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.
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.
Posted by: Di Smyth
Posted on: 2018-11-04
News Type: Golf
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.
In Section 1 on Saturday, 14 players with a handicap between -2 and 4 competed in two blocks, the winners of which competed in a final.
Owen Dickinson of Essendon played Peter Goldstraw of Sale in the final. Both players had won 5 out of 6 games, Owen with an aggregate hoop score of +14, and Peter with +10.
It was a very close final game with Owen taking the win 7 hoops to 6.
From left: Peter Goldstraw (Sale), Owen Dickinson (Essendon)
Sunday saw eleven Section 2 players in the handicap range 5 to 8 playing in two blocks.
The block winners were Jeff Pumpa of Echuca Moama with a result of 4 wins and an aggregate +5 hoops and Mary James of Deniliquin with a result of 3 wins and +9 hoops.
Roger Bradbury of Bairnsdale was unlucky to miss out with 3 games and +6 hoops.
Jeff Pumpa won the final, 7 hoops to Mary James’ 2.
From left: Mary James (Deniliquin), Jeff Pumpa (Echuca Moama)
In Section 3 on the last day of play, 16 players with a 9 plus handicap played in three blocks, with the block winners playing with the next highest scoring player in two semi finals, the winners going through to the final.
Block winners were Michael Slattery of Quarry Hill, James Gunn and Dave Maher of Rich River, and the repechage player was Rod Bensley of Howlong.
The semi finals eliminated both our Rich River players.
Michael and Rod played off in an exciting final. Michael took an early lead 5 hoops to 1. Rod made a great comeback, including some great jump shots. Unfortunately for Rod, who was playing in his first tournament, it was not quite enough. The final score was Michael 7 hoops to Rod's 5.
Michael Slattery (Quarry Hill) in play, Rod Bensley (Howlong) waiting his turn.
Thanks go to our sponsors S & J Furniture, Mawsons & Byfords. We also thank the referees, especially the ones who helped out on the days before or after their matches.
Di Smyth and Bev Floyd
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.
The ACA Association Croquet Open Singles and Doubles program is now available.