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Club page - Brunswick Mallet Sports Club

About us

Where

In Brunswick Park, Victoria Street, Brunswick, between Sydney Road and Pearson, next to West Brunswick Tennis Club - Melway 29 E6.
Enter via Pearson Street to get into the carpark close to the club entrance.

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When

Visitors are welcome to join us on:
Sundays: 9 am to 1 pm, golf
Mondays: 4 pm to 8 pm, association. A growing group. Email Kate if you'd like to join in, katepatrickoz@gmail.com.
Wednesdays: 9 am to 12 noon, golf; 4 pm to 8 pm, association
Saturdays: 10 am to noon, golf or association.

Mallets and balls provided. Just wear comfortable clothes (no long skirts) and flat shoes.

There is also gateball practice at Brunswick, usually on the first Sunday of the month, from 1 to 3 pm.
Other weeks, gateball practice is from 1 pm to 3 pm at either Kew or Essendon Croquet Clubs.
Contact Philip Brown (gateball@croquetvic.asn.au) for details of sessions and venues.

FEES
We charge a green fee of $5 a day - for local residents, though, your first session is free.
At our 2019 Annual General Meeting we decided not to charge members a green fee, however we are charging players a $2 Lights fee if they play after dark (except on Monday).
If you are playing gateball you will need to check with Essendon and Kew for their green fees.

BEGINNERS COURSES
We run regular GC beginners course in conjunction with U3A Moreland. If you'd like to join a course, do get in touch via our email, bmscshare@gmail.com.
AC beginners coaching is available every Monday evening from 5 pm. Book with Kate via email if you'd like to come - katepatrickoz@gmail.com.

USEFUL RESOURCES
Jenny and Chris Clarke, of NZ, are constantly extending a wonderful resource for GC and AC croquet players. See http://clarkecroquet.com.

Contact us

Club President
Donna Appleby
bmscshare @ gmail . com

Club Secretary
Pam Leith
9386 6323
bmscshare @ gmail . com

Club Treasurer
Bruce Macgregor
dbmac_1951 @ hotmail . com

Club Contact
Bruce Macgregor
0438 873 693
bmscshare @ gmail . com

Coaching Contact
Bruce Macgregor
dbmac_1951 @ hotmail . com


Full Members List

Postal Address
PO Box 154, Brunswick West, 3055

Clubhouse Phone
03 9387 9239

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Brunswick info

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Why mallet sports?

Brunswick MSC encourages members to learn different versions of the game: golf, association, and gateball. Gateball is a fast moving team game, golf croquet is sociable, association combines billiards and chess on grass (if you like pool, you'll really take to association croquet).


Like to give croquet a go?

Do drop by! We're a friendly lot and we're keen to encourage new members. Check out our YouTube clip! made by Angelo Butera...
Members pay a club membership sub plus dues for affiliation with the Australian and Victorian Croquet Associations (covers insurance) - not required if you already pay this via another club.
You can join online via our SurveyMonkey form, or just come along to the club and sign up.

We have a Facebook group where you can check out current news...


Looking for competition, or a social game?

Brunswick includes members who enjoy competing in tournaments and competitions while others come along for a social game and don't want to enter competitions. Our aim is for us all to value and support each other. Seems to be working well.

We celebrate success. We also enjoy ourselves, as at our inaugural Annual Dinner, where John van der Touw spoke on his croquet career. See the pics on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrunswickMSC/.


November update

COMING EVENTS
FRIDAY NIGHT PLAY & PIZZA
Next Play and Pizza night is Friday 6 December 2019. Play from 4 pm, pizza ordered at 6 pm.

WE'RE IN THE COMPETITION!
Brunswick members have enjoyed competing in the Spring season of Shield (GC) and Pennant (AC), in the:

  • Level Play Metro Shield
  • Handicap Metro Shield
  • Metro Pennant
  • new Thursday evening Pennant competition.
  • Special congratulations to the Thursday evening players, who topped the table, winning all their matches!

    BELATED CONGRATULATIONS
    Well done Lorna on coming third in the August Selectors Invitational event in GC!

    NEW SPONSOR
    Nelson Alexander is offering the club $ for real estate referrals. If you are selling a house, you might consult them? Use this form.


    Available for functions and corporate events

    Our clubhouse is available for the local community to have events (see pic below), and for corporate events, such as group building, and end of year parties. Competitive rates for groups of 20 to 50 people. Phone or email Bruce Macgregor at 0438 863 693 or at bmscshare@gmail.com for more information or to check availability.
    You can also complete our booking form online.


    Brunswick Mallet Sports Club
    Inc A0003329R


    Tournament information

    Information is displayed here for club tournaments from the current and previous seasons.

    Association tournament info


    Electric Light 2020

    Tournament Notice not available.

    (-3.0 to 11.0) Dates 06 Feb 20 - 09 Feb 20

    Contact - Kate Patrick 0403 108 215

    Electric Light 2020

    Tournament Notice not available.

    (12.0 to 20.0) Dates 30 Jan 20 - 02 Feb 20

    Contact - Kate Patrick 0403 108 215

    Brunswick Open Tournament (Electric Light) 2019


    Winner (range -3.0 to 2.5)
    Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga)

    Runner-up: Simon Watkins (Brighton)


    Winner (range 4.0 to 11.0)
    Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga )

    Runner-up: Paul Lund (Williamstown)


    Winner (range 12.0 to 16.0)
    Geoff Tennant (Elsternwick)

    Runner-up: Mark Wilson (Brunswick)


    Winner (range 18.0 to 20.0)
    John Watts (Kew)

    Runner-up: Amy Tennant (Elsternwick)

    Contact - Kate Patrick 0403 108 215 katepatrickoz @ gmail . com

    Golf tournament info


    Invitation 2019

    Tournament Notice not available.

    (-6.0 to 20.0) Dates 30 Nov 19 - 01 Dec 19

    Contact - Bruce McGregor 0438 873 693

    BMSC Invitational Masters 2018


    Winner (range -6.0 to 3.0)
    Judith Wembridge (Bairnsdale)

    Runner-up: Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga )

    Contact - Bruce Macgregor dbmac_1951 @ hotmail . com

    Recent member successes



    Andrew Wootton
    Annual Open Association Tournament 2019
    Range -3.0 to 8.0


    Kate Patrick
    GC Open 2019
    Range 6.0 to 12.0



    Lesley Skinner & Ian Harrowfield (Essendon)
    WMCMA Easter GC Handicap Doubles Tournament 2019
    Range 0.0 to 10.0


    Greg Hill
    Essendon AC Open Div 1 & 2 2019
    Range 1.5 to 4.0


    Rachel Gee
    Brunswick Open Tournament (Electric Light) 2019
    Range -3.0 to 2.5


    Mark Wilson
    Brunswick Open Tournament (Electric Light) 2019
    Range 12.0 to 16.0