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2023-02-01

 

Victorian Open Singles Tournament – held 28th and 29th January at Cairnlea

This was a tournament that showcased some of Victoria’s best players and  the quarter, semifinal and finals were exceptionally high quality matches.

All matches were played under very hot conditions Saturday – fortunately the afternoon cloud cover enabled us to continue play. Sunday was a  cooler day and condition for playing much improved and pleasant for players.

Thankyou again to Lester , Owen , Kevin for court preparation with Chas and Richard Hingst also assisting with set up for the singles. Special thanks must go also to all players who assisted in removal of hoops and cleaning up post their games  on Sunday . Many hands definitely make light work.

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2023-02-01

 

Vic Open Doubles

This event was played  Thursday26th and  Friday 27th January at Cairnlea in beautiful summer weather. Thanks again to the grounds crew at Cairnlea for having the courts in such great order- thanks to Lester, Kevin and Owen.

Thanks also to the referees Graham Smith and Terry Wilson who attended for both days and Tom Lacey who assisted on the Friday. Although in the background most of the time there assistance to support the game and allow it to run smoothly is invaluable

Special mention to Ian and Katrina Peterson who kindly drove from Geelong to Cairnlea both days to assist with catering as RNB café was unable to be on site these days. This meant players had all food needs met at Cairnlea with some beautiful salad rolls and treats enjoyed by all. With their usual generosity Katrina and Ian then donated the profits back to Cairnlea/ VCA. This couple continue to provide enormous  support and commitment to croquet behind the scenes and this generosity often goes unknown by many.

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2023-01-26

 

HORSHAM CROQUET CLUB AUSTRALIA DAY 2023

On Thursday evening at 5.45pm, 35 people attended Australia Day at our club. Donna (our Pres) welcomed everybody to enjoy a 2 course dinner and 2 games of croquet, reminding us also of what a beautiful, peaceful space our croquet club is set in, next to the Botanical gardens. Betty was invited to raise the flag while everyone sang Advance Australia Fair.

 

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2023-01-26

 

Croquet a hit at Government House

Activities at the Government House Open Day on 26 January included croquet on the Governor’s private croquet lawn, run by a team of twelve people from seven clubs: Kew, Brunswick, MCC, Elsternwick, Eastern Park, Brighton, and Ballarat Western. 

148 people signed up for a hit - plus the Governor, who also had a go. There were still people wanting to join in when we had to stop. 

Loved seeing the players shaking hands / crossing mallets and thanking each other for the game. And people trying jumps, and a whole group exploding with enthusiasm when someone ran a hoop. 

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Upcoming events

04 Feb 23
05 Feb 23


Terang
Range : 5.0 to 20.0
Terang


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Aileen Bell
0409 438 284


04 Feb 23
05 Feb 23


VCA Handicap Championships
Range : 2.0 to 5.0
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


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Katrina Petersen
0417 154 474
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04 Feb 23
05 Feb 23


VCA Victoria v Victoria A
Range : -3.0 to 20.0
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea



Stephen Forster
0402 303 064
s . forster26 @ iinet . net . au


04 Feb 23
05 Feb 23


VCA Handicap Championships
Range : 6.0 to 9.0
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


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Katrina Petersen
0417 154 474
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04 Feb 23
05 Feb 23


VCA Handicap Championships
Range : 10.0 to 14.0
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


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Katrina Petersen
0417 154 474
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04 Feb 23
05 Feb 23


VCA Handicap Championships
Range : 16.0 to 20.0
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


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Katrina Petersen
0417 154 474
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05 Feb 23
05 Feb 23


Drouin Ficifolia Charity Social Day
Range : 0.0 to 14.0
Drouin


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Heather Bullen
0407 821 650


08 Feb 23
12 Feb 23


WCF Golf Croquet U21 World Championships NZ
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Hamilton, New Zealand



Peter Freer
0412 178 254
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10 Feb 23
12 Feb 23


ACA Presidents 8s
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea



Peter Freer
0412 178 254
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10 Feb 23
12 Feb 23


Brunswick Electric Light
Range : -3.0 to 20.0
Brunswick


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Andrew Wootton
0481 392 798
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13 Feb 23
16 Feb 23


Phillip Island
Range : -3.0 to 20.0
Phillip Island


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Jenni Wills
0414 714 874


18 Feb 23
19 Feb 23


Traralgon Singles
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Traralgon



Matt Mackay
0447 276 783


18 Feb 23
19 Feb 23


VCA Cairnlea Classic Fun Weekend - CANCELLED
Range : -3.0 to 20.0
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


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Katrina Petersen
0417 154 474
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18 Feb 23
19 Feb 23


VCA Cairnlea Classic Fun Weekend - CANCELLED
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


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Katrina Petersen
0417 154 474
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18 Feb 23
19 Feb 23


Traralgon Singles
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Traralgon



Matt Mackay
0447 276 783


18 Feb 23
19 Feb 23


Traralgon Singles
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Traralgon



Matt Mackay
0447 276 783


18 Feb 23
19 Feb 23


Traralgon Singles
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Traralgon



Matt Mackay
0447 276 783


18 Feb 23
19 Feb 23


Traralgon Singles
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Traralgon



Matt Mackay
0447 276 783


18 Feb 23
19 Feb 23


Traralgon Singles
Range : -6.0 to 20.0
Traralgon



Matt Mackay
0447 276 783


23 Feb 23
24 Feb 23


Odd Socks Doubles (Level)
Range : -6.0 to 12.0
RNB


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Terri Manwaring
0421 486890
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Recent results

28 Jan 23
29 Jan 23


VCA Open Singles Championship
Range : -6.0 to 20.0 (GC)
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


Winner : Shane Downie (Traralgon)
Runner-up: Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga )
Third: Richard Hingst (Williamstown)





26 Jan 23
27 Jan 23


VCA Victorian Open Doubles
Range : -6.0 to 20.0 (GC)
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


Winners: Shane Downie (Traralgon) & Julie Beasley (Warragul)
Runners-up: Richard Parks & John van der Touw (Monash)
Third: Richard Hingst & Claire Keating (Williamstown)







25 Jan 23
25 Jan 23


VCA Australia Day Tournament
Range : -6.0 to 20.0 (GC)
Victorian Croquet Centre - Cairnlea


Winner : Owen Dickinson (Essendon)
Runner-up: William Manwaring (RNB)
Third: John Oudyn (Kew)





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