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Earlier news


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.



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.


Current news

News Date: 2017-10-20
Posted by: Betty Etherton
Posted on: 2017-11-01
News Type: Golf

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.

The Hi-Lo Doubles were conducted on Wednesday. Winners were:

Division 1: Peter Donovan (Wonthaggi)
Division 2:
Julie Weaver (Hyde Park, South Australia)
ivision 3: Pat Smith (Ballarat).

The Singles competition was played out on Thursday. Winners were:

Blocks 1/2: David Chapman (Hyde Park)
Block 3/4: Owen Dickinson (Essendon)
Block 5/6: Fay Harrison (Drysdale)
Block 7: Marylin Smith (Victor Harbour, South Australia)

The Handicap Doubles were played on Friday to round out the tournament. Winners were:

Block 1: Jim and Val Saunders (Geelong Belmont)
Block 2: Margaret Pope and Glenn Price (Horsham)
Block 3: Anne and Andrew Larpent (United Kingdom)
Block 4: Les Matthews and John Jones (Drysdale).


Players at Horsham. From left: Carolyn Shanahan, Marilyn Gregson,
Les Matthews.

The club used 8 greens on the two doubles days and 11 greens for the singles.


Betty Etherton
Horsham Croquet Club


Later news


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.



Deniliquin hosts GC handicap championships

The ACA national Handicap Championships in Golf Croquet were held at Deniliquin from 6 to 10 November.

This was the first national handicap tournament since the change to the new handicap system in April, and games took a little longer with more extra turns.


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