The 9th Croquetwest GC Champion of Champions was held on the weekend, Eric Ayling of York continued his recent top form from AC to take a narrow victory and his first Champion of Champions GC title.
Eric shot extremely well, backed it up with good positioning and quickly adapted tactics.
The competition had a good field of 12 and the standard was very high, with many tough hard fought games.
Croquetwest now also acknowledges the Country and Metro winners individually (this has been backdated through the 8 previous years).
Thus Eric also wins the country section for the 2nd time and Brett McHardy wins his 3rd metro title.
For full results for the event, go to croquetscores.com.
Congratulations to Alan Sands from Como Croquet Club on winning his 1st Champion of Champions and his 4th McBride Cup for metro club champions.
Congratulations also to Eric Ayling for finishing runner-up and securing his 3rd Thorogood Trophy for country club champions. Eric also completed a rare sextuple peel, his first ever. He becomes only the 5th WA player to complete one and the first to be added to the sextuple peelers list for WA since 2007.
All the details of the results can be found at croquetscores.com.
Croquetwest would like to congratulate the following players for their selection in the 2017 GC Development Squad:
Jeffrey Powles, Tim Green, Peter Pekaar, John Gartner, Paul Christmass, Michael Murphy, Paul Dodson.
Helen Aymes, Joyce Carbone, Maggie Cussell, Jenni Rechter, Robyn Cornish, Maureen Spencer, Wendy Pritchard, Jennifer Brand, Robyn Dart, Jenny Creek, Jill Nottle.
The GC Development Coach is Martin Clarke.
The GC Selection Committee have announced that the following players have accepted their place in the 2017 GC State Team. The GC Nationals will be held in Brisbane from the 6th to 10th September.
Chris McWhirter (Captain), Martin Clarke (Coach), Brett McHardy, Alan Sands, Torben Bak.
Fleur Brockway, Janine McHardy, Sue Anderson (Vice-Captain), Kay Chynoweth, Dorothy Bull.
Congratulations to all those selected.
Here is a photo of the triumphant AC MacRobertson Shield winning team. First time Australia has won this prestigious event since 1935!
Back row: Peter Landrebe (Manager), Simon Hockey, Robert, Malcolm and Greg Fletcher
Front row: Stephen Forster and Ian Dumergue (Captain).
Congratulations to Brett and Janine McHardy on finishing runners-up in the GC Australian Doubles held at Cairnlee in Victoria. They lost the final in three tightly-fought games against David Wise and John Arney from South Australia. All the results on croquetscores.com.
Congratulations to the Australian AC team, captained by WA’s Ian Dumergue, on winning the the most prestigious teams event in Association Croquet, the MacRobertson Shield. Australia beat the US in the final test last night (with one day still to play). This gave Australia a clean sweep, beating New Zealand in the second test and winning against England in the first test. This is the first time Australia has won the event since 1935. What a fantastic result for Australian Croquet and an amazing achievement by Ian personally.
Click here for a summary by Croquetwest’s Archivist, Marty Clarke.
All the results, as usual can be found on the wonderful croquetscores.com website.
Croquetwest has issued an Expression of Interest for the position of Coach for the Association Croquet Advanced Skills Squad. The EOI closes on the 13th May. Click here for more details.
The format of the State Open Singles, to be held 13th-14th May at Como, has been updated. The new flyer for the event is attached to the Croquetwest Calendar entry, click on the link, top right of the page.
The Australian AC team, led by WA’s Ian Dumergue as the Captain, takes on England, New Zealand and the United States in the 2017 MacRobertson Shield, the peak teams event for Association Croquet in the world. The event runs from the 18th April to the 4th May at Rancho Mirage, California, US.
Congratulations to Australia on their all-the-way win against England in the first round. New Zealand pulled out a last gasp win against the US.
Click here for more information about the event and players. Results can be found on croquetscores.com.