Dunsborough Annual GC Singles Tournament

12 members competed in this tournament over the weekend, 6 of whom have been playing for only 12-14 months. The level of competition was incredibly strong, resulting in some very tightly contested games. 2 of the newer members competed in the semi finals, and 1 took out the title of GC Singles Champion. In the Semi finals, Richard Taylor defeated Graeme Davies and Anthony Nelson defeated Odette Moro.

Congratulations to the Winner, Anthony Nelson, who defeated Richard Taylor in the Final. Anthony has reduced his handicap from 12 to 6 since July 2023.

Graeme Davies won all his Block games but was defeated in the semi finals. He is another very impressive new member. The standard of play over the tournament was at an encouragingly high level and augurs well for Dunsborough in the future.

Wendy Collins

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Coming Events

It has been a pleasure updating the Croquetwest website over the past few years but it is time for me to move on and leave it the capable hands of someone else. Hopefully you have enjoyed a little bit of the content I have been able to share.

Look forward to seeing you on the croquet lawn. Gary

GC Open Singles June 1st-3rd

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Croquetwest AC Handicap Singles

A small field gathered at Halls Head for the annual AC Handicap event that was first played in 1907. It was won by R.O. Law, who was also the President of the WA Croquet Association between 1907 – 1923.

There was little separating the particiapants but it was Bernie who went on to claim his first win in the event.

  • Winner: Bernie Lynch
  • Runner Up: Marcus McGavock

Full results on Croquetscores.

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GC Handicaps – Updated 10-5-2024

Croquetwest GC Handicaps Player Rankings

Croquetwest GC Handicap Club Rankings

Tournaments included:

Milligan’s Mallet Cambridge 7.2.24

Albany Gomm Park Valentines 11.2.2024

Daft Doubles Cambridge 18.2.24

Moorabinda Handicap Advanced 25.2.24

State C Grade Singles 3.3.24

Country B Grade Singles 3.3.24

Country A Grade Singles 3.3.24

Croquetwest A Grade Pennants

Moorabinda Open Singles 17.3.24

Moorabinda B & C Singles 17.3.24

Halls Head Summer Handicap Singles 17.3.24

Sorrento Club Singles 23.3.24

Selectors 6 24.3.2024

Ladies Invitational 6 24.3.2024

State Doubles 6.4.24

Belmont Park 20.4.24

Sorrento Interstate Doubles 21.4.24

State Men’s Singles 21.4.24

State Ladies Singles 21.4.24

Como Handicap Singles 28.4.24

Cambridge GC Di Cook Cup 1.5.24

State B Grade Singles 5.5.24

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Mandurah C Grade Doubles

My apologies as I missed this one.

From the Mandurah Facebook Page

“Perfect weather last weekend helped make Mandurah Croquet and Recreational Club’s C grade inter-club’ tournament a big success.

11 teams, from 9 clubs ( Moorabina Bunbury, Drakesbrook, Byford,Sorrento, Cambridge, Goshells, Belmont, Halls Head and Mandurah), competed over the two days.

Sisters Janice and Wendy from the Sorrento club took out first place by winning all the 10 games they played.

Runners up with 8 games won were Jenny and Cheryl from the Cambridge club.

The courts were in great condition thanks to our greenkeeper, Cindy, and this was commented on by the appreciative players.

As usual, our fabulous volunteers worked hard to ensure the club looked inviting and the day ran smoothly.

Special thanks to our tournament referee, Steve, from the Halls Head club.

Finally, we must say a huge congratulations to Felicia ,for doing such a marvellous job in her first time (but hopefully not her last time) officiating as Tournament Director. Tournament Assistant, Johanna, provided great support over the weekend and with the two of them at the helm and with the help from Club volunteers, the tournament was a great success.”

Make sure you visit their Facebook to see all the terrific images.

Full results on Croquetscores.

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Ringwood Croquet Club

Marty is undertaking a few coaching sessions in Victoria this week. His first visit was to Ringwood.

Looking towards the Dandenongs.

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Around the Courts – 13th May

East Fremantle visit Katanning

A group of 10 East Fremantle players travelled to Katanning to compete in the annual    “ Frog on the Log “ Trophy tournament over the weekend of 4/5 May. The first trophy in 2021 was won by Katanning & successfully retained by them  in 2022 & 2023. So East Fremantle was very keen to return home with the trophy this year.

Very good Golf Croquet  was played over the 2 days with many close matches. The competition was accompanied by super hospitality & catering from the Katanning club members, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

East Fremantle was delighted to be victorious, winning the tournament 6 – 4 matches.
The overall champion individual player was  Keryl Gorton (EF) with Greg Jessop (K) the runner up.

The photos sent through show a few action shots, Keryl Gorton the individual champion, David Fardon receiving the “Frog on the Log” trophy from Trevor Kowald, President of Katanning CC & Des Boxall, the Tournament Manager and a group shot of all players.

Gateball Comes to Geraldton

In late April a party of 8 Gateball players from the East Fremantle CC travelled up to Geraldton to introduce Gateball to a very interested group of members of the Geraldton CC.

After a welcome by Croquetwest President Terry Brown who had been playing in the Geraldton Open GC Singles tournament over the weekend, there was a brief introduction to the origins  & the basic elements of the game. This was followed by coaching those skills unique to Gateball, especially “sparking”  & a short demonstration match by the East Fremantle players.

Geraldton members were keen to get into action, so a series of games were played with a mixture of Geraldton & East Fremantle members with other EF members as referees & coaches.

Over 2 sessions, morning & afternoon some 15 Geraldton players had the opportunity to try out Gateball & the response was very positive. A kit of Gateball equipment, sticks, balls, gates & watches supplied by ACA were left with Geraldton to experiment further with the game.

The Croquetwest Gateball Coordinator is Megan Fardon and any clubs interested in a similar introductory session are asked to make contact with Megan on 0403981866.

Individual players who are interested in trying out Gateball are invited to join East Fremantle members who play on a Sunday afternoon.

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Robert Fletcher goes back to back in Australian GC Open

Winner: Robert Fletcher

Runner Up: Tom Balding

Third: Stephen Morgan

Fourth: Greg Fletcher

Z: Peter Freer

Y: Kevin McGlynn

W: Paul Mainwaring

Plate: Chas Quinn

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Australian GC Open

The final is down to start at 9am local time.

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Mother Nature

Moorabinda Croquet Club was lucky to escape serious damage yesterday as some wild weather moved through the Bunbury area. Unfortunately the PCYC building next door was significantly damaged. Luckily though, no one suffered any serious injuries.

Many thanks to the members who were able to pop down and help with the clean up.

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