”Carnival of Croquet“ at Cairnlea
A very successful and enjoyable weekend was held at the ” Carnival of Croquet “ on August 19th to 20th. Many participants came to Cairnlea for the 1st time and enjoyed the weekend of fun. Thanks to participants Rosie and Lynette who travelled from Traralgon, Janet and Margaret from Bacchus Marsh , Melinda, and Ray from Queenscliff, David and Clare from Kew , Loretta from Mooroopna and the Eaglehawk club who supported the weekend along with local participants who took time out to improve knowledge and skills.
Thanks sincerely to Kevin Beard for AC coaching, Elaine Coverdale for Gateball coaching and special thanks to Sarina and Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt for their coaching expertise in Golf croquet, Aussie, Ricochet and Snake in the Grass. The skill and expertise of these coaches put everyone at ease and ensured we all had a positive and fun experience. Part of the fun was meeting all the new faces and learning about their croquet experiences and travel.
The Vic Selectors invite was held last weekend the 12th and 13th of August at Cairnlea.
15 players competed in the tournament which consisted of a round robin competition with the 1st 2 placegetters of each block then in a semifinal and final event. The remaining players competed in further round robin games.
The 19-point finals proved a very tough event to win with the final winner Andy Barbero from Wangaratta winning outright with no losses for the tournament which was an outstanding result.
Posted on: 2023-08-23
News Type: General
HORSHAM CROQUET CLUB OPENING DAY held on Thursday 17/8/2023
Di Trotter from triple H Community Radio opened the Horsham Croquet Club by “running” the first blue ball through the hoop for our season 2023-2024
Unfortunately, the Weather was rather cold and damp, although 26 Club members managed to brave the conditions before lunch and played 2 13/hoop games. After lunch every one stayed nice and warm inside the air-conditioned club room and enjoyed a lovely social chat as the weather definitely was not going to improve.
After a tasty afternoon tea and a cuppa was served up for all to enjoy, everyone went home rather tired to rest their weary bodies (not necessary from playing croquet though)
Thanks to all who helped in any way making this day possible.
Victorian Women's and Men’s Association Croquet Championships
The Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea hosted the Association Croquet Women’s and Men’s Championships on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September. We had some interstate players – Nerida Taylor and Tim Murphy from NSW and Dwayne McCormick from SA. Also, it was great to have Greg Fletcher playing again. He is living in Germany and playing a few tournaments while on a shortish visit to Australia.
There was a field of 6 in the Women’s event and so they all played each other in a round robin. Elaine Coverdale (Essendon) and Tricia Devlin (Castlemaine) both won 4 out of their 5 games and played off in the final. Tricia got a bit of a start with both balls but lost the innings. Elaine played some great shots to start her first break of 9 including a take-off the full length of the lawn and then a superb 30-yard rush from corner 3 to hoop 1. Her second break was equally impressive. Elaine won the final 21-4 for her 4th Victorian AC Women’s Championship.
Robert Fletcher success in England
Croquet Victoria congratulates Robert Fletcher on taking out the 2023 British Golf Croquet Open. Robert defeated Reg Bamford of South Africa, 7-0 & 7-5 in the final.
Robert began his Championship campaign with wins over Richard Bilton and Aston Wade of England before beating Stephen Mulliner, also of England 7-5 & 7-5 to qualify for the final.