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AC Gold Medal, Men’s and Women’s Singles, Eire Cup

The progam for the 68th Australian Association Croquet Championships being held in Tasmania from Wednesday 15 to Sunday 26 March, 2017 is now available to view or download and has been updated since the first posting on Friday 11 March.


Calling all Gateball Players

The 2017 Australian Gateball Championships are being held in New South Wales at EDSACC, the four-court venue located at Bateau Bay and will attract teams from across Australia as well as overseas.

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The event is being held from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October. Teams from Australia can enter on-line via the Croquet Australia website just click here

Overseas teams are requested to email National Co-ordinator Gateball, John Park

Closing date for entries is midnight Western Australian time, Tuesday 22 August, 2017.


President’s GC Eights.

Letters of invitation were sent to those Players who had been selected by the GC Selection Committee to compete in the 2017 President’s GC Eights. Over forty expressions of interest were submitted on-line. Acceptances closed on Thursday 5 January and after receiving some rejections the field has now been finalised. To see who will be playing in this year’s event Click on Players.

The final ranking order to decide who will be in the first eight, second eight, remaining six places in addition to James Gumbrell and Anthony Dask, both wild card recipients, and Women’ Eights will be determined by the GC World Ranking List effective noon AEST on Wednesday 1 February, 2017.


Calling all players of Association Croquet!

If you enjoy your croquet and have a handicap of eight or less enter the AC Men’s or Women’s Singles Championships being held in Tasmania from Saturday 18 to Tuesday 21 March. Men will be playing their matches at several venues in Hobart while the Women will be based in Launceston at St Leonard’s Croquet Club.

The competitions will be over four days commencing with ranked blocks and the first sixteen move into a knockout round while the rest of the field compete for the Plate.

Registration is between 2 and 5pm on Friday 17 March – at Sandy Bay Croquet Club for the Men and St Leonard’s Croquet Club for the Women.

To enter the Men’s Singles click here

To enter the Women’s Singles click here

Entries close Thursday 16 February, 2017 (Midnight WA time)


Entries to the AC Open Doubles and Singles are now open!

The final two events on the national Australian calendar for 2016 are the AC Open Doubles and Singles being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 November, 2016.

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

Closing date is Thursday 3 November (midnight Western Australian time).

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


Would $500 assist your croquet?

The ACA is offering two $500 scholarships in both AC and GC.

Expressions of interest are being sought from players wishing to be considered for one of these four scholarships which will be awarded based on the following -


- emerging players with high level playing skills. For example good roqueting, break-making, peeling skills, and good understanding of 3-ball game tactics, etc and who have the potential to play at national and international levels


- established players with high level playing skills who are under consideration for international selection and/or representation.


The EOIs will be assessed against these two criteria and the Selectors' recommendations will be approved by the Board.

If you wish to be considered for an AC Scholarship please send your email to Stephen Richards, Chair AC Selectors

If you wish to be considered for a GC Scholarship please send your email to Terrence Ericson, Chair GC Selectors.

Closing date for EOI’s is Friday 28 October

Please note, depending on the strength of claims in the EOIs, the Selectors may choose to recommend none, one or two scholarships for either code.

Players who have previously inquired about scholarships do need to follow this process.


Calling for Expressions of Interest to play in the 2017 President's GC Eights

The President’s GC Eights is the first national event on the Australian calendar for 2017 and is being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February.

Expressions of interest are being sought to play in this event and you can register via the ACA website

Closing date is Wednesday 9 November (midnight Western Australian time).

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


President’s AC Eights - Blocks

Click here to see names of players in the First Eight, Second Eight, Third Eight and Women’s Eight.

The tournament is being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre from Friday 7 to Monday 10 October with registration and practice from 1400 hours on Thursday 6 October. The Random draw will be completed by 1800 hours on Thursday 6 October.


Your feedback –please!

The Golf Croquet National Championships, held in Perth, finished over a week ago and ACA wishes to obtain feedback from not only those people who played or refereed but also from players who did not participate and why – have you competed in this event previously but not in 2016?

Your input is invaluable and it will assist with future improvements to national events.

To have your say please click here

Closing date for contributions is Friday 7 October.

Croquet Australia thanks you for taking the time to complete the survey


Footnote: Croquet Australia is using a free web-based platform – Survey Monkey – to conduct this survey so you will see some references to this product.


Program – Australian Under 21 Championships

Download program for the Second Australian Under 21 Championships being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.