The One Day Open Singles was won by Torben Bak (Forrest Park) defeating Ben Brown (Gosnells) in the final after both had won all their block games.
As the event had attracted a large entry, the Ladies (unless they chose to play the Open) had a separate event. This was won by Kerry Loane (East Fremantle) from Wendy Pritchard (Cambridge) with Jill Nottle (Narrogin) in third.
Nice to see a list of new names on the podium!
There is a combined AC and GC tournament in Northern Tasmania at Easter. It commences on the 31st March and finishes on the 3rd April.
Click here for more information about the tournament,including entry details.
Fleur Brockway won the State GC Ladies’ Singles and Martin Clarke the GC Men’s Singles at Moorabinda last weekend. Dale Jury and Torben Bak were the respective runners-up.
Marty has been attending tournaments at Moorabinda for 24 years now, Fleur is 24!
There is a Gold Coast Tweed GC tournament to be held from 7th July to 20th July 2018. There are events to suit all levels of play. Gold Coast Tweed region is very attractive to all visitors in July so we look forward to seeing returning players plus welcoming new comers to this tournament.
Click here for more information about the tournament format and program.
A GC Event Survey was undertaken between March and May 2017. The survey was commissioned by Martin Clarke, Croquetwest Match Sub-Committee Coordinator. The prime purposes of the survey were:
• To get player feedback on what conditions various groups of players prefer in events; and
• To find out what type of events may increase participation in competitions.
Click here to see the outcomes of the survey. Thank you to all those who participated. Any questions or comments on the report, please contact John Doepel.
Fleur Brockway has done her first ever triple peel, a TPO in the doubles block of the Victorian Open last week (croquetscores.com).
Fleur is the 30th player and 4th lady from WA to record a triple peel in recognised competition. Congratulations Fleur.
The AC Selection Sub-Committee would like to announce the selection of the following players to the 2018 AC Skills Development Squad:
Pam Kerrison, Peter O’Connell, Elizabeth Petrich, Carmel Hodges, Peter Pekaar and John Doepel.
We congratulate these players and hope their participation in the squad enables them to improve their skills and increase their enjoyment of our sport.
York Croquet Club is sad to advise that one of their members, Neville Giles, passed away on Saturday 23rd December.
Neville was the member who gave the $10.00 prizes for the 2 hoops in 1 shot at York tournaments. Neville was a skilled player, but had a serious heart condition which stopped him from playing in tournaments. Although Neville’s health deteriorated recently he was still playing croquet only a few weeks ago.
Wishing all Croquetwest members and your families a very joyous Festive Season, a happy New Year and a safe holiday break. Take some time to relax and re-energise before another busy year ahead.
Congratualtions to Kay Chynoweth on winning Senior Player of the Year at the Mid-West Sports Awards held recently in Geraldton.
CroquetWest is pleased to announce that Croquet has four nominations in the WA Sports Star Awards to be held the new Optus Perth Stadium on Thursday February 8, 2018:
- Ian Dumergue in the General Category.
- Chris McWhirter in the General Category.
- Martin Clarke for Coach of the Year.
- GC State Team for Team of the Year.
Congratulations to all those nominated and the best of luck on the night.