Brighton Croquet Club Open Tournament
Brighton Croquet Club ran its Open Association Croquet Tournament over the first two weekends in September.
The club was pleased to welcome players from as far afield as Sale, Ballarat/Alexandra, Ringwood as well as many local metropolitan clubs. We were also pleased to see players from the newly formed Briars Heritage Croquet Club.
ISS Day 5: WA beats Victoria and wins the Shield
John van der Touw writes:
Western Australia are the champions. We got off to a good start at Wynnum today, with a 2 – 0 lead after the doubles, and held on to that two match lead with a 3 – 3 result for the first round of the singles.
However, WA stormed home to win four matches to one in the final round to win the test 6 – 5. As an indication of how close it was, the final hoop score was 128 – 128.
News Date: 2017-09-17
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2017-09-18
News Type: Association
VCA AC Women’s Invitation 2017
This event is designed for the Selectors to pick high ranking female players to contest a round robin event. The event has been a great stepping stone for players coming up in the ranking to be challenged by the more experienced players.
This year was no exception. We had three members from last year’s state team (Elaine Coverdale, Kerri-Ann Organ and Gail Hopkins), joined by two ex-State team members (Lois Kirk and Lara Ketelaars) and three players vying for higher honours (Louise Vale, Patricia Watts and Margaret Fraser).
The event was close fought with a couple of surprising results. Margaret was very excited in beating Elaine and Gail. All players had a minimum of two wins and the standard of play was very good – especially considering this was the first event for many of the ladies for the season.
Lois and Elaine both won five of their 7 games. The tournament was really decided by the game between them – which Elaine won by one hoop. Elaine was the event winner on net hoops from Lois. Gail and Kerri-Ann both won four games with Gail having the better nett hoop score to finish third.
Full results are on Croquetscores.
Victorian Handicap Championships
The very first open event of the season at Cairnlea saw a strong entry in the top division. Lesser numbers in the bottom two sections – but nonetheless some interesting play.
Teachers have a ball at Ballarat Alexandra
At this year's Teachers Games, over 100 teachers opted to compete in Golf Croquet doubles games - twice as many as signed up last year.
Teams from all over the State participated, with players of all abilities from the novice to the more experienced.
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