Club tournament results

Sweet Pea Golf Doubles Tournament
17-19 Mar 2012
Maitland Croquet Club
Barb Piggott (Urunga) lines up to roquet the yellow ball
Maitland Croquet Club hosted its annual "Sweet Pea" Golf Doubles Tournament from Saturday 17th March to Monday 19th March despite the inclement weather conditions.

John Levick (Newcastle National Park), Alec Brown (Maitland)
and Barb Piggott (Urunga) await their turn
Club President, Janet Dahlenburg, said to all the players in her welcoming address "I wish you all success in the competition but regardless of the outcomes of your games I hope you have an enjoyable time with us".

Bill Strick & Bob Hokin (Taree)
reciting the Croquet Players' prayer,
"Dear God - what am I to do?"
Seventy two players from Branxton, EDSAAC, Forster, Hurstville, Jamberoo, Maitland, Macquarie City, Mosman, Mt Sugarloaf, Myall Park, Newcastle National Park, South West Rocks, Sutherland, Sydney, Taree, Toronto and Urunga clubs played Open and Handicap rounds. Heavy rain on the first day and intermittent showers throughout the other days was no deterrent to the committed players and competition was fierce in all six groups. There were six teams in each group and each team played five open games and five Handicap games.

Barry Wells (Maitland) runs the hoop

The winners and runners-up in each group were:

Group A.
Winners - Barry Wells & Alec Brown (Maitland)
Runners-up - Peter Smith & John Compton (Maitland)

Group B.
Winners - Joe & Lyn Dimech (Taree)
Runners-up - Bill Munns & Col Lynch (Toronto)

Group C.
Winners - Greg & Anne Freeman (Branxton)
Runners-up - Jack & Ingrid Cohen (Sydney)

Group D.
Winners - Peter & Elaine Coles (Forster)
Runners-up - John Pace & Robyn Compton (Maitland)

Janet Dahlenburg (Maitland Club President)
with the winners of Block B, Lyn & "Jumping Joe" Dimech
Group E.
Winners - Garry Barenthein & John Ball (South West Rocks)
Runners-up - Fay Gunter (Jamberoo) & Bev Lopez (Macquarie City)

Group F.
Winners - Don Rankin & Leslie Joass (Mt Sugarloaf)
Runners-up & Michael & Mary Bone (Myall Park)

Lynn Dooley, Tournament Manager, was very pleased with the outcome of the tournament that was accredited to the support of the Maitland members who assisted with the catering, scoring and lawn preparations. Bev Smith, Tournament Referee, was also very pleased with the volunteer referees who did a wonderful job throughout the tournament. Special thanks are extended to Kevin and Shirley Page their non-stop refereeing services over the three days through adverse weather conditions at times.

Terry Cheetham