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.
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.
News Date: 2018-07-08
Posted by: Sue Elliott
Posted on: 2018-07-10
News Type: Golf
Players battle the elements at Morwell
The idea that croquet is a nice genteel game in the sun followed by cucumber sandwiches in the club house was blown out of the water at Morwell's GC Handicap Doubles at the weekend.
The wind blew and the heavens opened as the players arrived two by two. There was no ark in sight, but it was a definite possibility that one would be needed before the end of the tournament.
In true croquet fashion players rugged up, donned their wet gear and took to the courts.
Leaders in both sections were tight right up to the last games.
Jim and Val Saunders (Belmont) came out on top in Section 1 on 5 wins: 2 losses & +9 hoops, to Wonthaggi pair Sue Cartwright and Gerry Kool on 5 wins: 2 losses +2 hoops.
From left: Sue Cartwright, Gerry Kool, Val Saunders, Jim Saunders.
Pic: Sue Elliott
Hazel and Max Wise (Leongatha) would be pleased with their win in Section 2 winning 6 of their 7 games from Dot Knight and Anne Howard (Maffra) on 5 wins 1 loss.
From left: Max Wise, Hazel Wise, Dot Knight, Anne Howard.
Pic: Sue Elliott
A HUGE thank you to the referees Lorraine, Myra and Robert who braved the elements for two days, to all the players for their support and the Morwell members who helped put everything together.
The croquet gods may not have got the weather right, but there was still a lot of laughs and fun and plenty of food.
Thanks to Mike Cohn
On Tuesday 17 July Mike Cohn attended his final meeting as Immediate Past President of Croquet Victoria, and was presented with a plaque honouring his eleven years of service to Council.
Mike served as a member of the Committee of Management; as Vice President; and as President for nearly six years, to August 2016.
95 not out
Elsternwick Croquet Club celebrated the 95th birthday of member Ruth Puryer at an afternoon tea on Sunday 15 July.
Ruth has been playing croquet for 35 years, taking it up when she retired, and is still sprightly, cheery and an active player. Possibly the positive effects of 35 years playing Association Croquet!