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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.

2018 Association Croquet World Championship

The World Croquet Federation is calling for players wishing to participate in the 2018 Association Croquet World Championship being held at the Kelburn Croquet Club in Wellington, New Zealand from Saturday 3 to Sunday 11 February.

Australian players are asked to register their interest no later than Sunday 9 July (midnight WA time) via the ACA website by clicking here. Names will be forwarded to the AC Selection Committee. Australia is required to send the list of names to the WCF by Sunday 30 July which will also include names of those players wanting to nominate for a Wild Card Place.

The WCF on Sunday 27 August will announce those players who have been awarded Ranking Places and Wild Places.

The ACA wishes to advise that from 1 January 2018, players will no longer receive financial support i.e. contribution and entry fees with the exception of players under the age of 21 commencing. ACA’s focus will be team events such as the MacRobertson Shield, GC Teams and both the AC and GC Trans Trasman.

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.

Australia breaks an eighty-two year drought

At 8 o’clock Australian time on Thursday 4 May, Australia won croquet’s most coveted prize – the MacRobertson Shield. The tournament is named after Australian Sir MacPherson Robertson, philanthropist, entrepreneur and founder of confectionary company MacRobertson’s.

The first ever ‘test’ was between England and Australia in 1925 and Robertson presented England, the champions, with a shield which became known as the MacRobertson Shield. Australia last won the Shield in 1935.

It is fought over between the four major croquet nations – England, New Zealand, United States of America and Australia. The competition is gruelling – seventeen days, 3 five-day tests and 21 matches. In all 63 matches are played in a combination of doubles pairings and singles.

Australia’s team is Ian Dumergue, Captain, Stephen Forster, Simon Hockey, Robert Fletcher (currently number one in the world and former world champion), Malcolm Fletcher and Greg Fletcher; three brothers make up half the team. Team Manager is Peter Landrebe. Play began on Tuesday 18 April against England at Rancho Mirage in California. Australia was the victor – 12 matches to 9. The second test was against New Zealand and the result was 14 matches to 7 in our favour.

With only one day to go in the final test, Australia is playing host country, USA and has an unassailable lead 12 to six

Australia is on the brink of creating history making its first win in living memory – a drought of 82 years to come to an end as Australia wins the third test with a day to still to play/

The Shield is coming home before Australia hosts the next MacRobertson Shield in 2021.

L-R Ian Dumergue, Captain& Robert Fletcher& Greg Fletcher& Malcolm Fletcher and Stephen Forster. The sixth member of the team, Simon Hockey, was still playing when Malcolm finished his game giving Australia the win.

L-R Ian Dumergue, Captain; Robert Fletcher; Greg Fletcher; Malcolm Fletcher and Stephen Forster. The sixth member of the team, Simon Hockey, was still playing when Malcolm finished his game giving Australia the win.

GC Open Doubles and Singles

The progam for the Australian Golf Croquet Open Doubles and Singles Championships being played at the Victorian Croquet Centre from Saturday 6 to Tuesday 9 May and Wednesday 10 to Sunday 15 May, respectively, is now available to view or download and has been updated since the first posting on Friday 11 March.

Mac Facts #2 from Chris Williams

Greg Fletcher became the second player, after Mark Saurin in 1990, and the first Australian, to win all 5 matches on his debut in the MacRobertson Shield.

Since 21 match tests were introduced in 1990 there have been 7 tests which have ended 11-10. New Zealand have been involved in 5 of them and this was the first time they have won one; having previously lost 3 times to Great Britain and once to Australia by that score.

David Maugham has now won 75 matches in the Mac; only Robert Fulford on 93 has won more. David has played 105 matches in that time and should overtake Robert Fulford's 111 during the final test.

Career records have been updated after the first round of tests at

MacRob players

Various other records including full previous results can be found at

Other records