NEWS

2021 ACA Tournament Update

January 13, 2021
Croquet Australia regrets to advise that, due to possible Covid-19 ramifications for players travelling interstate, the following events have been cancelled:
2021 President’s Golf Croquet Eights, scheduled to be held at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Melbourne, 12th to 14th February 2021
2021 Interstate Cup team competition (the Eire Cup), scheduled to be held in Sydney, 17th to 23rd March 2021 inclusive,
2021 Association Croquet Gold Medal, scheduled for Sydney, 10th – 12th
March 2021, and
2021 Association Croquet Men’s and Women’s Championships, scheduled for Sydney, 13th to 16th March 2021

2021 Golf Croquet Eights EOI

December 23, 2020

Reminder that expressions of interest are now being sought for the 2021 Golf Croquet Eights. The Tournament will be held from the 12th to the 14th February 2021 at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea. However, the event going ahead will be subject to any possible Covid-19 outbreaks that will create significant travel restrictions.

All interested players are encouraged to send their Expression of Interest to ACA Events Chair, Peter Freer via email at pfreer@netspeed.com.au. Please send in your Expression of Interest by the 31st of December.

Upate on 2021 ACA Tournaments

December 18, 2020

ACA is planning on re-starting competition in 2021 with the GC Eights in February followed by the AC Gold & Silver Medals, Singles and Eire Cup in March. The new Covid-19 cluster in NSW may well impact on the planned start date. At this stage ACA will be monitoring the situation and Board will discuss at their next meeting which is scheduled for the 13th of January. Enjoy your Christmas break.

Venues for Sydney ACA Events in March 2021

December 15, 2020

For the Men’s and Women’s Singles, our aim is to have most of the Men’s events north of the harbour and most of the Women’s events south of the harbour. The finals and 3rd/4th playoffs for both Men and Women will be at Tempe.

Women’s events will largely be at Tempe, with some events at Hurstville and either Strathfield or possibly Coogee.

The Men’s X will probably be at Cammeray, Killara, Eastwood and Manly, each taking a quarter of the field through to the quarter-finals. Semi-finals will be at Cammeray. Plate games will be at each of these venues on Saturday, then at some of these venues on Saturday, then at some of these venues plus Chatswood and/or Warrawee on Sunday and Monday. If we have 24 in the Men’s plate, it is likely that the semi-finals and final will both be on Tuesday, in which case they might be at Chatswood.

The venue allocations for the Eire Cup are:

INTERSTATE CUP DRAW

The draw is seeded from the results of the 2020 Interstate Cup as follows:

  1. New South Wales           2. Victoria           3. Queensland

4.    South Australia                 5. Tasmania        6. Western Australia

DAILY TEAM MATCHES FOR INTERSTATE CUP

VenueRSGCMosmanTempe
Day 13 v 51 v 62 v 4
Day 21 v 42 v 53 v 6
Day 32 v 34 v 61 v 5
Day 44 v 51 v 32 v 6
Day 51 v 25 v 63 v 4

ACA Online Magazine

ACA is excited to announce the arrival of the first edition of the new ACA online Magazine. Please click on the link below for access.

11 December 2020,

• 2020 Christmas Edition

Please Note: In reference to the online issue at the top left corner is an arrow with a line underneath. If you click on the arrow you can download the magazine to read onscreen or print out. In the bottom right hand corner is a plus and minus sign. Use these to zoom in and out for ease of reading.

AC President’s Eights

2 July 2020,

The President’s AC Eights are scheduled at the Victorian Croquet Centre (Cairnlea) on 9-12 Oct 2020.  ACA is monitoring the current covid-19 lockdown around Cairnlea, and will therefore delay inviting Expressions of Interest for the President’s AC Eights until 14 July, when it should be clearer if that spread is under control, or if we need to use an alternate venue.

ACA EVENTS UPDATE

11 June 2020,

Following advice that all states are prepared to send teams to Tasmania for the Interstate Shield in December 2020, the Croquet Australia Board has accepted Croquet Tasmania’s offer to host the 2020 GC Gold Medal and Interstate Shield competitions in Northern Tasmania (at the Northern Tasmania Croquet Centre, St Leonards and the Latrobe Croquet Club).

Existing venue commitments mean that it is not possible to also hold the Men’s/Women’s GC Singles, so they are cancelled for 2020.

The Gold+Silver Medals will be 29 Nov-1 Dec; and the ISS 2-6 Dec 2020.

This is subject to Covid-19 restrictions and the opening of state borders (in & out).  The ACA Board will give provide final confirmation on 1st September 2020, so it would be sensible to delay making bookings until then.”

ACA COMPETITION AT CAIRNLEA

2 June 2020,

ACA has committed to proceeding with all event scheduled at the Victorian Croquet Centre. However, taking into account that timing of events may change or be cancelled dependent on Covid-19 restrictions. ACA will endeavour to give as much notice as possible if there are any changes are required