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Earlier news


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).



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.


Current news

News Date: 2021-03-04
Posted by: Betty Etherton
Posted on: 2021-03-06
News Type: Golf

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.

In Division 1 there were three entries, Division 2 four entries and Division 3 two entries.


Division 1

Winners: Ian Rees and Gary Devlin 2 games, hoops +14 -11, net 3
Runners up: Donna Frost and Betty Etherton 1 game, hoops +13 -12, net 1

Left: Ian Rees and Gary Devlin
Right: Donna Frost and Betty Etherton

Division 2

Winners:  Robyn Devlin and John Sudholz 3 games, hoops +21 -10, net 11
Runners up: Marj. Wiedermann and Joan Hiscock 2 games, hoops +19 -15, net 4

Left: Robyn Devlin and John Sudholz;
Right: Marj Wiedermann and Joan Hiscock

Division 3
Best of 3 matches

Winners: June Werner and Brian Drendel 2 games, hoops +20 -14, net 6
Runners up: Denise Drendel and Judy Dufty 1 game, hoops +14 -20, net -6

Left: Brian Drendel and June Werner;
Right: Denise Drendel and Judy Dufty

Huge thanks to all who attended whether you were a player, spectator or an official.

Betty Etherton
President, Horsham CC.

Pics by Rae Hill, cropped by Betty Etherton.




Later news


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.      



“Not the Eire Cup”  - an event at Cairnlea with Alternate Stroke Doubles

A new event called “Not the Eire Cup” was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre 12-14 March 2021. The idea for the event arose because the real Eire Cup to be held in Sydney at this time was cancelled due to the risk of border closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Not the Eire Cup” was contested between teams of 2 players with a state team/squad player paired with a player with a handicap up to 10. Matches consisted of a Doubles game and Singles games between the low handicap players and between the high handicap players.