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Earlier news


The Vic Open Singles AC Championship in a COVID year

The Victorian Open Singles Association Croquet Championship held at the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea from 30th December to 3rd January was quite different this year.  The pandemic reduced the field to 15 players and there was a huge workload keeping the venue COVID safe.

The tournament began with players allocated to round robin blocks of 7 and 8 players.  The top 4 in each block then qualified to play in the best-of-3 games Quarter Finals, Semis and Final.



2020 AC Doubles at Cairnlea 

The Victorian Open Doubles Association Croquet tournament was held on 28-29 December at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea. 

The risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the field down to 5 pairs this year.

The event was also shortened, in part due to the sad passing of John Grieve. 


Current news

News Date: 2021-01-11
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-01-12
News Type: General

COVID-19 restrictions loosen for Victorian clubs

Updated Return to Croquet guidelines were circulated today, Monday 11 January.

Key points:

  • Space requirements for outdoor sport and indoor gatherings in clubhouses are now the same: 2 square metres per person if the club is using a QR-code app to record attendances, 4 square metres per person if the club is only keeping records on paper .
  • Space required in changing rooms and bathrooms is 2 square metres per person.
  • Signs must be displayed to show how many people are allowed in each indoor space.
  • You must have a mask with you, wear it when you are indoors, and also wear it outdoors if you are likely to be closer to someone else than 1.5m.

Clubs are also expected to maintain a current COVID-Safe plan, using the template circulated to secretaries


Later news


Cancellation of Croquet Australia events

Croquet Australia has announced that due to possible COVID-19 ramifications for players travelling interstate, it has cancelled the following national events which were to be held in February and March:

  • 2021 President’s Golf Croquet Eights
    Scheduled for the Victorian Croquet Centre, Melbourne
    12 to 14 February

  • 2021 Association Croquet Gold Medal
    Scheduled for Sydney
    10 to 12 March

  • 2021 Association Croquet Men’s and Women’s Championships
    Scheduled for Sydney
    13 to 16 March

  • 2021 Interstate Cup team competition - the Eire Cup
    Scheduled for Sydney
    17 to 23 March



COVID-19 restrictions eased further

Croquet Victoria has released an update of its Return to Croquet guidelines incorporating recent changes in Government directions:

  • From midnight on 17 January, you must carry a mask, but you are only required to wear it in specific circumstances - eg supermarkets and shopping centres, on public transport and in taxis etc. Not in clubhouses or on the croquet court.

  • For outdoor sports such as croquet, the space required per person is now the same whether you are playing croquet outdoors or gathering indoors.
    If attendance is being registered using an electronic QR code, the space required is 2 square metres per person; if attendance is only recorded on paper, the space required is 4 square metres per person.

Clubs are still required to have a current COVID-Safe Plan.