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.
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.
Posted by: Di Smyth
Posted on: 2019-04-06
News Type: Golf
Talented players at Goulburn Valley Championships
The Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Championships were held at Rich River on 4 April and the member clubs’ Champions competed across three divisions for the Champion of Champions title and the opportunity to represent the GVCA at the Regional Championships at Cairnlea.
The 17 entrants kept the crowd of spectators entertained with some talented croquet.
In Division 1 players with handicaps between -2 and 5 battled it out. The winner was Trevor Peters of Echuca Moama with 3 wins out of 4 games and an aggregate +9 hoops. Coming in second was Russ Smyth of Rich River with 3 wins and an aggregate of +5 hoops.
Players with handicaps of 6 to 8 played in Division 2. The clear winner was John Young of Shepparton who won 5 games out of 5 and had an impressive +20 nett hoops. In second place was Cameron Kelly of Kyabram with 4 wins and +9 nett hoop.
Division 3 was for players in the 9 to 12 handicap range. Coming in first was Jim Gunn of Rich River, having only one loss in 5 games and a nett +10 hoops. Runner up was Peter Whittakers of Deniliquin who won 3 games with +2 hoops, just ahead of Jason Threlfall of Mooroopna on 3 games -3 hoops.
The competition was well organised by Tournament Co-ordinator Bev Floyd and the hard work of the referees and helpers from Rich River was very much appreciated by all.
GC Selectors’ Invitation, 6-7 April
This event is a highlight of the VCA Calendar each year. Held concurrently with the Bronze Medal, it is an event used by state selectors to evaluate the performances of State Team Squad members and monitor the improvement of players from around the state who show commitment and development in their game.
The event was divided into three sections and pitted players against each other according to their current ranking. It was unfortunate that the Section 3 events had only 6 players competing. However the results indicate the closeness of each event. All sections were played as a round robin, best of 19 hoop format.
ACA Golf Croquet Bronze Medal - Victoria
A most enthralling event was held at Cairnlea on the weekend of 5 - 7 April.
The eight most highly ranked available players were selected to compete for the honour of representing Victoria in the ACA GC Gold Medal. This will be played at Cairnlea in September as part of the Interstate Shield programme.