Chris McWhirter on Channel 44 TV

Chris McWhirter was interviewed for a TV show called Undercurrent for Channel 44 on the 28th Oct. Click here for a link to the clip of the interview.

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B Grade Singles to Ben Boehm

Congratulations to Ben Boehm (Forrest Park) on winning the GC State B Grade Singles. Dan Ryan (York) was the runner-up.  16 players took part, including five players from four different country clubs.  Click here for croquetscores.com results. 

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EOI’s for GC Squads

Expressions of Interest are now open for the following 3 Golf Croquet squads for the 2019-20 season: State Squad, State Support Squad (which replaces the Development Squad), and the Development Group.

Please send an Expression of Interest to Martin Clarke before November 10th 2019. Selectors will pick the State Squad and the State Support Squad from the list of expressions. If you are not selected into either of these squads you will automatically be placed into the Development Group. You can also express an interest for the Development Group only. The Development Group will be coached by Matthew Whitfield. Venues and times will be finalised based on the makeup of the group.

The two higher squads will be coached by Martin Clarke. Dates are already in the Croquetwest calendar, some venues are yet to be finalised.

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AC State Development Squad Coach Applications

Applications are invited, from suitably qualified coaches (current Level 1), for the position of Croquetwest AC State Development Coach.

The AC Development Squad is selected annually and generally consists of 5 or 6 early career players who are seen to have development potential. The AC Development Squad Coach is expected to assist this group to reach their potential and improve their playing skills.  This is generally done in the form of “coaching days” where the group meets to undertake exercises and playing under coaching supervision.  The appointed coach will be encouraged to determine their own regime, best suited to the group.

Interested coaches should contact Sandra Stevenson (0414 789 920), Croquetwest State Coaching Director, for discussion and further details, preferrably by 30th October 2019.

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GC State Team Update

Alan Sands will now be playing in the GC State Team, to be played at Cairnlea, Victoria on the 11th to 15th Sept for the Interstate Shield. Alan replaces Marty Clarke, who will continue as team coach.

WA will represented by 8 men and 6 women in the Men’s and Women’s Singles to be held before the Interstate Shield. Best of luck also to Brett McHardy in the Gold Medal event.

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Croquetwest Trophy Presentation

Croquetwest’s Trophy Presentation will be held on the 21st September 2019 starting at 2pm, at the Forrest Park Croquet Club, 66 Harold St, Mt Lawley.

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Como 14 40

Como Croquet Club is offering a free introduction and coaching for the 14/40 shortened form  of Croquet – 14 hoops in 40 minutes. Click here for more information. Have a go! Just turn up on the day!

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GC Victorian Open to Chris McWhirter

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.

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2019-20 Calendar of Events

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.

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Champion of Champion Results

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

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