|Association Croquet Carnival
25-29 Jul 2022
Port Macquarie Croquet Club
The 66th Annual Association Carnival was blessed with fine weather for the five days of competition. We had 4 blocks of 6 and one block of 4 playing a mix of level and handicap play in a Round Robin Competition. Three club members, Eric Gadd, Robert Kemp and Tim Woolford-Smith represented Port Macquarie. Susan and Robin Shenton along with myself substituted in friendly games so that nobody had to miss play ( due to 2 players having to withdraw).
The winners were:
A Block John Piggott (Urunga) Runner up: John Fransen (Mosman)
B Block Ken Green (Maitland) Runner up Rod Munro (Sawtell)
C Block Ron Humpherson (Mosman) Runner up Bernie Gibson (Manly)
D Block Jenny Arnold (Sawtell) Runner up David Rush (Killara)
E Block Deb Anderson (Urunga) Runner up Janine Crellin (Taree)
Bridget Earle, as usual, did a sterling job as Secretary with assistance during the 5 days from Jill Drury. Once again Barb Piggott acted as our Tournament Referee, for which we were very grateful. Tim Woolford-Smith was setting the lawns every morning and taking out hoops at the end of play, and generally helping out where he was needed, as well as competing. “Shorty”, our greenkeeper had the lawns in the best condition possible after such a dreadful year of wet weather. Susan Shenton was again invaluable in the kitchen providing all our guests with their Presentation Dinner as well as being a substitute player. A big “Thank You” to everyone who helped during these five days, and for the very welcome raffle donations.
Social Functions were well attended, with a great night out at The Westport Club and the Presentation Dinner held in our Clubhouse.
Bridget has compiled a collage from the photos taken during the week by Robin Shenton and has sent the players a copy as a memento. All that is left to be said is “Roll on 2023”.