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Earlier news


New GC rules from 1 January 2019

The World Croquet Federation has approved new rules for Golf Croquet. Detail is available via the GC page on this website.

Croquet Australia has decided that in Australia the new rules will be implemented from 1 January next year.

In the meantime, Victoria's GC Referee Coordinator John van der Touw has a plan for sharing information about the changes.



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!


Current news

News Date: 2018-08-12
Posted by: Lorraine Gutcher
Posted on: 2018-08-15
News Type: Golf

VCA GC Men's and Women's Championships

The first tournament of the new season was well attended, and we welcomed a few new faces from Warragul, Belmont and Williamstown.

Seven rounds were played on Saturday, with the finalists not being decided until the last round on Sunday morning.


The top two in each block contested the semi finals.

The men’s finalists were John van der Touw (Monash), Brian Rowe (Essendon), Lester Hughes (Williamstown), and Ian Petersen (Belmont). Results, John van der Touw beat Lester Hughes 10/8 and Brian Rowe beat Ian Petersen 10/7. John and Brian played a marathon Bo3 final with John being the eventual winner 4/7 7/5 7/4. Congratulations John on a great effort.

Women’s finalists were Anna Miller (Belmont), Gail Hopkins (Essendon), Judy Wembridge (Bairnsdale) and Elaine Coverdale (Essendon). Results Elaine Coverdale beat Anna Miller 10/9 and Gail Hopkins beat Judy Wembridge 10/9. Elaine and Gail played a Bo3 final with Elaine winning 7/6 7/4. Congratulations to Elaine gaining back to back titles, well done.

The plate event was won by Tricia Devlin (Castlemaine), winning all her games.

Thank you to the many helpers who packed up the lawns after play. It does take the load off.

Lorraine Gutcher
Tournament Manager


Later news


Website outage

The website was unavailable from 7.45 pm on Wednesday 22 August until 10.00 am on Friday 24 August due to an incident at the hosting data center.

Everything has been restored from backups and appears to be in order.  Please contact the webmaster if you become aware of any problems with your club or player data.



Horsham Season Opening hits the press

A very successful day with 32 players attending from different clubs in the Wimmera.

An excellent time was had by all.