Lester Hughes goes back-to-back in the GC Vic Open Singles
The Victorian 2021 Golf Croquet Open Singles Championship was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea on the weekend of 30 January.
There were 21 entries. On Saturday, three blocks of seven played a single round robin. On Sunday, the top 8 played a knockout event for the championship and the remainder went into a Swiss Plate event. The top 8 were the 1st and 2ndplacegetters in each block plus the best two 3rd placegetters on games and net hoops.
The GC Vic Open Doubles was a wet affair
The Victorian Golf Croquet Open Doubles Championship was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea on 28 and 29 January. We had 7 pairs competing and played a double round robin with each pair playing 6 games each day.
Joyce Woods and Robert Jurey (Brimbank) excelled on the first day winning all 6 of their games. Brother and sister team, Shane Downie (Wangaratta) and Julie Beasley (Warragul), also raced out of the blocks and won 5 out of 6.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-02-09
News Type: General
STOP PRESS: Masks now mandatory
Under the latest Victorian Stay Safe directions, anyone not exempt from mask wearing must now wear a mask in public indoor spaces.
This includes croquet clubhouses.
You are allowed to remove the mask when you are eating or drinking.
The Premier has also announced restrictions on social gatherings, but at this stage these restrictions appear to apply only to gatherings in the home. Gatherings in croquet clubs (inside or out) are still governed by the 29 January Directions. These prescribe a space ratio of 4 sq m per person if you are solely using paper registration, or 2 sq m per person if your registration process includes use of the QR code.
Croquet Victoria's Return to Croquet guidelines have now been updated to include the new direction on use of masks.
AC shines at Brunswick
Brunswick Mallet Sports Club wound up its eight-day annual AC Electric Light Tournament with some fine play and close games between some of the best players in the state. A fitting end to a successful tournament.
There were four sections, 26 players in all, from clubs as far apart as Ringwood, MCC, Portland, Yarrawonga and Brighton. There was a good showing from Brunswick itself, from novices to veterans - and we discovered that Paul Ryan (now MCC) was Secretary at Brunswick when Kevin Beard (now Yarrawonga) played for the first time.
NO PLAY UNDER STAGE 4 LOCKDOWN
From midnight tonight, for five days, Victoria goes into Stage 4 lockdown.
Only four reasons to leave the house. Masks whenever you go out.
Community sport facilities are closed. No play. This includes croquet.
Watch this space for updates affecting croquet.
The Return to Croquet guidelines will be updated as we emerge from Stage 4.