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.
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.
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2019-10-20
News Type: Association
Victorian Divisional AC Championships
The Divisional AC Championships were held at Cairnlea amid the opening ceremony of the new Buddhist Temple. The celebrations, singing and fireworks provided a different background to our usual peace and quiet. (I can highly recommend a visit to the temple – it is a great addition to the area!)
The numbers for this event have, in recent years, been low. And this year proved no different. Originally the numbers were okay but illness and a sudden trip interstate for a funeral took the edge off the sections.
The players who came and played are to be commended for their support. In two sections we played a double round robin and in Section 1 there were five players involved in a traditional round robin.
My thanks to Brian Foley and Mike Cohn for their time to referee. The courts are starting to green up and are looking much better each week.
The winner in Section 1 was Malcolm Biddle from Eastern Park Geelong. Malcolm played some very sound croquet and was easily the best in his section. Runner-up was Chas Quinn. Section 2 was won by Ruth Duffy (Corowa Civic) from Ian Kelson. Section 3 saw Paula Hollier (Belmont) pip Julie Love (Brighton) by 2 net hoops.
All results have been posted on Croquetscores.
Let’s hope there is more interest and enthusiasm for this event next season. The event is conducted in conjunction with the State Team Doubles. It was great to have the team playing alongside and chatting with the players. We know our State Team are preparing well for the Eire Cup and we wish all players the best of luck in their attempts to be selected for Victoria.
Horsham Golf Croquet Tournament