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.
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.
News Date: 2018-04-08
Posted by: Jim Saunders
Posted on: 2018-04-11
News Type: Golf
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.
Cairnlea looked at its best with the sun shining for the whole tournament.
The block play produced some excellent croquet with the top two players from each block progressing to finals which were played as 19 point games. In the quarter finals Jack Williams (Belmont) defeated Tricia Devlin (Castlemaine), Michael McKenzie (Belmont) defeated Heather Bradbury (Bairnsdale), Mark Wilson (Brunswick) defeated Len Clissold (Sale) and Elaine Coverdale (Essendon) defeated Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga).
The semi finals saw Jack defeating Michael 10/5 and Mark defeating Elaine 10/7. The final went right down to the wire with Mark defeating Jack 10/9. Congratulations to Mark on a fine tournament.
The Selectors were delighted to observe the high level of competition between thirty-two players from clubs across Victoria. Victoria is fortunate to have great depth of enthusiastic players who are passionate about golf croquet and keen to improve and participate in tournaments.
Chairman, GC Selection Committee
10 April, 2018
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.
Thanks to Brian Reither on a job well done
Brian Reither gave notice at the Victorian Croquet Association Council Meeting held on Monday 23 April 2018 that his time as the Regional Director for Ballarat and District Croquet Association would end at the upcoming 2018 VCA AGM.
Already a Victorian Croquet Association Life Member (awarded in 2015), Brian has given sixteen years service to croquet at the State Level.