Wimmera Croquet Association Pennant Grand Final Season 2022-2023
The WCA Pennant Grand final was played at The Horsham Croquet Club on Monday 5th of December 2022.We were very fortunate the weather had dropped at least 10◦ from the day before.
At lunch time the scores were level and in the final two matches Horsham Wattle had to beat Dimboola Green to make the games level.
This was a huge ask as Wattle had to give so many extra turns and also win with as many hoops as possible. Horsham Wattle won both matches so now it was about counting each hoop.
Horsham Wattle won by 4 hoops from Dimboola Green.
(This just goe to show EVERY hoop does count)
VICTORIAN HANDICAP DOUBLES- HELD DEC 2ND & 3RD
Under bright sunny skies Cairnlea looked amazing- courts post the recent MacRobertson Tournament were wonderful and very fast. Thanks greatly to Lester Hughes, Kevin Beard and Owen Dickinson for the hard work preparing the courts after a tiring and lengthy Macrob series.
Competition was fierce with competitors for throughout the state. We were also privileged to have some interstate competitors- Chris Cox from Port MacQuarie, also John and Lynley Mitchell who recently are from NSW now residing and playing in Lakes Entrance.
The Friday and Saturday proved a tough competition for all with a very even field. Winners from 2021 Terri and Bill Manwaring from RNB were defending the title and played very well ending up at the top of the field on completion of the round Robin. There was then a play off for position.
Posted on: 2022-12-11
News Type: General
Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Golf Croquet Pennant Final
Kyabram Croquet Club hosted the GVCA Golf Croquet Spring Pennant grand final on 9 December between ladder leaders Rich River Kangas and Deniliquin Blue.
It was lovely to see so many spectators enjoying the match, not only from Rich River and Deniliquin, but from all other GVCA clubs too. And we did see some great play from all. We saw plenty of jump shots, in-offs, hoops in one, and successful angle shots.
After the two rounds of singles, Rich River were leading 5 games 50 hoops to 3 games 42 hoops. Then Deniliquin ran away with the doubles, winning all four.
The end result for the day was Deniliquin 7 games 70 hoops to Rich River 5 games 69 hoops.
The last doubles on court
The hoop difference of one shows how close the games were.
Well done to both teams.
Thanks to the organisers, referees and all club members who helped make the day a success. Pictured:
The winning team of Alan Higgins, John James, Tony Bull and Mary James.
New Chief Executive for Croquet Australia
The Board of Croquet Australia (CA) is pleased to announce respected sports executive, Melanie Woosnam has been appointed as its first-ever Chief Executive Officer.
As the former President of Hockey Australia and CEO of Water Polo Queensland, Melanie brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to this role having held executive roles with Hockey NSW, Queensland Touch Football and Futsal NSW as well as governance roles as a former Director with Stadiums Queensland and QSport. She is also a former Hockeyroo and has a sound understanding of participation, pathway and development programs and elite level competitions.
CA President Jim Nicholls welcomed Melanie to the role, "The Board are excited to appoint our inaugural CEO and are thrilled to have someone of Melanie's calibre and experience to lead, grow and evolve CA as an important National Sporting Organisation. Melanie is a capable, innovative and collaborative leader and is keen to get around and meet the many volunteers and members who are the backbone of our sport.
New: ADMIN SUPPORT FOR CROQUET VICTORIA
After nearly three years without paid administrative support, Croquet Victoria is trialling a contract arrangement to help the Secretary and Treasurer with their administrative responsibilities.
We welcome Diana Dib Barbar, of ABC Professional Translators, who will be dealing with admin tasks and handling post, email and telephone queries for up to 15 hours a week.