COVID: restrictions ease further
Croquet Victoria has updated its Return to Croquet guidelines to take account of the revised restrictions from midnight on Friday 26 February.
You still need to carry a mask, but masks are no longer mandatory in clubhouses - unless you are going to be closer to someone than 1.5m.
Next review of the restrictions is due on 15 March.
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.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-03-05
News Type: Association
Laws of Association Croquet update
The Croquet Australia Secretary has provided the following information for state associations - see the News page on the Croquet Australia website.
The WCF Council approved the 7th Edition of the Association Croquet Laws on 24 February 2021. It has been decided that the new Laws will apply in Australia from 1 July 2021.
Law books in A5 and A6 format are at the printers. A new version of the Official Rulings on the Laws of Association Croquet (ORLAC) is near finalisation. Croquet Australia intends to print a merged version of the Laws and ORLAC when available (which should be soon).
With this in mind the National Technical Panel of the AC Referees Committee have prepared training materials (in PowerPoint form) on the changed laws, and a simple exam to reaccredit referees in the new Laws.
It is planned that either the National Coordinator of Refereeing AC (Mike Cohn) or the Australian representative on the WCF AC Laws Committee (Liz Fleming) will meet in turn with each State Directors/Coordinator Referees with a number of Examining Referees to proceed with initial training later in March. This will then allow State Directors / Coordinators to proceed to training of referees and players within their state over the following three months.
Horsham Croquet Club: Doubles Championships 2021
On 4 March Horsham Croquet Club played their Annual Golf Croquet Doubles Championships.
Unfortunately, only 9 pairs entered the 3 Divisions playing 13 hoop games (first to 7). All those who attended still enjoyed themselves, matches were closely contested on a lovely Autumn Day.
Thanks to our Match Committee and Captain Marj for organising the day, Handicapper Rosemary and Referee Lyn.
Wimmera Croquet Association 2021 GC Doubles
Wimmera Croquet Association played their Annual Doubles Championships on Wednesday 17 March at Horsham Croquet Club. Lyn Creasey welcomed 24 players from three clubs in the Association, Dimboola, Kalimna and Horsham.
Lyn encouraged all to enjoy their matches and fellowship together and a complimentary afternoon tea was plated and available after play. Judy Baker from Dimboola and Marj Ward from Kalimna won the lucky prizes.
Rae Hill (Tournament Manager) read out the first game and all proceeded to their court. There were 4 entries in each of the 3 divisions.