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2017 MacRobertson Shield

The Association Croquet Selection Committee (ACSC) met on 3 April 2016 to determine its timetable and process for selecting the Australian team for the 2017 MacRobertson Shield, which will be played at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, USA from 18 April – 4 May 2017.

The ACSC has agreed it will select the Australian team for the 2017 MacRobertson Shield in May 2016. The ACSC believes selection of the team at this time will provide team members with the optimal time to plan and prepare for their participation in the event.

The ACSC will meet again in May 2016 to select the team. When it does so, the ACSC will use the process and selection criteria set out in the ACA Selection Policy (July 2012).

Finally, as provided for by clause 6.2.3 of the selection policy, when selecting the team the ACSC will be considering player performance in:

  • events dating from March 2014 and including the 2016 AC World Croquet Championships (2016 Worlds). The fact that a player does not participate in the 2016 Worlds will not exclude a player from consideration for selection in the team; and
  • for relevant players, the 2014 MacRobertson Shield held in New Zealand.

Come and share the spirit of competition in the GC Open Doubles and Singles

Online entries are for GC Open Doubles and Singles are now Open!

Victorian Croquet Centre

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


Changes to the ACA Board

Clause 21.1(b) of the constitution, adopted by the Australian Croquet Association (ACA) in March 2015, stipulates which First Directors are required to step down from office at the first AGM; one Director appointed from the Executive Committee and three Directors provided by State Associations. Those that stepped down were Neil White, and Jim Clement, Bob Godfrey and David Taylor respectively.

Six nominations were received for three vacancies and the voting process followed the Model Rules as issued by the Australian Electoral Commission. Elections were held during the AGM that was held on Monday 21 March in Melbourne.

Graeme Thomas, Murray Tinker and Mike Cohn were duly elected.

The newly formed Board met in the afternoon and the positions of Deputy Chair, Treasurer and Secretary were also confirmed –

Robyn Wallace, Chair
Megan Fardon, Deputy Chair
Don Close, Treasurer Designate
Mike Cohn, Director
Jim Saunders, Director
Graeme Thomas, Director
Murray Tinker, Director
Tricia Vierra, Director

The Administrative Officer, Susan Linge was reappointed as Secretary – NB this role has no voting rights.


Program - 67th Australian Association Croquet Championships

The program for the AC Gold Medal, Men’s and Women’s Singles, and Eire Cup is available for download – click here


Draw for the AC Men’s and Women’s Singles

The Tournament Committee has completed the draws for both the AC Men's and Women's Singles

Men’s Draw

Women’s Draw


Eire Cup Presentation Dinner – Final Numbers by Friday 4 March

Have you indicated your attendance and not paid?

Please make your payment of $50 via direct deposit to ACA – bank account details were included in the email generated when you completed the on-line entry form.

Wanting to go?

Please book by going to one of the following links

https://croquet-australia.com.au/tournaments/2016/ac/mens-open

Or

https://croquet-australia.com.au/tournaments/2016/ac/womens-open

Final numbers and payment are required no later than 3pm on Friday 4 March Eastern Summer Time – 2pm Queensland time, 2.30pm in South Australia and midday in Western Australia.

If you have any queries please email ACA's Administrative Officer


Check to see if you have entered the AC Men's and Women's Singles!

Entries to the Men’s and Women’s Singles have now closed. Please click on the respective list to see if your on-line form has been received. Men’s and Women’s. If you submitted an entry and cannot see your name listed, please contact Chair, Events Committee, Peter Freer.


Amendment TReg 12 7

After consultation with and recommendation from the Tournament and Events Committees the Board at its meeting held on Wednesday 16 December, 2015 agreed to the re-wording of TReg 12.7 of the Australian Tournament Regulations.


For easy reference click on Document Change to see the old and new versions TReg 12.7


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