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.
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.
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-06-05
News Type: General
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.
A table of the updated restrictions is available from https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-acting-premier-2 [scroll to the bottom of the page]. We have been advised that croquet is governed by the Outdoor Physical Recreation & Sport Guidelines (near bottom of Page 2 of 9).
A reminder: in regional Victoria clubs must use the Services Victoria QR Code. The responsibility is on the club to ensure that players check in, either themselves or with the assistance of a single person checking in all who enter the property.
The club must do all they can to ensure that players check in. This may include:
If you have any queries please contact me.
Victoria's Golf Croquet Interstate Shield team announced
Croquet Victoria's Golf Croquet Selection Committee has announced the Victorian team which will compete in the Interstate Shield in Launceston, Tasmania, from 8 to 12 September 2021.
Croquet is go - with limitations
Under the most recent Victorian Government directions, updated on 12 June 2021, croquet clubs can open across Victoria. Details are provided in our revised Return to Croquet guidelines.
All clubs must use the Government QR code to check in people attending their site. A new Kiosk app is available to help check in people without a smart phone - see https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/register-to-use-vic-gov-qr-code-service.
Travel between metro Melbourne and the regions is prohibited (except for people who need to travel for paid work).