Expressions of Interest for the GC Development Squad

Expressions of Interest are now being called for the State GC Development Squad for the 2018-19 season. If you wish to join this squad and have not received an email invitation already then please contact Martin Clarke.

Expressions close on October 31st 2018.

Martin Clarke – State Development Squad GC coach.

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GC Over 50’s World Championship

Brett McHardy is in Egypt for the GC Over 50’s World Championship that runs from the 6th to 13th October. Brett has been knocked out in the Round of 16 and has finished 14th. Congratulations on a fantastic result!

Follow all the action on croquetscores.com.

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Trophy Day 6th Oct at Forrest Park Croquet

Croquetwest’s Trophy Day will be held at Forrest Park Croquet Club on Saturday 6th Oct from 1pm to 3pm. Click here for more information.

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GC State Coach on Interstate Shield Results

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!

Marty

All the results for the Interstate Shield are on croquetscores.com.

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Fleur Brockway Farewell Concert

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.

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Vale Frank Griffiths

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.

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GC ACA Handicap Doubles and Singles in Adelaide

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!

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2018-19 Croquetwest Calendar Published

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‘.

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Gateball Introduction Sessions

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.

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Nedlands Court Improvements

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.

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