Croquet Victoria wins two government grants
Croquet Victoria has been doubly successful in the 2019 round of the Victorian Government Together More Active program.
We have received two grants: a Foundation grant of $20,000 a year for four years; and a Project grant of $20,000 over two years for a Player Development Project.
Under 21s win scholarships to Geraldton
Croquet Victoria Council has awarded two under 21 players scholarships of up to $1000, to help them attend the Croquet Australia Under 21 championships in Geraldton, WA, later this month.
The recipients are Felix Gelman-White, of Williamstown, and James Wombwell, of Casterton.
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2020-01-25
News Type: Association
High standard AC competition
The Gold Cup and Silver Shield Association Croquet tournament was held at Cairnlea over the weekend of 18-19 January.
All players had at least 2 wins with Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga) winning the event with one loss and six wins. Kevin’s 6 wins included four triple peels. He continues to set a very high standard in each event he contests. Runner up was Lewis Mercer (Traralgon) with 5 wins; David Johnston (Ballarat Alexandra) and Elaine Coverdale (Essendon) had 4 wins each. This is the third time Kevin has won the event and he defended the title he won last year!
Australia Day competition for the intrepid
We had a wet and wild start to our Australia Day competition this year, held on Thursday 23 January - but the field of 18 intrepid players prevailed and we even managed to begin on time!
The day cleared and the battle for the titles in each of three sections was fought hard, in wonderful Aussie spirit.
Strenuous competition for Victorian GC Doubles title
Ten teams came to Cairnlea determined to make their mark and take home the hardware for this year’s Croquet Victoria Open Doubles.
Over the two days, nine rounds and a best of 3 play off for positions were played in beautiful mid-temperature weather. The competition was a pleasure to watch.