Clubs lead the way in promoting junior croquet
A number of clubs around Croquet Victoria have been having success in working to encourage juniors to play croquet.
Casterton CC are in the lead, with 13 junior members, many of them now having played every Saturday morning in an established and sponsored GC competition. Five Casterton juniors played in the Under 21 GC Nationals earlier this year - they were very satisfied with their showing.
Young gun a winner in croquet
Jamie Gumbrell, aged 18, is an up and coming croquet player. He has just come third in the prestigious President’s Eights, competing in the top Eight for the best available Golf Croquet players in Australia.
Now he has won $1000 for a video entitled Croquet: For the young at heart! See https://youtu.be/x6WxAkLr1Qk.
| News Date: 2019-02-20 |
Posted by: Betty Etherton
Posted on: 2019-02-24
News Type: Golf
Wimmera GC Doubles day at Kalimna Park
The Wimmera Croquet Association Golf Croquet Doubles Championships were played at Kalimna Park Croquet Club on Wednesday 20 February.
We welcomed six members who played from Casterton, they have only just joined our region.
Winners and runners up were:
Winners: Shirley and Glenn Price (both Horsham CC) - won 3/3 games
Runners up: Gary Devlin and Frank Creasey (both Horsham CC) - won 2/3 games
Winners: Charles Rees and John Moar (both Dimboola CC) - won 4/4 games
Runners up: Robyn Goodwin (Warracknabeal CC) and Robyn Devlin (Horsham CC) - won 3/4 games
Winners: June Werner and Valmai Hood (both Horsham CC) - won 2 in a best of 3
Runners up: Judy Baker and Jean Bourke (Dimboola CC)
Division 3 only had 2 entries, so the best of 3 games were played, if you were wondering about the score.
Margaret Russell won a beautiful hamper of fresh fruit and vegies donated by Dimboola.
Wimmera CA Promotion Officer
Pics also by Betty Etherton
Kew AC Tournament Divs 1 and 2
Kew Croquet Club held its Division 1 and 2 tournament this last week-end.
Unfortunately there was only one player for Division 1 so that division was cancelled.
In Division 2 there were six players, from Brighton, Corowa Civic (NSW, but affiliated with VCA), MCC and Kew.
Geelong GC Open
The annual Geelong GC Open Tournament was played over the Labour Day weekend at three venues in most pleasant conditions.
The competition was contested in great spirit and provided many close matches with the results certainly reflecting a tightly fought event.