted to compete in Golf Croquet doubles games - twice as many as signed up last year.
Teams from all over the State participated, with players of all abilities from the novice to the more experienced.
Twenty-seven teams contested the morning session and twenty-six competed in the afternoon.
With Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals up for grabs in each session, the competitive nature of some teams was evident, but fun was the order of the day for all.
The hotly contested medal results were extremely close, with only one hoop deciding the winner in both morning and afternoon.
The medal winners were:
Gold: Air Ballers with 4 games and 20 hoops
Silver: CroHEY with 4 games and 19 hoops
Bronze: MuskyTC5EL21 with 4 games and 18 hoops
Gold: TPIC Dolly Rush with 4 games and 18 hoops
Silver: BP Ultimate with 4 games and 17 hoops
Bronze: TPIC Plumber and Peel with 4 games and 15 hoops.
Cliff McCann writes:
It came as quite a shock when we were allotted over 100 participants, when we had informed the organisers that our perceived maximum was 64 players. We had to quickly modify our plans, and came up with a seven B court, double banked, team doubles format played in 2 sessions.
It looked a daunting task!
Part of our commitment was to supply lunch. The catering
committee decided on a buffet style, eat-at-any-time format,
which worked like a dream.
Thanks go to the hard-working catering team of Angela, Aileen, Vicki, Margaret, Virginia and Merridy. They made hard work look easy (it wasn’t!)
A huge undertaking like this requires a team effort. Cooperation,
goodwill, tolerance and humour. Thankfully, that we got (even the weather smiled on us).
I must mention the help received from so many. Brian got out of his sickbed to mark the B court hoop positions, Mark and Marshall helped with hoop hammering, Tony marked the lines, Frank helped set up the courts.
On the day we had club members help players with basic advice around the courts (for the first games especially). This was done in an unobtrusive, tolerant manner. Good humour the main ingredient. I thank Pat McCarthy, Frank, Bob, Michael and Ian in this regard.
At the end of a hectic, full-on day, I believe people came away with the feeling that a job well done gives.
It was fun!
Top players compete in President's Eights
Croquet Victoria was host to the Association Croquet President’s Eights at Cairnlea over the weekend of 6 to 9 October.
This four-day event attracts the top players from around Australia.
Korumburra welcomes Seniors Week visitors
On Saturday 14th October, Korumburra Croquet Club held their Come and Try day as part of the Seniors Week celebrations.
Seven people showed an interest on the day.