Close results in Goulburn Valley GC Singles
The annual GVCA open GC singles tournament was hosted by the Rich River Croquet Club on 14 and 15 February.
Twenty-nine players from eleven clubs competed on Day One in very trying, windy conditions.
Day Two weather was almost perfect.
Overall we saw some great croquet in all divisions, with some very close results.
Women star in President's Eights
VCC was recently host to the 2018 ACA Golf Croquet President’s Eights. This prestigious event is played in four groups of eight. The first three eights are selected by world rankings. Players make an expression of interest to compete, and the top 24 Australian ranked players fill the top three eights. A fourth eight is the next eight ranked and available women players.
Fleur Brockway (WA) won the First Eight - the first woman to win it since these events have been held - and Judy Wembridge (Vic) won the Second Eight.
News Date: 2018-02-21
Posted by: Betty Etherton
Posted on: 2018-02-21
News Type: Golf
Successful GC Croquet Doubles comp at Wimmera
Horsham Croquet Club hosted the annual Wimmera CA Golf Croquet Doubles competition on 21 February 2018.
Horsham, Donald, Warracknabeal and Dimboola were represented among the placegetters.
Winners Neville Pope and Betty Etherton (both Horsham), with 4 games, 30 hoops
Runners-Up Shirley and Glen Price (both Horsham), with 3 games, 30 hoops.
From left: Neville Pope, Betty Etherton, Charles Rees (president, Wimmera CA)
John Sudholtz and Joan Hiscock (both Horsham), with 4 games, 28 hoops
Runners-up Maureen Belleville (Donald) and Robyn Goodwin (Warracknabeal), with 2 games, 28 hoops.
From left: John Sudholz, Joan Hiscock, Charles Rees
Winners Malcolm Jones and Jean Burke (both Dimboola), with 3 games, 21 hoops
Runners-up Anne Jones and Denise McMillen (both Dimboola), with 2 games, 15 hoops.
From left: Malcolm Jones, Jean Burke, Charles Rees.
Pictures: Betty Etherton
Cairnlea Classic supports Eire Cup players
The weekend of the Vic v Vic A practice match saw a small but committed group of Association Croquet players providing support for the team.
This event has been held for the past two seasons to ensure a number of players are in attendance for the introduction of the Victorian AC Team, who will compete in the Eire Cup in South Australia in March.
AC ranking events: Gold, Silver, Bronze
On the weekend of 3/4 March, Cairnlea hosted the annual Victorian Gold Cup, Silver and Bronze Shields. Players are invited to these events purely on their ranking.
The top eight available players go into the Gold Cup, the next eight into the Silver Shield, and another eight are invited to the Bronze Shield. As one player was forced to withdraw late in the proceedings, the Bronze Shield ended with seven players.