Handicap players defy elements
Players in the Victorian Golf Croquet Handicap championships over the weekend persisted in the face of challenging weather.
VCA HANDICAP DOUBLES, Friday 1 December
Many thanks to the players who braved the weather. Play started a little late owing to the expected heavy rain. We had a couple of showers in the morning and one very heavy downpour in the afternoon.
Play was stopped after everyone had completed four games, because all players and referees were like drowned rats.
Vic gateballers win in NSW
The NSW Gateball Championships were held in Young, NSW, over the weekend of 17-19 November.
Victoria was represented by five players from Kew and one from Essendon. The team was Philip Brown (capt), Maxine Maclachlan, Trish Watts, Gilon Smith, Kerry Seipolt and Elaine Coverdale.
Posted by: Wendy Bodey
Posted on: 2017-12-05
News Type: Golf
Close struggle in Northern District GC Pennant finals
The Northern District Croquet Association 2017 Pennant Finals were held on Thursday November 23.
The finals provided a fitting end to the pennant season. Although it doesn't show in the final game scores, each hoop was closely contested. The audience were entertained with some excellent matches.
The weather was challenging for the players with heat in the morning and a storm brewing in the afternoon.
In Division 1 Bendigold (Jo Bury and Bill Humphries - Bendigo and Golden Square respectively) defeated Quarry Hill Eucalypts (Chris Eiffert, Lois Kirk and Roger Bird) 6 games to nil. Lorraine Baker from Golden Square refereed the match.
In Division 2 there were many close games during the day. Quarry Hill Red Gums (Max Elgin, Brian Gibson and Jennifer Slattery) defeated Quarry Hill Yellow Gums (Maree Wallace, Ron Nixon and Bill Wallace) 5 games to 1. Barb Thorne from Castlemaine refereed the match.
Deni teams fight out close final
Two teams from Deniliquin contested the Grand Final of the 2017 Goulburn Valley GC Pennant Season, which was played at Shepparton on Thursday 7th December in near perfect conditions.
The Deniliquin Diamonds had been Ladder leaders all season in the 9 team handicap play, Double Round Robin Competition.
Their opponents in the Final were the Deniliquin Gems, who had beaten the Diamonds in both home-and-away rounds this season and also in the first Semi Final.
Spirited selectors' invitational
Each year the VCA conducts a Selectors’ Invitation event.
The purpose of the event is to reward players who have performed consistently during the year and pit them against players of more experience. It is an opportunity for the selectors to encourage new players to challenge themselves and for the selectors to assess the players for future events.