The VCA held their annual Association Croquet Gold Cup, Silver Shield and Bronze Shield at Cairnlea over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of February.
The lawns are lovely, particularly for this time of year and the fresh green Courts were a welcome sight on a very hot and windy Saturday morning. Each Event had a round robin of 8 players and competition was fierce. It’s a beautiful thing to see all 12 lawns in action and the quality of play was extremely high in all 3 competitions. Players have all given the Selectors notice that AC is alive and well in Victoria. Many had travelled in order to take part and I thank everyone for competing with such good spirit and friendly attitudes – at the same time, with no quarter given and hard fought victories all weekend. There were a few peg-outs, but for the most part, every pair battled until the clocks said “no more!”.
The Gold Cup was won by Kevin Beard who completed his round robin undefeated to take home the silverware – well, in this case, the Gold! The runner up was Stephen Forster with 5 wins, winning a game clear of the competition.
The Silver Shield was taken home by Tricia Devlin with 6 wins, with Elaine Coverdale as the Runner-Up winning 5 games.
Mignon Johnston won the Bronze Shield with 5 wins and +44 nett hoops and the Runner-Up was Kim Collins on 5 wins with +21 nett hoops
WIMMERA V BALLARAT & DISTRICT
An Annual event between Wimmera Region v Ballarat & District Region golf croquet was played at Ballarat Alexandra Croquet Club on Monday 20/2/2023.Horsham players travelled down to Ballarat as each year is alternated between the 2 regions.
Play commenced at 10 am, there were 2 teams of 4 players, handicap ranges 6 and below,7 and above,13-point games first to 7. Games were level play with 50mins.time limit/game. (extra time if required) Each team played a single & doubles before lunch and the same after. A very close match eventuated, it just goes to prove to all croquet players- every hoop counts.
Sect.1- Garry Devlin, Donna Frost, Glenn Price, Yvonne Dunn Sect.2- Barry Dunn, Robyn Devlin,Valmai Hood, Bev Keogh
Sect.1-Denis Thurgood, Darren Lester, Denie Etherson, Ellen Neil. Sect.2-David Searl, Tony Evans, Virginia Rowe, Mary Windsor
Section 1. Wimmera -8 games 71 hoops Ballarat-4 games 68 hoops
Section 2. Wimmera -5 games 49 hoops Ballarat- 7 games 68 hoops
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2023-03-01
News Type: Association
Victorian State Team named for the Eire Cup
The Victorian State Team is now finalised and will contest the annual Eire Cup teams tournament against the other states from 15 to 19 March at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea.
Team members are:
Men: Chris Grant (captain), Stephen Forster, Kevin Beard and Greg Hill.
Women: Patricia Devlin (vice-captain), Christine Eiffert, Lois Kirk and Mignon Johnston.
Back Row (L to R): Stephen Forster, Kevin Beard, Chris Grant, Andrew Wootton.
Front Row (L to R): Patricia Devlin, Christine Eiffert, Mignon Johnston, Elaine Coverdale.
Absent: Greg Hill and Lois Kirk.
National AC events in March at the Victorian Croquet Centre
This March it is Croquet Victoria's turn to host an annual series of national Association Croquet events:
8 to 10 March Croquet Australia AC Gold Medal
Interested members are invited to come along and watch (and/or help out). All play is at the Victorian Croquet Centre. Play starts at 8 am and continues till dusk. An opportunity to watch the best AC players from across Australia...
You may also like to book to join the teams for two celebratory events! Click the link to make your booking.
5 - 6.30 pm Friday 10 March
6.30 -10.30 pm Sunday 19 March
Queries to Katrina Petersen, Tournament Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
HORSHAM CROQUET CLUB SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP held on 6/3/2023
The Match Committee organised our annual Singles Championships which began at 10.30am on a very pleasant Monday morning.
ACA cards were used, level play, 13 hoop games 1st to 7.
There were 13 entries in total, Div.1-4, Div.2-5, Div.3-4 Most games were very closely contested with our Referees keeping an “eagle eye upon”
Division 1- Winner Glenn Price 2 games 20 hoops R/up Ian Rees 2games 17 hoops