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SUMMARY 2019

EVENT WINNER RUNNER-UP
AC 3 & Under Singles Robert Elliott Jim Nicholls
GC NSW Men's Singles Championship David Hanbidge Peter Freer
GC Pennants Division 2 Newcastle NP Chatswood
GC Pennants Division 3 Wollongong Nelson Bay
GC Selectors 2nd 8 Pamela Barnwell Mary Hughes
GC Selectors 1st 8 Christopher Williamson Liz Montague
GC Open Singles Championship Peter Landrebe Peter Freer
AC Fransted Trophy Don Wright Ted Woodley
GC Division 1 Singles Derek Bull David Woods
AC 5 & Under Doubles Jim Nicholls & Alison Sharpe Stephen Richards & Alix Verge
AC Platinum Singles Mike Gidding Barbara McDonald
AC Gold Singles Ted Woodley Peter Montague
AC Silver Singles Sue Eldridge-Smith Glenda Chaplyn
AC Bronze Singles Fidye Westgarth Jenny Ellwood
AC Men's Singles Alan Walsh Rob Elliott
AC Gold Pennants Mosman Chatswood
AC Silver Pennants Manly Cammeray
AC Bronze Pennants Mosman Cammeray
AC Beryl Chambers State Handicap Gareth Denyer Geoff Chapman
GC Division 2 Doubles Mark Scruton & Julie Toms Derek Bull & Christopher Gill
GC Division 2 Singles Derek Bull Mark Scruton
AC Champion of Champions * Jim Nicholls Alan Walsh
AC Selectors 1st eights * Tim Murphy Rosemary Landrebe
AC Selectors 2nd eights * Barbara McDonald Larry Bryant
AC Silver Brooch * Ted Woodley Ken Green
GC Open Womens * Alison Sharpe Kate McLoughlin
GC Open Doubles * Jamie Gumbrell & Peter Landrebe Alison Sharpe & Charlie Sharpe
GC ACA Bronze Medal * Peter Landrebe John Levick
GC Gold Brooch Doubles * Cheryl Patterson & Christopher Williamson Ron Johnstone & Jill Sullivan
GC Silver Brooch * Mark Scruton Robert M Elliott
GC Bronze Brooch * Steve Young Marie McLean
GC Division 1 Doubles * Peter Landrebe & Gerda Lambeck Kate McLoughlin & David Woods
GC Division 1 Pennants * Sutherland Royal Sydney
AC ACA Bronze Medal Peter Landrebe Jim Nicholls
AC Open Singles Alan Walsh Stephen Richards
AC Bronze Handicap Singles Fidye Westgarth Lucy Rees

* detailed results not available


DETAILED RESULTS 2019

AC 3 & Under Singles, 29th - 31st March 2019

AC 3 & Under Singles
Blue and Red Blocks
PLAYERS RESULTS
JN AS SM MH RE BM SR CH AW SE JB AV Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls1 2626262326TP412754731
Alison Sharpe20 26TP926263878524
Steve Miles368 20824166112-465
Mike Hughes4222623 2226311979403
Rob Elliott526212623 26412283392
Barbara McDonald6041114 020128-1086
Stephen Richards7 26262626TP9411339742
Callum Hyland813 252609173109-365
Alan Walsh9926 2626TP22310989203
Sue Eldridge-Smith10050 0005130-1256
John Bartrop110261526 122797814
Alix Verge121726232626 511852661

AC 3 & Under Singles
"X" finals
 Jim Nicholls
 Jim Nicholls
26-2
 Robert Elliott
19-18
 Stephen Richards
 Robert Elliott
 Robert Elliott
25-21
 Alix Verge

AC 3 & Under Singles
"X" 3rd/4th
 Stephen Richards
 Alix Verge
26-4
 Alix Verge

AC 3 & Under Singles
"Y" finals
 Mike Hughes
 Mike Hughes
26-19
 Mike Hughes
26-20
 John Bartrop
 Alison Sharpe
 Alison Sharpe
26TP-0
 Alan Walsh

AC 3 & Under Singles
"Y" 3rd/4th
 John Bartrop
 Alan Walsh
26-10
 Alan Walsh

AC 3 & Under Singles
Plate
 Steve Miles
 Steve Miles
26-7
 Callum Hyland
26-12
 Sue Eldridge-Smith
 Barbara McDonald
 Callum Hyland
26TP-0
 Callum Hyland

AC 3 & Under Singles
Plate 3rd/4th
 Sue Eldridge-Smith
 Sue Eldridge-Smith
14-7
 Barbara McDonald

GC NSW Men's Singles Championship, 23rd - 24th February 2019

This event was held on 29-31 March 2019. Due to a record number of entries it was necessary to use two venues. We thank Chatswood CC for offering two of their courts at short notice. The event was highly successful largely due to the careful planning and preparation of David Stanton, which made the job of Tournament Manager very easy.

It was encouraging to welcome new faces, including Greg Porter from Ballina and Heath Jackson from Hyde Park, SA.

The competition began with 2 Round Robins, one at Tempe, the other at Chatswood. The top 4 from each block then played in the main (X) knockout to determine positions 1-8.

The rest of the field played in the Y knockout or the Plate.

All games except the Plate were untimed. A proviso was made to enable a 15min time limit if a game was getting bogged down, but this was not needed in this event. Matches were self-refereed.

Play was of an excellent standard and the camaraderie between players off the court was a pleasure to see.

Congratulations to the winner, David Hanbidge and the runner up Peter Freer.

Positions 3-8 were David Woods, Richard Christian, Peter Landrebe, Peter Montague, Jamie Gumbrell and Ralph Richardson.

Rob Elliott (Chatswood) won the Y event and Gareth Denyer won the Plate.

Liz Montague, John Eddes and Rob Elliott
(Tournament Managers)

GC NSW Men's Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL JL DW RR RE RC GD HM TM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe (Cammeray)1 7766777765429252
John Levick (Newcastle National Park)25 66734742424207
David Woods (Sutherland)317 3775775444224
Ralph Richardson (Canberra)4777 7577775437171
Robert Elliott (Chatswood)57055 667734346-36
Richard Christian (Sydney)627477 7776483993
Gareth Denyer (Marrickville)7577274 6744547-25
Hunter McPherson (RSGC)82054247 723153-228
Tony McArthur (Sutherland)907143345 12753-269

GC NSW Men's Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
JG DH PF CW HJ PM LB SH GP Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Jamie Gumbrell (Canberra)1 7677777775537181
David Hanbidge (Nowra)26 773776755034163
Peter Freer (Canberra)373 7763775474074
Christopher Williamson (Toronto)4332 1277733253-216
Heath Jackson (Hyde Park, SA)54747 67754474255
Peter Montague (Killara)665777 77765342112
Larry Becroft (Nowra)7627645 7023750-139
Stephen Howes (Cammeray)82726635 723850-128
Greg Porter (Ballina)930567672 23647-117

GC NSW Men's Singles
Plate
PLAYERS RESULTS
CW HJ( GD GP TM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Christopher Williamson (Toronto)1 76773271982
Heath Jackson (Hyde Park (SA))24 4772221843
Gareth Denyer (Marrickville)377 7742818101
Greg Porter (Ballina)4423 711625-94
Tony McArthur (Sutherland)54254 01528-135

GC NSW Men's Singles
X Event
 Ralph Richardson (Canberra)
 Peter Freer 7-5, 6-7, 7-3
 Peter Freer 7-6, 4-7, 7-4
 David Hanbidge 7-2, 5-7, 7-6. 7-4
 Peter Freer (Canberra)
 Richard Christian (Sydney)
 Richard Christian 1-7, 7-6, 7-5
 Peter Montague (Killara)
 Peter Landrebe (Cammeray)
 David Hanbidge 3-7, 7-6, 7-5
 David Hanbidge 7-4, 7-6
 David Hanbidge (Nowra)
 David Woods (Sutherland)
 David Woods 7-4, 7-6
 Jamie Gumbrell (Canberra)

GC NSW Men's Singles
X 3rd/4th
 David Woods
 David Woods 7-4, 3-7, 7-2
 Richard Christian

GC NSW Men's Singles
Z Event
 Ralph Richardson (Canberra)
 Peter Montague 7-2, 7-2
 Peter Landrebe 7-2, 7-4
 Peter Montague (Killara)
 Peter Landrebe (Cammeray)
 Peter Landrebe 7-3, 7-5
 Jamie Gumbrell (Canberra)

GC NSW Men's Singles
Z 3rd/4th
 Ralph Richardson
 Jamie Gumbrell 5-7, 7-4, 7-5
 Jamie Gumbrell

GC NSW Men's Singles
Y Event
 Gareth Denyer (Marrickville)
 Stephen Howes 7-6
 Stephen Howes 5-7, 7-2, 7-3
 Robert Elliott 7-4, 7-1
 Stephen Howes (Cammeray)
 John Levick (Newcastle N P)
 John Levick 7-2
 Christopher Williamson (Toronto)
 Robert Elliott (Chatswood)
 Robert Elliott 7-3
 Robert Elliott 7-6, 7-1
 Greg Porter (Ballina)
 Hunter McPherson (RSGC)
 Hunter McPherson 7-5
 Heath Jackson (Hyde Park (SA))

GC NSW Men's Singles
Y 3rd/4th
 John Levick
 John Levick 7-3, 7-6
 Hunter McPherson

GC Pennants Divisions 2 and 3, 3rd and 6th May 2019

Photos and report...

GC Selectors 2nd 8, 18th to 20th May 2019

Cheltenham Croquet Club had the pleasure of hosting the NSW GC Selector’s Second Eight tournament during perfect Sydney weather surrounded by lovely gardens of changing autumn colours.

The tournament went for three days with Saturday being the busiest, having three sessions to conquer, however not all competitors were able to complete their third session due to a couple of the games still being played at 1hr and 15 minutes when instruction was given that play would finish in another 15 minutes. The last session of the first day was then to be completed on the second and if needed third day. One game of the third session had to be stopped halfway through due to darkness and failure to adequately see the hoops. The ball positions were marked by measurement, photo and chalk and the game was completed on Sunday after the two sessions for Sunday were complete.

The third day saw all games completed with Pamela Barnwell undefeated and Mary Hughes attaining runner-up position.

A couple of competitors remarked on the number of games to be played and by the end of the last session fatigue was beginning to show in some players.

David Capple from Cheltenham, a last-minute inclusion, enjoyed the experience and managed to win one match.

The lawns were in pristine condition with thanks for the hard work of our groundsmen and the players were very complimentary re same.

It was good to have the support of an extra referee (Richard Hughes) on the day and Cheltenham was able to provide members to score the hoops for each game along with two spouses so no mistakes could be made or disagreements re hoops.

Rosemary Freeman
Tournament Referee/Manager

NameRJPMPBMHWWTAHMDCMatchesNet
Games
Net
Hoops
Position
6457777
Ros Johnstone77723774343
34677
7547755
Pauline Markwell67576753-2-36
7474
7777777
Pamela Barnwell4647767710401
7776
7717315
Mary Hughes67767775422
744777
6435776
Wayne Worrall76377774184
677
3257277
Terry Abbott77645671-6-197
5544
4727547
Hunter McPherson36753773-2-15
7567
1727763
David Capple67145621-8-318
46

GC Selectors 1st 8, 18th to 20th May 2019

NameRRPMCWKMRCBWRJEMMatchesNet
Games
Net
Hoops
Position
3373477
Ralph Richardson767775541-23
72767
7376567
Peter Montague45736772-4-68
64
7777774
Christopher Williamson776777569251
7
4347777
Kate McLoughlin55757453-2-76
3775
7763677
Richard Christian67377542-307
72565
7765776
Brenda Wild57563763-2-65
17
5754537
Ron Johnstone75477644-1-54
77677
5574374
Elizabeth Montague75777774212
5775

GC Open Singles Championship, 21st to 24th June 2019

GC Open Singles
Red Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL PF JL PM RC LM KM RJ PM TM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 77477777786035251
Peter Freer26 7777757776043172
John Levick353 777777775741163
Peter Montague4745 26377634754-77
Richard Christian52627 677775514474
Liz Montague625377 277754756-96
Kate McLoughlin7436557 7775514565
Ros Johnstone83736265 4724358-159
Pauline Markwell945444547 724458-148
Tony McArthur10234735345 13662-2610

GC Open Singles
Blue Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JG DW RR RJ BW BM GL TW JC HM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Jamie Gumbrell1 77777777796336271
David Woods24 7777277565342113
Ralph Richardson334 377777454951-25
Ron Johnstone4607 77777775541142
Brenda Wild52665 7776334960-118
Bernie McAlary633636 767524656-109
Gerda Lambeck7476265 77645051-16
Ted Woodley84436676 7735054-47
John Cole954257235 613962-2310
Hunter McPherson10577377517 54950-14

GC Open Singles
X Finals
 Peter Landrebe
9Peter Landrebe
7-2 7-5
13Peter Landrebe
6-7 7-4 7-6
SF1Peter Landrebe
7-5 7-5
FINALPeter Landrebe
7-5 7-5
 Pauline Markwell
 Kate McLoughlin
3Kate McLoughlin
7-3 5-7 7-5
 Hunter Mcpherson
 John Levick
4Gerda Lambeck
7-5 3-7 7-6
14Ron Johnstone
7-3 7-4
 Gerda Lambeck
 Peter Montague
10Ron Johnstone
7-4 7-5
 Ron Johnstone
 Peter Freer
12Peter Freer
7-2 7-4
16Peter Freer
7-6 6-7 7-5
SF2Peter Freer
6-7 7-4 7-6
 Ted Woodley
 Liz Montague
7David Woods
4-7 7-3 7-3
 David Woods
 Richard Christian
8Ralph Richardson
7-4 7-4
15Jamie Gumbrell
7-3 7-2
 Ralph Richardson
 Ros Johnstone
11Jamie Gumbrell
7-5 7-4
 Jamie Gumbrell

GC Open Singles
Y Finals
 Kate McLoughlin
SF1Gerda Lambeck
4-7 7-5 7-4
Y FINALGerda Lambeck
7-5 4-7 7-1
 Gerda Lambeck
 David Woods
SF2Ralph Richardson
7-6 7-5
 Ralph Richardson

GC Open Singles
Y 3rd/4th
 Kate McLoughlin
Y 3rd/4thKate McLoughlin
4-7 7-2 7-4
 David Woods

GC Open Singles
Plate - Black Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
PM BM TM JL Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Peter Montague1 7722161242
Bernie McAlary21 6401121-104
Tony McArthur347 611720-33
John Levick4777 3211291

GC Open Singles
Plate - Yellow Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
HM PM BW JC Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Hunter Mcpherson1 77121518-32
Pauline Markwell25 6711819-14
Brenda Wild367 72201821
John Cole4755 1171523

GC Open Singles
Plate - Green Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
RC LM TW RJ Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Richard Christian1 5772191903
Liz Montague27 672201551
Ted Woodley367 72201642
Ros Johnstone4633 01221-94

GC Open Singles
Plate - Finals
 Brenda Wild
QF1Brenda Wild
7-2
SF1Brenda Wild
7-5
FINALJohn Levick
7-6
 Richard Christian
 Ted Woodley
QF4Peter Montague
7-5
 Peter Montague
 John Levick
QF3John Levick
7-6
SF2John Levick
7-6
 Hunter Mcpherson
 John Cole
QF2Liz Montague
7-2
 Liz Montague

AC Fransted Trophy, 6th to 8th August 2019

The Fransted Trophy (AC Handicap) was played at Tempe. The clear winner was Don Wright, a new member of Cooks River Croquet Club, who went through undefeated. Runner-up was Ted Woodley who lost only one game.

David Stanton

AC Fransted Trophy PLAYERS RESULTS
MH SE SM GM TW DW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Mike Hughes (Cammeray)1 26261521038894-63
Sue Eldridge-Smith (Cammeray)212 26512716299-375
Steve Miles (Cammeray)3215 26141167114-476
Graham Maynard (Cammeray)492010 8715482-284
Ted Woodley (Chatswood)526232625 19411976432
Don Wright (Cooks River)62625261121 510934751

GC Division 1 Singles, 19th to 21st August 2019

GC Division 1 Singles
Green Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
RC KM PB PF TW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Richard Christian1 365511925-65
Kate Mcloughlin27 62512024-44
Pamela Barnwell347 7622425-13
Peter Freer4776 732716111
Ted Woodley57772 3232302

GC Division 1 Singles
Pink Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
DB PM PM DW NT Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Derek Bull1 777642716111
Peter Montague23 51711624-84
Pauline Markwell347 472222023
David Woods4577 73261882
Nerida Taylor54316 01427-135

GC Division 1 Singles
White Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
RR LM GL RJ RJ Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Ralph Richardson1 574722324-14
Liz Montague27 7573262242
Gerda Lambeck355 2401628-125
Ron Johnstone4777 53261881
Ros Johnstone55577 2242313

GC Division 1 Singles
X Finals
 Peter Freer
 Peter Freer
7-5 7-2
 David Woods
7-5 7-4
 Derek Bull
7-5 5-7 7-6
 Pauline Markwell
 David Woods
 David Woods
6-7 7-2 7-5
 Liz Montague
 Ron Johnstone
 Ron Johnstone
7-1 7-1
 Derek Bull
7-4 7-6
 Ted Woodley
 Ros Johnstone
 Derek Bull
7-6 5-7 7-5
 Derek Bull

GC Division 1 Singles
X 3rd/4th Final
 Peter Freer
 Ron Johnstone
2-7 7-4 7-5
 Ron Johnstone

GC Division 1 Singles
Y Finals
 Pauline Markwell
 Liz Montague
7-5 7-5
 Ros Johnstone
7-5 7-4
 Liz Montague
 Ros Johnstone
 Ros Johnstone
7-1 7-5
 Ted Woodley

GC Division 1 Singles
Y 3rd/4th Final
 Pauline Markwell
 Pauline Markwell
4-7 7-3 7-6
 Ted Woodley

GC Division 1 Singles
Plate Finals
 Pamela Barnwell
 Pamela Barnwell
 Gerda Lambeck
7-3
 Gerda Lambeck
7-6 7 7-4
 (bye)
 Gerda Lambeck
 Gerda Lambeck
7-5
 Peter Montague
 Ralph Richardson
 Ralph Richardson
7-6
 Kate Mcloughlin
7-5
 Richard Christian
 Nerida Taylor
 Kate Mcloughlin
7-4
 Kate Mcloughlin

Plate 3rd/4th Finals
 Pamela Barnwell
 Pamela Barnwell
4-7 7-6 7-6
 Ralph Richardson

AC 5 & Under Doubles, 9th - 10th March 2019

Following block play, final matches were played as best of 3 games, with the block game counting as the first game.

AC 5 & Under Doubles
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JN&AS SR&AV RE&BM AW&SE MG&NT RB&PM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls & Alison Sharpe (Wagga Wagga/Killara)1 26TP262626TP265130251051
Stephen Richards & Alix Verge (Canberra/Individual)20 26262626410446582
Robert Elliott & Barbara McDonald (Chatswood/Cammeray)3109 26262639776213
Alan Walsh & Sue Eldridge-Smith (Cammeray)49011 2118159116-574
Mike Gidding & Nerida Taylor (Ballina/Toronto)52101019 13154111-575
Ron Buist & Peter Montague (Killara)64131912 139109-706

AC 5 & Under Doubles
Final
 Jim Nicholls & Alison Sharpe (Wagga Wagga/Killara)
 Jim Nicholls & Alison Sharpe
(26TP-0), 19-26, 26-9
 Stephen Richards & Alix Verge (Canberra/Individual)

AC 5 & Under Doubles
3rd/4th
 Robert Elliott & Barbara McDonald (Chatswood/Cammeray)
 Robert Elliott & Barbara McDonald (26-11), 16-11
 Alan Walsh & Sue Eldridge-Smith (Cammeray)

AC 5 & Under Doubles
5th/6th
 Mike Gidding & Nerida Taylor (Ballina/Toronto)
 Mike Gidding & Nerida Taylor (13-12), 19-4
 Ron Buist & Peter Montague (Killara)

AC Platinum Singles, 27th - 28th April 2019

AC Platinum Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
MG LB RB BM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Mike Gidding (Ballina)1 15
26
26
26
21
18
513272601
Larry Bryant (Newcastle NP)226
12
 26
20
6
13
3103116-133
Ron Buist (Killara)39
6
6
19
 13
11
164125-614
Barbara McDonald (Cammeray)49
10
26
24
12
15
 39682142

AC Gold Singles, 29th April - 2nd May 2019

AC Gold Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
PM( DS( GB( TW( EM( Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Peter Montague (Killara)1 2117141426656102
David Stanton (Cammeray)210 17111325160-93
Gerard Barry (Chatswood)31112 13704363-205
Ted Woodley (Chatswood)4201714 2447542331
Elizabeth Montague (Killara)51510154 24458-144

AC Silver Singles, 7th - 10th May 2019

AC Silver Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
SE DS GC WK Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Sue Eldridge-Smith (Cammeray)1 11
10
19
22
17
22
410173281
Diane Scott (Wollongong)212
11
 14
6
13
4
36089-293
Glenda Chaplyn (Southport, Qld)314
14
13
19
 22
21
310384192
Werner Kos (Coogee)416
6
23
13
15
8
 28199-184

AC Bronze Singles, 29th April - 2nd May 2019

AC Bronze Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
FW( JE( KT( JC( Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Fidye Westgarth (Mosman)1 8
8
10
8
11
11
65635211
Jenny Ellwood (Warrawee)22
7
 12
7
6
11
3453782
Krystyna Topor (Strathfield)35
5
3
4
 6
3
02663-374
Joan Constable (Strathfield)48
8
7
7
14
12
 3564883

AC Men's Singles, 24th - 26th May 2019

AC Men's Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL TS TM SM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe (Cammeray)1 17262626942271
Ted Salter (Hunters Hill)226 172626950192
Tim Murphy (Canberra)31626 2016269-73
Steve Miles (Cammeray)40726 13372-394

AC Men's Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
TB RE AW MH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Trevor Bassett (Individual)1 26TP26TP2637812661
Robert Elliott (Chatswood)20 152614169-283
Alan Walsh (Cammeray)3226 112967-384
Mike Hughes (Cammeray)4101726 1535302

AC Men's Singles
X Event
 Peter Landrebe (Cammeray)
 Peter Landrebe 26-10, 26-12
 Robert Elliott 26-12, 26-21
 Alan Walsh 18-17, 26-10
 Alan Honey (Canberra)
 Tim Murphy (Canberra)
 Robert Elliott 24-26, 24-23, 19-17
 Robert Elliott (Chatswood)
 Ted Salter (Hunters Hikll)
 Alan Walsh 26-21, 26-16
 Alan Walsh 22-26, 26-0, 26-14
 Alan Walsh (Cammeray)
 Steve Miles (Cammeray)
 Trevor Bassett 10-26, 26-14, 26TP-23
 Trevor Bassett (Individual)

AC Men's Singles
X 3rd/4th
 Peter Landrebe
 Pater Landrebe 26-24
 Trevor Bassett

AC Men's Singles
Y Event
 Alan Honey (Canberra)
 Alan Honey 21-26, 26TP-9, 26-12
 Ted Salter 28-10
 Tim Murphy (Canberra)
 Ted Salter (Hunters Hill)
 Ted Salter 26-10, 26-7
 Steve Miles (Cammeray)

AC Men's Singles
Y 3rd/4th
 Tim Murphy
 Tim Murphy 26-8
 Steve Miles

AC Pennants, 23rd - 25th July 2019

BronzeTestsGamesHoopsPlace
WinsLossesWinsLossesForAgainstNet
Mosman30729472221
Cammeray2257111147-362
Strathfield033610086143
 
SilverTestsGamesHoopsPlace
WinsLossesWinsLossesForAgainstNet
Manly20429776211
Cammeray02247697-212
 
GoldTestsGamesHoopsPlace
WinsLossesWinsLossesForAgainstNet
Mosman4084193153401
Chatswood1357171179-82
Cammeray1357154186-323

AC Beryl Chambers State Handicap, 7th - 10th June 2019

AC Beryl Chambers
State Handicap
PLAYERS RESULTS
CB GC SC GD DR DS DS TW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Charles Britton (Marrickville)1 21723151292031079894
Geoff Chapman (Urunga)220 20266111720512095252
Simon Cook (Coutts Crossing)31119 01162612385111-266
Gareth Denyer (Marrickville)426826 251726146142104381
David Rush (Hazelbrook)5710413 1468262104-427
David Scott (Ballina Cherry Street)62010261611 2622413169623
Di Scott (Wollongong)71316615144 15283133-508
Ted Woodley (Chatswood)8111221122523 395111-165

AC Division 2 Doubles & Singles, 12th - 16th June 2019

AC Division 2 Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
ST&CL DB&CG DM&JS RH&GP HC&PG MM&HG LH< RF&CB KP&TL MS&JT FB&JR BG&PH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
Sandy Tawa & Cheryl LLoyd (Nelson Bay)1 7654364757636065-510
Derek Bull & Christopher Gill (Newcastle National Park)24 657777777787155162
Debra Morgan & Jill Sullivan (Sutherland)377 7667576736686448
Richard Hughes & Greg Porter (Ballina)4774 773667777686174
Helen Chalmers & Peter Gordon (Toronto/Nelson Bay)57574 67777656686357
Margaret Mellander & Hazel Gibbons (EDSACC)672757 6765776665975
Lorraine Hatfield & Lynda Toms (Sutherland)7735747 775777665793
Roberta Flint & Charles Britton (Marrickville)87677545 74776666066
Kevin Parkes & Ted Lyng (Toronto)936673765 27745968-99
Mark Scruton & Julie Toms (Canberra)10767467777 7787255171
Frank Berg & John Reynolds (Cheltenham/EDSACC)112224702333 723573-3812
Brian Giersch & Peter Holt (EDSACC)1274767512444 35170-1911

AC Division 2 Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
RH RK BM MG DB LT SB EL RF TM JS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 For Against Nett
Richard Hughes (Ballina)1 677513737344953-47
Robert Knox (EDSACC)27 64767253745463-99
Bernie McAlary (Wollongong)317 6277276755260-86
Mary Greig (Forster)4477 573157645261-910
Derek Bull (Newcastle National Park)57577 77777796840281
Lynda Toms (Sutherland)677244 7724755153-25
Stephen Burns (Coogee)7746745 357635459-511
Edward Lyng (Toronto)82777227 77465242102
Roberta Flint (Marrickville)977571772 5655455-14
Tony McArthur (Sutherland)10477567447 445560-58
Jill Sullivan (Sutherland)117667447777 6625753

AC Division 2 Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
LH CB WH MS DM HC GP JR PG HC DB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 For Against Nett
Lorraine Hatfield (Sutherland)1 67473776776615294
Charles Britton (Marrickville)27 7237774777585442
Warwick Hempel (EDSACC)354 557177775555235
Mark Scruton (Canberra)4777 777177796442221
Deb Morgan (Sutherland)55775 77557766252103
Helen Chalmers (Toronto)673364 4777645459-57
Greg Porter (Ballina)7457347 77675575436
John Reynolds (EDSACC)83527763 57635161-1010
Peter Gordon (Nelson Bay)977357357 5545462-89
Helen Cooper (Forster)10246235767 324567-2211
Dianne Bonnitcha (Sutherland)115633576777 45662-68

AC Division 2 Singles
Finals
 Derek Bull
 Derek Bull 7-1
 Derek Bull 7-5, 6-7, 7-5
 Charles Britton
 Edward Lyng
 Mark Scruton 7-5
 Mark Scruton

AC ACA Bronze Medal, 5th - 6th October 2019

The Canberra Croquet Club (Canberra CC) hosted the 2019 CNSW AC Bronze Medal event. The 2 day event was held on 5-6 October 2019. It was the first time in at least the last 20 years that the event has been played outside of Sydney – and while that may not be quite as dramatic as playing an AFL Grand Final away from the MCG, the move was generally well received by the participants.

Stephen Richards was Tournament Manager and Tournament Referee, however, all players with current referee or umpire accreditation were invited to take on the role of referees-on-call through the event.

Canberra CC provided complementary morning and afternoon teas for players. Players made arrangements to self-cater for lunch.

The event was played in cool but sunny conditions on some reasonably paced lawns that were of similar pace to the lawns at Tempe. There was a very strong field with the top 7 ranked players in NSW and the winner of the CNSW AC Selectors’ First 8 making up the field.

The lawns were cut to 4.6mm and were considered to be of a good pace by the players. Players were alerted to a lack of grass in corner 4 of lawn 1, and a deep-set sprinkler hole on lawn 2 and were advised they could take relief in these areas if the lawn surface was likely to materially effect any shot. Players did not report any need to take relief from these areas.

8 players competed in the event. CNSW prepared the draw in accordance with its requirements for this event. All matches were untimed and no time limits were imposed on any matches.

Matches commenced at 8am on each day, with 4 rounds played on 5 October and 3 rounds played on 6 October. Due to failing light on 5 October, one match was pegged down at approx. 6.25pm and required approximately 1 hour of additional play on the morning of 6 October to be completed. Play concluded at approximately 6.10pm on 6 October.

For the future, Canberra CC would suggest the event is scheduled to be played after the commencement of summer daylight saving. This year, summer daylight saving commenced on 6 October. The additional hour of daylight on the first day’s play would have likely enabled all 4th round games to be completed on that day, and allowed for the earlier competition of matches on day 2 (and earlier departure for Sydney based players returning home that evening.

Event results were posted on the Croquet Scores website. Peter Landrebe (5 wins; +43 hoops won the event. Jim Nicholls (5 wins; +25 hoops) was second. CNSW certificates and winner and runner-up medallions were provided to Peter and Jim at the conclusion of the event.

Player feedback was requested on the success or otherwise of the Bronze Medal event being hosted outside of Sydney. Given that 4 of the players resided in or nearby the southern tablelands regions, there was a positive response to the relocation from those players. Sydney-based players also spoke positively of the event being played outside of Sydney noting they rarely have to travels for major CNSW events. It is suggested CNSW continue to consider allocating this event to clubs outside of Sydney where a majority of players are from regional areas close to the potential host club.

Finally, Canberra CC would like to thank CNSW for the opportunity to host the 2019 Bronze Medal event. It provided Canberra CC with the opportunity to showcase high quality AC play to its members - up to 20 club members attended as spectators through the event. The experience also adds to the knowledge base Canberra CC now has for hosting CNSW events which may encourage the club to bid for further events in future years.

Stephen Richards
Canberra CC

PLAYERS RESULTS
JN PL SR TB TS AS AW TM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls (Wagga Wagga)1 26222626tp2126265173148252
Peter Landrebe (Cammeray)222 2626262226265174131431
Stephen Richards (Canberra)326tpo24 262626094137146-94
Trevor Bassett (Cooks River)410010 2626tp26103108162-547
Ted Salter (Hunters Hill)519182023 219261136166-308
Alison Sharpe (Killara)62626162126 20264161143183
Alan Walsh (Cammeray)7252326142626 203160133275
Tim Murphy (Canberra)82014262610126 3123143-206

AC Open Singles, 2nd - 5th November 2019

Alan Walsh beat Stephen Richards in the best-of-3 final, Alison Sharpe beat Rob Elliott in the "Y" event, and Kathleen Colclough beat Ralph Richardson in the Plate.

David Hanbidge withdrew after the first day due to family illness. Gareth Denyer elected not to play in the "Y" event, preferring to go to work on Tuesday.

AC Open Singles
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
AS SR RE AW TM KC KO GD RR Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe1 1126026261226265153133203
Stephen Richards226 262626262626268208681401
Rob Elliott3123 72626261626414214205
Alan Walsh4262126 262626TP26267203571462
Tim Murphy518194 262612263122177-557
Kathleen Colclough613114614 12326189189-1008
Kerri-Ann Organ726212242326 3263151166-156
Gareth Denyer811026TP9262626 185142127154
Ralph Richardson910311071215 049200-1519

AC Open Singles
Final
 Stephen Richards
 Alan Walsh
26-18 26-1
 Alan Walsh

AC Open Singles
Y Event
 Alison Sharpe
 Alison Sharpe
 Alison Sharpe
26-6
 Alison Sharpe
26-19
 (bye)
 Kathleen Colclough
 Tim Murphy
26-12
 Tim Murphy
 Kerri-Ann Organ
 Kerri-Ann Organ
26-7
 Rob Elliott
26-18
 Ralph Richardson
 (bye)
 Rob Elliott
 Rob Elliott

AC Open Singles
Plate
 Kathleen Colclough
 Kathleen Colclough
13-12
 Ralph Richardson

AC Bronze Handicap Singles, 13th November 2019

This event was played at Tempe on Wednesday 13 November, with a field of 4 players. One of the players had been playing AC for only a few months, and another had only started playing croquet in 2019. The event was held as a single round robin of 2-hour 18-point full bisque games, with a base handicap of 10. Bisques available to each player were reduced in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Laws of Association Croquet, and the games were played as set out in Law 44(b)(1), which has all clips starting on hoop 5.

All players agreed to play 3 games on one day in order that we could get the event played.

All games were played in good spirit, and quite a few of the bisques available were used wisely. The aim of Full Bisque play is to make it easier for both players to get in and make a break, and all players achieved breaks of 3 or more hoops. Two games were pegged out, and another was won with 17 points. The event was a good learning experience for all players, none of whom had previously played an 18-point game starting at hoop 5.

Unsurprisingly, the two experienced AC players won their first two games before meeting in the last round. Fidye Westgarth (Mosman) prevailed over Lucy Rees (Cammeray) 11-6 to win the event. In the other round 3 game Lorraine Hatfield (Sutherland) pegged out against Kate Elliott (Cooks River) to secure 3rd place.

David Stanton
Tournament Manager

Photo

AC Bronze Handicap Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
LR FW LH KE Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Lucy Rees (Cammeray)1 6181724125162
Fidye Westgarth (Mosman)211 141133620161
Lorraine Hatfield (Sutherland)3119 181383713
Kate Elliott (Cooks River)4355 01346-334