Goulburn Valley information
GVCA Fixture May 2020-May 2021
2020 AC Pennant will commence 7th October.
2020 GC Pennant will commence 8th October.
The inaugural GVCA/NEDCA Invitational Challenge was held on Monday, 5th October. Each Association selected teams of four from clubs across their region to play in in 3 divisions based on handicaps. Play was friendly and competitive and the day was a great success. The winner of the first Challenge is the GVCA who won 23 games and 221 hoops to NEDCA's 13 games and 190 hoops. Play was closer than the end result seems to indicate, with many games reaching the maximum 7-6 hoops score. The match was played at Shepparton Croquet Club (Div 1 and 2) and Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club (Div 3). GVCA's John Young and NEDCA's Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt are congratulated on the well organised event.
Shepparton Croquet Club hosted the GVCA Golf Croquet Singles Tournament on 12th and 13th February in extremely hot and humid weather.
32 players competed from 14 clubs around Victoria, NSW and Canberra, with play in three Sections depending on handicap.
Section 1 for players with handicaps -2 to 4 was split into two blocks with block winners Trevor Peters of Echuca Moama and John Young of Shepparton playing off in a final. Both players had lost only one of their earlier games. John played very strongly to defeat Trevor 7-3 and take the Section 1 win. Runners up in the two blocks were Brian Rowe of Essendon with 4 wins and Bill Manwaring of RNB with 5 wins.
Winner for Section 2 was Deirdre Lebbon of Sale, and runner up was Dawn McQuilton of Wodonga.
Section 3 winner was Virginia Rowe of Ballarat Alexandra, and runner up was James Gunn of Rich River.
2020 Association Croquet Open
The GVCA annual AC Open Singles Tournament held at Rich River on 26th & 27th February attracted 15 players from 11 clubs around Victoria. Spectators were treated to a high standard of play in a competitive yet friendly environment. It was a very long first day with three games with a 2.5 hour limit being played. Section 1 only had three entrants, and Tricia Devlin of Castlemaine won all her games to win with a nett hoop score of +36, ahead of Lois Kirk of Quarry Hill with two wins and 0 nett hoops. Section 2 was won by Paul Ryan of Kew who won all five of his games and had an impressive nett hoop score of +75. Runner up was Ian Grant of Rich River who had three wins and +32 nett hoops. Ruth Duffy of Corowa also had three wins but lost runner up position to Ian on hoops. Russ Smyth of Rich River won Section 3 by winning all five of his games. He had a nett hoop score of +59. Cheryl O’Dwyer of Yarrawonga Mulwala was runner up with 4 wins and +26 nett hoops.
A full field booked in for 14-15 February, hosted this year by Rich River CC. Winners were:
Section 1 - Ron McBride (Victor Harbour);
Section 2 - Roger Bird (Quarry Hill);
Section 3 - Wilma Freeman (Sale);
Section 4 - James Gunn (Rich River).
Information is displayed here for region tournaments from the current and previous seasons.
Association tournament info
GVCA @ Rich River 2021
Tournament Notice not available.(-3.0 to 20.0)
Dates 29 May 21 - 30 May 21
Contact - Marjorie Grant 5480 9985
GVCA Association Tournament @ Rich River 2020
Winner (range -3.0 to 5.0)
Patricia Devlin (Castlemaine)
Winner (range 6.0 to 10.0)
Paul Ryan (Kew)
Runner-up: Ian Grant (Rich River)
Winner (range 10.0 to 16.0)
Russell Smyth (Rich River)
Runner-up: Cheryl O Dwyer (Yarrawonga )
Contact - Marjorie Grant 5480 9985
GVCA @ Rich River (Singles) 2021
Tournament Notice not available.(-6.0 to 20.0)
Dates 19 May 21 - 20 May 21
Contact - Bev Floyd 0400 799 987
GVCA @ Shepparton 2020
Winner (range -6.0 to 4.0)
John Young (Shepparton)
Runner-up: Trevor Peters (Echuca Moama)
Winner (range 5.0 to 8.0)
Deirdre Lebbon (Sale)
Runner-up: Dawn McQuilton (Wodonga)
Winner (range 9.0 to 16.0)
Virginia Rowe (Ballarat Alexandra)
Runner-up: James Gunn (Rich River)
Contact - Bev Floyd 0400799987 floyds . kb @ bigpond . com