ACA is calling for expressions of interest for the 2020 Association Croquet World Championships. The event will be held at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea, Melbourne, Victoria from Saturday, 15 February to Sunday, 23 February 2020. Click here to see more details.
This Easter weekend Trevor and Claire Bassett will be joining a group of eager croquet players to raise funds for Royal Far West by participating in a 24 hour croquet challenge.
These 24 hour challenges are fantastic events and help raise much needed funds for worthy causes. If you are in a position to support, please click here.
For information on the AC World Championships being held in Victoria from the 9-23 Feb 2020, click here. More information will added over time.
Congratulations to Jeff Newcombe and Alan Sands of Como on winning the GC State Doubles. The runners-up were Torben Bak and Dorothy Bull (Forrest Park and York).
Jeff’s win came in his first GC competition ever and follows his recent win in the Australian AC Men’s Singles (it should also be noted that Alan was the winner of the ACA Silver Medal). Jeff and Alan were undefeated in their ten round-robin and two finals matches. Jeff and Alan have previously paired to win the AC State Doubles on several occasions.
The championship attracted large contingent of 22 pairs, with players from 13 clubs, which were spread over a crow-flying distance of 537 km. The number of entries meant that two venues, Forrest Park and Nedlands, were used for the event.
Full results on croquetscores.com.
Victoria won its 24th interstate AC competition, with NSW coming second for the 12th time. WA was 3rd, from Qld, Tas and then SA. All the results are on croquetscores.com.
Tasmania had a credible result that with an ounce of luck could have seen them 3rd but still the 5th place has continued a modest recent run.
Kerri-Ann Organ from Victoria won all 10 singles, the only player to do that this year.
Alison Sharpe, Alix Verge and Gail Hopkins all had 9 wins, showing once again that good ladies equal interstate cup success.
The best men were Jim Nicholls, Trevor Bassett, Peter Ross and Stephen Forster with 8 wins.
Doubles combinations that won all 5 matches were Alison Sharpe and Jim Nicholls, Trish Devlin and Chris Grant, Megan Fardon and Ian Dumergue.
Disappointingly a total of 9242 hoops were run which does not compare favourably to the last time the event was in Perth when 10384 hoops were run.
Tasmania were 340 hoops up, SA up by 50, all other states had significant drops in scoring rates, Qld down 200, Vic 358, WA 470, NSW 500.
Congratulations to Jeff Newcombe (Como) on winning the Australian AC Men’s Singles. Jeff beat fellow West Australian, Peter Ross (Halls Head) at Nedlands Croquet Club.
This is Jeff’s first major ACA event win since 2001 and the first time two WA players contested an AC national final (Chris McWhirter and Kim Reynolds met twice in the GC Men’s Singles). It is the 5th time a WA player has won the event, previously George Maslen of Nedlands in 1971 and 1972, and Daniel Anderson of Como in 2000 and 2002.
Congratulations also to Alison Sharpe (NSW) on winning the Australian AC Women’s Singles by beating Kathleen Colclough (Qld). All the results on croquetscores.com (Men’s) (Women’s).
The Eire Cup commences on Wednesday with WA playing Victoria at Nedlands. Full results on croquetscores.com.
Congratulations to Alan Sands from Como on winning the AC Silver Medal in the ACA AC Gold Medal tournament held at Forrest Park. See croquetscores.com for all the match results.
The ACA AC Gold Medal event commenced today at Forrest Park with WA being represented by Alan Sands from Como. The Men’s and Women’s Singles start on Saturday the 16th March at a number of metro venues and the Eire Cup commences on Wednesday 20th March. All the results can be found on croquetscores.com.
Click here for the program that contains all the details of the events during the Nationals.
While on recent trip to NZ, a certain WA player caught the attention of the local media by being a little rough on the equipment. Click here for more on the breaking story!
Congratulations to Brett McHardy on finishing a very close second to Peter Landrbe (NSW) in ACA Presidents 1st Eight. Brett was on the same wins and was only one game behind Peter. Congratulations also to Janine McHardy on finishing second in the 3rd Eight. See all the results on croquetscores.com.