Kew AC Tournament:
Divs 3 and 4
Between Friday 23 March and Sunday 25 March Kew Croquet Club held its Division 3 and 4 tournament.
There were six players in each division - a smaller number than in the past, but very enthusiastic.
Players included members from far afield: Corowa in NSW, Bright in NE Victoria, and The Briars Heritage club at Mount Macedon on the Mornington Peninsula. We also had players from more local clubs, including Ringwood, Monash, MCC, Brunswick, and Kew.
Country Week success at Swan Hill
The 2018 Country Week AC Tournament at Swan Hill was a great success for those who were able to make the trip.
The weather was wonderful, the courts were in great condition and the Swan Hill Croquet members made us feel welcome and fed us all too well!!
News Date: 2018-04-08
Posted by: Jim Saunders
Posted on: 2018-04-11
News Type: Golf
Victorian Golf Croquet Bronze Medal
The Victorian Division of the ACA Golf Croquet Bronze Medal was held at Cairnlea from 6 to 8 April.
This event is the qualifying tournament for the ACA Gold Medal to be held in Sydney later in the year. World Rankings for Victorian players are used to select the invited field with eight players competing in a full round robin over three days with each match being the best of three games.
The tournament provided really great hard fought and close croquet with the result remaining in doubt until well into the last day’s play.
John van der Touw (Monash) won the Bronze Medal from Darren McLoughlin (Deniliquin), each having won six matches, but with John having one more net game than Darren. History will note that this is the third year that Darren has been the bridesmaid. Lester Hughes (Williamstown), Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga) and Brian Rowe (Esdsendon) all won four matches with Brian finishing third on net games.
John van der Touw now has the honour of representing Victoria in the ACA Gold Medal event in Sydney early in September. We wish him all the very best for this most prestigious event.
Chairman GC Selection Committee
10 April, 2018
Selectors Invitation Golf Croquet
The First Selectors Invitation Tournament was recently held at Cairnlea.
It was run over two days with 32 players competing in four round robin blocks followed by finals. Entry was by way of invitation and these were issued to a range of established and rapidly developing players.
VCA Golf Croquet Regionals
This event was held over the weekend of 21 and 22 April.
Twelve regions took part with 35 players playing for their regions. Games were all played in great spirit and hotly contested.