Victorian Open AC Singles
This year's AC Open Singles attracted quality players from across Australia, and every state was represented in the finals.
Entry numbers were limited to 20 and most play was double banked, as we had access to only five courts - the other seven courts at the VCC are being refurbished.
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.
Posted by: Jim Saunders
Posted on: 2019-01-05
News Type: General
Vale Jim Lynch
Jim Lynch passed away on Thursday 3 January 2019 following a battle with illness which has been severe over the last year or so.
Jim was a long time member of Eastern Park Croquet Club where he held several office bearer positions, at the time of his passing he was club president.
He has been a major contributor to the management of the Geelong Croquet Association, having organised and managed golf croquet events such as tournaments and pennant over several years.
Recently Jim had completed a two year term as a member of the Committee of Management of the Victorian Croquet Association.
Jim will be sadly missed and our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife, Pauline, and his family.
Association Silver and Bronze Medals
The VCA AC Silver and Bronze Medal events were held at Cairnlea over the weekend.
The weather was great, the courts in excellent condition and the events were very competitive. What more can you ask?
Students shine at inter-school comp
Goulburn Valley CA recently held an Inter-school Golf Croquet Tournament sponsored by the Goulburn Murray Credit Union.
This inaugural event was so well received by the students participating that they christened Golf Croquet the “ROCK AND ROLL” of the discipline! There was cheering and hugging after good shots and even though a number of the school teams had only been able to practise for a couple of weeks, it was amazing to see some of the shots they performed!
It all started when John James and Ian Tainsh from the Deniliquin Croquet Club commenced teaching Golf Croquet to quite a few classes from Deniliquin High School, organized by teacher Peter Rae. They really became quite skilled at the game and began looking for some competition to play against.