|Golf Croquet Singles Tournament|
28-29 Apr 2012
Maitland Croquet Club
On Saturday 28 April, 40 eager players readied themselves for two days of golf croquet singles challenges.
Ian Sullivan (Forster) plays in the rain while his opposition
Ron Bell (Mt Sugarloaf) looks on. Referee is Trevor Black
Players came from as far north as Urunga, south to Southern Highlands and Wollongong, west to Dubbo and all points in between.
John Pace (Maitland) plays through the rain
Several players had handicap changes (in both directions) and lots of interesting games (140 of them) were played in a variety of weather conditions - matched by the variety of skills, tactics and competitiveness of the players.
The winners and runners up of the five groups were:
Group A Winner - Christine Pont (Newcastle National Park), Runner Up - Joe Dimech (Taree)
Group B Winner - Alec Brown (Maitland), Runner Up - John Fransen (Mosman)
Group C Winner - Peter Coles (Forster), Runner Up - Kerry Loane (Southern Highlands)
Group D Winner - Murray Loane (Southern Highlands), Runner Up - Elaine Coles (Forster)
Group E Winner - Michael Bone (Myall Park), Runner Up - Robert Greig (Forster)
Maitland Croquet Club would like to thank everyone who played in our tournament. We hope they enjoyed the experience.
Maitland Club ladies Barbara Leake and Joan Boyle
adding some glamour to the event
A special thanks is extended to the referees who gave a lot of court time considering that some were tournament players as well.
We would also like to thank the "logistics" team of workers, the timekeepers, the groundsmen, the kitchen helpers, the makers of the delicious slices, cakes, biscuits etc and especially the club members who gave up one of their playing days and were prepared to help in a variety of ways.
Trish Nitschki (Mt Sugarloaf) plays a shot
closely watched by referee John Pace
Congratulations to all participants! A very successful two day singles tournament. We hope to see the same eagerness and friendliness next year.
Assistant Tournament Manager.
(photos by Walter Mills)