Close struggle in Northern District GC Pennant finals
The Northern District Croquet Association 2017 Pennant Finals were held on Thursday November 23.
The finals provided a fitting end to the pennant season. Although it doesn't show in the final game scores, each hoop was closely contested. The audience were entertained with some excellent matches.
The weather was challenging for the players with heat in the morning and a storm brewing in the afternoon.
Handicap players defy elements
Players in the Victorian Golf Croquet Handicap championships over the weekend persisted in the face of challenging weather.
VCA HANDICAP DOUBLES, Friday 1 December
Many thanks to the players who braved the weather. Play started a little late owing to the expected heavy rain. We had a couple of showers in the morning and one very heavy downpour in the afternoon.
Play was stopped after everyone had completed four games, because all players and referees were like drowned rats.
News Date: 2017-12-07
Posted by: Ellen Reed
Posted on: 2017-12-15
News Type: Golf
Deni teams fight out close final
Two teams from Deniliquin contested the Grand Final of the 2017 Goulburn Valley GC Pennant Season, which was played at Shepparton on Thursday 7th December in near perfect conditions.
The Deniliquin Diamonds had been Ladder leaders all season in the 9 team handicap play, Double Round Robin Competition.
Their opponents in the Final were the Deniliquin Gems, who had beaten the Diamonds in both home-and-away rounds this season and also in the first Semi Final.
However in a thrilling Grand Final match, which was still level after the first 10 games, the Diamonds proved too strong in the end, defeating the Gems 7 games / 75 hoops to 5 games / 63 hoops.
Members of the winning Deni Diamonds Team (L. to R): Mary James, Doreen Peterson, Gwen Pearn, Jill Tainsh and John James.
Spirited selectors' invitational
Each year the VCA conducts a Selectors’ Invitation event.
The purpose of the event is to reward players who have performed consistently during the year and pit them against players of more experience. It is an opportunity for the selectors to encourage new players to challenge themselves and for the selectors to assess the players for future events.
Bairnsdale and Leongatha vie for Gippsland Pennant
Well, the 2017/18 pennant season is over for another year.
First I would like to thank the Traralgon Croquet Club for allowing us to use their facilities to hold the final. The greens looked lovely and the ladies working in the kitchen were great.
Also a big big thank you to Lorraine who acted as referee this year.