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Goulburn Valley Croquet Association


Region Director
Marjorie Grant
0459 030 338
grantmlo @ outlook . com

Region President
Margaret Gleeson
0438 499 427
goulburnvalleyca @ gmail . com

Region Secretary
Pauline Phillips
0417 845 633
goulburnvalleyca @ gmail . com

Region Treasurer
Leon Gebbing
0416 157 037
goulburnvalleyca @ gmail . com

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Affiliated clubs

Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Club Inc Croquet Club

Euroa Croquet Club

Kyabram Croquet Club

Echuca Moama Croquet Club

Mooroopna Croquet Club

Numurkah Croquet Club

Rich River Croquet Club

Shepparton Croquet Club

Constitution document

Goulburn Valley Constitution

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Goulburn Valley information

GVCA AC Tournament May 2023

Our 2023 AC tournament was held May 25-28 at Rich River. Competitors came from around Victoria, Port Macquarie and South Australia. This tournament grows in stature every year and now takes its place as one of the State’s best. We acknowledge the work from the volunteers that “make the magic happen”. Greg Hill of Brunswick won Div 1 by pegging out in all 5 of his games. Runner-up Lindsay Patullo of Charlton won 3 of 5 games. In Div 2a Trevor Taylor of Kew won all 4 games ahead of John Young of Mooroopna with 3 wins. Div 2b winner, Bill Humphreys of Quarry Hill, also won all 4 games. Tim Woolford-Smith, Port Macquarie was runner up with 2 wins. 4 competitors in Div 3 played 2 rounds. The winner was Bruce Shaw of Quarry Hill with 5 wins from 6 games. Runner-up was Tony Pye of Eastern Park who won 4 of 6 games. There were 7 players in Div 4, 3 of whom won 4 of 6 games. David Pryor of Kew was the winner with +24 nett hoops ahead of runner up Irene Murdoch of Quarry with +15.

GVCA AC Champion of Champions

Our AC "Champion of Champions" was held at Rich River on 29 March, with member clubs' Champions competing for the GVCA Champion title. In Div 1 Kenn Boal of Rich River was uncontested winner. John Young of Mooroopna took the Div 2 title from Russ Smyth of Rich River after a best-of-three contest. In Div 3 Helen Hastie of Mooroopna took home the trophy after defeating John James of Rich River in a best-of-three. John represented us in Swan Hill as Helen was unavailable. In a round robin of 4 entrants in Div 4 David “Doc” Ryant of Rich River won all three of his games, ahead of Brian Harwood of Mooroopna who won two. At Swan Hill Kenn finished in 4th place in a field of croquet's elite, ahead of some very strong competition. John Young, John James and Doc Ryant all won their divisions, each only losing one game in their 8 game round robin. Because of these great results, the GVCA team finished second in the teams Shield event for the most hoops scored with 454 hoops to Geelong's 468.

Vic AC Country Regionals

It was the GVCA’s turn to host the Victorian Country Regional AC Championships. Div 1 Stephen Forster of Geelong had a magnificent tournament, winning all 6 of his games by pegging out, one with a triple peel, and scoring the maximum number of hoops possible. He had a net hoop score of 135. Kenn Boal also had a great tournament, coming in second with 4 wins after pegging out in 3 games. His net hoop score was 59. Kim Collins of Geelong dominated in Div 2. He also won all 6 games, ending with a net hoop score of 44. Second place went to Ian Phillips of Gippsland who won 4 games with a net hoop score of 9. In Div 3 Russell Kelly of Geelong began the last game with 4 wins under his belt, against Michael North of Gippsland who had won 5. Russell won, pushing Michael into second place by scoring a very high 75 net hoops to Michael’s 29. Div 4’s winner was Naomi Patullo of Murray Valley who won all 6 of her games with a very worthy 45 net hoops. Runner up was Charles Armstrong.

GVCA GC Champion Of Champiosl

The GVCA Golf Croquet Championships were held at the Shepparton Croquet Club on the 3rd and 4th April 2024 in lovely Autumn conditions. Congratulations go to the winners Division 3 Gayle Dudgeon (Mooroopna) 6 wins 1 loss Division 2 Paul Murray (Euroa) 5 wins 1 loss Division 1 Russell Smyth (Rich River) 4 wins 1 loss Photo L to R are the winners. Margaret Gleeson Co-Tournament Manager, Gayle Dudgeon (Div3), Russ Smyth (Div1), Paul Murray (Div2) and Pauline Phillips Co-Tournament Manager

GVCA AC Champion of Champion 2

The AC Champion of Champions was held at the Rich River Croquet Club on the 19th / 20th March. Kenn Boal was the winner of section 1, John James Section 2, Lyle Carey from Mooroopna Section 3 and Fred Littmann From Deniliquin Section 4, All players will represent the GVCA in the Country Regionals to be held at the Rich River Croquet Club 7th to the 10th April 24

Tournament information

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Association tournament info

Country Regional Championships 2024

Winner (range -3.0 to 4.5)
Stephen Forster (Belmont)

Runner-up: Kenn Boal (Rich River)

Winner (range 5.0 to 9.0)
Kim Collins (Geelong Eastern Park)

Runner-up: Ian Phillips (Sale)

Winner (range 10.0 to 14.0)
Russell Kelly (Belmont)

Runner-up: Michael North (Traralgon)

Winner (range 16.0 to 20.0)
Naomi Patullo (Charlton)

Runner-up: Charles Armstrong (Traralgon)

Contact - Bev Floyd 0400799987 floyds . kb @ bigpond . com

Goulburn Valley Croquet Association singles 2024

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(-3.0 to 4.5) Dates 25 May 24 - 26 May 24
(5.0 to 9.0) Dates 25 May 24 - 26 May 24
(10.0 to 14.0) Dates 23 May 24 - 24 May 24
(16.0 to 20.0) Dates 23 May 24 - 24 May 24

Contact - Marjorie Grant 0459 030 338 grantmlo @ outlook . com

GVCA AC @ Rich River 2023

Winner (range 16.0 to 20.0)
David Pryor (Kew)

Runner-up: Irene Murdoch (Quarry Hill)

Winner (range 14.0 to 10.0)
Bruce Shaw (Quarry Hill)

Runner-up: Anthony Pye (Geelong Eastern Park)

Winner (range 7.0 to 9.0)
Bill Humphreys (Quarry Hill)

Runner-up: Tim Woodford-Smith (NSW)

Winner (range 4.5 to 6.0)
Trevor Taylor (MCC)

Runner-up: John Young (Mooroopna)

Winner (range -3.0 to 4.0)
Greg Hill (Brunswick)

Runner-up: Lindsay Patullo (Charlton)

Contact - Marjorie Grant 0459 030 338 grantmlo @ outlook . com

Golf tournament info

Goulburn Valley Croquet Association GC Singles 2024

(-6.0 to 20.0) Dates 18 May 24 - 19 May 24

Contact - Cherie Lessing 0409 509 295 gvcasingles @ gmail . com