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Earlier news

2021-05-27

COVID: CIRCUIT BREAKER LOCKDOWN

Croquet clubs across Victoria will close for a week from 11.59 pm tonight 27 May, under the Victorian Government's new circuit breaker lockdown.

Victorians will return to tight controls, including:

  • outdoor exercise for a limit of 2 hours with one other person within 5 km from home
  • community sport to close
  • shopping restricted
  • masks to be worn everywhere outside the home.

Details are available on the Victorian State Government website, see https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.

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2021-05-25

URGENT: NEW COVID RULES FOR MELBOURNE

The Victorian Government has just announced new restrictions arising from the latest COVID cases, effective 6 pm tonight Tuesday 25 May.

These restrictions apply to everyone living in greater Melbourne, and to other Victorians as described below.

  • Masks must be worn indoors (including clubhouses). This applies to residents of Melbourne wherever they are in Victoria.
  • Public gatherings restricted to 30. This will include tournaments in Melbourne and also tournaments in Victoria outside Melbourne if there is a Melbourne resident playing.
  • No more than five visitors to the home in a day. This also applies to homes outside Melbourne if a Melbourne resident visits.

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Current news

News Date: 2021-04-10
Posted by: Graham Smith
Posted on: 2021-05-27
News Type: Golf

Kyneton's John Teed Cup

The Kyneton Croquet Club hasn't had a dedicated Club Championship event for a few years.  The champion has been the player accumulating the most points in games played throughout the season.

This year, it was decided to have a singles championship played on a round robin basis.  A perpetual cup was ordered and named in honour of the Club's most senior player, John Teed.  John, who turned 90 at the end of 2020, has been the Club Champion many times over a period of 20 years. 

Ten players put their names down which resulted in nine weeks of competition.  It was good to see a mix of experienced and new players taking part.

It was the youngest player, Damien Hadfield, who soon established himself as the player to beat and looked on the way to going through undefeated until a hiccup in the penultimate round, going down 7-6 to Mario Costa. 

Damien regained his form in the final round to take out the title ahead of Mario thanks to a huge hoop differential.

John Teed let everyone know he can still match it with the younger players, finishing in fifth position.

We've had a good increase in membership over the past 12 months and many of the new members have expressed interest in playing next year, so we're hoping to have two divisions.

Graham Smith
Kyneton Croquet Club

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Later news

2021-05-27

A CROQUET TRIBUTE TO VALERIE (VAL) BROWN

Wimmera Croquet Association provided a Guard of Honour at the funeral of Val Brown held at the Horsham Church of England on 27 May as a tribute to Val for all the work she has given to the Sport of Croquet.

Val lived the majority of her life in the Wimmera and District area and was survived by hubby Tom, 3 children and grandchildren. She contracted polio in her early life which caused many health issues, but Val’s philosophy was “onwards and upwards” and she always greeted you with a smile and ready for a chat.

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2021-06-03

Regional clubs may open; Melbourne clubs are still closed

New restricted activity directions for Victoria come into effect at 11.59 pm tonight, Thursday 3 June. They are reflected in the latest Return to Croquet guidelines.   

In regional Victoria there is an easing of restrictions for recreational play. For croquet, recreational play is club social play, not competition where scores are kept or handicap/indexes are entered onto handicap cards. Clubhouses are not to be used for social activity but are open for the use of toilets and to access equipment. There is a cap of 50 at a venue, and groups are limited to 10. Keep groups apart as much as practicable.

Social distancing and hygiene requirements still apply, but masks need only be worn outdoors if you cannot keep 1.5m apart. 

In metro Melbourne (including the Mornington Peninsula) there is no play. Clubs are to remain closed. Volunteers in metro Melbourne are not allowed to mow lawns or work on property maintenance. Only paid contractors are permitted to mow lawns.

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