27 Feb - 4 Mar 2009
Bundanoon Croquet Club
Bundanoon Croquet Club's sixth Autumn Carnival was fully booked by the end of November 2008. It was held over six days from Friday 27th February to Wednesday 4th March. The weather was fine throughout, and all games were played in a good spirit of sportsmanship.
This year the Carnival was contested by 30 players from 11 clubs within New South Wales: Bathurst 2, Boolaroo 1, EDSACC 1, Killara 5, Milton-Ulladulla 2, Narooma 6, Nowra 3,Orange City 3,Toronto 3,Urunga 3, and one from Wynnam in Queensland. The winners were:
The Tournament Referee was Sylvia Shipp of EDSACC assisted by Thyra Neilson of Port Macquarie.
The Best Shot award went to Ben Durie of Toronto, here is Sylvia's account of events:
Ben's Green ball is for hoop 2, Brown is for 3 and Pink and White are both for hoop 1.
The Best Club Team winners were Robin and Susan Shenton of Narooma. In this event each player is paired, with another from the same club if possible, and the winner is the team that makes the most points during the Carnival.
They all received prizes or trophies, and lots of wine, courtesy of the major sponsor, Pernod Ricard Australia.
A dinner was held on the Sunday night with most of the players attending, all enjoying each otherís company. During the dinner, guest were asked to put on their 'thinking caps' for a geography test - on countries with the letter "Y" in their names - which created much fun. The winner was Kurt Beck from Toronto, who received a bottle of champagne, and everyone received a chocolate.
On the last day visitors included Jim Field from Bath Croquet Club UK, who soundly defeated the president after the sausage sizzle.