Congratulations Jamie Gumbrell

2023 Golf Croquet Women’s World Champion

Australian player, Jamie Gumbrell has taken out the seventh Golf Croquet Women’s World Championships held at the Southwick Croquet Club, Sussex England. Jamie defeated Rachel Gee of England in the Final. Rachel is a former GC World Champion and current European Champion.

Jamie Gumbrell is the current Australian Women’s Golf Croquet champion, a member of Canberra Croquet club, and has been playing since the age of 15. At 22 years of age, she was one of the youngest players in the competition, which attracted competitors from 17 countries around the world, including England, Egypt, Spain, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The championships are held once every 4 years, and Jamie is only the second Australian woman to win the event: the previous Australian champion was Alix Verge in 2009.

 This year five Australian women attended: three of whom are members of Canberra Croquet Club. Kate McLoughlin and Gerda Lambeck (Canberra), Virginia Arney (Norwood, SA) and Pamela Barnwell (Newcastle, NSW) were also selected to compete. Virgnia Arney finished in the top 8 players, and Kate McLoughlin was runner-up in the Bowl consolation event.

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