The singles competition was played in challenging conditions. After a couple of days of rain the courts were saturated, with shallow pools of water creating havoc with the movement of the balls. Some players had a really difficult time trying to play their usual game, while others adapted their tactics to cope with the conditions.
Croquet Under Lights proved to be a great success with twenty three players who had a thoroughly enjoyable night playing six ball Golf Croquet on softly lit courts with individually lit hoops, and hollow centre pegs shining with luminous red and green glow sticks.
At the conclusion of play on Friday evening the trophies were presented by President, John Talbot and one of the Carnival Managers, Ron Drury.
Geof has promised to come back next year to defend his title, and Bill will be there to challenge him.
|winner Geof McDonald (Miller Park) five wins, one peg out and three 25s
runner up Bill Blaikie (Taree) four wins and two peg outs
|winner Pam Ingham (National Park, Newcastle) winning all her games including two peg outs
runner up Jean Leischke (Albury)
|winner Penny Jude (Forster) her four wins included three peg outs
runner up, Pam Durie (Toronto)
|winner Shirley Fliedner (Forster) winning all her games
runner up, Janet Kelett (National Park, Newcastle)
|winner Cliff McMaster (Toronto)
runner up, Dulcie Lill (Taree)
|winners Archie McCulloch (Forster) and Ben Durie (Toronto)
runners up Penny Jude (Forster) and Janet Kelett (National Park).
|winners Ian Bailey (National Park) and Jean McCulloch (Forster)
runners up Jim Wills (Toronto) and Helen Blaikie (Taree)
|winners Bev Oldfield (Urunga) and Dulcie Lill (Taree)
runners up Pam Ingham (National Park) and Millie Drury (Taree)
|winners Pam Durie (Toronto) and Shirley Fliedner (Forster)
runners up Helen Frazer (Jamberoo) and Chris Minahan (Forster)
Photographs from Jan Sage: