Foggy start for Morwell GC Doubles
The croquet gods finally smiled on Morwell Croquet Club for its annual Golf Croquet Doubles Tournament held over the weekend of 6 and 7 July. Players from clubs across Gippsland as well as some from Drysdale and Melbourne took to the Morwell courts for a big weekend of croquet.
After the wild and wet weather endured by players and referees during last year's tournament, Saturday started with some early morning fog followed by a very pleasant day for croquet. Sunday was slightly chillier, but not a drop of rain in sight. Got to be happy with that.
Inaugural Rich River Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles
The Rich River croquet courts were busy on 15 and 16 June when the Club hosted 40 players from 11 Victorian and NSW clubs competing in the inaugural Rich River Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles Tournament.
Over the two days 91 games were played in two round robin blocks, with the winners of the blocks meeting in a final.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2019-07-22
News Type: General
Horsham CC needs your support!
Horsham Croquet Club, which has been going since 1924, is facing a challenge to their existence - a consultants' report to their local council has proposed that their club and the adjacent tennis club be demolished, in favour of more gardens and the large lake which is the original Guildfoyle Botanic Gardens Plan. A new indoor sports stadium is proposed to be built nearby.
Details are provided on the Horsham CC web page.
Croquet Victoria has recently identified Horsham CC as a regional centre for croquet, and Horsham is hosting the AC Country Regionals next year, using its own courts and the tennis courts which are also under threat.
If you have played at Horsham CC, or your club has been involved with them, you may wish to email them a message of support. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Croquet Vic - email@example.com.
Sunny season opening at Cairnlea
Very dapper in his Victorian team blazer, Croquet Victoria's latest Life Member Kenn Boal ran the first hoop at the Victorian Croquet Centre, to open the 2019/20 season.
The weather was kind, the lawns and building were in excellent order, and 70 other members were there to enjoy the day.
Victorian Men’s and Women’s Championships
This popular annual event was held over the weekend of 10/11 August at Cairnlea. Conditions were less than ideal with cold, wind, heavy rain and generally miserable conditions prevailing. It was most pleasing that several players had travelled from interstate to participate.