NDCA Festival of Croquet a great success
Near perfect weather, record entries, sumptuous catering, and closely contested competition made the fourth Festival of Croquet held in Bendigo a memorable occasion for all players and spectators.
With 93 entries from 28 clubs throughout Victoria, the festival showcased three different formats of the game over five days, namely Golf Croquet, Short Croquet and Association Croquet.
AC tournament at Horsham Kalimna Park
Horsham Rural City Mayor, Cr Pam Clarke (pic) ran a hoop to officially open our Tournament on the Monday morning, and in perfect spring sunshine for the next three days competitors tried to out-manoeuvre each other in this quirky game.
It was great to see South Australian players from Victor Harbour, Naracoorte, Penola, Murray Bridge and Norwood, and Victorians from Belmont and Eastern Park Geelong, Queenscliff, Colac, Warrnambool, Ballarat Alexandra, Swan Hill and Warracknabeal, as well as from our own club.
| News Date: 2018-10-03 |
Posted by: Kay Blake
Posted on: 2018-10-07
News Type: General
Successful holiday program at Kalimna Park
Horsham Kalimna Park CC recently provided a come and try session as part of the School Holiday Program organised by Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly.
There were 17 participants in all, including one grandfather who came along with his grandson, joining in with 4 KPCC members.
It was great fun.
The attendees all told us they had a great time. Some of them certainly showed potential and were keen to come back again.
We only had an hour, which stretched out to an hour and a half - no-one was rushing to leave at the end of the hour.
We’ve asked the Sports Assembly to give us an extended session next time, which they already do for some other activities like football. They’ve agreed.
Horsham Kalimna Park
Live Streaming of AC Presidents Eights
On Monday 15 October, the final day of the 2018 AC Presidents Eights, play on the centre courts was livestreamed from 8 am.
Callum Hyland (Sandy Bay, Tasmania) provided commentary.
The video is still available - go to
This is a pilot project. It would be great to have feedback on your experience - contact the Croquet Vic Secretary.
ACA Association Croquet President’s Eights
Beautiful spring weather was enjoyed by all over the four days of competition. The freshly scarified lawns were of good speed, and the occasional gusty wind, coupled with the usual ‘hills’ provided players with challenges and frustrations.
A significant number of players were unavailable to participate this year resulting in only having three blocks of 8. This provided the opportunity for new players to experience the Eights for the first time – some were first time visitors to Cairnlea.