Strong demand for croquet in Whittlesea
Whittlesea's Positive Ageing Team received over 100 enquiries and 90 bookings for a "Let's Play Croquet" morning at Mernda Retirement Village recently.
This was an initiative by the Positive Ageing Team and the Manager of the Stockland, Mernda Retirement Village, who approached Peter Forster, Barbara Vaughan and Heather Hyatt about having a “Let’s Play Croquet” morning to coincide with Seniors Month – October.
VCA Bronze Medal (AC) at Shepparton
For the second year in a row the VCA Bronze Medal was held at Shepparton. The courts there are in excellent condition and the members of the club made us all most welcome.
The large spectator group was treated to some excellent croquet. Robert Fletcher was in fine form on Saturday and executed three triple peels and one sextuple peel in his four games. Some tactical games between the other players held the attention of the onlookers. The weather was hot, the courts were great and the players thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to show their skills.
Posted by: Betty Etherton
Posted on: 2018-12-14
News Type: Golf
Wimmera GC Pennant final
The grand final of the Wimmera GC Pennant was played on 26 November at Kalimna Park Croquet Club, between Horsham Banksia and Dimboola Green.
Horsham Banksia 10 games 87 hoops defeated Dimboola Green 4 games 72 hoops.
Horsham Banksia Team, L to R: June Werner, Glen Price, Dawn Scott,
Dimboola Green Team, L to R: Denise McMillen, Jean Burke, Janet Donnelly, Charles Rees
Players contesting the Pennant final
Wimmera winds up 2018
The Wimmera Croquet Association Christmas Social Day was played at Horsham Croquet Club on Wednesday 12 December.
Thirty players from Wimmera clubs enjoyed four games of golf croquet.
Victorian Open AC Doubles
The Victorian Open AC Doubles Championship was played at VCC over the Christmas/New Year break. Due to the work being done on the courts at Cairnlea we were restricted to 5 courts and thus had to advise players of the limitations.
We ended up with a small, but quality-laden field of 9 pairs. The top seeds were Greg and Malcolm Fletcher (Ballarat Alexandra) in one block and Robert Fletcher and Callum Hyland (Ballarat Alexandra / Sandy Bay) in the other.