Congratulations to Chris McWhirter from Forrest Park on winning the GC Victorian Open Men’s Singles, in a closely fought battle with fellow Forrest Park player Brett McHardy. Janine McHardy finished fourth in the Women’s Singles.
The final draft of the Croquetwest Calendar of Events for 2019-20 has now been published. The link to the one-page version can be found on the right hand side of the home page under ‘Event Calendar on a Page‘.
All the events have been entered into the Croquetwest calendar on this site for next year. Each of the individual events can be found under the ‘Events’ tab and then ‘Croquetwest Event Calendar’. Click here to go directly to the month-by-month calendar. This version may still have some changes. Once it is finalised a version 1.o will be published prior to the start of the new calendar year on October 1st 2019.
The AC Champion of Champions was won by Eric Ayling of York and the GC Champion of Champions by Chris McWhirter of Forrest Park. The runner-ups were Alan Sands of Como (AC) and Gary Phipps of Moorabinda (GC).
Eric also won the Thorogood Trophy for the Champion Country player in the AC event. Robyn Dart won the Champion Country player in the GC event.
AC results: croquetscores.com. GC results: croquetscores.com
Entry for both the Australian Men’s/Women’s GC Singles remains open until Friday 9 August (midnight WA time), but earlier the better! Click here for more information. Please note the method for entering, and the warning that PayPal probably isn’t working (if so, don’t re-do another entry). Please also note that the Tournament Dinner is on Tues 10 Sept, not Sunday 15 Sept – book & pay via VCA, not ACA.
Croquetwest would like to congratulate the following players on their selection in the GC State Team:
Jennifer Brand (Cambridge , Dorothy Bull (York), Kay Chynoweth (Geraldton), Robyn Dart (Busselton), Janine McHardy (Forrest Park ) Vice Captain.
Torben Bak (Forrest Park), Ben Brown (Gosnells), Martin Clarke (Gosnells), Brett McHardy (Forrest Park), Chris McWhirter (Forrest Park) Captain, Alan Sands (Como) Non Travelling Reserve.
Entries are now open for the National GC Handicap Doubles and Singles, from September 30 to October 4, 2019. To be held at Twin City Croquet Club and the Albury Tennis Association, Albury NSW. Entries close on September 12. Click here for more details.
Note the NSW State Handicap events are on in Canberra September 18-22, if you want to make a trip of it!
Kay Chynoweth of Geraldton and Chris McWhirter of Forrest Park were the winners of the GC State Mixed Doubles. This is a first time win for Chris and the second time for Kay.
The runners-up were Joyce Carbone of Gosnells and Peter Pekaar of Como, an established doubles pair making their first appearance in a major final.
The block play was of a high standard and very closely contested. All the results on croquetscores.com.
The Croquetwest ACA GC Bronze Medal, played at Cambridge, was won by Brett McHardy, his second time as winner of this event. Brett snuck past Forrest Park clubmate Torben Bak by 6 net points, with the winner not decided until the last game of the last match, when Torben was defeated 7-5 by Martin Clarke. This is a repeat of last years top two positions, although this time much closer. Click here for the match details.
In conjunction with this event Croquetwest launched the inaugural Selectors 6 Invitational event. In another tight, lead changing affair, this was won by the tournament manager Matthew Whitfield of the home club, one match clear of Kim Reynolds (Bunbury Central). Click here for the results.
The Australian Masters’ Games is being in Adelaide on the 5-12 October 2019. Details , including how to register, are available on the South Australian Croquet website.
The GC Men’s and Women’s Singles, to be held on the 13th and 14th July, has now been confirmed as being hosted at the Moorabinda Croquet Club in Bunbury. The flyers for the events will be issued shortly.