Successful GC Croquet Doubles comp at Wimmera
Horsham Croquet Club hosted the annual Wimmera CA Golf Croquet Doubles competition on 21 February 2018.
Horsham, Donald, Warracknabeal and Dimboola were represented among the placegetters.
Close results in Goulburn Valley GC Singles
The annual GVCA open GC singles tournament was hosted by the Rich River Croquet Club on 14 and 15 February.
Twenty-nine players from eleven clubs competed on Day One in very trying, windy conditions.
Day Two weather was almost perfect.
Overall we saw some great croquet in all divisions, with some very close results.
News Date: 2018-02-25
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2018-02-26
News Type: Association
Cairnlea Classic supports Eire Cup players
The weekend of the Vic v Vic A practice match saw a small but committed group of Association Croquet players providing support for the team.
This event has been held for the past two seasons to ensure a number of players are in attendance for the introduction of the Victorian AC Team, who will compete in the Eire Cup in South Australia in March.
This year the Cairnlea Classic was not well supported. We had ten players in two sections. This low number is something we need to address in the future. Maybe change the nature of the event – handicap play? Any suggestions are welcome – the date will have to fit in with the team practice match and that depends on the ACA date schedule for the Eire Cup.
In Section 1 three players ended with 3 wins and 1 loss. Claire Bassett (NSW), Bob Roycroft (Geelong Eastern Park) and Graham Fahey (MCC). Claire was the winner with a better net hoops score.
Section 2 was more clear-cut. Mignon Johnston (Ballarat Alexandra) defended her win last year and was unbeaten in her games. In a welcome return to competitive play Marie Calthorpe (Williamstown) was runner-up. The only game Marie lost was to Mignon.
All results are on Croquetscores.
It was a hard row for some of the players as the range of handicaps was very disparate. I commend those who attended and did battle – I do hope the experience gained was worth the effort.
Stephen Forster made the point at the team presentation that our Victorian State Team is playing to represent all Association players in Victoria. We wish the team a great carnival and trust they are in a position to defend their recent victories. We will all be cheering for them from the sidelines – keep up to date with the progress through the Eire Cup page on Croquetscores.
I do ask all players of our sport to consider ways we can improve this event – as support for our state team and as a stand-alone tournament.
AC ranking events: Gold, Silver, Bronze
On the weekend of 3/4 March, Cairnlea hosted the annual Victorian Gold Cup, Silver and Bronze Shields. Players are invited to these events purely on their ranking.
The top eight available players go into the Gold Cup, the next eight into the Silver Shield, and another eight are invited to the Bronze Shield. As one player was forced to withdraw late in the proceedings, the Bronze Shield ended with seven players.
New WCF Golf Croquet Rules
The World Croquet Federation is releasing a new set of Golf Croquet rules later this year.
All Golf Croquet players are being given the opportunity to comment on the draft version.