Australian Men’s and Women’s GC Singles Championships
As a lead up to the Interstate Shield, the Victorian Croquet Centre hosted both the Australian Women’s Singles Championships and the Australian Men’s Singles Championships.
The events ran in parallel over four days, from 7 to 10 September.
Victoria wins the GC Interstate Shield
The thirteenth annual contest for the World Croquet Federation Shield, the trophy for the Croquet Australia Golf Croquet Interstate Teams competition, was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre 11 to 15 September 2019, with Victoria retaining its title.
Teams representing all six states contested for the shield over the five days in a format which saw each team meet each other team in a round robin.
Posted by: Maureen Gordon
Posted on: 2019-09-30
News Type: Association
Hoop made - the opening of the Belvedere Heritage Croquet Club
Mayor of Frankston Cr. Michael O'Reilly officially opened the new venue for the Belvedere Heritage Croquet Club on Friday 27 September.
Moving from The Briars where conditions were too difficult, we were delighted that Belvedere Bowls at Seaford rolled out the red carpet to welcome our croquet club.
A full size lawn was marked out. Carrots were removed from hoops by members who were qualified tradesmen. Steel spokes were inserted into the hoops and round discs at ground level for stability.
Original hoop and hoop modified for use in the bowls lawn
The club is small at present but a huge sign at the front gate will certainly mark its whereabouts.
Sign at the entrance to the club
Association Croquet is the game played whilst we have one fully equipped lawn.
Play at the opening, before the rains came
The Bowls Club has vacant land adjacent, sufficient for 2 or 3 full size courts as a possibility for expansion.
The future looks bright in this prominent sporting venue and the hard work to attract new members starts once again.
Australian 2019 Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles and Singles Championships
This year these Championships were hosted at the Albury Tennis Association tennis courts, 365 Townsend Street, South Albury NSW 2640. Located adjacent to the home of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus these tennis courts are also the home of the Twin City Croquet Club Inc. Ideally located in proximity to motels and eateries and major traffic routes, the venue was able to offer three courts for the Doubles and eight courts for the Singles over the six days from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October 2019.
Some of the Doubles entries took advantage of the opportunity to familarise themselves with the venue, register and get in some practice on the Sunday afternoon before a BBQ at 5 pm.
Excellent play in ACA President’s Eights – Association Croquet
This very prestigious event was held at Cairnlea from Friday 11 to Monday 14 October.
In the original format there were three blocks of the top ranked players in Australia. The players were arranged into three levels based on their world-wide grading. Later a separate Women’s Eight was introduced to encourage women to enter ACA elite events.