Four musketeers battle it out again
After the Christmas cheer faded a committed group of 12 pairs of doubles contested the Victorian Open Doubles at Cairnlea.
The event was played in two blocks, with the leading pair in each block qualifying for the best of three games final.
Kevin Beard wins Bronze in great AC weekend at Shepparton
A most successful weekend of Association Croquet at Shepparton was capped off by a fine win in the ACA Bronze Medal to Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga).
Kevin and Stephen Forster (Belmont) went into their last round game against each other - both players undefeated. Kevin will now represent Victoria in the ACA AC Gold Medal in Adelaide in March.
| News Date: 2017-12-29 |
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2018-01-03
News Type: Association
Vic AC Singles - Day One
A great start to the Victorian Open Singles Championship at Cairnlea. Seven Victorians are competing along with eleven of the best players from the other states - WA, SA, Queensland, NSW and Tasmania.
The first four rounds of the two blocks were played today. We were treated to four sextuple peels, two each by Malcolm and Robert Fletcher (Lismore). In addition to these there were 16 triple peels.
We also had a couple of unexpected results, with Fleur Brockway (East Fremantle) getting the better of Edward Wilson (Hyde Park) and Kathleen Colclough (Headland Buderim) playing a superb game to beat Dwayne McCormick (Norwood).
At this point only six players have won all their games: Robert and Malcolm in Block A, and Greg Fletcher (Hyde Park), Simon Hockey (Jamestown), Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga) and Callum Hyland (Sandy Bay) in Block B.
All makes for an interesting 4 rounds tomorrow to complete the round robin. The top four players from each block will then progress to the knockout stage on Sunday and Monday. Games in this part of the event will generally be best of 3, with the final best of 5.
Onlookers are welcome to come and watch at any time. Play starts at 8 am - finishing time depends when the scheduled games are completed.
As games finish, the results are published on croquetscores.com
Vic AC Singles Day Two - great croquet, surprise results
The Victorian Open Singles Championships continued at VCC today.
We were able to complete most of the games in the Round Robin and decide the finalists.
Vic AC Singles Day Three - Moving Day
Today was moving day - from the round robin to the knockout stage, the Y competition, and the start of the Plate event.
The four quarter finals were best of three, but they were all decided after two games.
Malcolm Fletcher beat Callum Hyland, Kevin Beard won over Dwayne McCormick, Robert Fletcher beat his brother Greg and Simon Hockey beat Edward Wilson.
These results set up intriguing semi-finals, with Robert playing Simon and Malcolm matched against Kevin.