Gateball trophy comes home
A small but committed field competed in the Victorian Gateball Championships at the Victorian Croquet Centre over the weekend of 27-29 April.
As well as the Victorian teams, we had competitors from Canberra and, for the first time as a standalone team, the Woodville team from South Australia.
New club brings croquet to the community
Croquet Victoria's newest club, RNB Croquet Club, recently visited Portsea Camp and introduced croquet to over seventy youngsters at a school holiday camp.
President Terri Manwaring has provided a report on what happened over the two days.
Posted by: Marjorie Grant
Posted on: 2018-05-07
News Type: Association
Anzac Classic at Rich River
In lovely autumn weather Rich River held our Association Croquet Anzac Classic six day tournament. The courts were looking the best they have for years.
Players came from Canberra, Yarrawonga, Ringwood, Wagga Wagga, Brunswick, Quarry Hill, Rich River, Essendon, Mooroopna, Bright and Brighton.
In Division 4 Betty Moran from Ringwood was the winner with Clive Aikman second.
We were fortunate to have new player Jim Gunn who was playing in his first competition. He did well winning one game.
In Division 3 there were some very close games with Chris Eiffert of Quarry Hill and Roger Lee from Brighton both winning four games. Chris was the winner with Roger second and Jan Gunzburg of Essendon third on a count back from two other players.
In Division 2 there were some very keen games with the winners scoring 26 each game. The winner Kevin Maloney of Bright was a clear winner ahead of runner up Ron Wrest of Mooroopna. Lyle Carey of Mooroopna and Ian Grant of Rich River tied for third.
The Division 1 grand final saw Kevin Beard of Yarrawonga defeat Tim Murphy of Canberra in an impressive game which included a triple peel, and ended 26TP-0. Tim also triple peeled in one of his games. The playoff for third place was between Roger Bird of Quarry Hill and David Wren of Essendon. Roger was the victor.
All results are on Croquetscores.
Over the years it has been good to see the competitors at our tournament improving by lowering their handicaps and changing divisions.
Thank you to all the competitors, spectators and members who helped over the six days to make the event a great success.
New court for Phillip Island Croquet Club
The sun was shining and there were smiles all round when the new court (lawn) was officially put into action at the Phillip Island Croquet Club recently.
It was a day to remember for club members and invited guests from the Shire – Mayor Pam Rothfield and Councillors Les Larke and Michael Whelan – when the ribbon was cut signifying a welcome addition to the club’s well-established facilities.
Sandringham Croquet Club Association Tournament
Our Association Tournament was held from Friday 4 May through to Sunday 6 May.
The weather ranged from challenging on Friday to perfect on Sunday.