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Earlier news

2021-11-21

Unusual Victorian Association Croquet Men’s Championship

With only three entries for the Victorian AC Women’s Championship, the event was abandoned for this year.  However, the women that did enter wanted to play croquet, so they were included in the field of the Men’s Championship and acquitted themselves well.

The event was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre on 20-21 November 2021 and was televised as a ‘Freebie’ on Kayo. 

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2021-11-15

GC Rules 6th Edition – Consultation Draft published

The WCF Golf Croquet Rules Committee has published a Consultation Draft of the proposed 6th Edition of the WCF Rules of Golf Croquet.

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Current news

News Date: 2021-11-19
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2021-11-24
News Type: General

COVID rules relaxed further

The most recent directions provided by the Victorian Chief Health Officer relax most of the rules applying to croquet, though those attending clubs must still register using the Government QR code. For detail, see the updated Return to Croquet guidelines.

There is still a distinction between social play and community sport.

For social play, everyone needs to be able to show evidence of double vaccination.

Subject to this

  • any number can attend
  • there is no limit on the numbers allowed in the clubhouse
  • masks are not required inside the clubhouse, unless it is difficult to keep 1.5m apart.

Community sport is defined as involving playing or training for competitions under State Sporting Association rules. For croquet, this would be competitions using handicap cards, such as tournaments or inter-club pennant.

For community sport, there is no requirement to be double vaxxed. Any number can participate outdoors in a community sport event or related training activity. They may enter the clubhouse to use the toilets or for shelter in a storm, or if they are the only users. They must not mix with anyone not involved in the community sport activity.

Some clubs have decided that everyone attending their club must be double vaccinated. Clubs are advised that this needs to be a formal decision, and that they should recognise that those who are medically exempt are not to be excluded.

The Croquet Victoria Council has formally agreed that everyone attending the Victorian Croquet Centre must be double vaccinated or medically exempt. This applies to all activities at the VCC, whether they are classed as social play or community sport.

Queries to Sarina Cevaal-Hewitt, secretary@croquetvic.asn.au .

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Later news

2021-11-24

Charlton Croquet Club

After many Covid19 postponements the Charlton Croquet Club was finally able to host a two day Player Development Project on 23 & 24 November 2021. This initiative was the first of three workshops for developing competitors organised by Croquet Victoria.

Our coach was Kenn Boal, a member of the Rich River Club. Kenn is a level 4 coach and has been a coach for more than 30 years. Kenn has been a leading player for many years and among other achievements he has represented Australia in the Trans Tasman team.

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2021-11-28

Croquet is Back!
Men’s and Women’s GC Championships 2021

On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November Cairnlea was once again invaded by a keen horde of mallet wielding athletes – some more concerned than others with the lack of opportunity to hone their form leading up to this year’s Championships.

The day began with a few emotional words and a minute’s silence for croquet’s highly regarded and respected Alan Honey, who died suddenly on 26 November. Our love and thoughts go to Kerri-Ann Organ on the loss of her partner, to Alan’s daughter Larissa, and to all Kerri-Ann's and Alan’s friends and families. Alan was a gentle man whose bright and cheerful demeanour lit up all that had the privilege of knowing him. Rest In Peace Alan.

A sombre group of players then turned to the task at hand.

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