GC Nationals Commence Next Week

The ACA Gold Medal tournament kicks off the GC National events being held in Perth this year. The Gold Medal matches will be held at Forrest Park from Wednesday to Friday with the Men’s and Ladies’ Singles commencing on Saturday 3rd at a number of clubs around Perth. The finals for both events will be held at Nedlands on Tuesday 6th September. The Interstate Shield commences on Wednesday 7th September through to Sunday 11th September.

Click here for an overview of what events are being held at each of the clubs during the 12 days of play.

Get down to a Club near you and watch some excellent croquet and support the locals players.

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AC State and Development Coach Expression of Interest

Croquetwest is calling for Expressions of Interest for the positions of Association Croquet State Coach and Development Coach. Click here for more details on the positions. The EOI closing date is the 6th August, 2016.

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York Doubles Fully Subscribed

For those waiting for the York Country Doubles’ flyer, I have bad news. The event to be held on 20-21st August is full; without the flyer even being issued. Maybe next year!

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GC State Team Announced

Croquetwest has announced the Golf Croquet State Team for 2016:
– Chris McWhirter (Captain), Martin Clarke, Brett McHardy, Matthew Whitfield and Kim Reynolds.
– Sue Anderson (Vice- Captain), Fleur Brockway, Janine McHardy, Kay Chynoweth and Dorothy Bull.

Congratulations to all those involved.

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Vale Hartley Slater

Hartley Slater passed away on Friday 8th July after a short illness, he was 79. Hartley took up croquet in 1978 and was AC state coach 1994 to 1997. Hartley also won a number of major AC competitions. He was the Croquet Archivist for a number of years and an A/Professor of Philosophy at UWA. His ebullient character will be missed.

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ACA Golf Croquet Men’s & Women’s Singles

The ACA Men’s and Women’s Singles events are now open for nominations. These events are being held concurrently across a number of Perth clubs from Sat 3rd Sept to Tues 6th Sept. Local players are encouraged to enter either the main event or the Plate only. Entries are via the ACA website. Click here for all the details.

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GC Refereeing Workshops

With the GC Nationals scheduled for Perth this year, Croquetwest set up a number of workshops last weekend providing information to players on the rules of Golf Croquet and to qualify a number of referees. Jim Clement from Victoria was in WA to run the the very successful workshops. 60 people attended over the 4 days, with 15 new referees being certified.

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AC Advanced Skills Squad Announced

Croquetwest’s AC Selectors would like to announce the 2016 AC Advanced Skills Squad:

Coral Broun, Helen Collins, Di Cook, Megan Fardon, Michael Murphy, Wendy Prendiville and David Ward.

For information, David Morris, Tim Green, Kay Chynoweth and Fleur Brockway were invited but were unable to accept.

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AC Handicaps Updated

The AC handicap Master List and Ranking List has been updated. Click here to go to the Handicaps page.

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Vale Tony Smith

Tony Smith, a member of the Gosnells Croquet Club, passed away on June the 2nd after a long battle with cancer at the age of 83.

Tony joined the club in 2005 and was a stalwart, long-serving member and was Vice President for many years. We shall all miss his dry sense of humour and generosity.

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