The GC Selection Committee is pleased to announce the State Squad for 2020.
Women: Elaine Coverdale (Essendon), Gail Hopkins (Essendon), Ruth Duffy (Corowa Civic), Helen Gammon (Ivanhoe Park), Chris Eiffert (Quarry Hill), Kaye Molyneux (Monash), Julie Beasley (Warragul), Joyce Woods (Brimbank), Jo Bury (Bendigo), Claire Keating (Williamstown).
Men: Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga), Terry Hopkins (Essendon), Owen Dickinson (Essendon), Brian Rowe (Essendon), Darren McLoughlin (Deniliquin), Richard Parks (Monash), John Grieve (Williamstown), Lester Hughes (Williamstown), Jack Williams (Belmont), Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga).
Horsham Croquet Club to stay in place
Horsham Croquet Club is to stay on at the Botanic Gardens in Horsham, along with the neighbouring tennis club whose courts they use for regional croquet tournaments.
A major win for the croquet community!
Earlier this year a consultants' report proposed relocating both tennis and croquet to a new site where the tennis courts would be surfaced with artificial grass and not available for croquet. This was part of a proposed new masterplan for sports facilities in Horsham.
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2019-12-03
News Type: Association
Victorian AC Bronze Medal down to the wire
The weekend of 30 November saw eight of the state’s top ranked AC players at Shepparton Croquet Club, vying for the Victorian Bronze Medal and the right to represent Victoria in the Gold Medal next March in Brisbane.
At the start of the final round of two days' round robin play, Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga) and Stephen Forster (Belmont) were both undefeated.
Both players were in fine form and the game would hinge on which player was better able to take advantage of their opportunities.
Kevin looked to be headed for a win after completing the three peels to set up a peg out. However he missed with his front ball. Kevin pegged off his other ball and left Stephen an opportunity to play a two-on-one game. The spectators were enthralled and the tactics kept all guessing. Kevin took his chance to shoot at the peg from the border between hoop one and hoop two. A miss could prove fatal with Stephen’s balls lying in wait across the court. Kevin’s shot hit the middle of the peg and for the second time in three seasons Kevin wins the Victorian Bronze Medal.
Kevin will now represent Victoria in the ACA Gold Medal where he will compete against the winners from the other five states.
All results are on Croquetscores.
Intense play at Australian Gateball Championship
The Shen Yang team from China won the 2019 Australian Gateball Championship after two days of intense play.
Shen Yang, from the mountains of northern China, was recognised at the opening ceremony as the team which had travelled furthest to reach the competition, held at the Victorian Croquet Centre on the weekend of 29 November / 1 December.
Outstanding play in interschool GC competition
School teams from Wanganui Park Secondary College, Shepparton High School, GV Grammar School and Euroa Secondary College entered teams to play in the Goulburn Murray Credit Union / Goulburn Valley Croquet Association tournament on Monday 2 December.
As we can't plan for the weather we were worried when storms, wind, rain and hail was forecast. We did have four seasons in one day on Monday! The students were very resilient when a shower was a bit heavier for a few minutes, as only a couple of teams sheltered out of the rain, then play continued.