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Earlier news


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:




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Current news

News Date: 2023-05-09
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Posted on: 2023-05-21
News Type: General


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.

Consolation final was won by Robert Fletcher (Ballarat Vic) and Georgina Carnegie (Cooks River NSW)- defeating Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga Vic) and Julie Beasley (Warragul Vic)

The Plate was won by Gerda Lambeck (Canberra) and Malcolm Powys (Marrickville NSW) defeating John Van der Touw (Monash Vic) and Richard Parks (Monash Vic)

Spectators were provided with highlights throughout the tournament with many close games, some spectacular plays and some interesting strategies.

Many of the players in this event went on to compete in the Aust Open Singles event so a full 9 days of croquet for all these players!! Well done to all those who competed


Later news



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.