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Golf Croquet Championships in Brisbane - Survey

Golf Croquet Players -

ACA would like to hear from you re the recent GC events in Brisbane.

If you didn’t play, why not? If you did, what went well and what didn’t?


Please spread the word that this survey is open until 15 October.

New Appointments

The Australian Croquet Association is pleased to make the following appointments -

Under 21 Coach - Terry Erickson will continue as our U21 coach.

GC High Performance Manager and GC Coaching Coordinator - Ron McBride will undertake both positions. He will work closely with Greg Whymark (AC Coaching Coordinator) to develop the next stages of the coaching program.

Farewell to Susan Linge

Susan has left the ACA after a career spanning over 5 years. The attached tribute is provided by the ACA Board.

Farewell and thank you Susan Linge, Croquet Australia's Administration Officer and Secretary to the Board.

The following words are from Peter Freer and reflect the sentiment of the board current and past, the officers of ACA and all the State Administration and members. Susan, thank you for your service. We wish you all the very best for your future..... “Today is Susan Linge’s last day as ACA Sec/Admin Officer – she has resigned after just over 5 years in the role. I’ve had a fair bit to do with Susan in that time, and I have admired her enthusiasm, drive & people skills. Her knowledge of croquet has grown over this period, but she still occasionally surprises me by not knowing some croquet lore that the rest of us take for granted. This brought a fresh perspective to the position, and made sure Susan was less likely to be seen as partisan or beholden to any State or other group. This is a complex job, and there have been disagreements over what it should involve from the point of view of the various Executives/Boards; from office holders, from players, and of course from Susan. I wish the Board well in sorting out where to go next, but I consider that a clearer set of agreed priorities for this position is essential. Susan’s main fault was trying to do everything, and – while she almost always added value to what she was doing – the price was being a bit slower to do what each of us demanded that she do next.

I consider her main success was remaining cheerful & positive for 5 years, despite the pressure, and issues in her own life. Susan would probably consider getting the ACA finances structured, and providing budgets to each area, as her main achievement. Necessary, and we can now all debate what the respective allocations should be – but at least we have a framework. Susan also arranged (with Tim Murphy) to get on-line entry onto the ACA website, which I consider a major improvement over players sending in paper entry and cheques. I wish Susan the very best in her next stage of life – sorting out some plumbing issues in Townsville seems to be looming large. Thank you, Susan.” ****

Change of Personnel

The Board wishes to advise that Graeme Thomas a current ACA Director will be taking on the joint roles of Secretary and Administrative Officer from Monday 28 August. Graeme will be contactable via email and by phone 0457 678 380.

Entries for the AC Open Doubles and Singles now open

You can enter on-line by clicking on Doubles and Singles.

Finish 2017 with a game of Association Croquet at Cairnlea!

The 2017 national Australian croquet calendar concludes with the AC Open Doubles and Singles being held a little earlier than usual from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 November, 2017 at the Victorian Croquet Centre.

You can enter on-line via the ACA website by clicking on Doubles and Singles.

Closing date is Thursday 12 October, 2017 (midnight Western Australian time).

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Peter Freer Chair Events Committee

Want to play in a national event? Travel to the delightful town of Deniliquin and play in the GC Handicap Doubles and Singles

The Golf Croquet Handicap Double and Singles are being held at the Deniliquin Croquet Club from Monday 6 to Friday 10 November, 2017. The Doubles are a two-day event and the Singles three. For a second consecutive year Deniliquin RSL Club is offering prize money - $100 each for the winners of the Doubles and $50 each for the Runners Up. The first four placegetters in the Singles will take home - $400 for the winner, $200 for the runner up, and third and fourth each to receive $50.

You can enter by clicking on Doubles. Singles.

Closing date is Thursday 19 October, 2017 (midnight WA time)

Play Golf Croquet? Want to play in warmer climes – enter GC Men’s and Women’s Singles now!

Entries to the Australian Golf Croquet Men’s and Women’s Championships can be made on online. The competitions are being held in Brisbane from Saturday 2 to Tuesday 5 September, 2017. To play in the Men’s Tournament click here and to play in the Women’s click here.

Entries close on Thursday 3 August, 2017 (Midnight WA time).

Calling Expressions of Interest - President AC Eights

The President’s AC Eights is being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre from Friday 6 to Monday 9 October, 2017.

Expressions of interest are being sought to play in this event and you can register by clicking here.

Closing date is Monday 24 July (midnight Western Australian time).

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Anne Quinn.

Update Patron’s Trophy

The format and draw for the Patron’s Trophy has been finalised. The event is being held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend at the Wynnum Croquet Club in Brisbane.