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.
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).
Posted by: John Grieve
Posted on: 2020-03-01
News Type: Association
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.
The winners in play: Lachlan (left), Ruth (right)
Lachlan Berryman (Ringwood) went through to his last game undefeated. Greg Hill (Brunswick) had lost one game (by 1 hoop) going into the last round against Lachlan. Greg got the better of the start and jumped to a considerable lead before Lachlan had moved on the first hoop. Slowly but surely Lachlan started to get into the game and Greg was unable to hit back in. At the end Greg won 21-16 but it was not enough to make up the hoop differential. Lachlan takes out the Silver Medal with Greg a very very close runner-up.
While the scores were generally low the games were close and tightly contested. Going into the last round Ruth Duffy (Corowa Civic) or Kevin Bluff (Belmont) were possible winners. Ruth took her chance and had a nail-biting 1 hoop win over Louise Vale (Numurkah). Kevin missed his chance when he went down by one hoop - golden hoop - to Roger Lee (Brighton). Hence Ruth wins her first Bronze Medal and Chris Eiffert (Quarry Hill) snuck into the runner up position one hoop ahead of Kevin.
As usual all results are on Croquetscores.
Two interesting events and a tremendous camaraderie among the players. Our thanks to Mike Cohn, Eric O’Donnell, Brian Foley and Chris Grant who refereed over the two days. Much appreciated.
We now turn our attention to our wonderful State Team as they move to Brisbane in the next two weeks to compete for the Eire Cup. We wish all members of the team a great event and trust that Cup comes back to Victoria.
A shout out to Kevin Beard who will be representing us in the Gold Medal. This event is held just before the Eire Cup. Kevin will be playing in Maryborough (Qld) against the other state winners of the Bronze Medal.
VICTORIAN CROQUET RESPONDS TO CORONA VIRUS
At the meeting of the Croquet Victoria Committee of Management on 17 March, it was agreed that in the interests of members' health and to support "smoothing the curve" in the spread of the Corona virus:
Members and clubs are asked to keep an eye on the Croquet Australia website, which is being updated as often as possible with links to current medical advice.