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.
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.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-02-20
News Type: General
Following the end of the five day circuit breaker lockdown, Victoria has returned to its COVID-safe summer. Masks indoors and on public transport; social distancing; continuance of hygiene requirements and COVID-safe plans. Subject to density limits, community sport can resume and clubhouses can re-open.
Some changes to the COVID-safe summer have been introduced, but they do not affect croquet.
It has been clarified that the limit of 20 people attending public gatherings does not apply to gatherings of sports club members for the purposes of their sport. As before, sports meetings indoors are limited by the space available; sports meetings outdoors are limited to 100.
Croquet Victoria has updated its Return to Croquet guidelines to include this point.
WCF website Refresh
The WCF is pleased to announce that we have given our website a refresh.
The URL for the homepage has not changed. it is still www.worldcroquet.org However, due to differences in how the new site works, the menu structure for some other pages has changed. Therefore, if you saved any pages or set any links up, you may need to re-do these. Your current links will default to our new Home Page.
We hope you like the new site. All the old content should still be there, plus there are a few new items.
There are lots of photos. We would like more please, particularly for the Championship Archive page. If you have any decent photos from past WCF events, please send them to me so that I can add them to the site.
Please let me know if you have any ideas for content, or if you spot any errors (hopefully not!). Any questions, please get in touch.
Debbie Lines WCF Deputy Secretary-General
Good performances at VCA Gold Cup and Silver Shield
The VCA Gold Medal and Silver Shield competitions in Association Croquet were held at VCC Cairnlea over the weekend 27 and 28 February 2021.
There were eight players in the Gold Medal and seven players in the Silver Shield, both competing in a single round robin format. Due to reduced player availability, the Bronze Shield was not contested this year. Weather conditions were cool to fine with no wind – a rarity at the venue. The standard of play was generally good, considering that most players have had limited opportunities for high level competition for the past year.