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.
Eric Ayling (York) won the AC Champion of Champions 26-9 over Martin Clarke (Gosnells) in a clinical game with good breaks and no errors. This is Eric’s 1st Champion of Champions title. Eric was undefeated in winning his 4th Thorogood Trophy for the country section.
Martin won the McBride Cup for the city section for the 1st time. It is also the first by a Gosnells club player. Marty is the 3rd player, after Ian Dumergue and Peter Ross, to have won both city and country titles.
The AC State Doubles has been won by Alan Sands and Jeff Newcombe (they also won the event last year). The runners-up were Eric Ayling and Sandy Boon. The tournament was held in trying weather conditions at Como on 14-15 July. Go to croquetscores.com for all the game results.
The Selection Sub-Committee has selected the following players for the AC Advanced Skills Squad: David Squire, Megan Fardon, Sandy Boon, Michael Murphy, James Brown, Kay Swan and Helen Eagle. These players will now be paired with a coach by the State Director of Coaching and begin receiving one-on-one coaching from their allocated coach. Congratulations to all those selected.
The one day Ricochet doubles event that was scheduled for the 30th September at Como has been cancelled and removed from the Croquetwest calendar.
Congratulations to Jeff Newcombe (Como) on winning the AC State Open Singles held at Como 7-8 July. Runner-up was Alan Sands (also from Como.