|Association croquet carnival
5-9 Nov 2012
Bathurst City Croquet Club
After a break of two years, Bathurst recently held its Association Carnival over five days. Doubles were held on Monday 5th November and Singles were then held over the next four days. We had 19 players in total from 11 clubs. 18 of these played Doubles and 17 played Singles.
Barbara McTiernan (Forster), one of the top players, runs a hoop
Competition was organised into blocks – Block A played Advanced Handicap, while Block B and C played Handicap. The results were:
WINNER John Fransen (Mosman)
RUNNER-UP Barbara McTiernan (Forster)
WINNER Chris Palazzi (Cowra)
RUNNER-UP Lesley Fransen (Cammeray)
WINNER Martin Atkins (Orange)
RUNNER-UP Robyn Suttor (Orange)
BLOCK A WINNERS Graham Cullen (Nowra) / Rik Mills (Orange)
BLOCK B WINNERS Jim Elston (Milton/Ulladulla) / Norm Palazzi (Cowra)
BLOCK C WINNERS Margaret Sawers (Nowra) / Roger Fox (Orange)
TOURNAMENT REFEREE: Pat Goldrick (Killara)
MANAGER Annette McManus (Bathurst)
At our Presentation afternoon tea, the winners were all presented with a prize and a Certificate by Marion McKay, a Life Member of our Club.
Norm Palazzi being presented with the Incentive Award
by the Carnival Manager, Annette McManus,
and Life Member of the Bathurst Club, Marion McKay
An INCENTIVE AWARD was presented to Norm Palazzi who hadn’t played for two years.
The HIGHEST BREAK (13) was achieved by Barbara McTiernan (Forster).
Luckily the weather held out for us, with just a few showers one morning, which only served to freshen up the lawns – thanks go to our grounds committee. Everyone had an enjoyable time, renewing friendships and often sitting around for lunch provided by the volunteers in the kitchen. On Tuesday night a group stayed at the Clubhouse for an informal get-together over Kentucky Fried Chicken! On the Wednesday night twenty of us met at Jack Duggan’s Irish Pub for our Croquet Dinner, which gave players a chance to bring their partners. And on the Thursday night a small group enjoyed a Chinese meal at Marigold Gardens.
We held a number of daily Raffles over the 5 days, and we thank everyone for their support. We also had a major raffle (a night’s accommodation at Mecure Hotel in Parramatta) won by Ian McMaster. We’d like to thank all our sponsors for their kind donations. Also special thanks to all those who contributed in any way towards the success of the Carnival.
Michael and Denise Fogarty, Annette McManus and
Gail Osborne, all from Bathurst, enjoy the Croquet Carnival dinner
at Jack Duggan's Irish Pub
We look forward to another Carnival this time next year. Maybe we will see YOU there!!!