Tuesday Musings – November 28th

Video Watch

In the Game Watch section of the webpage, I have added links to the following two games of Golf Croquet. Elite play.

  • SA Spring Singles – Game 3 Ed Wilson vs Robert Fletcher
  • ACA Mens Singles – Game 5 Robert Fletcher vs Malcom Fletcher

Rosie is not too bad at hitting a croquet ball either!

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Around the Courts – 27th November

A busy weekend for many. Nice to see a cooler change come in on Sunday.

Busselton Spring Tournament

  • Winners: Bob James and John Bird (Moorabinda)
  • Runners Up: Harry Goff and Diana Dalzell (Como)
  • Third: David Williams (Cambridge) and Alan Simons (Busselton)

Club President Barbara Dunnet presented the prizes to the worthy winners.

You can find all about the Busselton Croquet Club on their website.

Full results on Croquetscores.

Croquetwest AGM and Trophy Presentation

Croquetwest held their annual AGM at the Belmont Croquet Club on Saturday and there was a great turnout. After a quick lunch break, we then held our trophy presentation.

Samantha Rowe, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister, the Hon David Templeman was in attendance and kindly assisted with the presentation of awards. A full list of winners can be found below and previous winners can be found on the Croquetwest Awards page.

Halls Head players had a great season highlighted by both Inga and Brian receiving the GC Most Improved Awards!

List of Award Winners

AC State Div 3 SinglesRob Bowling
GC State C Grade SinglesColin Stewart
AC State Div 2 SinglesBernie Lynch
GC State B Grade SinglesSteve Newbold
AC State Men’s SinglesEric Ayling
AC State Women’s SinglesDawn Robinson
GC State Men’s SinglesChris McWhirter
GC State Women’s SinglesRobyn Dart
AC State Mixed DoublesDale Jury & John Jury
GC State Mixed DoublesJoyce Carbone & Martin Clarke
AC State Open DoublesJohn Doepel & Gary Phipps
GC State Open DoublesRobyn Dart & Gary Phipps
AC Champion of ChampionsIan Dumergue
GC Champion of ChampionsMartin Clarke
AC State Open SinglesJeff Newcombe
GC State Open SinglesBrett McHardy
Most Improved
Bill Barnes Award – ACGary Phipps
Sheila McDonald Award – ACHelen Quicke
Martin Clarke Award – GCBrian Scott
Kay Chenoweth Award – GCInga Rollinger
Previous Winners

ACA AC Open Singles

Congratulations to Millswood player Edward Wilson 2023 Australian Open Association Croquet Singles champion and to runner up Stephen Pearce from Canberra Club.

These two players were the winners of the Australian Open A/C Doubles last weekend

Full results on Croquetscores.

Geraldton – Come and Try – Check out their Calendar

Geraldton held another Come and Try day yesterday. No doubt it was very successful and I see they even have Gateball on the program for this season.

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2024 President’s Golf Croquet Eights – EOI

Expressions of interest are now sought for the 2024 President’s Golf Croquet Eights, to be held 9‑11 February 2024.

This year, to assist the Aust GC Team Squad prepare for 2025, the top 2 Eights will be played at the Northern Tasmanian Croquet Centre in Launceston.

Depending on entries, we will also play up to 4 more Eights at the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea; including a Women’s Eight. 
Note that we do not intend to play more than 4 Eights at Cairnlea again…

Close of EoI has been brought forward to 17 December, to facilitate booking accommodation & travel.

Players have the option to not go to Launceston if picked in the top 2 Eights, but will not then be offered a place in another Eight at Cairnlea (you get better competition if you play in your correct Eight.)

We have re-introduced the reimbursement scheme, to encourage players from further away to come to the Eights.  The CA Board will determine entry fees for 2024 shortly.

Interested players should send their Expression of Interest, by cob Sunday 17 December, via email to admin@croquet-australia.com.au   
Please include your name, ACA ID, Club & your contact phone number.

Existing EoIs are listed on Croquet Scores at https://croquetscores.com/2024/gc/australia-presidents-eights/eoi  

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Friday Musings – 24th November

I wonder how many Black Friday emails I’ll get today? 3 already!

It’s getting down to the nitty gritty stage at Cairnlea.

ACA AC Open Singles

Follow results on Croquetscores.

Busselton Spring Tournament

16 pairs will battle it out over the weekend in Busselton. Hopefully the weather will be kind.

Great to see so many clubs represented: Busselton, Dunsborough, Como, Gosnells, Moorabinda, Pinjarra, Cambridge, Halls Head and Sorrento.

Follow all results on Croquetscores.

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Thursday’s Musings – Nov 23rd

Don’t forget the AGM and Trophy Day Presentation Saturday.

Under 21 National Competition – Support Offered

Thinking of entering the U21 Gold Medal?

Why not take the plunge and represent WA!

ACA will pay for travel and 2 nights accommodation for the Under 21 Gold Medal.

New Zealand announce Openshaw Shield Squad

Jenny ClarkeCanterbury
Duncan DixonCanterbury
Edmund FordyceCanterbury
Levi FranksCanterbury
Josh FreethAuckland
Logan McCorkindaleSouth Canterbury
Felix WebbyHawkes Bay
Josh WinterCanterbury
Croquet New Zealand and the GC Selection Committee are pleased to announce the Team for the GC World Team Championship, the Openshaw Shield. The event will be held between 17th to Sunday 23rd February 2025 at the Northern Tasmanian Croquet Centre, St Leonards, Tasmania.

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WA AC State Team Announced

A Team of four men and four women has been selected to represent Western Australia in the Association Croquet interstate event (the Eire Cup) to be held in Hobart in March 2024.

Men Jeff Newcombe, Alan Sands (Captain), Eric Ayling, Tim Barkes. Gary Phipps is the non-travelling reserve. 

Women Megan Reynolds (Vice-Captain), Megan Fardon, Jennifer Brand, Judith Nicholls.

Congratulations to these worthy players. We wish them all the best for the event next year.

Croquetwest Selection Standing Committee (AC)

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Midweek Results

Croquetwest AC Div2 Singles

  • Winner: Dale Jury
  • Runner Up: Dawn Robinson

Full results on Croquetscores.

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Tuesdays Musings – 21st November

Yesterday saw the completion of the Australian Doubles held at Cairnlea. At Halls Head, the first day of the AC Div 2 Singles got underway.

ACA Australian Open Doubles – Results

  • Winners: Edward Wilson and Stephen Pearce
  • Runners Up: Jenny Clarke and Trevor Bassett

Croquetwest AC Division 2 Singles

In fairly hot conditions, the players will again hit the lawns at Halls Head for the last day of the Div 2 Tournament.

Follow their progress on Croquetscores.

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Around the Courts – 20th November

A quiet weekend on the competition front but there is always something exciting and interesting happening.

Geraldton visit Dennison Croquet

Geraldton Croquet Club visited with Denison Croquet for a day of fun in the sun. Courts have been undergoing maintenance and were great to play on. The Geraldton players were met with a culpa and it was game on.

Geraldton Playing Times

If you are planning a visit to Geraldton and are chasing a game:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday play will move to “Summer Season” starting on the 1st of December and going for the whole of December, January and February. This will involve play starting at 4PM and continuing till dark.

ACA Australian AC Doubles

Today is the last day. Keep up to date with all the results.

Australian AC Open Singles starts tomorrow.

Australian U21 Championship 2024

Evening whilst laying up in bed after his knee operations, Peter continues to work hard on behalf of the ACA. No doubt it won’t be long before he is out on the lawn again.

CG Coaching – Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest are being sought for membership in the Golf Croquet coaching squad.

Anyone from existing state team players through to up and comers can express an interest.  We will attempt to cater for all or as many of you as possible.

It is envisaged that sessions will be run on an ad hoc basis covering both metro and country regions

Players once expressing an interest and being accepted would be able to attend any session that is scheduled. 

The State Coach and / or any co-opted guest coaches would run these sessions.

Expressions can be sent to the State Coach, Martin Clarke by email – marang@westnet.com.au – asap.

Last date for expressions would be December 1st, 2023.

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Sunday Morning Musings – 19th November

Australian AC Open Doubles and Singles

Keep up with all the results on Croquetscores. Forrest Park’s Ian Dumergue’s is partnering Stephen Forster and we wish them both well. The Singles event is down to start on Tuesday.

Sugar Beach International Croquet Cup

Spotted this on Halls’ Head facebook page this morning.

Read all about it here. If someone wants to sponsor me, I’d be happy to go 😉

Halls Head – Parry Cup

Parry Cup

  • Winner: Steve Newbold
  • Runner Up: Bernie Lynch

Parry Shield

  • Winner: Gill Hunt
  • Runner Up: Katherine Robertson

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