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.
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.
| News Date: 2018-10-28 |
Posted by: Kevin Beard
Posted on: 2018-10-30
News Type: Association
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.
In the Women's Championship there was a field of 8, and they played in a single block with 7 games each over the weekend.
Kerri-Ann won the event with 6 wins and +97 net hoops from Tricia Devlin (Castlemaine) with 6 wins and +69 hoops. Elaine Coverdale and Gail Hopkins (both Essendon) were third and fourth respectively with 5 wins each. This was Kerri-Ann’s first Victorian Women’s Championship.
The Men’s Championship had 12 entries, and these were seeded and separated into two equal blocks.
Stephen won all 5 games to win Block A followed by runner up Kenn Boal (Rich River) with 4 wins. In Block B, Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga) had 5 wins followed by David Johnston (Ballarat Alexandra) on 3 wins. Greg Hill (Brunswick) also had three wins but he had fewer net hoops than David, and so was placed third.
Stephen Forster won his semi final against David Johnston (26-11) and Kenn Boal continued his good form in the Block to beat Kevin Beard (26-17). Stephen performed strongly in the final to beat Kenn Boal (26-6) for the Men’s Championship and thoroughly deserved the win. David Johnston also played well to beat Kevin Beard (26-3) in the playoff for third place.
Congratulations to all players for their play and contribution to the weekend. Also, thanks to Mike Cohn and his team of referees for their dedication and contribution.
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.
Enjoyable tournament at Williamstown
A weekend of fine weather, friendly dining and superb afternoon tea with time a plenty for players to stroll around Williamstown and enjoy the beach and Botanic Gardens.
Oh and by the way we played croquet. How lucky we are to have such a great club position and be surrounded by so many alternative attractions.