Victorian Men’s and Women’s AC Championships
The long-running Victorian Men’s and Women’s Championships were held at Cairnlea over the weekend of 28 and 29 October.
It was great to see the lawns looking so green and playing well. Yes – there are some areas where difficulties arise but overall the courts are looking good!
The best players handle all conditions and this was very evident over the weekend in trying weather conditions. Saturday was mild and reasonably calm but Sunday saw the wind pick up and it made conditions a lot more difficult.
Seniors Festival 2017
'Getting older is a reason to celebrate when October and the Victorian Seniors Festival rolls around'.
So said The Courier (7 October 2017), and Croquet Victoria clubs took the opportunity to introduce the game of croquet (generally golf croquet) to members of their local communities.
News Date: 2017-10-21
Posted by: Sue Elliott
Posted on: 2017-10-29
News Type: General
Morwell Croquet Club supports Relay for Life
Most of us know someone affected by cancer and Relay For Life is to honour those who have lost their fight against cancer and to honour those who are living with cancer today. Fundraising is our way of fighting back to live in a cancer free world.
Last weekend I was one of many relayers who took part in the Latrobe Relay for Life 2017 at the Tyers Football grounds.
Thank you Morwell Croquet Club for supporting me by letting me take out some mallets, balls and hoops for people to have some fun with. It is a long night and having activities helps to keep everyone awake. Many had never seen croquet played before and were suitably impressed with my skills.
Sue and croquet at Relay for Life. Pic: Geoff Stanton
It was good to see some of the younger ones having a go and it looks like we may have a visit from one of the local schools before Christmas.
My Thorpy Hopes team raised over $14,000 this year which was absolutely amazing. Our major fundraisers were Footy Tipping, High Tea, and Sue Van Heurck's Christmas display.
Strong interstate presence at Horsham GC tournament
Horsham Croquet Club hosted its annual tournament on 18 - 20 October.
Travellers from South Australia featured strongly on the winners’ lists.
Horsham Croquet Club Tournament Manager Rae Hill said it was fantastic. “The 22 people from South Australia were blown away with it,” she said. “They came to play and were in awe. They have already started putting their names down for next year… I hadn’t even thought about that yet.”
There were 71 participants in total at the tournament. “There were very good players involved in the tournament, from one end of the spectrum to another,” Hill said.
Pat Hopkins: 50 years a croquet player
Croquet Victoria and Morwell Croquet Club today congratulated Pat Hopkins on achieving fifty years as a croquet player in Victoria.
Pat joined Moe Croquet Club on 30 October 1967, and became a member of Morwell Croquet Club in 1973, when the Moe club closed.