Women’s AC World Championship 2023

7th – 14th January. United Croquet Club in Christchurch NZ

Keep up to date with all of the results on Croquetscores.

Follow the NEWS on their dedicated website.

The playlist and links for all four days of the knockout draw are available now on the Maori Active YouTube channel. Full playlist

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Around the Courts – 6th January

On Thursday, Marty extended his stay in Bunbury and invited those who live in the region to an unofficial GC squad training session. It was appreciated by all and as usual, there is always one who shines. On this occasion, it was Robyn.

Up coming events

Saturday 7-14th January – Women’s AC World Championships Draw for Saturday

Saturday 7-8th January – State GC Support Squad Practice

Sunday 8th January – State AC Squad Practice

Sat/Sun 11-12th March – Mt Lawley Div 3 AC Singles

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Coach Tours – Moorabinda Jan 4th

Moorabinda was lucky enough to host Marty yesterday as he conducted another of his excellent coaching clinics. The weather was warm but the audience was attentive and enthusiastic.

Taking advantage of our outdoor setting

The theme of the session was;

“SOME BLACK AND WHITE TIPS FOR A SHADES OF GREY GAME!

There was something for everyone, no matter what your level of skill or experience with a clear focus on having a bag of triggers to help you remember what to do in certain situations. I particularly liked;

“Embrace the AC croquet strokes, you will need them occasionally.”

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Hitt Inn Podcast – Alison Maugham

Tune in for a new series of what Alison hopes to be the first in a series of podcasts. Below is information from her youtube page.

The Hitt Inn is my equivalent of the Croquet world’s local pub, think of me (Alison Maugham) as your friendly landlady who enjoys a good old fashion chin wag with the locals. In this first (and quite possibly last) podcast I have been chatting to David Maugham, one of the worlds top Association Croquet players, about leaves. I hope you find the discussions useful and welcome your feedback.

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Upcoming ACA Events

Nominations close for the Presidents 8s today. With such huge nominations, they are looking at holding 6 x Eight blocks as opposed to the usual 4.

ACA GC Open Doubles and Singles in May. If you are free in May, then these two events are well worth entering.

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

I hope everyone is enjoying a nice laid back Christmas.

This video of highlights from the 2019 World Championships appeared when I launched youtube this morning. So many amazing shots from such incredible players.

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Latest GC Handicaps

Peter has been extremely busy with 60 handicap sheets of new rankings having to be updated!

Latest Rankings 22nd December 2022

These updated results include:

16 Oct 22        Como Handicap Singles – 2022

18 Oct 22        Croquetwest C Grade Pennants – 2022  (20 competitions)

19 Oct 22        Croquetwest B Grade Pennants – 2022  (12 competitions)

20 Oct 22        Croquetwest A Grade Pennants – 2022  (11 competitions)

23 Oct 22        Moorabinda All Stars A, B & C Grades – 2022

31 Oct 22        Busselton SW Pennants B & C Grades – 2022

5 Nov 22         Narrogin Drawn Doubles Championships – 2022

11 Nov 22       Halls Head Parry Cup – 2022

18 Nov 22       York Doubles Club Championships – 2021

20 Nov 22       Narrogin Men’s Singles Championship – 2022

20 Nov 22       Narrogin Women’s Singles Championship – 2022

23 Nov 22       Halls Head Parry Shield – 2022

4 Dec 22          State ‘B’ Grade Championship – 2022

5 Dec 22          Geraldton Handicap Doubles – 2022

17 Dec 22        State One Day Singles – 2022 Saturday (Belmont )

17 Dec 22        State One Day Singles – 2022 Saturday (Gosnells )

18 Dec 22        State One Day Singles – 2022 Sunday (Belmont Plate)

18 Dec 22        State One Day Singles – 2022 Sunday (Gosnells )

For a full list of updates, visit the GC Handicap page.

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2023 AC World Championships

Congratulations to the five Australians who have Ranking Places in the next AC World Championship in July 2023

  • Robert Fletcher
  • Malcolm Fletcher
  • Ed Wilson
  • Dwayne McCormick
  • Stephen Forster

You can see the complete list of ranking places, including wildcards here.

Be sure to check out the dedicated website for this event.

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Croquet Australia announce its new CEO!

We wish Melanie all the best in her new role as CEO of Croquet Australia
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Around the Courts – 19th December

A big weekend in sports highlighted by the Gosnells One Day Singles, the Brisbane Test Match between Australia and South Africa, and the World Cup.

Gosnells One Day Singles

This year, the event was run over two separate days. We had 17 players compete each day with some choosing to play on just one of the days.

Two venues were used; Belmont and Gosnells

Belmont Saturday

  • Winner: B McHardy
  • Runner Up: Peter Hamilton
Belmont Saturday
Peter and Brett

Gosnells Saturday

We were blessed with splendid weather.   A Swiss format was used which confused Maggie ( it doesn’t take much) as she have never managed a Swiss before.

Some excellent play throughout the day which resulted in Marty taking first place and Ben Brown taking second place. So nice to Ben back on the Croquet circuit.

  • Winner: M Clarke
  • Runner Up: B Brown
Ben & Marty

Belmont Sunday

  • Winner: J Doepel
  • Runner Up: B Scott

Gosnells Sunday

  • Winner: T Bak
  • Runner Up: M Clarke
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