Wow of a Metro Shield GC handicap final
The Melbourne autumn weather was brilliant again today for the Metro Shield Handicap Final.
Well, the weather was fine but there was an 8 car pile-up on the Western Ring Road and the Essendon team we held up for 45 minutes and only just scraped in to start on time. Nerve racking way to start a final.
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Posted by: Di Smyth
Posted on: 2019-06-08
News Type: Association
Impressive play at Rich River Anzac Classic
Spectators were treated to some excellent association croquet by some very talented players during the annual Rich River Anzac Classic on 4 to 7 May.
Sixteen top players with handicaps from -2 to 2.5 played in Division 1 on the first two days. They had come from NSW and Victoria, with one player from Ireland.
Division 1 was played in two blocks. Block winners played off in the final, while block runners up were awarded third and fourth places according to wins and aggregate hoops.
An impressive run of 7 wins out of 7 games and a total of 104 nett hoops saw Rich River's Kenn Boal into the final, playing against Chris Grant of Ringwood with 5 wins out of 7 games and 24 nett hoops.
Kenn won the game with a score of 26 hoops to 10.
Division 1 winner and runner up
Third spot went to Kevin Beard of Yarrawonga who was the runner up in Block 1 with 5 wins and 44 nett hoops, and Sandy Greig of Ireland, runner up in Block 2, took out 4th spot with 4 wins and 39 nett hoops.
Play continued on days 3 and 4 with six players with handicaps between 5 and 10 competing in Division 2.
Chris Eiffert of Quarry Hill was the winner with 4 wins from 5 games and a net total of 45 hoops.
Mignon Johnston of Ballarat Alexander took second place with 3 games and nett 23 hoops, just ahead of Lyle Carey of Mooroopna on 3 games and 20 hoops.
Division 2 placegetters.
Enjoyable Dot Dickson GC Challenge
Cairnlea was the place to be on Thursday 6 June. Over seventy Golf Croquet players from seventeen Victorian clubs met the 2019 Dot Dickson Challenge.
The weather was kind. Some sun and very little wind. Just as well we did not play in the wind and rain from the week before!
AGM 2019: it's steady as she goes
At Croquet Victoria's 2019 Annual General Meeting, on 17 June, Jim Clement was re-elected President for a further two years. Jim's service to Croquet Victoria as Secretary and President now stretches back nine years.
Jim Saunders was re-elected as Treasurer unopposed, and Lynne Roberts and Lorraine Gutcher were re-elected as ordinary members of the Committee of Management.