Croquetwest would like to congratulate the following players on their selection in the GC State Team:
Jennifer Brand (Cambridge , Dorothy Bull (York), Kay Chynoweth (Geraldton), Robyn Dart (Busselton), Janine McHardy (Forrest Park ) Vice Captain.
Torben Bak (Forrest Park), Ben Brown (Gosnells), Martin Clarke (Gosnells), Brett McHardy (Forrest Park), Chris McWhirter (Forrest Park) Captain, Alan Sands (Como) Non Travelling Reserve.
Entries are now open for the National GC Handicap Doubles and Singles, from September 30 to October 4, 2019. To be held at Twin City Croquet Club and the Albury Tennis Association, Albury NSW. Entries close on September 12. Click here for more details.
Note the NSW State Handicap events are on in Canberra September 18-22, if you want to make a trip of it!
Kay Chynoweth of Geraldton and Chris McWhirter of Forrest Park were the winners of the GC State Mixed Doubles. This is a first time win for Chris and the second time for Kay.
The runners-up were Joyce Carbone of Gosnells and Peter Pekaar of Como, an established doubles pair making their first appearance in a major final.
The block play was of a high standard and very closely contested. All the results on croquetscores.com.
The Croquetwest ACA GC Bronze Medal, played at Cambridge, was won by Brett McHardy, his second time as winner of this event. Brett snuck past Forrest Park clubmate Torben Bak by 6 net points, with the winner not decided until the last game of the last match, when Torben was defeated 7-5 by Martin Clarke. This is a repeat of last years top two positions, although this time much closer. Click here for the match details.
In conjunction with this event Croquetwest launched the inaugural Selectors 6 Invitational event. In another tight, lead changing affair, this was won by the tournament manager Matthew Whitfield of the home club, one match clear of Kim Reynolds (Bunbury Central). Click here for the results.
The Australian Masters’ Games is being in Adelaide on the 5-12 October 2019. Details , including how to register, are available on the South Australian Croquet website.
The GC Men’s and Women’s Singles, to be held on the 13th and 14th July, has now been confirmed as being hosted at the Moorabinda Croquet Club in Bunbury. The flyers for the events will be issued shortly.
Played at Como and Nedlands with a big entry and a new format featuring blocks, best of three finals and a double round robin plate, the GC Open Singles has been won for this year by Torben Bak. This is Torben’s first win in this event. Forrest Park had 5 of the top 6 placegetters. Click here for all the results.
The GC State Open Singles will be played over three days this weekend. It has attracted 22 entrants and will be played at two venues, Como and Nedlands.
Quarter-Final, Semi-Final, and Final matches will all be best-of-three games; and will be held at Como. The quarter-finals on Sunday afternoon, the semi-finals on Monday morning, and the final on Monday afternoon. Click here for the draw.
AC Ida Thorpe was won by Ian Dumergue – Forrest Park, for the 4th time.
AC City Team of Basil Ladyman – Cambridge , Helen Eagle – Nedlands, Megan Fardon – East Fremantle, Carmel Hodges – Gosnells, John Doepel and Michael Murphy – both Forrest Park defeated the AC Country team.
GC Country Weekend Results: A Grade – Denis Bull – York, B Grade – Robyn Dart – Busselton, C Grade – Bob James – Moorabinda, D Grade – Darcy DeVries – Geraldton, Winning Team – Denis Bull, Helen Amyes, Dan Ryan – York, Player of the Tournament – Helen Amyes – York.
GC One Day Singles Results: A Grade – Brett McHardy – Forrest Park, B Grade – David Williams – Cambridge, C Grade – Joan Doepel – Forrest Park.
Congratulations to the following Grade Winners and Runners-ups.
A-Grade Winner: Denis Bull from York; Runner-up: Gary Phipps from Moorabinda.
B-Grade Winner: Robyn Dart from Busselton; Runner-up: Lyn McPharlin from Narrogin
C-Grade Winner: Bob James from Moorabinda; Runner-up: Helen Aymes from York
D-Grade Winner: Darcy DeVries from Geraldton; Runner-up: Dianne Bower from Busselton
This was the first event for Bob and for Darcy, who is aged 14.
Champion Player was Helen Aymes, who won nine of her ten games. Denis Bull was the Runner-up.
The Champion club was York, which won 20 of its 25 games against other clubs.