The Golf Croquet State Coach would like to thank the team, reserves and supporters both at the venue, and back home, for their efforts in the recent Interstate Shield event. The team performed incredibly well to finish second in a tight contest against stronger NSW and Victorian teams than last year. The comeback against NSW was particularly pleasing, and we were very professional in the matches against Tassie, Qld and SA. There were a few errors against Victoria that will become learning experiences for the group.
The coaching group will be doing a review on what needs to be done to attempt to again move that tiny bit ahead of the others. This is not a post mortem as the patient is definitely not dead!
All the results for the Interstate Shield are on croquetscores.com.
As many of you may be aware, Australia’s No 1 ranked GC women player, Fleur Brockway from the East Fremantle Club has been awarded an Artist’s Diploma at the very prestigious Royal College of Music, London. Fleur is a very talented mezzo-soprano and she is headlining an impressive group of musicians in a fund-raising concert at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, South Perth, on Friday 21st Sept. Click here for more details on what is sure to be a great experience for all music lovers.
It is with deep regret that the President and Members of the Bayswater Croquet Club announce the passing of our member Frank Griffith, aged 94, a stalwart of the Club. He was originally a member of the former Bassendean Croquet Club and during this time he was a registered AC Referee and took part with his wife Launer in many AC tournaments throughout Western Australia.
The 2018 Australian Golf Handicap Singles and Doubles Croquet Championships will be held in Adelaide from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th October. Entries are now open – click here to enter the Doubles and here to enter the Singles. Please use these links as the entry function of the ACA website is not working.
Click here for the events’ flyer. Please enter and pay by Thursday, 4th October, the earlier the better!
The Croquetwest calendar of events for the 2018-19 season, commencing on the 1st October 2018, has now been published. The one-page version can be found on the right hand side of the front page of the website called ‘2018-19 Croquetwest Calendar‘.
Gateball introduction sessions are being run at Forrest Park and Victoria Park Croquet Clubs during August for those interested in learning this fast and fascinating version of the sport. Click here for more details.
As many know it was mooted that Nedlands would not be a venue to be used for the Nationals to be held here in Perth in 2019, due to the ‘fall off” on the eastern boundaries of courts 1 and 2. A number of individuals from several clubs decided to rectify this. This was with no thought of reward other than in the best interest of Croquet in WA.
The work was difficult, and exacting, but it was a delight to see members of several clubs working together purely in the interest of having good croquet venues here in Perth.
Thanks go to Basil Ladyman who drove the project along with the Kanga!, Jeff Locke, Alan Sands, Peter Pekaar, David Williams, Val Hogan, Sandra Stevenson, Barb Wilson, Gaye Matthews, and Richard Lee were all there with shovels, rakes, levellers and good humour. The good humour and energy was maintained by a continual supply of food and drinks. Nedlands Club would like to thank them all for their great work.
The GC Champion of Champions has been won by Chris McWhirter (Forrest Park) for his 3rd title. Alan Sands (Como) was the runner-up. Peter Ross (Halls Head) won the Country section for the first time and Chris the Metro section for the 5th time. All the results are on croquetscores.com.
The GC State Team is holding a Quiz Night at Forrest Park Croquet Club on 26th Aug to raise funds for the upcoming Nationals where they will be defending the Interstate Shield. Get together a table of 6 and contact Chris McWhirter to book a spot. Click here for more information.
Entries are open for the Australian Men’s & Women’s GC Singles to be held in the Hunter area of NSW from 8th to 11th Sept 2018.
Entry closes on Friday 10 August. Click on either link for details: Men’s Singles or Women’s Singles.