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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.
| News Date: 2018-11-15 |
Posted by: Brian Rowe
Posted on: 2018-11-15
News Type: Golf
Tightly contested GC Metro Shield final
This was a most exciting final between Ivanhoe Park Burgundy and Brimbank.
These teams had dominated their respective blocks throughout the home and away season and it was no surprise to have such a competitive day.
Sometimes tough games can result in highly contested hoops, and the last game of the day, which decided the day's outcome, had a first hoop which took 35 minutes to resolve.
Brimbank, Ivanhoe Park Burgundy, and Ian Matthews (Tournament Referee)
In the end, Brimbank came through with their second Shield Handicap win, with 6 games 67 hoops to Ivanhoe Park Burgundy with 6 games 61 hoops.
Ivanhoe Park Burgundy missed by only a few hoops, very unlucky and disappointing, however they played very well and were very close.
Congratulations to both teams. Although the day was very competitive, great sportsmanship and respect was exhibited by both sides.
Brimbank have now contested four Shield Handicap seasons for two wins and two runners up. This is an amazing record, perhaps we’ll have to find out what they have for breakfast on Shield mornings!
A special thank you to Ian Matthews, who as Tournament Referee, did a great job in keeping the games moving so we finished at a respectable 4.30pm.
Thank you to the spectators who came along to support the Shield finalists, and especially those spectators who helped out in the kitchen, with cleaning up and packing up. Your assistance helped make the day run so smoothly, and effortlessly, thank you.
Thank you also to our tireless Results Secretary, Lynne Roberts, who attended both the semi-finals and final.
Lynne was wonderful in presenting the ‘final’ ladders of the year, the winner’s and runners up Shields.
VCA Metropolitan GC Shield
Brunswick hosts Invitation GC tournament
It was a great day on 17 November 2018 at Brunswick Mallet Sports Club when the club hosted its inaugural Invitation Golf Croquet Tournament.
Ten players with handicaps of 3 or less participated under the level play format in two round robin blocks, with the top two players from each block progressing to the semi-finals, and establishing the finalists.
Trevor Bassett and Jenny Clarke win Australian AC Open Doubles Championship
A field of nine pairs contested the Australian Open Doubles Championship.
The event was held over three days at the Victorian Croquet Centre with five rounds of a Modified Block followed by the top eight pairs going through into a Best-of-3 Knockout.