The 2020 AC Skills Development Squad has been selected. Croquetwest would like to congratulate the following players on their inclusion: Geoff Longshaw, Erica Smale, Jennifer Brand, Raelene Willis and Elizabeth Petrich.
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Congratulations to Alan Sands and Meagan Reynolds on winning the Men’s and Women’s State Singles held at Bunbury Central and Moorabinda Croquet Clubs. Runner-up in the Men’s was Ian Dumergue and for the Women’s was Dale Jury.
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Australia will be playing in the World GC Teams Tier 1 event in Nelson New Zealand from the 6th to 12th of January 2020. They have been drawn to play New Zealand on day 1, England on day 2, Ireland on day 3, then depending on results either the semi-finals or consolation play-offs. Other nations playing are Egypt, USA, South Africa and Sweden.
The Australian team is Robert Fletcher (Victoria), Edward Wilson (South Australia), Peter Landrebe (New South Wales), Chris McWhirter (Western Australia).
Alison Sharpe of New South Wales is the non-travelling reserve and Martin Clarke (Western Australia) is travelling as Manager and High Performance Manager.
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Helen Eagle won the 2019-20 AC State Open Handicap Singles event. This is her 3rd win in this event, having previously won in 2004 and 2010. Jeff Newcombe (who won in 2017) was runner-up and Tim Barkes (who won in 2018) was third.
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The GC Pennant season concluded last week. A total of 15 club teams took part, including one from Narrogin, which travelled to Perth on four Tuesday evenings. Three Perth clubs travelled to Narrogin for day games. Other country teams will of course be welcome to compete next year.
Forrest Park was the Champion Club, winning both the A and B Grade Pennants. Como won the C Grade.
Best players and runners-ups over the course of the season were:
A Grade: Chris McWhirter (Forrest Park) from Brett McHardy (Forrest Park)
B Grade: Maureen Spencer (Cambridge) from Myles Harmer (Forrest Park)
C Grade: Graeme Broadbent (Como) from Marcus McGavock (Forrest Park)