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Ever played in a National Golf Croquet Tournament? September is your opportunity!

Enter now online to the Australian Golf Croquet Men’s and Women’s Singles Championships being held in Perth from Saturday 3 to Tuesday 6 September.

If you want more information about the event and accompanying functions click here.

Entries close on Friday 5 August (midnight WA time)


President’s AC Eights

Expressions of interest are being sought to play in the President’s AC Eights being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea from Friday 7 to Monday 10 October, 2016. (Please note Monday is not a Public Holiday). Please indicate your interest by emailing Stephen Richards, Chair Association Croquet Selection Committee on or before Monday 25 July, 2016.

The 24 highest ranked players as at Monday 25 July, 2016 will be offered a place to compete in the First Eights, Second Eights and Third Eights. Those women players who are not offered a place in the first 24 will be offered a place in the Women’s Eights.

Letters of invitation will be sent, via email at the beginning of August.


Do you want to play in a Golf Croquet World Championship in Australia?

The World Croquet Federation is calling for players wishing to participate in the 2017 Golf Croquet World Championship hosted by Croquet Australia being held in Victoria.

Names will be submitted to the WCF by Sunday 31 July. Additionally the GC Selection Committee will nominate players to be considered to receive a wild card.

If you would like to be considered for a ranking place, particularly as this event is being held in Australia, please send your expression of interest to the GC Selection Committee by email to – Anne Quinn no later than Friday 15 July.


Australia announces its team to compete in the MacRobertson Shield

The Directors of Croquet Australia are announcing the names of the players selected to represent Australia and compete for the coveted MacRobertson International Croquet Shield in 2017.

The MacRobertson Shield. Photo courtesy Christine Irwin


Ian Dumergue – Captain
Greg Fletcher
Malcolm Fletcher
Robert Fletcher
Simon Hockey
Stephen Forster


Reserves – Trevor Bassett, Dwayne McCormick


Patron's Trophy - Who is playing?

Entries to the Patron’s closed at the end of last week. To see a list of players who have entered Click here.

If you have sent an entry form and your name is not included in this list please contact Peter Freer, Chair, Events Committee.


Wanting to play in this year’s Patron’s Trophy?

To enter simply follow the link Open!

Jannine, Marty, Kerri-Ann and Claire

Jannine Hawker, Marty Clarke, Kerri-Ann Organ and Claire Bassett at the event in 2015


Entries close this Thursday midnight WA time (or 2am on Friday 3 June for those in the East)


The field of 2015

The field of 2015


Australia returns to Tier One – GC Team Championships in 2020

Play in Tier 2 finished on Friday 20 May in Bath, which gave our Team the opportunity to watch the final day’s play of the Tier 1 competition in Surbiton. John van der Touw sent the following summary

New Zealand beat Egypt in the final 7 matches to 5 to win the World GC Teams Championship.

New Zealand was leading by two matches (4-2) at the end of the first day but the margin was cut to one match (5-4) by lunchtime on the last day with four singles matches to go.

Egypt won the first of the singles matches to level the scores when Ahmed Nasr beat Duncan Dixon, but New Zealand got back the lead with a win by Jenny Clarke over Mohamed Karem. New Zealand now had to win just one of the two remaining matches. Phillip Drew beat Hamy Erian 7-6, 7-6 to do that. The other match was abandoned since NZ now had an unbeatable lead.

As if that wasn't exiting enough, South Africa had to beat Wales in order to avoid relegation. The overnight score was three matches all with three to play on the last day, and it was four all at lunchtime on the last day. Ian Burridge had a chance to wrap it up for Wales with a 2-0 victory over William Louw in the final match but missed a four footer from directly in front. This not only cost him the hoop, but eventually the game, match and test. The final score in that match was South Africa 6-7, 7-6, 7-6. Thus Wales is relegated and South Africa keeps its place in T1 by the narrowest margin.


Tier 2 Victors

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The Australian Team after the Presentation Dinner with Tournament Referee, Tony Hall and Tournament Manager, Kevin Ham.


Australia is Triumphant!

We did it!

We wrapped it up in the morning session. With a seven matches to two lead against Spain, we cannot be beaten. The team had a mission and has achieved it. So, it's Tier 1 in 2020.

John van der Touw, Team Manager


Day Five – Thursday 19 May

We had a good first day of our two-day final against Spain. We are leading five matches to one, and need to win just two of the seven matches scheduled for tomorrow. Here's hoping we can play as well tomorrow as we did today. The Spanish players more or less matched us in clearances and placements but they were very hesitant when going for hoops. They often cleared us in situations where we would have gone for the hoop.

The Spanish and Australian Players just before the start of play


Australian and Spanish players before the start of the day's play.

Wendy Dickson

Wendy Dickson scoring a hoop with a jump shot. Wendy won her match against Jose Alvarez-Sala, the Spanish number one, after losing the first game. She fought back to win the second game 7-6, and this jump-shot gave Wendy a commanding lead in the third game.