The WA team has won the InterState Shield for the first time by beating Victoria on the final day of competition in Brisbane. WA came back from being 6-3 down to take out the title 7-6 in a tightly fought battle against last year’s winners. Click here for all the results.
The Croquetwest Facebook page has been updated with messages from the team during the tournaments. Click here to go to the Facebook page.
Congratulations to Alan Sands from Como on finishing runner-up in the Australian Men’s Singles final in Brisbane. Click here for details of the match.
WA performed very well at the Men’s and Women’s event with 8 men and 3 women in the final 32.
Congratulations to Chris McWhirter from Forrest Park on winning the GC ACA Gold Medal in Brisbane. Chris was undefeated in the best of three round robin format. Click here for more details.
GC Men’s and Women’s National Singles commences on Saturday.
The Croquetwest Event Calendar for the 2017-18 season has now been finalised. The online calendar entries will be created over the next few days. Click here for a link to the calendar on one page. If you have any questions about the calendar please contact Martin Clarke.
The 9th Croquetwest GC Champion of Champions was held on the weekend, Eric Ayling of York continued his recent top form from AC to take a narrow victory and his first Champion of Champions GC title.
Eric shot extremely well, backed it up with good positioning and quickly adapted tactics.
The competition had a good field of 12 and the standard was very high, with many tough hard fought games.
Croquetwest now also acknowledges the Country and Metro winners individually (this has been backdated through the 8 previous years).
Thus Eric also wins the country section for the 2nd time and Brett McHardy wins his 3rd metro title.
For full results for the event, go to croquetscores.com.
Congratulations to Alan Sands from Como Croquet Club on winning his 1st Champion of Champions and his 4th McBride Cup for metro club champions.
Congratulations also to Eric Ayling for finishing runner-up and securing his 3rd Thorogood Trophy for country club champions. Eric also completed a rare sextuple peel, his first ever. He becomes only the 5th WA player to complete one and the first to be added to the sextuple peelers list for WA since 2007.
All the details of the results can be found at croquetscores.com.
Croquetwest would like to congratulate the following players for their selection in the 2017 GC Development Squad:
Jeffrey Powles, Tim Green, Peter Pekaar, John Gartner, Paul Christmass, Michael Murphy, Paul Dodson.
Helen Aymes, Joyce Carbone, Maggie Cussell, Jenni Rechter, Robyn Cornish, Maureen Spencer, Wendy Pritchard, Jennifer Brand, Robyn Dart, Jenny Creek, Jill Nottle.
The GC Development Coach is Martin Clarke.
The GC Selection Committee have announced that the following players have accepted their place in the 2017 GC State Team. The GC Nationals will be held in Brisbane from the 6th to 10th September.
Chris McWhirter (Captain), Martin Clarke (Coach), Brett McHardy, Alan Sands, Torben Bak.
Fleur Brockway, Janine McHardy, Sue Anderson (Vice-Captain), Kay Chynoweth, Dorothy Bull.
Congratulations to all those selected.
Here is a photo of the triumphant AC MacRobertson Shield winning team. First time Australia has won this prestigious event since 1935!
Back row: Peter Landrebe (Manager), Simon Hockey, Robert, Malcolm and Greg Fletcher
Front row: Stephen Forster and Ian Dumergue (Captain).