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Association croquet

In Association Croquet the object of the game is to get both balls around a course of twelve hoops in a set order, and finish by hitting the centre peg, (which has given us the phrase "pegging out"). On your turn you have two options:

- To hit a ball through its next hoop (running the hoop). If you manage to run the hoop you get a free turn.

Or you can:

- Hit your ball so that it hits any of the other three balls. In this case you get 2 free turns.

This second option is the key to the game. When you hit another ball, you pick your ball up and place it against the ball you've hit. You then play your ball again (called a croquet stroke). This means you can send both balls to different parts of the lawn. After the croquet stroke you have another free shot with which you can aim for another ball or run your hoop. You're allowed to hit (and then croquet) each of the other three balls on your turn.

By careful play you should be able to manoeuvre your ball in front of its hoop. If you do that and then run the hoop, you're allowed to hit all the other balls again. By using the other three balls you can then get your ball in front of its next hoop, etc, etc.

Good players can make 'breaks' as in snooker, sometimes running all twelve hoops in a single turn. But....if the player miscalculates and fails to run the hoop or hit another ball, his turn comes to an end, and his opponent has the chance to make the running himself.

This above description gives the essentials of the game; all other rules and modifications can be picked up easily in the course of play.

Association croquet links

Laws and Regulations

Grading and Handicaps

VCA Association Croquet State Squad

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To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder.

For resources to help grow your club see Growing Croquet in Victoria.

Please contact the State Coordinator if you have other questions.

State Coordinator of Association Croquet
Brian Reither
0488 539 000
breither@bigpond.com

State Handicapper of Association Croquet
Doron Gunzburg
0419 616563
dgunzburg@hotmail.com

Association croquet news

2018-10-15

 

Live Streaming of AC Presidents Eights

On Monday 15 October, the final day of the 2018 AC Presidents Eights, play on the centre courts was livestreamed from 8 am.

Callum Hyland (Sandy Bay, Tasmania) provided commentary.

The video is still available - go to

https://livestream.com/mysportlive/events/8405934/videos/181826619

This is a pilot project. It would be great to have feedback on your experience - contact the Croquet Vic Secretary.

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2018-09-26

 

AC tournament at Horsham Kalimna Park

Horsham Rural City Mayor, Cr Pam Clarke (pic) ran a hoop to officially open our Tournament on the Monday morning, and in perfect spring sunshine for the next three days competitors tried to out-manoeuvre each other in this quirky game.

It was great to see South Australian players from Victor Harbour, Naracoorte, Penola, Murray Bridge and Norwood, and Victorians from Belmont and Eastern Park Geelong, Queenscliff, Colac, Warrnambool, Ballarat Alexandra, Swan Hill and Warracknabeal, as well as from our own club.

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2018-05-06

 

Sandringham Croquet Club Association Tournament

Our Association Tournament was held from Friday 4 May through to Sunday 6 May.

The weather ranged from challenging on Friday to perfect on Sunday.

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2018-04-29

 

Anzac Classic at Rich River

In lovely autumn weather Rich River held our Association Croquet Anzac Classic six day tournament. The courts were looking the best they have for years.  

Players came from Canberra, Yarrawonga, Ringwood, Wagga Wagga, Brunswick, Quarry Hill, Rich River, Essendon, Mooroopna, Bright and Brighton.

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