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Earlier news


Wimmera AC Singles played in all divisions

The WCA Association Singles Championships were held on Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Following a chilly start (before 8 am for some sections) the day warmed up as play went on.



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.


Current news

News Date: 2019-04-14
Posted by: Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt
Posted on: 2019-04-16
News Type: Golf

NEDCA win the Lefel Shield!

The Golf Croquet Regional competition for the Lefel Shield was held at Cairnlea over the weekend 13-14 March. Twelve regions entered teams of three players across three handicap divisions.

At the end of this competition, the winning region is the one that amasses the most hoops. This year, for the first time in the history of the Lefel Shield, victory went to the North East District Croquet Association.

The NEDCA team members, shown below following the presentation, were:

Division 1 Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga Croquet Club)
Division 2 Geoff Bath (Benalla)
Division 3 Christine Dackham Blay (Benalla).

Goulburn Valley were second and Gippsland third.

At the conclusion of play, Lorraine Gutcher (Tournament Manager) also presented medallions and shields to winners and runners up in each division. As in the main competition, these were the players scoring the most hoops.

The runner-up in each Division received a medallion, and the winner received a medallion and the Division Shield which to be returned next year with their name added.

Winners and placegetters in the Divisions were:

Division 1
Winner: Trevor Peters (Goulburn Valley Region - Echuca Moama Croquet Club).
Runner-up: Owen Dickinson (WMCMA Region - Essendon Croquet Club).


Division 2
Winner: Daryl Henderson (Murray Valley Region - Boort Croquet Club).
Runner-up: Felix Gelman White (WMCMA Region - Williamstown Croquet Club).


Division 3
Winner: Glenn Crook (EMCA Region - Lilydale Croquet Club).
Runner-up: Colin Scott (Geelong Region - Belmont Croquet Club).


Full results are on Croquetscores.

A wonderful two days supported by a large contingent of referees from across all the participating regions. Thank you to all players and officials.



Later news


Successful Western Metro GC doubles event over Easter weekend

Western Metro held its second annual Easter handicap doubles event at Cairnlea this weekend, again sponsored by the Pascoe Vale Community Bank who donated $800 towards prize money and refereeing.

The event attracted sixteen pairs in two events, from five metro clubs and six regional clubs. 

Saturday was very warm and by the end of the day players were wilting. Sunday was overcast and very windy, and threatened rain, but play finished before the storm.



Trans-Tasman Challenge at Cairnlea

The second Golf Croquet Trans-Tasman Challenge, between Australia and New Zealand, starts at 8.30 am on Thursday 25 April. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

The event comprises three one- and a half day tests ending around midday on Monday 29 April.

The second and third tests will be livestreamed via My Sport Live from 1 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Friday 26 April.