New winner at Williamstown
The weekend of 14 and 15 October heralded the coming of Spring. The weather was warm, the wind gentle and the courts green and in good order.
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.
News Date: 2017-10-22
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2017-10-22
News Type: Association
Victorian Divisional Championships – AC
A part of the history of Victorian croquet was continued on the weekend of 21 and 22 October.
The Tregallas and Nelson Medals are awarded to the winners of the Divisional Championships. While the original format has changed somewhat over the years it is great to see the tradition continuing.
The Tregallas Medal this year was played by players with a handicap of 6 and less. An entry of 7 players ensured all were kept busy during the two days of the event. The winner was Greg Hill (Brunswick) who went through undefeated. Greg is playing steadily and as each event goes by his performances are improving. His last game with Brian Reither was a real thriller with Brian having first chance to peg out. His near miss enabled Greg to run rover and hit the peg with his two balls for a 26-25 win.
Greg Hill in pursuit of a break. Pic: John Grieve.
Runner up was Graham Fahey (MCC) who pipped Harley Johnstone (Sandringham) on net hoops – both with 4 wins.
The Nelson Medal this year covered the range of 7 to 16. A huge range. I thank Reen Hancorne for taking up the challenge of playing out of her comfort zone when so few entries were received in her division. And Reen went home with a golden hoop victory as well!
The winner of this event was Kevin Maloney (Bright) who won all his 6 games. Kevin has progressed well through the ranks since coming to croquet a couple of years ago. During this event his handicap reduced to 6 – so next year Kevin we offer you the challenge of playing in the Tregallas Medal. Well done.
Kevin Maloney going for a rush. Pic: John Grieve
Runner up – again on net hoops – was Mignon Johnston (Ballarat Alexandra) from Paul Lund (Williamstown) – again both with 4 wins.
All results are on Croquetscores.
Our thanks to Brian Foley and Mike Cohn who shared the refereeing over the weekend; and to the players for making the event such a pleasant weekend to manage, and for their help in dismantling the courts at the end of play.
Seniors Festival 2017
'Getting older is a reason to celebrate when October and the Victorian Seniors Festival rolls around'.
So said The Courier (7 October 2017), and Croquet Victoria clubs took the opportunity to introduce the game of croquet (generally golf croquet) to members of their local communities.
Victorian Men’s and Women’s AC Championships
The long-running Victorian Men’s and Women’s Championships were held at Cairnlea over the weekend of 28 and 29 October.
It was great to see the lawns looking so green and playing well. Yes – there are some areas where difficulties arise but overall the courts are looking good!
The best players handle all conditions and this was very evident over the weekend in trying weather conditions. Saturday was mild and reasonably calm but Sunday saw the wind pick up and it made conditions a lot more difficult.
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