Updated Return to Croquet Guidelines
This update was circulated to clubs on 30 March and is now available for download.
The main new requirement is that clubs ask everyone attending to register their attendance via the State Government QR app, or an app which is compatible with it.
Victorian State Gateball Championships
The Victorian state gateball championships were a great tournament this year despite not being able to hold the tournament the year prior due to the pandemic.
Teams contesting for the title of Vic state champions were Essendon, Kew, Hazelbrook/Strathfield and Albury/Yarrawonga.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-04-08
News Type: General
Croquet goes live stream on Kayo Freebies
Croquet Victoria has today announced a new partnership with Australia’s leading sports streaming service, Kayo Sports, to stream major events in 2021 live and free.
The five biggest events of the year, starting with these weekend’s Croquet Australia Bronze Medal (Victoria), will be streamed live on Kayo Freebies. The winner of this weekend’s Bronze Medal will be Victoria’s representative in the Croquet Australia Gold Cup competition later in the year.
Croquet fans can access Kayo Freebies by downloading the Kayo Sports app or visiting www.kayosports.com.au/freebies and registering for a Freebies account. Kayo Freebies are free, and no credit card details are required to register and start streaming.
Events to be streamed as part of the partnership include:
10 April 2021
15-16 May 2021
9 - 12 September 2021
10-11 October 2021
24-25 October 2021
The events will feature some of Australia’s best players, including Kevin Beard, Owen Dickinson, Alison Sharpe, Stephen Forster and Claire Bassett.
Croquet is one of the oldest sports in Australia, with the first Australian clubs dating back to the 1860s.
Croquet Victoria’s Secretary, Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt, said: “Today croquet is growing and extending into many countries of the world, and these live stream broadcasts are an exciting opportunity which will enable more people to see the game played at its best. Croquet is a challenging, frustrating but rewarding game and the skills of the present generation of top players are equal to anything seen in other sports.”
Kayo Sports’ Director of Marketing, Kim McConnie said: “We are really excited to be partnering with Croquet Victoria to help showcase the incredible talent and skill involved in the sport to new audiences.
“This partnership forms part of our ongoing commitment to make all sporting competitions supported by the Federal Government’s women’s, niche and under-represented sports grant available for free on Kayo, where our rights permit.”
Wimmera Croquet Association 2021 Singles Golf Croquet Championships
On Wednesday 7 April 2021 Wimmera Croquet Association held their annual Golf Croquet Singles Championships competition at Horsham Croquet Club.
Lyn Creasy thanked all players for entering and Rae for organising the day.
Inaugural Jean Rentoul Memorial tournament
Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March brought the Inaugural battle for the Jean Rentoul Memorial to the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea – and it was really wonderful to be back playing again after COVID, especially at this great Centre that many of us have missed so much.
The Jean Rentoul Memorial is an Association Tournament for women with a handicap between 10 and 20 (sections 3 and 4), and what a lovely, fun group we had to kick off a busy return to competition at Cairnlea.