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  • Anyone have experience of the Advantage Croquet format for Golf Croquet handicap play?
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  • Are referees entitled to a lunch allowance when they attend the Lefel Shield (GC Regionals)?

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President’s Day Event was held on Saturday April 22nd in appreciation of the work done by Betty Etherton at both HCC and WCA. This was a fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Research.

We are so pleased to announce $1,450 was raised on that day. What a fantastic amount, thanks to all who helped in any way, either in attendance or by donation. Approx. 40 people turned up during the day and 28 members played 3 games of Golf Croquet. Local Businesses donated vouchers which were auctioned off and many lucky prizes were won.

Div. 1 - Shirley Price -David Wortley

Div. 2 - Gwen McCartney- Jean Burke

Div. 3 - Brian Drendel-Rachel Cousins


Current news

News Date: 2023-05-13
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2023-05-13
News Type: Golf

Australian GC Singles streaming this weekend

The Australian Open Golf Croquet Singles have reached the knockout phase.

The finals are being played at the Victorian Croquet Centre this weekend under blue skies and bright sun.

If you can't drop by, you can watch the live stream on Vimeo:


The top four players by world ranking have made their way through to the semi-finals.

Robert and Malcolm Fletcher had first and third choice of playing position in the Player Choice draw, and chose to be in different halves of the draw. 

Robert Fletcher (Victoria) is now playing Jamie Gumbrell (NSW) and Malcolm Fletcher (Victoria) is playing Gary Phipps (WA).

The winners will go on to a Best of Five final tomorrow (Sunday).

Streaming on Saturday finishes at 4 pm and on Sunday runs from 9 am to about 3 pm. Replays will be available after the live stream has finished. 

See Croquetscores for all results, including the knockout, a consolation event for players who were 5th and 6th in their blocks, and the Plate.


Later news



The Australian Open Doubles Tournament  was held at Cairnlea 6th to 9th May 2023

Entries consisted of 21 pairs from around Australia, many of which were playing as a double pair for the 1st time which made viewing very interesting. The weather was not initially favorable for this 4 day event with rain , cold wind and low temperatures, fortunately for the finals the weather did improve and was cool and clear for the finals.

The event was played as a round robin with the top 8 pairs going through to a knock out – positions 5 and 6 going into a Consolation final and the remaining players participating in a plate event.

Ed Wilson and Malcolm Fletcher made a very challenging doubles team and although losing one match in the rounds came through with flying colors to win the event showing why they both hold high Australian world rankings. Challenges came from many areas with second place going to a well known doubles partnering of  Brett and Janine McHardy. Third place was Marty Clarke  WA who partnered with Lindsay Patullo from Charlton Victoria an up and coming Victorian GC player who was competing in this event for his first time.




The ACA Open singles tournament took place 10th – 14th May 2023 at Cairnlea. There were 52 entries in total with players from throughout Australia attending. It was pleasing to see the strong contingent of players from Victoria, WA, SA, NSW and QLD. For some players especially some younger players – Curtis Mead from Tasmania, Addison Matthews, Fran Wright from QLD, Ethan Gumbrell from Canberra; this was their first time at Cairnlea. We are always grateful to see some of the well-known faces who regularly compete at Cairnlea in this level of tournament and provide us all with strong competition at this level. This tournament included 5 of Australia’s highest world ranked players.

Weather initially was cloudy with some showers but quickly improved. Mornings were cool but clear.  Saturday and Sunday for the final provided us with the ability to sit around the court and watch a memorable final between Robert and Malcolm Fletcher.

The best of 5 final ended eventually after a hard fought tousle 7/6 in the 4th match with Robert the outright winner. Malcolm pushed Robert extremely hard throughout the final and both players should be commended on the high level of croquet displayed.  There were many spectators who stayed or attended specifically for the final day and all were treated to a memorable display in wonderful sunshine.

For those unable to attend some of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday games were televised by “My Sport Live” and will be available on streaming for a period. Kate Patrick had arranged live streaming so thanks must go to her, the producers, technical crew and commentators both at Cairnlea and those who remotely provided commentary on the games.