WIMMERA V BALLARAT & DISTRICT ANNUAL CHALLENGE MATCH
was played at Horsham Croquet Club on Friday 3/11/2023
The match consists of each team providing 8 members from both Regions to play 4 level play 13-point games first to 7 hoops. Every member plays 2 singles & 2 doubles. (2 in the morning 2 after lunch)
A pleasant day was enjoyed by all, the weather was warm 25 degrees, , a lot of chit chattering took place, catching up with old croquet friends & also meeting new members. The home team excelled in supplying afternoon tea with cream cakes, slices, savouries etc.
Excellent field for Owen Edwards Cup
The Owen Edwards Cup was held at Cairnlea on the 4th and 5th November. Sunday for the final turned out to be a beautiful day which only added to the delight of this event. It was wonderful to see a sunny and warm day with all players decked out in their whites.
Entry was by expression of interest as the aim is to keep this event as a prestigious event to showcase Victorian players. Interstate interest was accepted but our interstate entries had to withdraw for personal reasons. The 16 players who competed had a handicap range of -4 to 4.
16 players completed in a round robin event, consisting of 2 blocks of 8 players – blocks being selected by world rankings. The top 4 from each block went through to the finals- The remaining players continued on in a round robin event.
The entire event had high class games with skill and strategy on display at the highest level.
Posted on: 2023-11-13
News Type: General
Ballarat Open Singles Championships
Ballarat Open Singles Championships were held on Saturday 11th November 2023 at Ballarat Alexander Croquet Club. Section 1 Winners Owen Dickinson (Essendon) and Phillip De Arugo(Bendigo) 6 wins +16
Runner Up Richard Hingst(Williamstown) 6 wins +13 What a great competition .
Section 2 Winner Rod Bensley (Howlong) 2nd George Train
(Drysdale) 3rd Virginia Rowe (Ballarat Alexander). A great day and great country hospitality with a lovely afternoon tea. Tournament Manager Brian Reither
Ballarat Doubles Championships
Ballarat Doubles Championships played on Sunday 12th November 2023.Section 1 Winners John Carr( Eastern Park) and Phillip De Arugo
(Bendigo) Runners up Mary Cockett (Drysdale) and James Turton (Drysdale).
Section 2 Winners Pat Smith
(Ballarat Alexander) and Ellen Neil (Ballarat Alexander)
Runners Up Denie Etherson ( Ballarat Western) and Sue Purves (Ballarat Western).
A great day had by all. Tournament manager Brian Reither.
NEW CHILD SAFE RESOURCES
Croquet Victoria has launched a new suite of Child Safe resources to help clubs and regions meet the requirements of the Australian and Victorian Child Safe Standards (see https://croquetvic.asn.au/childsafe/About the Child Safe Standards.pdf).
A group of club secretaries and club Child Safe Champions participated in the online launch, led by Michaela Cook of Vicsport, on 28 September