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Earlier news

2022-04-10

The GVCA Golf Croquet Champion of Champions event

Was held on the 9th & 10th April 2022  on the manicured courts at Shepparton Croquet Club.

Games were played in three divisions according to handicap, and the closeness of some games demonstrates that we have very good players spread over the various clubs of the GVCA. 

Of the ten games in Div 1, we had five games finish 7-6 and four finish 7-5. In Div 2 we had four games at 7-6 and three at 7-5 out of ten games.  Out of 15 games in Div 3 we had three at 7-6 and five at 7-5.

Division 1 winner was John James of Deniliquin who didn’t lose a game today, winning all of his four games and having a net hoop score of 7.  One game behind was John Young of Shepparton whose only loss was to John James 6-7.  John Y finished the day with 3 wins and 5 net hoops.

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2022-04-13

WIMMERA CROQUET ASSOCIATION

SOCIAL DAY 13/4/2022

WCA social day was held at the Horsham Croquet Club on Wednesday April 13th on a beautiful Autumn Day.

24 players took part starting at 10.30 am playing all 13 hoops, changing partners in a high low draw in 2 different divisions.

Everyone enjoyed the day, great to see people relaxing, making jokes and laughing.2 games were played before lunch and one after,

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Current news

News Date: 2022-04-02
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Posted on: 2022-04-20
News Type: General

Social Golf Croquet at Colac Mallet Sports Club

The Colac Mallet Sports Club Inc. held a very fun social golf croquet day on April 2nd at our club. There were 32 players from Colac and other clubs registered for the day.

We were able to set up some additional small courts on the adjacent tennis courts, which added a dimension if challenge to the games (of dense lawn and rough surfaces).

 

The photo is of one of our members who will celebrating his 90th birthday later in April. He played 6 timed games that day and even managed a successful’ jump’ shot to score a hoop!  Goes to show croquet is a great social and competitive game for all people.


Our 2 courts are now out of action as they have been re planted with new seeds in preparation for better court surfaces for the next season and for celebrating our 100th anniversary of croquet in Colac next November. We were pleased to receive a grant from the Colac Otway Shire to help cover some of the cost of re seeding the courts).

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Later news

2022-04-24

Relaxed COVID orders UPDATED - more responsibility for clubs and organisers

The Victorian Government has just announced a series of significant changes in COVID policy. See https://www.health.vic.gov.au/covid-19/pandemic-order-register.

  • Double vaxxing is not required for sporting activities (except for "specified workers", including sports volunteers)
  • QR check-in has been suspended
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID are responsible for notifying close and social contacts themselves - including notifying their croquet club if they attended there during the 48 hours before symptoms started, or they got their positive result
  • Clubs and event organisers are responsible for notifying anyone who may have been a close or social contact

This means clubs and event organisers need to ensure they maintain detailed attendance records, including arrival and departure times.

It is still open to clubs to require that anyone attending be fully vaxxed / excepted.

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2022-04-30

Victoria Golf Croquet Regional Championships

This year’s Vic Golf Croquet Regional Championships were held at the Victorian Croquet Centre over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of April. It was truly wonderful to have all 14 regions represented in 2 Divisions or more, so the Courts and the venue were full and bursting with life and energy. After such a long time of restrictions and cancellations, it was fantastic to see Cairnlea thriving on the hustle and bustle once again. Chilly mornings gave way to two lovely days of hard-fought croquet and some very even and exciting competitions. 

Several of the players in this year’s Regionals had never been to Cairnlea before and weren’t quite sure what to expect. It’s also wonderful to catch up with people again who I usually only see at this Tournament once a year. Every single person did their Region proud and it was an absolute joy to be around so many people enjoying the venue, enjoying the croquet and representing their Region with a great deal of dignity, fun and spirit of adventure.

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