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Earlier news


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.


Current news

News Date: 2020-01-19
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.

The standard of play in the Gold Medal was excellent.  A field of eight players contested a full round robin over two days. 


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!

The Silver Medal was won by Lachlan Berryman from Ringwood. He won 6 of his 7 games. Lachlan has recently returned to croquet after a very long absence and is starting to show he is well on the way to becoming a very good player.  There were four players with 4 wins - Malcolm Biddle (Eastern Park), John van der Touw (MCC), Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga) and Brian Reither (Ballarat Alexandra).  Malcolm finished runner up with a superior net hoop score.

Many thanks to Brian Foley, Mike Cohn, Eric O’Donnell and Ian Kelson for their support with refereeing. 

Another great weekend of Association Croquet.  Look out for coming events and come along and join the fun.  After all - it is a game to be enjoyed at all levels.

John Grieve


Later news


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.