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.
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.
News Date: 2017-12-12
Posted by: Sue Cartwright
Posted on: 2017-12-15
News Type: Golf
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.
It was great to see so many supporters from East and West to support the Club representing them.
From the beginning it was neck and neck, and by the end of the singles it was 4 games each. But Bairnsdale were up on hoops.
At lunchtime again it was 5 games each and Bairnsdale 60 hoops to Leongatha 56.
The tension was building. By the final round it was 6 all and again Bairnsdale were ahead by 1 hoop, so by the last game everyone just didn’t know how it would end.
In the last doubles Tim/Roger from Bairnsdale beat Garry/Merry 7 - 4, but Nanette/Max from Leongatha at that time were up 6 - 2 against Heather/Jan but as usual trying to make that final hoop just won't happen. The final score went to Leongatha 7 - 4.
The final result: 7 games each, 81 hoops each. This is the first time this had ever happened and there were no contingency in place for this event.
At first another doubles was going to take place, but in the end it was decided to call it a draw.
Congrats to Jan, Tim, Heather and Roger of Bairnsdale and Nanette, Max, Garry and Merry of Leongatha for your great games and sportsmanship during this final.
Again thank you to all pennant captains for getting in the results so quickly and your great support during the year .
GCA Pennant Secretary.
Kevin Beard wins Bronze in great AC weekend at Shepparton
A most successful weekend of Association Croquet at Shepparton was capped off by a fine win in the ACA Bronze Medal to Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga).
Kevin and Stephen Forster (Belmont) went into their last round game against each other - both players undefeated. Kevin will now represent Victoria in the ACA AC Gold Medal in Adelaide in March.
Four musketeers battle it out again
After the Christmas cheer faded a committed group of 12 pairs of doubles contested the Victorian Open Doubles at Cairnlea.
The event was played in two blocks, with the leading pair in each block qualifying for the best of three games final.