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Players 2016 President's GC Eights

Players competing in this year's President's GC Eights being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 February can be found by clicking here.

The Tournament Manager is Brian Reither, Tournament Referee is Jim Clement and ACA Representative is Jim Saunders.

Change of Venue for the Inaugural Under 21 GC Championship

Sydney and the Hunter Valley Region have been deluged by rain over the past 24 hours and unfortunately Maitland Croquet Club is one of the casualties. The Club was to host the Inaugural Under 21 Golf Croquet Championship and now with unplayable lawns the event has been moved to the National Park Croquet Club in Newcastle.

Croquet Australia’s sympathies go to the Maitland Croquet Club as its members had spent much time and energy preparing their courts for this tournament, and gratitude and thanks goes to the National Park Croquet Club who have been kind enough to come to the rescue.

Anyone wishing to see some of the most talented young croquet players in Australia are more than welcome to visit the club located at 25 National Part Street, Hamilton East.

A copy of the Program can be downloaded

Australia’s Golf Croquet Team

The Board is delighted to announce the names of the players selected to represent Australia in the GC Teams World Championship –

Chris McWhirter (WA) Captain
Wendy Dickson (VIC)
Lester Hughes (VIC)
Anne Quinn (VIC)

The Team Manager is John van der Touw (VIC) who has a second role of travelling reserve.

The competition is being held in England from Sunday 15 to Friday 20 May at two venues – Bath Croquet Club and at Camerton & Peasedown Croquet Club in Peasedown St John.

Australia will be playing against Belgium, Czech-Moravian Republic, Germany, Latvia, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland.

Congratulations to Chris, Wendy, Anne, Lester and John

Do you want to play in the AC Men’s and Women’s Singles?

Online entries are now open!

Victorian Croquet Centre

If you have any questions contact Peter Freer, Chair, Events Committee

Update Tournament Calendar

The Tournament Calendar for 2016 has been updated to reflect the change of dates for the President’s AC Eights – they are now being held from Friday 7 to Monday 10 October, 2016 at Cairnlea

Golf Croquet Trans-Tasman Test Series starts on Monday 30 November

GC Trans-Tasman Trophy

Australia and New Zealand are two countries close in so many ways, yet, when it comes to sport there is a fearsome rivalry.

In keeping with this tradition eight of Australia’s top Golf Croquet players – Peter Landrebe (Captain) NSW, Kevin Beard VIC, Chris McWhirter WA, John van der Touw VIC, Wendy Dickson VIC, Rosie Landrebe NSW, Anne Quinn VIC and Alison Sharpe NSW – fly across the Tasman to Nelson in New Zealand’s South Island on Friday to play for the inaugural Golf Croquet Trans-Tasman Trophy.

Australian Team

Our players have been preparing for several months and they are ready to go into battle and vie for a place in the croquet history books.

Who will hold the Trophy high in six days time?

Follow our compatriots as the action unfolds on Croquet Scores and we wish them luck and best wishes. May the best team win.

Date and Name Change

The National GC Secondary School Championship which was to be held this weekend has been postponed to January. The new dates are Friday 15 to Sunday 17 January, 2016 and the event has been renamed – Inaugural Under 21 Golf Croquet Championship to coincide with the launch of the Australian Under 21 Golf Croquet Squad. The venue is the Maitland Croquet Club.

Maitland Croquet Club

Entry to the event is free.

Croquet Australia is providing financial assistance of up to $100 for each Player and those attending from outside of Maitland requiring accommodation can contact the National Director of Under 21 Croquet, Jacky McDonald. Competitors under the Age of 18 will need to provide written consent-- and once your registration has been received the required forms will be emailed to you.

To enter The Duffers Tice. The event is a unique opportunity to hone skills against players of similar age and experience.

Results - Australian AC Open Doubles and Singles Championships

The finals of the AC Open Singles Championship were held on Sunday 22 November after five days of intense competition. Greg Fletcher and Dwayne McCormick went head to head - after four games they were tied and the decider was won by Greg 26TP to Dwayne’s 22. Trevor Bassett came third. Terry Hopkins was awarded the AB Morrison Trophy.

Winner Open Singles, Second and Third places and AB Morrison Trophy

In the lead up to the Singles, twenty four players entered the Doubles which were played over three days beginning with two blocks of six in a single round robin. The triumphant pair were Ian Dumergue and Stephen Fletcher and the runners up were Robert Fletcher and Malcolm Fletcher.

Stephen Forster and Ian Dumergue Winners Open Doubles

Results - Australian GC Handicap Doubles and Singles Championships

These were held from Monday 2 to Saturday 6 November. Fortunately the threatening heavy rain fell outside play. Deniliquin was using their grass tennis courts and managed to keep 4 courts in action (6 courts most of the time).

Winners of the Doubles were Jim & Val Saunders (Belmont-Geelong CC), a game clear of Ross & Helen Rillie (Headland-Buderim CC).

Jim and Val Saunders

Ross Rillie also won the Singles, 7-6 in the third, from Kyle Mula (Deniliquin CC) who won last year.

Ross Rillie and Kyle Mula

Kyle, and his brother Lachlan, both were brought in from GC 4 to GC 2 during this tournament.

Doug Leabeater (Young CC) won the Egyptian/Plate event.

Lorraine Gutcher and Doug Leabeater

This is a great event which was enlivened by a very successful Melbourne Cup luncheon - friendly people, a well-run Club, and handicap play using extra turns allowing players across a range of handicaps to challenge for the trophies. It will be in Deniliquin again next year in early November - put it in your diaries!

Tournament Calendar 2016-2019

The Tournament Calendar has been updated as at 17 November, 2015.