2018 Golf Croquet State Team
The team to represent Victoria in the Golf Croquet Interstate Shield (ISS) was announced recently.
This tournament, which will be held in the Hunter Valley from September 12 to 16, is a major event which will bring together the best golf croquet players from six States in a competition in which each State plays each other in a mix of singles and mixed doubles.
Australian Golf Croquet Championships - singles and doubles
Cairnlea has been alive the past 10 days to the sound of croquet. The Australian Golf Croquet Championships were off and running. The doubles and singles were played in great spirit in a wide range of conditions.
The enthusiasm of the players was well matched by their dedication in sometimes very inhospitable conditions.
News Date: 2018-06-13
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2018-06-15
News Type: General
Croquet loses two of its stalwarts
This week saw the death of two much loved and well respected members of Croquet Victoria: Len Twigg of Williamstown CC and Dot Dickson of Essendon CC.
John Grieve writes:
Len Twigg, who died on 13 June, was a most respected and admired member of the Williamstown CC. Like a lot of croquet players he often bemoaned that he hadn’t found croquet earlier in his life. He played both Association and Golf Croquet. Tournaments and pennant, alike Len just loved the sport and the contest. A quiet man who was loved by all at Williamstown and those he met and played with and against.
Our sport has lost a dear soul.
Shirley Hallinan writes:
Dot Dickson, who died on 14 June, was an enormously valued member of Essendon Croquet Club and a significant contributor to croquet in Victoria, receiving the President’s Award for Service to croquet in Victoria in September 2017.
Dot was well known for her leadership of the Essendon Croquet Club and for starting and running the Golf Croquet Challenge Day at Cairnlea. For many members this social doubles competition was their first experience of playing at the VCC. The competition is now held twice a year and has been named in her honour.
Dot had to withdraw from active involvement in croquet as her health declined – she suffered from Motor Neurone Disease which gradually took away her capacities.
She is warmly remembered and much missed.
Croquet Victoria AGM
At the Annual General Meeting and the following Council meeting, held on 18 June 2018, there were some changes to Council members.
The Dot Dickson Challenge June 2018
It was perfect weather for 67 Golf Croquet players on Thursday 21 June at Cairnlea for the second Dot Dickson Challenge of 2018.
This fun One Day Challenge was started by Dot Dickson some years ago so any players from clubs around Victoria could get together to play croquet while enjoying the facilities at Cairnlea.
For some, it was their first visit to VCC and maybe the first time they have played outside their own clubs. Great to see all 12 courts played on all day, most double banked.
A great tribute to Dot Dickson who passed away just one week before this special day.