Rich River social day pulls a crowd
Rich River Croquet Club held its annual Golf Croquet Social Day on 12 March.
Spectators witnessed some excellent croquet played by 58 players from Rich River and nine other clubs in Victoria and NSW – Albury, Benalla, Deniliquin, Echuca-Moama, Kyabram, Quarry Hill, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga.
2019 Monash Annual Association Tournament
Despite the absence of Association players at Monash, the Annual Association Tournament, with the support of Monash Committee members, was played over consecutive Friday/Saturdays.
The weather was warmish but not uncomfortable.
Posted by: Daphne Alcorn
Posted on: 2019-03-25
News Type: Association
Congratulations Simon Watkins!
Croquet Victoria is proud of Simon Watkins, who represented Victoria and won the AC Gold Medal in the Croquet Australia competition in Perth this month.
Daphne Alcorn, vice president of Simon's club Brighton, writes:
Brighton Croquet Club members are very excited by the recent success of their member Simon Watkins, who won the prestigious Australian Croquet Association’s Gold Medal in Perth in March.
One player from each State wins the right to contest the medal by playing a round robin competition with nine other invited players. It is fair to say we were delighted when Simon won the Victorian State competition in January. He travelled to Western Australia in mid-March for the ACA Gold Medal Competition. This took the form of two round robins against the five other State winners. Playing four games the first day, another four games on the second day and two on the final day, Simon showed great skill, concentration and staying power to win the Gold Medal.
Simon has generously donated his medal to the Club, where it will be proudly displayed in due course!
Full results for the Gold Medal competition are on Croquetscores.
Wimmera GC singles championships enjoyed by all
The Wimmera Croquet Association Golf Croquet Singles Championships were played at Horsham Kalimna Park CC on Wednesday 27 March.
Thirteen members played off in three sections.
Back-to-back titles for Kew at Victorian Gateball Championships
A windswept but undaunted Victorian Gateball Championships were held over 29-31 March at the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea.
For the second consecutive year Kew prevailed as the Teams Champion, though the final standings were very close this year. Kew won four games of six, as did Canberra. However Kew prevailed with a much higher net hoops score of +32 compared to the second-placed Canberra who had +10.