Experience sees off youth at AC Worlds
This looked like the year for the young guns to come through. The WCF World AC singles finals were dominated by young competitors, with three players under 30 making the semi-finals - Edward Wilson and Robert Fletcher (both Australia), and 21 year old Matthew Essick from the USA - along with second seed Reg Bamford.
In the semi-finals, Essick defeated top seed Fletcher, the world number one, by 3 games to 1. Bamford defeated Wilson 3 games to 2, from a 2 games to zero lead - Wilson won the third and fourth games, pushing Bamford to raise his play a notch in the fifth.
The final saw Essick, in his first Worlds final, playing Bamford, who was going for his fifth Worlds AC title.
Strong field at Shepparton for GVCA tournament
Shepparton Croquet Club hosted the Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Annual Golf Croquet Open Singles Tournament on 12 and 13 February.
The weather wasn’t kind. The temperature was in the mid 30s on both days, and the humidity was high.
Thirty-two players from fourteen clubs around Victoria, NSW and ACT competed.
Posted by: Betty Etherton
Posted on: 2020-02-24
News Type: Golf
Close contests in Wimmera CA Doubles
Wimmera golf croquet doubles championship was played at Kalimna on Wednesday 19 February. Thirty players from our four clubs were involved, playing in three closely contested sections.
Each pair played 4 games in a 13 hoop game (first to 7).
Winners: Donna Frost and Frank Creasey 4 wins +15 hoops
Winners: Yvonne and Barry Dunn 3 wins +8
Winners: Valmai Hood and June Werner 4 wins +10
Special thanks to Kalimna for a tasty afternoon tea and to all those involved in running the Championship.
WCF 2020 Association Croquet World Championship
A personal account from Pete Landrebe:
Wow ! what an event to be part of as a player and a spectator.
The Australian players were all able to enter this event with good confidence and expectation of result. We knew the lawn conditions and knew how to handle what only western Melbourne could offer in weather - weather that can be quite different each day.
Tight competition for Croquet Vic Silver and Bronze Medals
Croquet Victoria turned on a great weekend of excellent courts, fine weather and very, very competitive play for the Victorian AC Silver and Bronze Medals.
Although not at the level of the past few weeks of World Championships nevertheless the results in both events went right to the last few minutes of the last round. Tight indeed.