RNB outreach croquet going strong
RNB Croquet Club is a club without a clubhouse - they carry their equipment in the boot of a car, and set up wherever they find people who might like to have a go.
President Terri Manwaring writes:
RNB CC has been busy doing what we do.
As well as coaching and working with our local community groups who are now becoming repeat visitors we have developed new opportunities.
Successful three day GC tournament at Horsham
The Horsham Croquet Club held a very successful Annual Three Day GC Tournament on 17-19 October. Wednesday saw high/low level play doubles, followed by level play singles in four sections on the Thursday and handicap doubles on the Friday.
There was representation from over twenty clubs and three different states. Typically of our weather, one day a coat was needed, the next sunscreen and short sleeves.
Posted by: Kevin Beard
Posted on: 2018-10-30
News Type: Association
Unusual format for VIC AC Divisional Championships
There was a field of six for the Divisional Championships conducted at VCC recently. The very low number of entries required some creative thinking to enable the event to go ahead.
All six participants played in a single round robin block to find winners for both the Tregallas Trophy (handicap 6-10) and Nelson Medal (handicap 11-16). Just to be clear, the 6 players in the block ranged from handicap 6 to 16.
Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga) won the Tregallas Trophy after winning all 5 of his games. During the event he dropped to his lowest ever handicap of 5. Chris Eiffert (Quarry Hill) was runner up with 3 wins.
Malcolm Biddle (Eastern Park) won the Nelson Medal with 4 wins followed by Ruth Duffy (Corowa) with 2 wins. Malcolm began the tournament on a handicap of 14 and reduced this to 12 during play. At the conclusion of the event he was rewarded for his excellent competitive play with a manual handicap change to 10. Congratulations Malcolm.
From left: Chas Quinn, Malcolm Biddle, Kevin Beard (Tournament Manager)
Thanks to the players for agreeing to the block of 6 with the large handicap range. It was very tough for Kate Patrick on 16, but she did get in, made some breaks and enjoyed the weekend.
Also, thanks to Mike Cohn and Marie Calthorpe for refereeing the event.
Belmont players win Women's and Men's AC titles
Carrying on their good form from their victories in the ACA President's Eights two weeks earlier, Kerri-Ann Organ and Stephen Forster (both Belmont) were both successful at the Women's and Men's Victorian AC Championships.
Strong play at Rich River GC Classic
Rich River Croquet Club hosted its annual Golf Croquet Classic tournament on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 13 to 15 October.
In all, 41 competitors from 14 clubs in NSW and Victoria played a total of 107 games and spectators were entertained with some very strong play.