New Australian GC champion
Lester Hughes is the new Australian Golf Croquet champion.
The weather was typically Autumn in Melbourne - still, cold mornings, lovely sunny days.
Close fought ACA Open GC Doubles
Cairnlea hosted the 2017 Australian Golf Croquet Championships. There were fourteen pairs contesting the doubles which started on Saturday 6 May.
We had one block for the qualifying rounds which were spread over the weekend and early Monday morning. At the conclusion of the round robin seven pairings went through to the Final Knockout, while another three pairs were required to play a knockout series to determine the final pair to the finals.
News Date: 2017-05-25
Posted by: Lynne Roberts
Posted on: 2017-05-29
News Type: Golf
Thrilling end to Metro GC Shield season
On 25 May a very exciting Metro Shield Final was played at Cairnlea, with Kew and Mornington neck and neck throughout the day.
The final was the end of a very competitive season.
Nine teams played in the 2017 Autumn Metropolitan Shield: Brunswick, Essendon, Ivanhoe Park, Kew, Monash Blue, Monash White, Mornington, Sandringham and Williamstown. At the end of the season, the four top teams on the ladder were Kew, Mornington, Monash White and Brunswick. Kew was top, having lost only one match during the season; Mornington was second, having lost two matches.
The semi-finals played at Cairnlea on 18 May resulted in Kew 9 games/74 hoops defeating Brunswick 3 games/55 hoops, and Mornington 8 games/75 hoops defeating Monash White 4 games/60 hoops.
The result of the final match between Kew and Mornington was determined by the last game.
At the end of Session One Mornington was ahead by 1 game and 4 hoops, then following Session Two both Kew and Mornington were 3 games each with Kew leading by 1 hoop. After Session Three Mornington once more took the lead with a total of 5 games to Kew’s 4 games.
Session Four saw both teams playing very strongly with Kew winning another 2 games, bringing Kew back into the lead with 6 games and Mornington 5 games. With the last Singles still playing it was obvious that either team could win. The excitement reached a high with Pam Mason 6 hoops to Tricia’s 5 hoops after Hoop 11. Then Pam successfully ran Hoop 12 to win the last game. The final result:
Mornington 6 games/71 hoops defeated Kew 6 games/67 hoops.
Congratulations to both teams. It’s been a great season – Well Done!
Winners - Mornington Team: Tony Doherty, Pam Mason, John Sherlock and Ian Cheesman
Runners up - Kew Team: Lex van Schouwenberg, Patricia Watts, David Harrison, Clem Joyce
The referees: Alan Jenkins (Village Glen), Margot Roberts (Williamstown), Bill Connell (Village Glen)
Pics: Brian Rowe
Thanks to the tireless referees on the day and to everyone else who has helped make this Shield season so successful.
Results secretary, GC Metro Shield
AC Metro Pennant Autumn results
This season there were only two sections in the AC Metro Pennant, with fewer AC players being available to participate.
For those who did play, there was healthy competition and in the low-handicap section a nail biting result.
Victorian succeeds in Queensland
Congratulations to Kevin Beard, who has just won three Queensland titles: the AC singles and the AC men's singles, along with the GC doubles - the doubles in partnership with John Levick of Newcastle (NSW).