2023 Interstate Cup Program
A revised version of the 2023 Interstate Cup Program is now available for download.
This includes changes to the SA Eire Cup Team, clarifications re ties in the Gold + Silver Medals, and some other minor revisions.
Peter Freer, ACA Events
Posted on: 2023-03-18
News Type: General
WIMMERA CROQUET ASSOCIATION SINGLES GOLF CROQUET CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023
The Wimmera Golf Croquet Singles Championships were held at Horsham Croquet Club on Wednesday 15th March 2023.
Play started at 10am, 14 entries from Horsham and Dimboola clubs.3 Divisions playing 13 hoop games, first to 7.
The weather was rather warm and those in 2nd division were absolutely exhausted after playing 5 games.
The majority of matches were very closely contested as were the results in each division.
The winners from each division qualify to represent the Wimmera in the Regional Singles Championships in Melbourne at Cairnlea on March 31st-April 2nd. Good luck to all who go and enjoy yourselves.
DIV. 1 Winner- Gary Devlin 2 games 17+12- net 5+
R/Up- Glenn Price 2 games 20+16- net 4+
DIV.2 Winner- Robyn Goodwin 4 games 33+25- net 8+
R/Up- David Wortley 4 games 30+25- net 5+
DIV.3 Winner-Valmai Hood 2 games 20+15- net 5+
R/Up-Cathie Charlesworth 2 games 19+16- net 3+
Congratulations to everyone who played and made themselves available, also, thanks to the all who organised this event and helped in anyway.
HORSHAM CROQUET CLUB DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023
played on 17/3/2023
On Friday 17th March 2023 we played our doubles championship starting at 10am.
There were 2 entries in 1&2 divisions, (best of 3 games) and 3 entries in 3rd division. (each with a bye).
Division 3 was a close contest with a 3way countback, won by our newest members Rachel and Greg, Congratulations to you both.
Thanks to all who participated and the organisers who made this event possible especially after such a busy week for the club members.
NSW retains the Eire Cup
In a thrilling finish on the final day of competition, NSW won two matches by a golden hoop and defeated Victoria to retain the Eire Cup. Match wins at the end of the day were level, with NSW and Victoria winning 10 matches each, but NSW was well ahead on net games and net hoops and came out the overall winners.
The Eire Cup is the annual Association Croquet team competition between teams from all six State Associations. Each state is represented by a team of four men and four women players, and each Test in the competition involves four mixed doubles matches and sixteen singles matches.
On the final day of the competition both Victoria and NSW had played against and beaten all the other states. Match scores were level throughout the day. In the final match, NSW's Peter Landrebe had a captain's knock against Gold Cup winner Greg Hill from Victoria - Greg was leading but Pete came past him to win and give the victory to NSW.
Congratulations to NSW, and to Victoria, who played well throughout the tournament and came a very worthy second.
All results are on croquetscores.