7-12 Apr 2014
Orange Croquet Club
Orange City Croquet Club held its Autumn Association Carnival from the 7th - 12th April.
Both doubles and singles were played, singles played in four blocks of six. Some great croquet was played throughout the week and until the final day lovely autumn weather, apart from a little rain on Thursday and much cooler on Friday.
Players came from Nowra, Narooma, Toronto, National Park, Killara, Bathurst and Cowra with four Orange players competing. Games were played under Advanced Handicap format. Many of the games were hard fought and had very close finishes.
Our thanks to Tournament Referee John Cook and to visiting players who assisted with refereeing this is always most appreciated, I do not think any carnival could run without this assistance.
The Carnival Dinner at Biddy Walsh’s Irish Pub was a time to relax and talk with fellow players whilst enjoying good food.
Block A: John Deeves (Nowra); Runner-up: Brian Manton (National Park)
Block B: John McColl (Toronto); Runner-up: Margaret Sawers (Nowra)
Block C: Denese McCann (Narooma); Runner-up: Wal Stone (Orange)
Block D: Rik Mills (Orange); Runner-up Margaret Craig (Killara)
Block A: Jill Manton & Margaret Craig; Runners-up : John McColl & Helen James
Block B: Annette McManus & Wal Stone; Runners-up: John Cook & Lyn Spark
Block C: Pam Durie & Denese McCann; Runners-up Pat Goldrick & Fay Lochrin
Our thanks must also go to Lyn, Kath and members who assisted with the catering, always great lunches together with local apples, morning and afternoon teas to be enjoyed throughout the day.
The Carnival concluded with a short presentation, by President Wal Stone assisted by Secretary/Vice Captain Rik Mills. The winners were awarded hampers of local produce and wine, our thanks to sponsors.
So many of the Orange members contributed to the success of the Carnival, again a great team effort, with a very capable secretary/computer wiz in Rik.
We look forward to our Annual Spring Golf Croquet Carnival in September and meeting up again for our Association Autumn Carnival next year.