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.
The ACA Association Croquet Open Singles and Doubles program is now available.
Posted by: Pam Leith
Posted on: 2018-11-24
News Type: Golf
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.
The event began with the opening by Cr Natalie Abboud, the Mayor of Moreland City, on a perfect spring day, and concluded when the winner, Judith Wembridge, and runner-up, Chas Quinn, received their medallions and prize-money at the end of the day. Ian Wilson and Ian Peterson came equal third.
Full results are on Croquetscores.
There were congratulations to all of the players who provided the watchers with some wonderful golf croquet.
Players: Judy Wembridge, Wendy Dickson, Andre Daniel-Dreyfus, Chris Eiffert, Ruth Duffy, Richard Parks, Owen Dickenson, Ian Petersen, Chas Quinn, Ian Wilson.
The Tournament Manager, Bruce Macgregor, did a great job in over-all planning for the event and ensuring a smooth progress throughout the day. Brian Rowe was Tournament Referee with Kate Patrick and Kaye Molyneux referees.
BMSC was grateful for the sponsorship of the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank, which provided the prize money. Altogether, a most enjoyable day and we're looking forward to the Tournament in 2019.
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.
Jenny Clarke triumphs in all-women Final of the Australian AC Open Singles Championship
Jenny Clarke, a top New Zealand player, has often played in the AC Australian Open Singles and has now won it for the second time.
Jenny beat Alison Sharpe from NSW in the first all-women final since 1958. Congratulations to Jenny and Alison on this historic achievement.