Australian Golf Croquet Championships 4-12 May 2019
The ACA Golf Croquet Championships will be held next week at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea.
The program of events is now available for download.
NZ wins in nail biter finish
With NZ and Australia having won a Test apiece, the third and final Test match went right to the wire. We had a most fantastic series with New Zealand winning with 9 matches to 7 in Test Three.
The spirit in which the series was played is a credit to the two teams. All players showed exceptional sportsmanship. The support of the team managers - Phillip Drew (NZ) and Anne Quinn (Aus) - made for easy management.
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2019-05-07
News Type: Golf
Long tense battle resolves ACA GC Doubles
The Australian Golf Croquet Doubles Championships was highlighted by a tense and exciting final.
The two pairings were both from Victoria - John van der Touw and Richard Parks (Monash) and Brian Rowe and Owen Dickinson (Essendon).
The final was a best of five 13-point games and the match went right to the 13th hoop in the 5th game. Can you get closer than that? The match took well over eight and a half hours to play. The level of play was highly tactical and most entertaining.
After the third game we decided to put a time-limit of 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete the last two games. With 5 minutes to go on the clock the last game was level at 6 all. Clock off and the spectators enjoyed another thrilling battle at the 13th hoop.
Third place went to Gail Hopkins and her playing partner Peter Landrebe. Fourth place was taken by Kate Logan and Bernie Pfitzner from South Australia.
The lead-in games were well battled. The weather was kind and the courts were in excellent condition. The support from the players in moving through the programme was great. One day we did finish under lights but generally the bar was opened early enough for all to be able to enjoy a very social event.
The plate doubles was won by Peter Freer and partner Kate McLoughlin from NSW.
The way is now cleared for the Singles title to begin on Wednesday morning. Forty-six players from all around Australia will compete to become the next Australian Champion! The final will be a best of five match starting on Sunday morning. Spectators are welcome to come along and see some excellent golf croquet played.
Full scores for the doubles are available on croquetscores.com
Battle for Round of 16 places in ACA GC Singles
The ACA GC Singles Championship is being played at Cairnlea this week.
The block rounds have now been completed.
In three of the four blocks there were clear cut decisions as to which players move to the finals. In Block 4 there will be a three-way play off to determine the last position in the final 16.
ACA Golf Croquet Singles final to be played on Sunday
The final of the Australian Golf Croquet Championship will be played tomorrow (Sunday) between Alison Sharpe (Killara, NSW) and Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga, Victoria). The match will be a Best of Five games contest and will commence at 8 am.
Alison defeated Gail Hopkins (Essendon, Victoria) in their semi-final while Kevin won over Peter Freer (Canberra, NSW). Unfortunately Gail has had to withdraw from the play-off for 3rd and 4th placing with an injury.