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.
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.
News Date: 2018-03-04
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2018-03-06
News Type: Association
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.
The Gold Cup was dominated by our state team captain Stephen Forster (Belmont). Stephen won all his 7 games with 4 triple peels. Elaine Coverdale (Essendon) was runner up with 5 wins. David Johnston (Ballarat Alexandra) and Chris Grant (Ringwood) both had 4 wins.
The Silver Shield went right to the last round. Going into that round Lewis Mercer (Traralgon) and John van der Touw (Monash) were equal. Lewis lost his final game to Gail Hopkins (Essendon) and John defeated Roger Bird (Quarry Hill) to finish the winner by one game. Lewis finished second with Gail Hopkins in third place behind him on net hoops.
The Bronze Shield was even closer as Lara Ketelaars (Ringwood) and Kevin Maloney (Bright) went into the last round equal - both having lost one game at that point. Lara prevailed in a tight game with Kevin finishing second ahead of John Grieve (Williamstown) and Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga) - all with four wins. It is great to see Lara returning to form and enjoying playing regularly.
The weekend proved a great preparation for our state team heading to Adelaide for the Eire Cup. With Stephen, Elaine, Tricia Devlin, Chris Grant, Terry and Gail Hopkins all playing (and Kevin Beard and Kerri-Ann Organ playing at Cammeray) all our state team members had a great workout.
Everyone in croquet wishes the team well in our defence of the Eire Cup. Keep up to date with the results on Croquetscores.
New WCF Golf Croquet Rules
The World Croquet Federation is releasing a new set of Golf Croquet rules later this year.
All Golf Croquet players are being given the opportunity to comment on the draft version.
Country Week success at Swan Hill
The 2018 Country Week AC Tournament at Swan Hill was a great success for those who were able to make the trip.
The weather was wonderful, the courts were in great condition and the Swan Hill Croquet members made us feel welcome and fed us all too well!!
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