|27 Apr 2017 - Nowra Croquet Club|
|19 Apr 2017 - Port Hacking Croquet Club|
Inaugural Sutherland Shire Shield Croquet Competition
On Easter Monday, glorious autumn sunshine provided a splendid backdrop for the inaugural battle for the Shire Shield between Port Hacking and Sutherland Croquet Clubs.
Port Hacking Club was the host club this time, but this will alternate from year to year.
Players from both clubs competed in pairs (one player from Sutherland Club with one player from Port Hacking Club) to win the shield. Wendy Fothergill, from Sydney Croquet Club, was referee for the day.
The battle on the lawns lasted all day with just a break for lunch in the club rooms. The motto for the day was "For Fun and Friendship" and this was certainly the prevailing spirit throughout the day's play.
The 2017 winning team was Margery Bennett (Sutherland CC) and Lorraine Hatfield (Port Hacking CC). Runners-up were Deb Morgan (SCC) and Peter Cullen (PHCC).
|18 Apr 2017 - Nowra Croquet Club|
|19 Jan 2017 - Nowra Croquet Club|
|17 Dec 2016 - Nowra Croquet Club|
John Deeves awarded Life Membership Nowra Croquet Club
John joined Nowra Croquet club in September 2001 and began to coach new players and maintain the lawns through regular moving, spraying and placing permanent boundary lines for the safety of players. In 2007 he help roll the resurfaced lawn twice a day for a week with an old tennis court roller half filled with water...hard work
John was a member of the winning Gold Association pennant team in 2004
He was club captain, in 2007, president in 2008 and 2014
John was a driving force in the establishment of the present courts at Bomaderry
John has also helped our club over the years as being available referee for all forms of croquet tournaments . He also recruited other player from clubs for tournaments.
Club President Wendy Wade, Life Member Margaret Sawers and newest Life Member John Deeves
|25 Nov 2016 - Northern Rivers Croquet Association|
Ricochet Workshop Hits The Target
The ricochet workshop presented by Margaret-Rose Thompson, Nelson Bay Croquet Club, at Lismore on 18 November 2016 was a great success.
The workshop held by Northern Rivers Croquet Association was organised in response to the ongoing demand by players from member clubs to learn how to play ricochet. Members from most of the NRCA clubs – Alstonville, Ballina Casino and Lismore, and one member from the newly formed club at Iluka - were enthusiastic participants in the workshop. The workshop consisted of Margaret-Rose outlining the rules of the game and basic strategies to all the participants. The participants were then broken up into small groups so that they could put into practice on the lawns what they had learnt.
Participants ranged from players new to ricochet, to those who have been learning the rudiments, to more experienced players who have played club games and even some who have played in the NRCA Ricochet Annual Tournament. Lismore and Ballina have members who play ricochet regularly and who have competed in the NRCA Ricochet Tournament since its inception a few years ago.
Members from other clubs are keen to learn ricochet to broaden the scope and appeal of their clubs to current and prospective members. Several clubs that previously played AC no longer have members who are physically able to play AC but these members are keen to play ricochet. Other clubs have newer members who play GC but want to test themselves with the challenge that ricochet presents.
NRCA is confident that with the increasing interest in ricochet that we will be able to run a ricochet pennants competition in 2017.
The workshop capped off a productive and successful ricochet focussed few days with local players (Jean Hill, Mary Hughes, Julie O’Brien and Richard Hughes all from Ballina Croquet and Deborah Matten, Lismore Croquet Club) gaining their accreditation as ricochet referees.
All participants were impressed by Margret-Rose’s knowledge, wisdom and commitment. We appreciate the time and effort Margaret-Rose took to travel to our area and the time and patience she devoted to our players in conveying her knowledge and love of the game. Regional clubs really appreciate the effort and sacrifices of volunteers such as Margaret-Rose who contribute to the health of the game outside the metropolitan area.
Co-ordinator AC and Ricochet
Northern Rivers Croquet Association
|1 Sep 2016 - Toronto Croquet Club|
Inaugural Gold Brooch event at Toronto
Toronto Croquet Club hosted the Inaugural Gold Brooch Event on 29th, 30th and 31st August. 13 teams from Jamberoo, EDSACC, Toronto, Maitland, Taree and Port Macquarie competed and some magnificent croquet was played by all.
1st place went to Robyn Compton and John Pace (Maitland). 2nd place to Sandra Howchin and Pat Moroney (Jamberoo). Well done!
|30 Aug 2016 - Nowra Croquet Club|
Combined Probus clubs play croquet
Nowra Croquet Club hosted the annual combined Probus Croquet Day at their courts at Bomaderry on Monday 22nd August 2016. The day was organised by the Nowra Probus Club with other visitors from the Shoalhaven mens and the Jervis Bay clubs. Thirty six probus players assisted by croquet club members, enjoyed the day of golf croquet and other mallet competitions whist other visitors enjoyed the club facilities. Although the weather was cold, it did not affect the enthusiasm of the players. A barbecue lunch was enjoyed by all those present.
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