|27 October 2018 - Nowra Croquet Club|
Nowra Spring GC Carnival
16 players from Wollongong, Jamberoo, EDSAC (Bateau Bay), Toronto, Young and Nowra competed in the Nowra Golf Croquet Singles handicap and level play tournament held at the Nowra club on Friday 19th to Monday 22nd October 2018.
The games were played in two blocks double round robin format with the first round played as handicap play and the second-round level play,
Bock A was won Wayne Worrall (Nowra) who won 11 out of 14 games to beat Bruce Glasgow (Toronto) with 10 wins.
Block B was won by Di Milne (Nowra) with 10 wins,
When the last game of block B between Brian Mitchell (Nowra)and Barbara Murray (Jamberoo) began both Brian and Barbara had won 8 games each. Brian won to claim the runner up prize.
Barbara in third place was awarded an encouragement award as she entered the tournament on a handicap of 11 unaware that she would be playing level games against players on handicaps much lower than herself and managed to win 8 out of 14 games.
After the games finished a BBQ lunch was enjoyed by players and workers before the presentation of prizes was made.
Article courtesy of Margaret Sawers
Photos/video Bob Williamson
Video of the dreaded hoop 13
|22 October 2018 - Gloucester Croquet Club|
Gala Day at Gloucester
On 1st September Gloucester Golf Croquet Club welcomed a pleasant spring day for their annual Gala Day, along with thirty-nine players from nine clubs: Toronto, Manly, Newcastle National Park, Mr Sugarloaf, Forster, Macquarie City, Myall Park, Maitland and Nelson Bay. Lyn Stewart from the Gloucester Club was called upon late on Friday night owing to a last-minute withdrawal.
Margaret-Rose Thompson from Nelson Bay once again was our Gala Day Referee-in-Charge. She was ably assisted by Janine Crellin and Jan Sage from Taree and Penny Jude and Tom Adams from Forster. Some players also assisted during the day.
This was doubles day. Play was over 4 Blocks, each pair playing four games over the day.
Vice President Elaine Leech welcomed the visitors then handed over to Margaret-Rose to deliver the format for the day.
Players were treated to our very popular soup and damper lunch, with morning and afternoon tea (home-cooked scones, cakes and slices) available all day.
The day concluded with the drawing of numerous prizes followed by the announcement of Block Winners.
Block A: Brenda Wild and Carol Goodman.
Block B: Cheryl Lloyd and Sandy Tawa.
Block C: Anne Johnston and Barbara Moran.
Block D: Wayne Johnston & Marion Graff.
|19 October 2018 - Mid North Coast Croquet Council|
Mid North Coast Croquet Council - Report and Winners for 2018
The Forster, Gloucester, Taree and Port Macquarie Clubs have had another year of challenging competitions. Two levels of competition are played in association croquet, golf croquet and ricochet.
In the first half of the year Inter-Club Handicap Competitions are held. Each club plays against the other three clubs in one day competitions.
In golf croquet there are twelve games of singles and twelve games of doubles in each match. The 2018 winner of the Jan Sage Plate was the Gloucester Club.
In association croquet, because of the limited number of players, four games of singles and two games of doubles are played in each match. The 2018 winner of the Rogers Plate was the Port Macquarie Club.
The ricochet competition was added this year. In each match eight games of singles and two games of doubles were played. The winning club was Port Macquarie.
The District Championships are held in September/October each year. In association croquet level play singles games are played between the divisional winners. The event was hosted by Forster, run by Barb McTiernan, and the winners were:
Division 1 Ray Vize (Forster)
Division 2 Graham Innocent (Forster)
Division 3 Sue Shenton (Port Macquarie)
Division 4 Neil Fuller (Forster)
Gloucester hosted the golf croquet championships on a wet and windy day. Bev Murray and her team organised the day. This is a team competition with singles and doubles games played. The winners were:
Division 1 Forster (Ray Vize and Sandy Coutts)
Division 2 Gloucester (Bev Murray, Yvonne Bagnall and Brenda Pennicuik)
Division 3 Forster (Debbie Fuller, Norma Bogan and Daphne Young)
The ricochet championships were held at Taree, organised by Jan Sage. The winners were:
Division 1 Sue Moss (Port Macquarie)
Division 2 Bridget Earle (Port Macquarie)
Division 3 Janine Crellin (Taree)
Division 4 Keith Dalton (Port Macquarie)
With the introduction of ricochet we are delighted that eight of our players are now ricochet referees, thanks to the help and guidance of Margaret Thompson.
The final event of the year will be the Christmas Party and Trophy Presentation at Port Macquarie.
The four clubs are very supportive of these inter-club events and foster friendship and lively competition between our players.
Bridget Earle, President
Carol Dwyer, Secretary/Treasurer
|26 September 2018 - Nowra Croquet Club|
Nowra Croquet Club Handicap Doubles Championships
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September saw 16 members of Nowra croquet club enjoying the club's handicap doubles championship in perfect Spring weather.
The format of the competition was a single round robin in two blocks of four couples then a knock out for the finals.
The winners of the red block were David Knott and Di Milne winning all 3 of their games second with the late pairing of Sylvia Sheffield and Ralph Tankard .
The blue block was extremely close, Paul and Robynn Wormleaton beat Ann and Wayne Worrall on a countback and Ann and Wayne beat Norma Windley and Marie McLean on a countback .
The knock out played of Saturday afternoon was won by Ralph and Sylvia from Ann and Wayne, all members who were knocked out in the first two rounds stayed on to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and watch the semi-finals and finals
Article and photograph courtesy of club captain Margaret Sawers.
L-R Winners, Ralph Tankard and Sylvia Sheffield and runners up Anne and Wayne Worrall
|25 September 2018 - Nowra Croquet Club|
Raising Funds and Having Fun with Probus
On Monday 24th September, 2018 Nowra Club hosted our annual visit from Probus Clubs within the Shoalhaven area. Clubs from St. Georges Basin, Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven mens, Shoalhaven Heads and of course, Nowra. We had 56 players and an additional 36 non players from the clubs. The players enjoyed golf croquet, under the watchful eyes of our club members. Whilst some of our members were demonstrating “being friendly “ others were showing the “nasty side of croquet” in a fun and friendly manner. Much laughter could be heard from the four half courts set up to meet the demand of the visitors. The weather was cool, with a slight shower which did not deter the players!.
Our club provided complimentary tea and coffee, whilst the Probus catering team provided a wonderfull lunch of meats and salads, followed by sweets. Play continued after lunch.
Whilst our members were having fun with the visitors. we were raising funds through our normal green fees for visitors and a successful raffle with prizes donated by club members.
The day was a great success through the hard work of club members and resulting in one group showing interest to hold a smaller day once a month, whilst several showed interest in becoming members of our club
Article and photos by Bob Williamson, President/Publicity
|25 August 2018 - Nowra Croquet Club|
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