Club tournament results

Golf Croquet Doubles
6 - 8 Apr 2011
Jamberoo Croquet Club
"Autumn in Jamberoo"

A very successful Golf Croquet Tournament was held on Wednesday 6th April to Friday 8th April, 2011. Players came from Maitland (3), EDSACC (2), Young (5), Blue Mountains (6), Southern Highlands (7), Wollongong (6), Nowra (4), Bundanoon (1) and Macquarie City (5) and were joined by 9 Jamberoo members. Many players began arriving on the Tuesday afternoon for early registration and practice. A large group then adjourned to the Jamberoo Bowling Club for drinks and an informal dinner.

Two blocks of 12 teams played in Round Robin format, giving each team a total of 11 games over the 3 days. The competition was strong and many games went to the 13th hoop. The final result was not known until the last game was completed. Prize-winners were :

Blue Block - winners Robyn Wallace (Maitland) & Ian Subbi (Jamberoo), runners-up Terry Cheetham & Dianne Cheetham (Maitland)
Green Block - winners Gerry Hassett & Betty Ball (Jamberoo), runners-up Rudy Katona & Brenton Chivers (Nowra)

Our large scoreboards were very popular, providing spectators and players with up-to-date progress of all games. A friendly atmosphere prevailed at all times and many complimentary remarks were made about our beautiful club and our organisation.

The Tournament Dinner was held at the Sebel Harbourside in Kiama on Thursday night. The venue was stylish and the food was excellent. Following the meal, Robyn Wallace, newly elected President of Croquet Australia, addressed the group and was followed by a preview screening of our Golf Croquet Training video. (This is a joint project undertaken by the Jamberoo and Wollongong Croquet Clubs, in conjunction with the Wollongong Camera Club.)

Jamberoo members were quick to step up to the plate and provide assistance where needed, both in preparation each day and the smooth running of the event. As always, there was a sumptuous supply of goodies to go with the never-ending tea and coffee! At times like these, the dishwasher comes into its own and did some sterling service!

An event such as this can only be successful if there is good support from members and I am happy to say that we certainly had plenty of that! A big “Thank you” to all who participated.

Brenda Evans
Tournament Manager