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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

Play happens every day, with Wednesday morning being especially popular with the social golf croquet group. An online booking scheme is operated to ensure that you get a game when you turn up.

Recommencing in January 2021 there will be 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 2020 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, info@bmsc.org.au.
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.

Contact us

Club President
Frances Mackieson
president @ bmsc . org . au

Club Secretary
Roger Turney
0410 514 069
secretary @ bmsc . org . au

Club Treasurer
Andrew Wootton
treasurer @ bmsc . org . au

Club Contact
Roger Turney
9387 9239
info @ bmsc . org . au


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Postal Address
PO Box 154, Brunswick West, 3055

Clubhouse Phone
03 9387 9239

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Croquet at Brunswick

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).

Club Hire

The clubhouse is generally available to the local community for functions and corporate events, such as group building and end of year parties. Competitive rates for groups of 20 to 50 people. Email info@bmsc.org.au or phone 03 9387 9239 for more information or to check availability.
You can also complete our booking form online.

Lawn Bookings

Bookings for play are available with these links.

8/3/21 - 14/3/21
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15/3/21 - 21/3/21
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Electric Light Tournament 2021 (BELT)


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 via our online form, or come along to the club when we reopen, 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.


Useful resources

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

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

Nino and Joe’s butchers in Victoria Rd near Sydney Rd have been very generous in discounting meat for the BBQs at club tournaments.

Brunswick Mallet Sports Club
Inc A0003329R


Tournament information

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

Association tournament info


Brunswick Electric Light 2021


Winner (range -3.0 to 2.0)
Chris Grant (Ringwood)

Runner-up: Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga)


Winner (range 5.0 to 8.0)
Paul Ryan (MCC)

Runner-up: Michael Edwards (Portland)

Contact - Kate Patrick 0403 108 215

Brunswick Electric Light 2021


Winner (range 12.0 to 16.0)
Mark Wilson (Brunswick)

Runner-up: Trevor Taylor (MCC)


Winner (range 18.0 to 20.0)
Sarah Lewis (MCC)

Runner-up: Roger Turney (Brunswick)

Contact - Kate Patrick 0403 108 215

Brunswick Electric Light 2020


Winner (range -1.5 to 5.0)
William Hadden (Brunswick)

Runner-up: Brian Cumming (Canada)


Winner (range 6.0 to 12.0)
Paul Ryan (Kew)

Runner-up: Paul Lund (Williamstown)


Winner (range 14.0 to 16.0)
Geoff Swain (Kew)

Runner-up: Julie Love (Brighton)


Winner (range 18.0 to 20.0)
Trevor Taylor (MCC)

Runner-up: Joan Trollope (Brunswick)

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

Golf tournament info


Brunswick Invitation GC 2019


Winner (range -6.0 to 3.0)
Owen Dickinson (Essendon)

Runner-up: Judith Wembridge (Bairnsdale)

Contact - Bruce McGregor 0438 873 693

Recent member successes



Mark Wilson
Williamstown Open 2021
Range -1.0 to 3.0


Mark Wilson
Brunswick Electric Light 2021
Range 12.0 to 16.0


William Youl
Brunswick Electric Light 2021
Range 12.0 to 16.0


Roger Turney
Brunswick Electric Light 2021
Range 18.0 to 20.0


Mark Wilson
VCA Australia Day Tournament 2021
Range -6.0 to 2.0


Mark Wilson
Warrnambool 2021
Range 10.0 to 16.0


Greg Hill
VCA Open Doubles and Singles Championships 2021
Range -3.0 to 20.0


Mark Wilson
VCA Men's/Women's Championships 2020
Range -6.0 to 20.0