|4 Days of Golf Croquet
1-4 Jun 2011
Sawtell Croquet Club
Well, we nearly did it again - after cancelling last year due to 4 days of rain, we were all set for 4 days of Golf Croquet. 50 ml of rain overnight - we arrived ready to set up for Day 1 to find big puddles on both courts. All our visitors arrived - the sun was shining, but the courts were too wet. So we went to Plan B - offered some card/board games. Some played games, others spent the time socialising and making new friends. Our visitors this year included Neville and Marg Pope from Horsham in Victoria - they were late entries, but filled in for some last cancellations due to ill health. We were also pleased to welcome Gary Barenthien and John Ball from South West Rocks in their first ever carnival event - SWR being one of the newer clubs in CNSW - watch out for these boys.
About mid-morning it was decided to abandon the Doubles Event - however Court 2 was dry enough, so we set up hoops for some social play followed by a "Soup and Sandwich lunch". A happy day nevertheless.
Bev Glover chats
with Sheila Coates
Day 2 dawned overcast; however the courts were dry enough to get the Singles event started. We got through 24 games before the heavens opened again and the courts resembled the Sawtell Swimming Pool - no play that afternoon.
Day 3 - we were back to our usual "Sunny Sawtell". The courts were soft, but dry and we made up for it by playing 44 games that day. Day 4 - Saturday again a picture perfect day. All games were completed by the scheduled time and our 4 days of Golf Croquet wrapped up with a few nibbles and a drink and presentation to the winners. Winners were:
Neville Pope Block A winner accepts
trophy from Tom Maginnity
BLOCK A Neville Pope; Runner Up Kevin Page
BLOCK B Sylvia Andrews; Runner Up Shirley Page
BLOCK C Margaret Pope; Runner Up Carol Goodman
BLOCK D Ron Lewis; Runner Up Jan Ingham
BLOCK E Jenny Haskins; Runner Up Kath Maginnity
BLOCK F Gary Barenthien; Runner Up John Ball