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!!
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.
News Date: 2018-03-25
Posted by: Patricia Watts
Posted on: 2018-03-26
News Type: Association
Kew AC Tournament:
Divs 3 and 4
Between Friday 23 March and Sunday 25 March Kew Croquet Club held its Division 3 and 4 tournament.
There were six players in each division - a smaller number than in the past, but very enthusiastic.
Players included members from far afield: Corowa in NSW, Bright in NE Victoria, and The Briars Heritage club at Mount Macedon on the Mornington Peninsula. We also had players from more local clubs, including Ringwood, Monash, MCC, Brunswick, and Kew.
On Friday the weather was hot and some people were feeling the heat.
On Saturday there was appalling rain resulting in a large puddle on the NW corner of the lower court, requiring repeated use of the Super Sopper. Then we had to stop for lightning as required by policy. The players were very good and continued to play in heavy rain when the lightning stopped.
Sunday was another side of the weather with very strong winds.
The result of the tournament was as follows:
Division 3 winner Ruth Duffy (Corowa Civic), runner up Lewis Gordon (The Briars Heritage).
From left: Ruth, Lewis. Pics: Clem Joyce.
Division 4 winner Kate Patrick (Brunswick), runner up Geoff Swain (Kew).
From left: Kate, Trish (TM), Geoff.
Pics: Clem Joyce.
All results are on Croquetscores.
Thanks to the referees, who included Judy and Clem Joyce, Liz Duff, and Roy Palmer; also to Judy and Esther Stump for their excellent catering, much appreciated by all.
Clem and Ruth Duffy were most helpful with setting up the courts each morning.
Victorian Golf Croquet Bronze Medal
The Victorian Division of the ACA Golf Croquet Bronze Medal was held at Cairnlea from 6 to 8 April.
This event is the qualifying tournament for the ACA Gold Medal to be held in Sydney later in the year. World Rankings for Victorian players are used to select the invited field with eight players competing in a full round robin over three days with each match being the best of three games.
Selectors Invitation Golf Croquet
The First Selectors Invitation Tournament was recently held at Cairnlea.
It was run over two days with 32 players competing in four round robin blocks followed by finals. Entry was by way of invitation and these were issued to a range of established and rapidly developing players.