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.
Played at Como and Nedlands with a big entry and a new format featuring blocks, best of three finals and a double round robin plate, the GC Open Singles has been won for this year by Torben Bak. This is Torben’s first win in this event. Forrest Park had 5 of the top 6 placegetters. Click here for all the results.
The GC State Open Singles will be played over three days this weekend. It has attracted 22 entrants and will be played at two venues, Como and Nedlands.
Quarter-Final, Semi-Final, and Final matches will all be best-of-three games; and will be held at Como. The quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon, the semi-finals on Monday morning, and the final on Monday afternoon. Click here for the draw.
AC Ida Thorpe was won by Ian Dumergue – Forrest Park, for the 4th time.
AC City Team of Basil Ladyman – Cambridge , Helen Eagle – Nedlands, Megan Fardon – East Fremantle, Carmel Hodges – Gosnells, John Doepel and Michael Murphy – both Forrest Park defeated the AC Country team.
GC Country Weekend Results: A Grade – Denis Bull – York, B Grade – Robyn Dart – Busselton, C Grade – Bob James – Moorabinda, D Grade – Darcy DeVries – Geraldton, Winning Team – Denis Bull, Helen Amyes, Dan Ryan – York, Player of the Tournament – Helen Amyes – York.
GC One Day Singles Results: A Grade – Brett McHardy – Forrest Park, B Grade – David Williams – Cambridge, C Grade – Joan Doepel – Forrest Park.
Congratulations to the following Grade Winners and Runners-ups.
A-Grade Winner: Denis Bull from York; Runner-up: Gary Phipps from Moorabinda.
B-Grade Winner: Robyn Dart from Busselton; Runner-up: Lyn McPharlin from Narrogin
C-Grade Winner: Bob James from Moorabinda; Runner-up: Helen Aymes from York
D-Grade Winner: Darcy DeVries from Geraldton; Runner-up: Dianne Bower from Busselton
This was the first event for Bob and for Darcy, who is aged 14.
Champion Player was Helen Aymes, who won nine of her ten games. Denis Bull was the Runner-up.
The Champion club was York, which won 20 of its 25 games against other clubs.
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.