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.
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.
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2019-05-09
News Type: Golf
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.
This play-off series will commence at 8 am Friday along with the plate games.
The Round of 16 will start at noon. Victorians who have made the cut for this round are Gail Hopkins (Essendon), Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga), Darren McLachlan (Deniliquin), John van der Touw (Monash), Lester Hughes (Williamstown) and Richard Parks (Monash).
The quarter-finals and semi-finals will both now be played on Saturday. Both will be a best of three game series.
All results are being posted on Croquetscores.
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.
Hail the Champion - Alison Sharpe
In a most entertaining, close and enthralling contest Alison Sharpe defended her title to win the 2019 Australian Golf Croquet Championship.
Alison beat Kevin Beard in a contest that took over five hours to get a result.