Pat Hopkins: 50 years a croquet player
Croquet Victoria and Morwell Croquet Club today congratulated Pat Hopkins on achieving fifty years as a croquet player in Victoria.
Pat joined Moe Croquet Club on 30 October 1967, and became a member of Morwell Croquet Club in 1973, when the Moe club closed.
Strong interstate presence at Horsham GC tournament
Horsham Croquet Club hosted its annual tournament on 18 - 20 October.
Travellers from South Australia featured strongly on the winners’ lists.
Horsham Croquet Club Tournament Manager Rae Hill said it was fantastic. “The 22 people from South Australia were blown away with it,” she said. “They came to play and were in awe. They have already started putting their names down for next year… I hadn’t even thought about that yet.”
There were 71 participants in total at the tournament. “There were very good players involved in the tournament, from one end of the spectrum to another,” Hill said.
News Date: 2017-11-10
Posted by: Lorraine Gutcher
Posted on: 2017-11-15
News Type: Golf
Deniliquin hosts GC handicap championships
The ACA national Handicap Championships in Golf Croquet were held at Deniliquin from 6 to 10 November.
This was the first national handicap tournament since the change to the new handicap system in April, and games took a little longer with more extra turns.
Doubles play began on Monday with 21 pairs taking to the courts on a fine cool day.
Play in the doubles
At the end of round robin play everyone enjoyed a sumptuous chicken and ham luncheon while watching the running of the Melbourne Cup. Thank you to the ladies of the Deniliquin Croquet Club.
At 3.15 pm the Bo3 doubles final got underway between Peter Freer and Kate McLoughlin (Canberra) and Brian Rowe (Essendon) and Kaye Moffatt (Albury), winners being Peter and Kate 7:5 7:6.
Full results are on Croquetscores.
Wednesday saw 33 players start the round robin singles event.
On Thursday, the 1st and 2nd in each block contested the Bo3 quarter finals. The remaining players were invited to contest the Plate, with nineteen players participating.
Ron McBride (Victor Harbour), Gerda Lambeck (Canberra), Andy Davis (Deniliquin) and Les Matthews (Drysdale) made it through to the semi finals.
On Friday, a large group of spectators came to watch the Bo3 semi finals and final and they were not disappointed.
Finalists were Andy Davis and Ron McBride, with Andy Davis winning 7:6 7:4.
Singles winner Andy Davis (with medal)
Ralph Richardson won the Plate.
Again, full results are on Croquetscores.
National AC doubles championships go to the wire
An absorbing three days of Association Croquet doubles concluded at Cairnlea on 13 November.
Eighteen pairs contested the event, including participants from all over Australia, two from New Zealand and one from the UK. They provided a great spectacle.
Close fought final in Horsham GC Pennant
Eight teams play in the Wimmera Golf Croquet Pennant competition, with three singles and two doubles handicap sessions per match.
The Pennant final was played on Monday 13 November, a very warm day which was survived by all.