Club tournament results

Taree Wild Fig Carnival
11-16 May 2008
Taree Croquet Club
Taree Croquet Club's 5th Wild Fig Carnival, for Association Croquet, was held from 11th to 16th May. The weather was very kind, and the rain fell at night.

The organisers were pleased to welcome five players for whom it was their first Carnival experience at Taree - John Green (Killara), Chris and Norm Palazzi (Cowra), Stephen Howes (Cammeray) and John Wellard (Taree).

As well as the competition of both doubles and singles round robin blocks during the week, the players and club members enjoyed a number of social events - Croquet Under Lights is always a success, with much laughter and fun as 6 ball Golf Croquet is played on dimly lit courts (small lights hang from the crown of each hoop); Sailo's Restaurant at the Taree Sailing Club is a popular venue for the Carnival Dinner - great menu, great food; a barbecue on the final night follows the trophy presentation - sausages, salads, sweets and wine, tea and coffee.

Doubles winners -
Block A - Stephen Howes (Cammeray) and Norm Palazzi (Cowra)
Block B - Patricia Goldrick (Killara) and Penny Jude (Forster)
Block C - Lawrie Lill (Taree) and Ray Vize (Forster)
Singles winners -
Block A - winner John Wellard (Taree), runner up Ray Vize (Forster)
Block B - winner Penny Jude (Forster), runner up Denny Reedy (Bathurst)
Block C - winner Barb Piggott (Urunga), runner up Lyn Rayward (Taree)

When John and Ray met on the final day, each had scored 4 pegouts and each could well have won the final game which went to John 26-14.

Jan Sage