Vic AC Singles Day Two - great croquet, surprise results
The Victorian Open Singles Championships continued at VCC today.
We were able to complete most of the games in the Round Robin and decide the finalists.
Vic AC Singles - Day One
A great start to the Victorian Open Singles Championship at Cairnlea. Seven Victorians are competing along with eleven of the best players from the other states - WA, SA, Queensland, NSW and Tasmania.
The first four rounds of the two blocks were played today. We were treated to four sextuple peels, two each by Malcolm and Robert Fletcher (Lismore). In addition to these there were 16 triple peels.
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Vic AC Singles Day Three - Moving Day
Today was moving day - from the round robin to the knockout stage, the Y competition, and the start of the Plate event.
The four quarter finals were best of three, but they were all decided after two games.
Malcolm Fletcher beat Callum Hyland, Kevin Beard won over Dwayne McCormick, Robert Fletcher beat his brother Greg and Simon Hockey beat Edward Wilson.
These results set up intriguing semi-finals, with Robert playing Simon and Malcolm matched against Kevin.
Again the semi-finals were won in two games straight, with Malcolm beating Kevin and Robert winning against Simon.
The games were a lot more exciting than the scores might suggest. Some great croquet! The winners were able to take their chances and finish when presented with opportunities.
The final between Robert and Malcolm is a best of five match, starting at 8 am tomorrow, New Year’s Day.
Tomorrow's play also includes games in the Plate and the best of three final in the Y, between Dwayne McCormick and Edward Wilson.
All results are on Croquetscores.
Vic AC Singles Day Four - Fletcher vs Fletcher
The play in the final between Robert and Malcolm Fletcher highlighted the demands on players at this level. A critical miss can easily see a game slip away from a player.
The final was played as a best of 5.
Robert took the first game with Malcolm hitting back hard in the second. The small band of spectators were thrilled to see such long and accurate hitting. The ball placement of both players was superb. The result really got down to which brother could hit more long lift shots.
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Players from a variety of clubs as far afield as Orbost, Numurkah, Deniliquin and various other clubs played in sultry conditions.
Games were played in three handicap sections, each with two blocks, and were keenly contested throughout the day.