Around the Courts – 1st April

A very quiet weekend on the tournament front.


Sorrento Easter Happenings


Gomm Park Improvements

Before:

After:


CNZ Terminator Mallet U21 GC Championship

I have to head off and set some hoops otherwise I’d keep watching the U21’s in action. As I’m typing, the two top ranked New Zealanders in Levi Franks and Josh Winter are currently duelling.


Looking Back

Currently working on some bits and pieces and have been on the hunt for images of our club’s Life Members. Luckily, I came across a photo on Saturday from 1979, just prior to Moorabinda leaving the Sampson Road site.

And so I have only one member left to find – Mrs R Bromfield. It is possible that Ruby was also a member of the Merredin Croquet Club prior to moving to Bunbury in 1953.

Whilst searching, I also came across this great photo of members from Bunbury Central.


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WCF Statutes and Regulations Update

On 28th March 2024, Council voted to amend various regulations and our Statutes, as listed below:

WCF Statutes version 13.5

WCF Administration Regulations version 6

WCF Event Regulations version 5.2

WCF Sports Regulations version 9.3

WCF Finance Regulations version 1.5

These regulations apply as of 29th March 2024 and supersede all previous regulations.


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CNZ Terminator Mallet U21 GC Championship

Over the coming days, be sure to check out the U21 action from New Zealand. Ethan Gumbrell from NSW is also competing in the Singles.

Keep up to date with results on Croquetscores.


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Australian Men’s and Women’s GC Singles Championships


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Celebrating Women in History Month with great croquet players from the past,

Be sure to check out Croquet England’s website as they continue to celebrate Women in History Month.

Dorothy Dyne Steel was probably the most successful croquet player in the World from 1919 to 1937.

Edith Joan Warwick, always known as Joan, was a very successful international hockey player before becoming an international croquet player.

Gail Curry took up croquet in 1987 and her successes came in the last decade of the twentieth century.

Lilias Mary Gower, known as Lily, (1877-1959) made her first public appearance on a croquet court, aged 22, at Budleigh Salterton in 1898 where, in front of an increasingly incredulous crowd, she beat the favourite, Mr C. E. Willis, to win her first ‘all-comers’ tournament. The following year she won the Ladies Championship.


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The Shots in Association Croquet

Another great animation from John Hutchison.

Remember to check out all of John’s animated videos.

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Summer Nights

The Summer Nights comp came to an end on Tuesday with all 12 teams playing at Forrest Park. The courts were fairly buzzing with activity and supper was the best yet!” Lesley

  • Winners: Jen, David and Simon
  • Runners Up: Chris, Lesley, Maureen and Keith
  • Third: Chris, Chris and Susan

Check out Forrest Park’s Facebook page for more photos.


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Happy Hoops

Belmont Croquet Club’s Happy Hoop event was held over the weekend. While there probably was a winner, we neglected to keep records in favour of swapping chocolate eggs between competitors!


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Where’s Marty?

I missed putting this yesterday in my post. Marty has been out and about coaching again.

It is also not too late to let him know if you are interested in an introductory session to Association Croquet. The response so far has been terrific.


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Around the Courts – 25th March

It doesn’t seem that long ago it was Christmas but Easter is now almost upon us!

A busy weekend highlighted by some GC invitation events.


GC Selectors 6

This year the format for the Selectors 6 and Ladies Invitation was changed to reflect the ISS format ie back to back singles games.

Many thanks to John for organising/managing and to Nedlands for hosting.

  • Winner: Robyn Dart
  • Runner Up: Harry Goff

Full results on Croquetscores.


GC Ladies Inviational

  • Winner: Wendy Prendiville
  • Runner Up: Dianne Bower

Full results on Croquetscores.


Club Events

Como Croquet Club’s John Lewis Trophy C Grade Golf Croquet Singles

Level Play Championship was held on Sunday 24 March 2024. The contestants fought it out during a beautiful day on the courts.

Congratulations to David Cowley who won all his games, Ian Greive who was the runner up followed closely by Jenny Millar in third place.

Full results on Croquetscores.


Sorrento Club Singles

  • Winner: Wendy Price
  • Runner Up: Jan Craddock

Full results on Croquetscores


Moorabinda B & C Grade Singles

The club B Grade and C Grade GC was completed today with Vib Trafford winning the C Grade with Ken Trafford runner up and Rick Trafford winning the B Grade with Deb Bowling runner up. Competition was fierce and the standard of play amazing.

Congratulations to the winners and all the members who completed so well.

A big thank you goes out to Helen Quicke for been the referee.


Around the Country

NSW GC Women’s Open Singles Championship

  • Winner: Alison Sharpe
  • Runner Up: Jill Sullivan

Full results on Croquetscores


Victorian Teams Championship – Gateball

Winners were NSW Gateball, a composite team from Toronto, Strathfield and Hazelbrook. The champions were delighted not only with the trophy but with the handmade chocolate Gateball set, made by Clare Newton from Kew. Having taken the Victorian Trophy north of the border, Petula Shun, CNSW GB coordinator encouraged the Victorians to contest the CNSW Championships in Nowra in October!

Love the trophy – Home made Gateball chocolate!

Full results on Croquetscores.


Qld CAQ GC Open Singles

  • Winner: Bob Martin
  • Runner Up: Steve Lockhart

Full results on Croquetscores.


What would you do?

When I saw this photo yesterday I realised I’d be hopeless in this situation.

A 4 ball in court cannon!


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