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Croquet Tournament Results

SUMMARY 2009

EVENT WINNER RUNNER-UP
3 and Under Singles John Levick Alan Honey
5 and Under Doubles Rosemary Graham & Alix Verge Alison Sharpe & Alison Sharpe
Senior Citizens Week Brian Smith William Gilchrist
Fransted Trophy Joanne Carmichael Ros Johnstone
Rookies and Novices not played
Win Dickinson Memorial Trophy Pam Gentle Lesley Fransen
   
Bronze Singles Trevor Black Bob Green
Silver Singles not played
Gold Singles Stephen Howes William Gilchrist
Platinum Singles Martyn Prins Jim Nicholls
Silver Doubles Brian Smith & Greg Deakin Patricia Goldrick & Wall Fernance
Gold Doubles Stephen Howes & Neil Hardie Stewart Johnston & Vic Aberley
   
Bronze Brooch Bob Green Greg Deakin
Silver Brooch Graham Cullen Brian Smith
Gold Brooch Stephen Howes Neil Hartley
Platinum Brooch Alan Walsh Martyn Prins
   
Bronze Pennants Cammeray Hurstville
Silver Pennants Killara Maitland
Gold Pennants Cammeray Chatswood
Premier Pennants not played
   
Bronze Handicap Singles Bebe Abdullah Geoff Boyce
Silver Handicap Singles Bob Green Barbara McDonald
Gold Handicap Singles Brian Smith Mac Thomson
   
NSW State Handicap - Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy Bob Green Trevor Black
NSW Championships - Womens Open Singles Rosemary Graham Alix Verge
NSW Championships - Mens Open Singles Nick Macoun Peter Landrebe
NSW Championships - Open Doubles Tim Murphy & Alan Honey Mike Jenner & Alan Walsh
NSW Championships - Open Singles Peter Landrebe Rosemary Graham
NSW Championships - Y Event Ted Griffin Mike Hughes
NSW Championships - Plate Event Nick Macoun Alison Sharpe
   
NSW Golf Croquet Championship - Open Doubles Peter Landrebe & Martyn Prins Alix Verge & Pam Gentle
NSW Golf Croquet Championship - Open Singles Peter Landrebe Ron Johnstone
NSW Golf Croquet Championship - Womens Open Singles Alix Verge Pam Gentle
NSW Golf Croquet Championship - Mens Open Singles Peter Landrebe Peter Smith
   
NSW Golf Croquet Handicap - Doubles Noel Carmody & Trevor Black Ron Johnstone & Ros Johnstone
NSW Golf Croquet Handicap - Singles Max Wiltshire Christine Pont
Golf Croquet - Division 3 - Doubles not played
Golf Croquet - Division 3 - Singles not played
Golf Croquet - Division 2 - Doubles Ros Johnstone & Lesley Fransen Lenora Everton & Bernie McAlary
Golf Croquet - Division 2 - Singles Jacky McDonald Bernie McAlary
Golf Croquet - Division 1 - Doubles Martyn Prins & Rosemary Graham Nick Macoun & Mike Jenner
Golf Croquet - Division 1 - Singles Ron Johnstone Nick Macoun
Golf Pennants - Division 1 Maitland Blue Mountains
Golf Pennants - Division 2 Maitland Eastwood
Golf Pennants - Division 3 Sydney Jamberoo
   
NSW Gateball Championships - Teams Event Brunswick (Vic) Kew (Vic)
NSW Gateball Championships - Pairs Event Peter Freer & Greg Featherstone Glen Whitehead & Kristina Huynh
   
Eva Short Memorial Trophy Alison Sharpe Alix Verge
Selectors 10 Martyn Prins Tony Hall
Champion of Club Champions John Levick Nick Macoun
A.C.A. Bronze Medal Peter Landrebe Ken Edwards
   
Elsie Wall Memorial Trophy Bob Green  
President's Award Tim Murphy  


DETAILED RESULTS 2009

Silver Doubles, 9th - 13th February 2009

The Silver Doubles was the first CNSW event for 2009.

There were only 4 entries in this competition so it was played as a double round robin.

The matches were all played in the true spirit of the game. The sportsmanship displayed by all competitors was outstanding. Congratulations to all players!

Brian Smith and Greg Deakin were the winners having won every match. Well done!

The Runners up were Patricia Goldrick and Wall Fernance.

Agreat effort from all players.

Rita Johnson
Manager

Silver Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
LM&BM BS&GD PG&WF KC&BD Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Lydia Mitchell & Barbara McDonald1 10
7
8
3
14
8
15088-384
B Smith & Greg Deakin220
18
 21
16
26
23
612455691
Patricia Goldrick & Wall Fernance324
13
10
8
 14
20
38973162
Kath Coull & Betty Daniel43
10
5
15
16
9
 258105-473

Gold Doubles, 16th - 20th February 2009

There were only 4 entries in this competition so a double round robin was played.

The weather was very kind to the players with some rain but not enough to disrupt play.

There were some very good breaks made by some of the players and most of the matches were pegged out.

Thanks must go to the players for being so prompt each morning and for having the lawns set out well before starting time.

Thanks also to the Referee - Mary Fernance who was assisted by Dennis Faggotter. Thanks Denis!

Congratulations to the winners: Stephen Howes and Neil Hardie and
Runners up: Stewart Joohnston and Vic Aberley

Well done everyone!!!

Rita Johnson
Manager

Gold Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
SJ&VA PF&BG MT&PN SH&NH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Stewart Johnston & Vic Aberley1 26
26
26
13
4
15
311010282
Peter Freer & Bob Gingold26
8
 26
26
22
16
2104117-133
Mac Thomson & Pat Nosworthy322
15
9
4
 2
9
161143-824
Stephen Howes & Neil Hardie426
25
26
26
26
26
 615568871

Senior Citizens Week, 30th March - 3rd April 2009

There were 8 clubs represented in this event - they are as follows: William Gilchrist [Sydney], Peter Freer [Canberra], Patricia Nosworthy [Chatswood], Martyn Prins [Mosman], Michael Mills [Manly], Jack Daniel [Sutherland], Neil Hartley [Cammeray], Brian Smith [Eastwood].

There were no country clubs entered - this was disappointing - maybe next year.

The players were very prompt and had the lawns set up well before start of play.

Most of the games were pegged out with some very good breaks by most of the players in spite of some very heavy rain.

It was all down to the last match to decide the winner Brian Smith and the runner up William Gilchrist.

Congratulations to all players for such a great tournament.

Thank you to our referees Margot Johnson and Mary Fernance who acted as Tournament Referees and also to Wall Fernance, Pat Roach, Kath Coull, Betty Daniel and Max Hooper who assisted them.

Rita Johnson
Manager

Senior
Citizens
Week
PLAYERS RESULTS
WG PF PN MP MM JD NH BS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
William Gilchrist (7)1 22202626262312515596592
Peter Freer (5)220 181326212626315015005
Pat Nosworthy (8)32626 20262624154163129344
Martyn Prins (1.5)402621 262620265145131143
Michael Mills (5)511036 262611283171-887
Jack Daniel (8)6426151920 1661106177-718
Neil Hartley (4)7191926262126 103147161-146
Brian Smith (11)826212621262626 5172106661

NSW Golf Croquet Championship - Womens Open Singles, 4th - 6th April 2009

There were twelve entries and we basically managed ourselves as I thought Rita needed some time off and no-one else seems to be putting up their hand. It was great to see some new faces, Lyn Dimech from Taree (complete with husband and cute dog) and Margaret McMaster from Newcastle. During the round robin competition it seemed to be the top four of Alix, Rosie, Chris and Pam who were certain to move on and then the rest of us did battle for the next four places.

Most of the games were very close tussles with twenty going to 7/6 and another twelve to 7/5. I thought the unlucky one was Margaret McMaster. She only had two wins but lost four games 7/6 and another 7/5.

The round robin finished on Sunday and it was decided to try to run the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final on the Monday instead of the final two returning on the Tuesday. That worked well as it was all over by about 4.30 and there were quite a few spectators for the final.

Sincere thanks to the referees - Mary and Wal Fernance, Jude Wilmore, Judy Bowman, Kath Coull and Betty Daniel

Congratulations to Alix and Pam

Jacky McDonald

NSW
Golf Croquet Championship
Womens Open Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
NT LD FS JM BE PG AV CP RG MM JC RJ Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
Nerida Taylor1 7757411477555565-106
Lyn Dimech24 566433777745964-58
Fay Stove357 43444274735168-1710
Jacky McDonald4777 6456547446265-37
Brenda Evans52777 205364334671-2511
Pam Gentle677777 36776787153183
Alix Verge7777777 76777107638381
Christine Pont87777776 675787357164
Rosemary Graham972777677 77797153182
Margaret McMaster10662776356 4625873-1512
Joanne Carmichael116171775727 765764-75
Ros Johnstone1276577216576 45967-89

NSW Golf Croquet Championship
Womens Open Singles
Finals
1Alix Verge
 Alix Verge
7-3,7-5
 Alix Verge
7-1,3-7,7-3
 Alix Verge
7-2,7-2
8Lyn Dimech
4Christine Pont
 Christine Pont
3-7,7-3,7-6
5Joanne Carmichael
3Pam Gentle
 Pam Gentle
7-4,5-7,7-5
 Pam Gentle
7-3,4-7,7-5
6Nerida Taylor
7Jacky McDonald
 Jacky McDonald
7-4,4-7,7-5
2Rosemary Graham

Fransted Trophy, 10th - 13th April 2009

This competition began with 10 players but unfortunately Brian Smith succumbed to the dreaded 'flu' and had to withdraw in spite of winning his first 2 matches. However the other 9 players soldiered on to the bitter end despite extremely heavy rain during the last match.

Going in to the second round there were 3 players on 5 games each and 1 player with 4 games so it was going to be a very exciting finish to a very successful competition even though all players were drenched even wearing wet weather gear.

There were some very nice breaks made by all players and some very close finishes especially the match between Joanne Carmichael and Lesley Fransen with Joanne defeating Lesley 23-21 to become the overall winner and Ros Johnstone the runnerup.

Congratulations Joanne and Ros!!!

Rita Johnson
Manager

Fransted
Trophy
PLAYERS RESULTS
RJ JF BS MB JC RJ LF WF GD TM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Ros Johnstone (12)1 26 61026191517266145135102
John Fransen (6)212  26143261817172133182-499
Brian Smith (10)3          000010
Margaret Burke (5)42611  222422326203154167-138
Joanne Carmichael (14)52626 24 21231716116164129351
Ron Johnstone (4)61726 2626 2516626516815993
Lesley Fransen (10)71823 262126 1023244171160114
Wall Fernance (12)81426 2061526 1413313412956
Greg Deakin (14)91418 1812261613 203137138-17
Tony McArthur (20)10826 211818231719 4150157-75

NSW Golf Croquet Championship - Mens Open Singles, 18th - 20th April 2009

A strong field of 12 players contested this event played from April 18 to 20.

The block round had many close games and a number of upsets. The middle of the field was very bunched up with 10 players in contention for the quarterfinals until the last round. John Levick played very well in the block losing only 1 game out of 11.

Several of the final positions were determined by only one net hoop, including the last place in the quarterfinals with Nick Macoun in his first golf croquet competition scraping through by 1 point.

The quarterfinals saw one major upset with Nick Macoun (8th in block) beating John Levick (1st) in 3 hard fought games

Tony Hall (6th) beat Martyn Prins (3rd) for another upset from block positions. The other quarterfinals were won by Peter Landrebe in two close games over Ron Johnstone and Peter Smith over Barry Wells.

One semi final was won by Peter Landrebe over Tony Hall in two very quick games, whilst the other was won by Peter Smith over Nick Macoun in 3 tough games taking 3 ˝ hours.

The final went to Peter Landrebe.

Many thanks to our Tournament Referee - Bev Smith - who was ably assisted by Robyn Compton, Robyn Wallace, Ingrid Cohen, Jude Willmore, Wendy Bolton and Pam Gentle.. Jackie McDonald.

Rita Johnson and John Eddes

NSW Golf Croquet Championship
Mens Open Singles
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
TH JD JL PS JC NM BM PF PL MP BW RJ Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
Tony Hall1 466777737756666336
Joe Dimech27 67667751755646229
John Levick377 774777777107449251
Peter Smith4724 777775377636034
John Compton55746 777564646468-410
Nick Macoun657766 7762475646138
Bernie McAlary7633643 5634404777-3012
Peter Freer85543307 247524571-2611
Peter Landrebe977337777 75786757102
Martyn Prins10272777775 6776452123
Barry Wells115647777377 56656145
Ron Johnstone1277627677437 66365-27

NSW Golf Croquet Championship
Mens Open Singles
Finals
1John Levick
 Nick Macoun
7-4,3-7,7-6
 Peter Smith
4-7,7-5,7-6
 Peter Landrebe
7-2,6-7,7-4
8Nick Macoun
4Peter Smith
 Peter Smith
7-4,7-5
5Barry Wells
2Peter Landrebe
 Peter Landrebe
7-5,7-5
 Peter Landrebe
7-3,7-6
7Ron Johnstone
3Tony Hall
 Tony Hall
7-6,7-6
6Martyn Prins

Bronze Singles, 18th - 20th April 2009

There were 9 players in this competition but unfortunately Geoff Davison was forced to withdraw due to illness.

It was pleasing to see Bob Green - Epping Club and Trevor Black - Maitland Club playing their first CNSW event.

All players played very well with some making breaks of 7 and 8 throughout the competition.

All games except 6 were pegged out showing positive play.

It was wonderful to have Referees in charge for every match.

A big thank you to these Referees your assistance was invaluable.

The placings in this event were:

1st - Trevor Black
2nd - Bob Green
3rd - Greg Deakin

Congratulations to Trevor, Bob and Greg and also to all players who participated in this event. Well done!

Rita Johnson
Manager

Bronze
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
BA BG GD TC TB WY GD JL KL Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Bebe Abdullah1 1 93612712150109-597
Bob Green218  18618181818611437772
Geoffrey Davison3         00009
Terrance Clarke4182  6182181848295-134
Trevor Black51818 18 18181818712645811
Warren Yates6122 85 16814265105-406
Greg Deakin7155 181218 1818510483213
John Love8184 1641811 1838992-35
Katherine Love9105 89965 052116-648

Win Dickinson Memorial Trophy, 22nd - 24th April 2009

This competition was played with only 4 entries. This was a disappointing number as the event was specifically created as a womens only event for women with handicaps broadly in the platinum, gold and lower silver range.

It was played as a double round robin. The winner was Pam Gentle with 5 wins from 6 games. The runner up with 4 wins was Lesley Fransen which was a good effort as Lesley is a silver player.

Rita Johnson
Tournament Manager

Win Dickinson
Memorial
Trophy
PLAYERS RESULTS
FS LF PG MB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Fay Stove1 19
10
3
14
23
25
194152-584
Lesley Fransen226
26
 12
9
26
26
4125102232
Pam Gentle326
26
26
26
 26
20
515066841
Margaret Burke422
26
12
9
2
26
 297146-493

Gold Singles, 4th - 7th May 2009

This competition was played as a double round robin. The players really enjoyed the extra competition.

This competition was played in the true spirit of the game - good sportsmanship, friendship and cooperation.

Stephen Howes was the winner having won 8 matches, and William Gilchrist was the runnerup having won 7 matches.

Congratulations to these players and also to all other competitors.

Rita Johnson
Manager

Gold
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
PF NH WG SH MM MB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Peter Freer1 10
26
26
22
0
15
3
9
26
26
4163183-204
Neil Hardie226
18
 26
13
26
13
26
26
22
26
6222151713
William Gilchrist32
26
0
18
 26
23
26
26
25
26
719818992
Stephen Howes426
26
22
26
13
26
 26
26
26
26
8243146971
Michael Mills526
26
20
3
2
24
18
9
 15
26
3169197-285
Margaret Burke66
1
23
3
16
21
5
11
26
3
 2115244-1296

NSW Golf Croquet Championship - Open Singles, 9th - 12th May 2009

NSW Golf Croquet Championship
Open Singles
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
BW RJ MP CP PS GD NM JL RJ MW PG JC BM PL JM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 For Against Nett
Barry Wells (3)1 5457727277472777377-49
Ron Johnstone (2)27 44776477657577837768
Martyn Prins (3)377 56764777777699070204
Christine Pont (3)4777 6777766574799073175
Peter Smith (3)56577 735765355247389-1612
Greg Deakin (6)635041 23533671414794-4715
Nick Macoun (3)7777477 77775777129362311
John Levick (1)86775776 37767467857968
Ros Johnstone (5)974446747 74054757084-1410
Max Wiltshire (2)10336777345 7355647191-2013
Pam Gentle (3)115757774676 677788876126
John Compton (2)1277577777777 747129368252
Bernie McAlary (6)13223273547726 3746089-2914
Peter Landrebe (1)147747775777577 7119159323
Jacky McDonald (5)1534757727673541 56887-1911

NSW Golf Croquet Championship
Open Singles
Finals
1Nick Macoun
 Ron Johnstone
7-6,6-7,7-3
 Ron Johnstone
6-7,7-5,7-2
 Peter Landrebe
7-4,7-4
8Ron Johnstone
4Martyn Prins
 Martyn Prins
5-7,7-3,7-6
5Christine Pont
2Peter Landrebe
 Peter Landrebe
7-6,7-3
 Peter Landrebe
7-5,7-4
7Pam Gentle
3John Compton
 John Levick
7-4,7-3
6John Levick

Platinum Singles, 15th - 17th May 2009

There were 10 players in the platinum singles played over 3 days - 15th to 17th May. It was a strong field with a couple of players at the low end of the handicap range favoured to win and the rest of the players very even.

It turned out this way with Martyn Prins playing Jim Nicholls in the last round to decide the winner. Both players had won 7 games with one loss to that stage. The play was not particularly good and momentum went both ways with neither player capitalizing on their opponents mistakes. Eventually Martyn won 22-18; Jim was runner up on a countback from Pam Gentle who finished a strong third. Most of the other players won 3 games or more.

Overall the standard of play was below what was expected of platinum players with less than 50% of games being pegged out. There were some good breaks with some attempted triple peels but most players had trouble maintaining consistent break play. Many of the games were very close finishes and this created tense if not high scoring results. There were 8 games decided by 1 point and another 7 by less than 4 points.

John Eddes

Platinum
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
GM PF JN JG CW PG MP GB MC LB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Geof McDonald1 26621142052221235158163-54
Peter Freer25 681201224137087227-14010
Jim Nicholls32626 192326182615167195105902
John Gilhooly4202616 19511618213142166-248
Chris Wilson515191422 12141414214145170-256
Pam Gentle62126102626 162626267203116873
Martyn Prins7262622262122 26142282051001051
Gareth Bushill8212602119111 23264148191-437
Mark Callan9122614131691026 194145160-155
Larry Bryant10172617102011231116 3151181-309

NSW Golf Croquet Championship - Open Doubles, 23rd - 25th May 2009

NSW Golf Croquet Championship
Open Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
BS&RC AV&PG MW&CP JD&BH RJ&RJ PL&MP NT&VG PS&JC CH&BM Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Bev Smith & Robyn Compton1 4
0
4
2
3
1
2
3
2
5
7
6
5
3
3
7
6
4
0-1467119-529
Alix Verge & Pam Gentle27
7
 7
7
6
7
7
7
4
7
5
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
71011977422
Max Wiltshire & Christine Pont37
7
3
2
 7
7
7
7
5
3
7
7
4
7
7
7
7
6710184173
Joe Dimech & Bob Hokin47
7
7
3
4
5
6
 6
4
5
4
4
7
4
4
4
7
7
2-695106-117
Ron Johnstone & Ros Johnstone57
7
2
7
6
5
4
7
7
 6
5
6
7
4
7
4
7
7
7
4111210395
Peter Landrebe & Martyn Prins67
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
 7
6
7
4
4
7
7
71111280321
Nerida Taylor & Vic Gleeson73
7
7
3
4
2
2
7
3
7
7
6
7
3
7
5
 1
4
7
7
4-299118-196
Peter Smith & John Compton87
7
6
3
7
5
4
7
7
6
7
4
7
7
7
7
 7
7
5611283294
Carol Hayes & Bernie McAlary94
7
7
3
6
5
5
4
5
3
2
2
3
3
3
4
2
 1-1368115-478

3 and Under Singles, 30th May - 1st June 2009

There were 10 entries for this event held on the weekend of May 30 to June 1. With very little separating 9 of the entrants in world rankings it was expected to be a close, tough competition with upsets.

As it turned out 17 of the 45 games went against world ranking positions and the competition was not decided until the last round.

In the last round, John Levick , No 1 seed, needed to win against Nick Macoun the No 2 seed to win the competition - a loss would have meant being runner up. John won this game emphatically, 26-3 with a triple peel in less than an hour.

So congratulation to John who was the overall winner: Alan Honey was runner up on a countback as both players had 7 wins from 9 games and Rosemary Graham finished third with 6 wins. All players won 2 games or more indicating the closeness of the competition and most players had upset wins and losses.

As would be expected at this level most games were pegged out (39) and the standard of play was quite high although only two triple peels were completed, both on the last day. Alison Sharpe completed the first one and John Levick the second; a number of others were attempted but unfortunately came to grief. The most disappointing was by Mike Hughes in attempting his first triple in competitions, missed the peg out with the croqueted ball.

John Eddes
Co-manager

3 and Under Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
JL NM AW MH AH RG AS TH MP GM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
John Levick1 26TP026262626026267182114681
Nick Macoun23 162026152641326414914187
Alan Walsh32611 262126112222264191146456
Mike Hughes411264 1211262616133145177-328
Alan Honey51042626 26262624267194166282
Rosemary Graham61821212620 262626266210138723
Alison Sharpe70126131823 20726TP2134197-639
Tony Hall826262301026 26105138160-225
Martyn Prins952626242392610 26517517234
Geof McDonald1015041619242612 298205-10710

NSW State Handicap - Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy, Finals 5th - 8th June 2009

Congratulations to the following players who reached the finals in this event:

Mary Dunn [Nowra], Trevor Black [Maitland], Pam Gentle [Wollongong], Alison Colla [Orange City], Greg Deakin [Eastwood], Neil Hardie [Cammeray], Bruce Buchanan [Mosman], Bob Green [Epping], John Read [Orange City], Warren Porter [Mosman], Peter Freer [Canberra].

Most players displayed knowledge of how to use bisques correctly and were able to make breaks accordingly and sometimes even without using bisques.

The following players reduced their handicap during this event: Bob Green, Peter Freer, Trevor Black and Greg Deakin.

The winner was Bob Green - Epping, 2nd place: Trevor Black - Maitland and 3rd place: Peter Freer - Canberra. Congratulations to these players and to all players who acquitted themselves very well.

Rita Johnson
Manager

NSW State Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
North West Metropolitan Region
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
JW DP BG FL BS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Janelle Wood1 2314262638958312
Dorothy Pratt215 024514486-424
Bob Green32226 261839245471
Fay Langdon49115 12037102-655
Brian Smith512262626 39061293

NSW State Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
North West Metropolitan Region
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
PG GD JC JG SM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Pat Gilchrist1 9615823842-43
Greg Deakin216 21261447741361
John Campey31615 201536646202
John Green4358 1613270-384
Shirley McLachlan5712119 03953-145

NSW State Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Final
PLAYERS RESULTS
MD TB PG AC GD NH BB BG JR WP PF Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 For Against Nett
Mary Dunn1 1013117779171773105171-669
Trevor Black218 262642626122626268216911252
Pam Gentle3262 2012026122626194169184-156
Alison Colla415821 12182013926153157196-398
Greg Deakin53262616 2315172626187196133634
Neil Hardie6261262624 2602626147195147485
Bruce Buchanan72686212614 0262024149198-497
Bob Green810182617162626 2626269217831341
John Read915782612100 01170234-16411
Warren Porter10601073626026 15299219-12010
Peter Freer1126112226172626202626 7226143833

Champion of Club Champions, 12th - 14th June 2009

Champion of
Club Champions
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
AH PG RJ TM AW JN JF Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 For Against Nett
Alan Honey1 0922112626294123-296
Pam Gentle226 181126326311094164
Ron Johnstone32620 36126382117-355
Tim Murphy4262626tp 262226tp615269831
Alan Walsh526172614 2226413192392
Jim Nicholls61026261811 26311781363
John Fransen795121127 046156-1107

Champion of
Club Champions
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
SJ JG JL MM MP GM NM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 For Against Nett
Stewart Johnston1 17192147050147-977
John Gilhooly226 02315125281115-345
John Levick32626 26tp262624515465892
Michael Mills425141 7177171146-756
Martyn Prins526261626 2611413177543
Geof McDonald6182215268 153104117-134
Nick Macoun726262626tp1922 614569761

Champion of Club Champions
Finals
A1Tim Murphy
 John Levick
26-24,26-0
 John Levick
26-19,15-26,26TP-21
B2John Levick
B1Nick Macoun
 Nick Macoun
23-21,26-0
A2Alan Walsh

NSW Championships - Womens Open Singles, 4th - 5th July 2009

The NSW Womens Open Singles was played on July 4 & 5 with a pegged down game completed on July 8.

It was very disappointing that there were only 4 entrants and this distracted from the interest in the competition despite the quality of the players involved.

It was played as a double round robin providiing each player with 6 games.

Playing consistently well and winning all games, Rosemary Graham was the overall winner, with Alix Verge the runner up.

The play was of a high quality with all but one game being pegged out and a couple of triple peels attempted but not completed, with Rosemary going oh so close with one.

With the low number of entries in this event and the same number in the Win Dickinson event (the next tier event for women only) it is unfortunate that the top 12 to 18 women players in this state are not getting involved in competitions.

John Eddes
Acting Tournament Manager

NSW Championships
Womens Open Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
RG AS PG AV Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Rosemary Graham1 26
26
26
26
26
22
3615270821
Alison Sharpe219
5
 19
26
26
12
0-2107120-133
Pam Gentle39
7
26
15
 11
16
0-484149-654
Alix Verge414
16
1
26
26
26
 10109113-42

NSW Championships - Mens Open Singles, 11th - 14th July 2009

The NSW Men’s Open Singles Championship was held from 11th - 14th July with sixteen entries, seven from metropolitan clubs, eight from country clubs and one individual member. This year a different format was introduced. Players were divided into two blocks as a round robin then the top four from each block went into one block and the other four into another. Players kept their scores and played four more games against those players from the other block. This meant that everyone had plenty of games over the four days with the top two playing a final. This was originally planned for a ‘best of three’ but time constraints meant that it was changed to a single game. In the final Nick Macoun beat Peter Landrebe 26 - 16. Congratulations Nick!

All the competitors seemed to be quite happy with the format and there was some excellent croquet played. Twelve triple peels and one OTP were completed and congratulations to Stephen Howes, Jim Nicholls for their first triple in competition and to Gareth Bushill for his OTP. Two games had to be pegged down on Sunday - the first time I’ve had to do it so that was interesting.

As a result of this competition there were changes to handicaps as follows (I hope they are correct as I managed to leave this at Tempe): Matryn Prins 0, Stephen Howes, Neil Hardie and John Read 4.5

I am constantly amazed at the tactics some players use to win. Maybe it is because of my Physical Education background where children were taught that they should play to win but HOW they played the game was more important.

Thank you to all the players for their cooperation and to John Eddes for his assistance

Jacky McDonald

NSW Championships
Mens Open Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL JL NM AH TH GM GB SH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 2126tp262626tp2626tp6177501271
John Levick226 261426tp2626266170119512
Nick Macoun3313 23262626265143107363
Alan Honey412622 262626otp265153126274
Tony Hall52101714 26tp13262108162-546
Geof McDonald60117119 260164174-1108
Gareth Bushill716140192618 121105169-647
Stephen Howes8224919232626 2129142-135
NSW Championships
Mens Open Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
TM TB AW SR MP JN JR NH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Tim Murphy1 261381026tp2626tp413599364
Trevor Bassett220 261126tp26tp26265161521092
Alan Walsh326tp2 1926262626tp515184673
Stephen Richards426tp1822 202622266160102581
Martyn Prins5260926 826264121136-155
Jim Nicholls60012626 2226tp392127-356
John Read713219913 7054174-1208
Neil Hardie80301319226 163163-1007

NSW Championships
Mens Open Singles
Super 8 Block 1
PLAYERS RESULTS
A1
PL
A2
JL
A3
NM
A4
AH
B1
SR
B2
TB
B3
AW
B4
TM
Games
Won
Points Blocks
A,B
Total Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett Wins Nett Wins Nett
A1 Peter Landrebe 1         25 26tp 26tp 26 4 103 54 49 6 127 10 176 1
A2 John Levick 2         24 26tp 0 8 2 58 89 -31 6 51 8 20 3
A3 Nick Macoun 3         22 21 26 18 4 87 67 20 5 36 9 56 2
A4 Alan Honey 4         26 1 2 26 2 55 55 0 5 27 7 27 5
B1 Stephen Richards 5 23 23 20 0         0 66 97 -31 6 58 6 27 7
B2 Trevor Bassett 6 16 14 19 26tp         1 75 74 1 5 109 6 110 6
B3 Alan Walsh 7 0 26tp 11 26         2 63 54 9 5 67 7 76 4
B4 Tim Murphy 8 15 26tp 17 3         1 61 78 -17 4 36 5 19 8
NSW Championships
Mens Open Singles
Super 8 Block 2
PLAYERS RESULTS
A1
SH
A2
TH
A3
GB
A4
GM
B1
MP
B2
JN
B3
NH
B4
JR
Games
Won
Points Blocks
A,B
Total Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett Wins Nett Wins Nett
A5 Stephen Howes 1         2 6 26tp 26 2 60 64 -4 2 -13 4 -17 4
A6 Tony Hall 2         0 26tp 26 26 3 78 35 43 2 -54 5 -11 3
A7 Gareth Bushill 3         15 9 3 26 1 53 84 -31 1 -64 2 -95 6
A8 Geof McDonald 4         9 15 16 14 0 54 93 -39 1 -110 1 -149 7
B5 Martyn Prins 5 26 26 26 26         4 104 26 78 4 -15 8 63 1
B6 Jim Nicholls 6 26 0 26 26         3 78 56 22 3 -35 6 -13 2
B7 Neil Hardie 7 6 9 26 26         2 67 71 -4 1 -100 3 -104 5
B8 John Read 8 6 0 6 15         1 27 92 -65 0 -120 1 -185 8

Gold, Silver and Bronze Pennants, July 2009

The Association Croquet pennants started in mid June and finished on July 27 with the final of the Silver division.

Gold division

This was contested by only 3 clubs, all from Sydney. This was a disappointing number as the gold division has previously been very competitive. The competition was run as a double round robin and Cammeray Club won again winning 3 of their 4 matches. Chatswood were runners up (2 wins) and Mosman were third.

Gold
Pennants
CLUBS RESULTS
Cammeray Mosman Chatswood Matches
Won
Matches
Nett
Games Place
1 2 3 For Against Nett
Cammeray1 1
3
2
2
128441
Mosman22
0
 1
1
0-248-43
Chatswood31
1
2
2
 106602

Silver division

There were 6 clubs entered in this division, 5 from Sydney region and Maitland. Killara won the Sydney zone with 4 matches out of 4, losing only 2 games out of 12. Runners up in the Sydney zone were Sutherland with 3 match wins.

The final between Killara and Maitland was a cliff hanger from the very start with the deciding game in every match decided by 2 points or less. In the first match Killara won 2 - 1 with Beverley Kasmarik beating Peter Smith 21 - 19 to take the match for Killara. In match two Maitland won 2 - 1 with Trevor Black beating Brian Smith 24 - 22 after Brian led 22-11 with not much time left. A break of 11 just before time tied the scores, Brian missed the lift shot (after hitting just about every roquet in the game) and Trevor scored two points to win. The crucial game in the third match and therefore the overall winner of the pennants was decided by only one point; Janet Bell and David Stanton won the doubles 17 - 16 after leading 17-12 with only minutes left and almost being run down by Alan Pearson and Bob Eyre.

An evenly contested final went to Killara 2 matches to one, 2 - 1, 1 - 2, 2 - 1.

Silver
Pennants
CLUBS RESULTS
Sutherland Warrawee Killara Mosman Chatswood Matches
Won
Games Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Sutherland1 212338442
Warrawee21 0100210-85
Killara323 23410281
Mosman4121 1157-24
Chatswood50302 257-23

Bronze division

There were 9 clubs in the bronze division, all from Sydney so there were 2 zones. Zone 1 was won by Cammeray with 3 matches out of 4. Runner up was Epping with 2 wins on a count back from Warrawee and Killara who both also had two wins. Zone 2 was won by Hurstville with 5 wins out of 6 matches and Mosman was runner up with 4 wins. Unfortunately the final was rather one sided with Cammeray winning 3 - 0, 3 - 0. Cammeray had a very strong team with 2 of their players finishing the competition in silver division.

Bronze
Pennants
Zone 1
CLUBS RESULTS
Killara Epping Cammeray 1 Warrawee Chatswood Matches
Won
Games Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Killara1 212126603
Epping21 0*3327432
Cammeray 1322* 1237431
Warrawee4102 326603
Chatswood52010 139-65
* Doubles abandoned due to weather

Bronze
Pennants
Zone 2
CLUBS RESULTS
Hurstville Sutherland Cammeray 2 Mosman Matches
Won
Games Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Hurstville1 2
2
3
2
2
1
512661
Sutherland21
1
 2
1
2
0
2711-43
Cammeray 230
1
1
2
 0
0
1414-104
Mosman41
2
1
3
3
3
 413582

Thanks go to all clubs that participated and I am sure everyone had a good time despite a bit of a problem with the weather. Also thanks to the people at clubs that hosted games, provided referees and did the administration to get the results in under some difficulties toward the end.

Whilst this competition was on progress Rita Johnson, the competition manager, had a heart attack and is recovering in hospital. We wish Rita all the best.

John Eddes
Acting Manager

Golf Croquet Pennants, July 2009

Once again the Golf Croquet State Pennants has proven to be a popular event. This year there were three divisions, division 1 with handicaps 0-4, division 2 handicaps 5-8 and division 3 handicaps 9-12. Division 1 had 4 entries only, due to the restricted handicap range, which precluded many clubs from entering a team. Divisions 2 and 3 both had healthy entries of 13 teams. Especially pleasing was that clubs entered multiple teams over the divisions. Entries were received from 15 clubs 8 Metropolitan and 7 country clubs.

In the following results M = Matches, G = Games, H = Hoops.

Division 1 proved to be a very strong event with all teams ultra competitive with many of the states leading mallet wielders competing. With only 4 entries the competition was staged as a single round robin event with all matches but one played at Maitland. Maitland A (Peter Smith, Barry Wells, John Compton, Geof McDonald) won all three matches finishing competition winners. The runners-up Blue Mountains (Peter Landrebe, Rosemary Graham, Martyn Prins, Bill Haines) won two matches out of three while the Southern All-stars (Pam Gentle, Alix Verge, Ron Johnstone, John Eddes) won 1 match with Maitland B (Graham Dark, Steve Dilley, Steve Thornton, Jacky McDonald, Elsina Dilley, Alan Pearson) keeping all opponents honest.

Golf Pennants
Division 1
Southern AllstarsMaitland AMaitland BBlue MountainsTotals NetWinsPlace
MGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGH  
Southern Allstars 1342365212395111331-1113
Maitland A2543 24442556614143352531
Maitland B02461333 133828117-5-6-2104
Blue Mountains254313432442 51212812-522
                     
Gross41213239118714138410133        

Division 2 saw keen contests in all regions with some favoured teams missing out on qualification. The four semi-finalists were Maitland A, Sutherland Blue, Eastwood and Cheltenham A. The semi-final draw saw Maitland against Cheltenham and Sutherland to play Eastwood. These contests resulted in 2 matches to 1 wins to Maitland and Eastwood. The final proved to be thrilling with fortunes fluctuating throughout but the Maitland team of Bob Eyre, John Martins, Jacky McDonald and Robyn Wallace eventually overcame a very talented Eastwood team. Maitland has now won Division 2 three times in a row – it has only been run for 3 years.

Golf Pennants
Division 2
Hunter
 
Maitland AMaitland BMaitland CTotalsNetWinsPlace
MGHMGHMGHMGHMGH  
Maitland A 36463647612936102821
Maitland B0134 36423776011012
Maitland C01310020 0151-6-11-3803
                  
Gross0265366661289        

Golf Pennants
Division 2
Metropolitan
KillaraEppingEastwoodMosmanCheltenham ACheltenham BTotalsNetWinsPlace
MGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGH  
Killara 1331133613382445364781919710-102 
Epping2438 022814441338 413148-4-5-291 
Eastwood24393653 36471341243911232197115241
Mosman254524440131 1233364481819710-433
Cheltenham A1449254924402436 364210232165113442
Cheltenham B0236 123201360025 15129-10-17-430 
                           
Gross7192078181774121677182015121821122172        

Golf Pennants
Division 2
Southern
Sutherland BlueSutherland WhiteJamberoo AJamberoo BTotalsNetWinsPlace
MGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGH  
Sutherland Blue 3646255436468171467113131
Sutherland White0133 001912331385-7-13-4104
Jamberoo A14513642 2541615134383122
Jamberoo B013124381230 3799-3-6-2113
                     
Gross1611581612637103613120        

Of the thirteen entries in Division 3 thirteen different clubs were represented. This division contained the most diverse mix of clubs. The 4 semi-finalists were Killara, Sydney, Jamberoo and Branxton. The draw for semi-final opponents resulted in Jamberoo playing Killara and Branxton playing Sydney. Sydney and Jamberoo prevailed in the semi-finals making the final a city V country affair. Sydney proved too experienced and too consistent for Jamberoo all of whom were plying in this type of competition for the first time.

Golf Pennants
Division 3
Hunter
MaitlandBranxtonMailtlandBranxtonTotalsNetWinsPlace
MGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGH  
Maitland 1231 12282459-2-4-1002
Branxton2436 2433 4869241021
                     
Gross2436123124331228        

Golf Pennants
Division 3
Metropolitan
KillaraSutherlandRSGCMosmanCheltenhamEppingSydneyTotalsNetWinsPlace
MGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGH  
Killara 2545254824381233 144482020812-532
Sutherland1345 244025482548 1342820223111133
RSGC13421223 01222443 0016410146-7-15-7316
Mosman134014513642 0349 2438720220-111924
Cheltenham2437134314473657  0132718216-1-2-425
Epping       000000  
Sydney25492550364213363647  11252247135241
                              
Gross7182137192121125219819201820220000412172        

Golf Pennants
Division 3
Southern
JamberooWollongongSouthern HighlandsNowraTotalsNetWinsPlace
MGHMGHMGHMGHMGHMGH  
Jamberoo 243524433649714127573531
Wollongong1228 1333134438105-3-5-1204
Southern Highlands13362434 123049100-1-3-1913
Nowra022825482543 412119-11-422
                     
Gross2792613117512119511123        

I would like to thank all the referees who gave willingly of their time to officiate at 1 or both of the finals. Thank you to Bill Haines, Bev Smith, Peter Smith, Wendy Fothergill, Ingrid Cohen, Margaret Sawers, Robyn Compton, Ron Johnstone, Alix Verge, Jacky McDonald and Madeline Goodman. I would also like to thank all players who participated in the pennants competitions; it is you the players who have made the competition a success. Hopefully we will have more entries next year to make it an even bigger success. It was particularly disappointing to see so few country entries especially from the heartland of Golf Croquet the Hunter.

John Compton

Bronze Brooch, 3rd - 5th August 2009

Bronze Brooch PLAYERS RESULTS
GD RJ BG WF MS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Greg Deakin1 1912142627174-32
Ros Johnstone218 8191926478-143
Bob Green31926 201748248341
Wall Fernance4211612 1416368-54
Margaret Sawers516171615 16476-125

NSW Championships - Open Doubles, 8th - 10th August 2009

The Open Doubles Championship was played on August 8 to August 10. It was a very strong field of 9 entries, of which 7 pairs had players with state team experience. Four teams appeared very evenly matched with a fifth team close.

For the first day and a half all games went according to expectations with the favoured teams winning. Then Alix Verge & Dennis Faggotter beat Peter Landrebe and Rosemary Graham, followed closely by Ken Edwards and Alison Sharpe beating Tim Murphy and Alan Honey.

At the start of day three 2 teams were undefeated and they played in the first round that day with Mike Jenner completing the first triple of the event with him and Alan Walsh beating John Levick and Nick Macoun. Mike did another triple in the next game against Peter and Rosemary so went into the last game undefeated against Tim Murphy and Alan Honey who had just the one loss. Mike and Alan needed just three points to clinch the competition but Tim and Alan played very well to win 26 - 0 and win the competition overall on a count back by 4 net points with 7 wins from 8 games. Runners up were Mike Jenner and Alan Walsh also with 7 wins, with Nick Macoun and John Levick third with 6 wins.

The fast lawns required high levels of playing ability and concentration and made triple peels difficult, with only two triples completed, both by Mike Jenner. Given the speed of the lawns and the normal consultative processes in doubles, scoring was good with nearly all games pegged out or reaching scores above 20.

NSW Championships
Open Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL&RG JL&NM MJ&AW TM&AH TH&CW BS&GD KE&AS AV&DF MC&WG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
P Landrebe & R Graham1 2101523262612264149121285
J Levick & N Macoun223 01026262625266162123393
M Jenner & A Walsh326tp26tp 02626222216716473912
T Murphy & A Honey4162626 2620212620718186951
T Hall & C Wilson5221234 151515180104182-789
B Smith & G Deakin64124916 145155186-1318
K Edwards & A Sharpe79917262226 23265158137214
A Verge & D Faggotter816141312172615 174130143-136
M Callan & W Gilchrist953101026211116 2102154-527

NSW Championships - Open Singles, 11th - 16th August 2009

This event was played from August 11 to August 16 and a large field of 18 players entered, including most of the best players in NSW and some new at this level . The initial rounds were 2 blocks of 9 played at Tempe and Sutherland and most of the top seeds finished in the top four of each block to proceed to the best of 3 game knockout stage. Ted Griffin was seeded eighth in his block but played well to finish fourth. On day 1 Mark Callan played very well beating two seeds in his first two games and then doing a triple peel of the opponents ball against John Levick, but eventually lost this game.

In Block A triple peels were done by Peter Landrebe (2TP and a TPO), Nick Macoun and Alan Walsh. In block B triples were done by John Levick, Mike Jenner and Rosemary Graham, the latter against John Levick was celebrated with much excitement, and Mark Callan with the OTP,

In the quarter finals, 3 were decided in two games: Peter Landrebe beat Ted Griffin with one TP, John Levick beat Ken Edwards and Mike Jenner beat Mike Hughes. The fourth quarter between Rosemary Graham and Alan Walsh was very close with Rosemary winning 2 games to 1, with only 2 points difference in the first game being the critical difference.

Peter Landrebe easily won his semi in 2 games against John Levick, and Rosemary Graham again provided the excitement, beating Mike Jenner 2 games to 1 in a very hard fought match.

The final between Peter and Rosemary was much anticipated as a ‘local derby’ and with both players playing well throughout the event a good final was expected. In the first game Rosemary played very well, doing the three peels of the triple peel before just missing an 8 yard peg out of the partner ball by less than a half inch. Behind 0 - 25 Peter bided his time until opportunities arose and went on to win 26-25. In the second game Peter played consistently until missing a peg out on his partner ball and leading 25-0. Although Rosemary hit in she only scored 1 point before Peter finished to win 26-1.

The Y event for the beaten quarter finalists was won by Ted Griffin, keeping up his good form from the block round. Ted beat Mike Hughes in the final after he beat Ken Edwards in the semi, and Mike beat Alan Walsh in the other semi.

The players from each block who did not make the knockout stage played in a plate at Cammeray. Alison Sharpe did well being undefeated in her block and winning the semi against Stephen Richards. The other semi was won by Nick Macoun against Martyn Prins. Nick won the plate final against Alison 13-2.

The lawns were fast and in some cases tricky to play. This probably accounts for the failure of many games to peg out and for the small number of triple peels, although several more were commenced but not completed. There was much good and interesting play but some other games were below the standard expected of players at this level.

John Eddes
Manager

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
MJ JL RG SR MP CW MC TG BS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Mike Jenner1 14262626TP262626267196105911
John Levick226 72626TP262026267183130532
Rosemary Graham32326TP 2126262126266195115803
Stephen Richards49018 2621914263123162-397
Martyn Prins5021148 26262426414514055
Chris Wilson631013122 3814165185-1209
Mark Callan7918OTP23251126 14143140142-26
Ted Griffin81917726152221 26415314674
Brian Smith91624718812168 1109184-758
NSW Championships
Open Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL NM KE AW MH AS GB SH WG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 2626TP22262626TPO2626TP8204109951
Nick Macoun217 2113172626TP263137152-157
Ken Edwards3922 2222262626266179121583
Alan Walsh41526TP8 2622262622617187842
Mike Hughes51726232 102624265154141134
Alison Sharpe6226131826 1026264147133145
Gareth Bushill7181216102526 26263159165-66
Stephen Howes822121013312 26189191-1028
William Gilchrist9921312031311 063204-1419

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Plate Block C
PLAYERS RESULTS
MP GB SH SR CW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Martyn Prins1 1719121936751161
Gareth Bushill226 17232629280123
Stephen Howes3726 17915979-204
Stephen Richards442626 2337964152
Chris Wilson514111712 15477-235
NSW Championships
Open Singles
Plate Block D
PLAYERS RESULTS
AS MC NM BS WG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe1 1619262148259231
Mark Callan215 710703974-355
Nick Macoun31416 262638238442
Brian Smith411161 1113988-494
William Gilchrist519261126 28265173

NSW Championships
Open Singles
X Finals
A1Mike Jenner
 Mike Jenner
22-13, 20-15
 Rosemary Graham
26-9, 19-26, 26-10
 Peter Landrebe
26-25, 26-1
B4Mike Hughes
B2Alan Walsh
 Rosemary Graham
24-22, 10-26, 26-9
A3Rosemary Graham
A2John Levick
 John Levick
26-9, 26-3
 Peter Landrebe
26-9, 26-2
B3Ken Edwards
B1Peter Landrebe
 Peter Landrebe
26TP-3, 26-9
A4Ted Griffin

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Y Finals
 Mike Hughes
 Mike Hughes
19-15, 20-13
 Ted Griffin
26-7, 17-12
 Alan Walsh
 Ken Edwards
 Ted Griffin
26-2, 26-0
 Ted Griffin

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Plate
 Martyn Prins
 Nick Macoun
20-16
 Nick Macoun
13-2
 Nick Macoun
 Alison Sharpe
 Alison Sharpe
26-3
 Stephen Richards

Silver Brooch, Finals 17th - 19th August 2009

Three days of glorious weather and great croquet at Tempe, capped off with a great win by Graham Cullen, was my first experience of managing a tournament, and what a lovely experience it has been.

I had seen John Eddes’ email request for managers in the light of Rita Johnson’s illness, and having been so well looked after by Rita for many years in many events I decided it was my turn to have a go at wrangling up those enthusiastic players and help to run an event.

I have to let everyone in on the secret that these days managing an event is so streamlined and easy that I confess to having a little snooze in the sun on the first and second day and finishing reading a novel throughout. That’s not to say the croquet wasn’t exciting, it was, with quite a few close finishes, Jacky McDonald almost completing a break of eight after time to beat Michael Mills on Day 2. It was great to see the players who are coming through, Brian Smith who had just acquitted himself very well in the NSW Open, was playing in this event and going on in 2 days time to play the Gold Brooch, a sterling effort! We welcomed Graham Cullen from Nowra Club back into the croquet family, and he rewarded us with some great croquet, I hope we see him in many more events very soon.

Great to see three ladies in this event vying for the title, Margaret Burke, Lesley Fransen and Jacky McDonald this augers well for the future of women’s croquet in NSW. Lesley beat Brian in a nail biting upset on day 2 which set the scene for an open 3rd day in which a number of players could win.

I would like to encourage any player at any level who has some spare time to let John Eddes know when you are available and come on down to Tempe to manage an event, it certainly is more of a pleasure than work, but you better not tell your non playing other half that!!!

Rosie Graham

Silver Brooch
Finals
PLAYERS RESULTS
JM LF MM MB GC BS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Jacky McDonald1 161722141118086-66
Lesley Fransen219 0121920270104-345
Michael Mills31926 4241739091-13
Margaret Burke4162226 151729683134
Graham Cullen520212223 23410984251
Brian Smith61219262212 3918832

Gold Brooch, Finals 22nd - 24th August 2009

This event has held from August 22 to August 24 with 6 competitors.

Most of the games were closely contested although a few players kept on producing the winning play when required. Neil Hartley won two consecutive games by one point and was on his way to a third straight 1 point win when he broke down at rover hoop.

Stephen Howes won the event with 4 wins from 5 games, on a count back from Neil Hartley also with 4 wins. In a close tussle for third, Brian Smith hung on to third place by one point although beaten in the final game by William Gilchrist.

John Eddes
Manager

Gold Brooch PLAYERS RESULTS
SH LF WG BS NH MB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Stephen Howes1 2626262426412868601
Lesley Fransen216 3142116070118-486
William Gilchrist31226 209223898274
Brian Smith4112414 262631019383
Neil Hartley525222622 26412196252
Margaret Burke6420131116 164116-525

Eva Short Memorial Trophy, 18th - 19th September 2009

A disappointing number of only 4 players contested the Eva Short Memorial Event on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September.

It was held as a double round robin. Many of the games were closely contested with results possibly going either way.

The overall winner was Alison Sharpe who was undefeated with 6 wins, and is playing more like Alison played a few months ago. Alix Verge was the runner up.

John Eddes & Dennis Faggotter
Joint Managers

Eva Short
Memorial Trophy
PLAYERS RESULTS
RG AV AS PG Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Rosemary Graham1 13
7
20
21
26
26
1-2113124-113
Alix Verge222
26
 22
10
21
26
2212787402
Alison Sharpe326
25
26
21
 26
26
36150103471
Pam Gentle411
14
17
3
11
19
 0-675151-764

Selectors 10 / Platinum Brooch, 12th - 14th September 2009

The Selectors 10 invitation event was due to be held on September 4 to 6 but unfortunately only 5 players accepted the invitation to play.

Also the inaugural Platinum Brooch was due to be played from September 12 to 14, but again only 5 players entered, including four of the players in the Selectors 10.

So it was decided to combine the two competitions, and with one additional entry 7 players contested the Selectors 10 / Platinum Brooch event on Sept 12 to 14.

With a number of the players very close in ranking it was expected that there would be good play and close results and this proved to be the case.

Alan Walsh won all 6 games, in most cases fairly convincingly but was probably not playing up to his usual consistency. Mike Hughes made a habit of grabbing defeat from almost certain victory: in his last three games he cleared out to be 24 points in two and 21 in the other only to be run down by opponents who were behind, after Mike missed a number of peg outs on the opponents ball, stuck in hoops etc. Going into the last round any one of 3 players still had a chance of being runner up. Martyn Prins needed to win his last game against Alan Walsh or not lose by more than 11 points to win the Selectors 10 part of the event. At 18- 10 down and in a break and time called Martyn missed a hoop giving Alan a chance of a long roquet to score more hoops, but the attempt was missed and Martyn squeezed in by 4 net points.

The overall results were: winner Alan Walsh, runner up Martyn Prins, 3rd Tony Hall, 4th Jim Nicholls.

As Alan was ineligible to win the Selectors 10 part, Martyn Prins is deemed to have won that event and an invitation to the ACA Medal event in October.

John Eddes

Selectors 10
/
Platinum Brooch
PLAYERS RESULTS
AW MP TH MH JN GB BS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 For Against Nett
Alan Walsh1 182626262626614868801
Martyn Prins210 23262122264128109192
Tony Hall3913 262626264126111153
Mike Hughes4242421 926192123124-15
Jim Nicholls57262026 19263124113114
Gareth Bushill641711226 26286141-556
Brian Smith714111018522 080149-697

NSW Golf Croquet Handicap - Doubles, 21st - 23rd September 2009

Report and photos

NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Doubles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
WH&CC RM&MB AP&JC BW&RB JD&LD JP&AB RH&RH MM&MC Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
William H & Clare C (6 & 10)1 75644773403644
Rita M & Moira B (8 & 8)23 47577633946-76
Alan P & John C (5 & 2)377 773745423392
Brenda W & Ron B (9 & 9)4763 567734142-15
Joe D & Lyn D (2 & 6)57757 2775423843
John P & Alec B (8 & 7)676777 7764832161
Ruth H & Robert H (9 & 8)7262566 503249-178
Marlene M & Madge C (8 & 6)83773447 33543-87
 
NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Doubles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
BP&HW RJ&RJ GD&JM CH&BM TA&IA BW&LD MP&JL DS&BB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Barbara P & Heather W (8 & 8)1 144624202349-268
Ron J & Ros J (2 & 7)27 77777264427172
Graham D & John M (3 & 5)375 7347433743-65
Carol H & Bernie M (9 & 6)4766 754423944-57
Terry A & Irene A (4 & 11)57275 37433543-86
Barry W & Lyn D (3 & 11)673777 454403553
Margaret P & Joy L (8 & 9)7735767 74423934
Dennis S & Bruce B (7 & 8)87777776 64828201
 
NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Doubles
Block C
PLAYERS RESULTS
RC&BS RC&RO RW&JM JH&BD IC&JC HE&HH BH&CH AP&SP Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Robyn C & Bev S (8 & 8)1 772675433843-56
Rob C & Reg O (8 & 7)26 33767423646-107
Robyn W & Jacky M (6 & 5)367 527763403554
Jim H & Bob D (3 & 4)4777 777774927221
Ingrid C & Jack C (8 & 7)57673 77754432122
Helen E & Helen H (10 & 9)637132 2512348-258
Bill H & Cynthia H (6 & 9)7753637 733840-25
Adolphe P & Suzy P (9 & 9)87775575 4434033
 
NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Doubles
Block D
PLAYERS RESULTS
NC&TB TK&EJ LF&JF RE&BE CP&MW RD&JD JP&GD AF&GF Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Noel C & Trevor B (6 & 7)1 777677764827211
Therese K & Ellen J (6 & 9)24 47370523045-156
Lesley F & John F (7 & 4)347 777776463792
Roger E & Brenda E (6 & 8)4266 575613748-117
Christine P & Max W (3 & 2)57757 76754635113
Robert D & Jannet D (7 & 9)634461 7112647-218
John P & Greg D (10 & 6)7276775 033439-55
Anne F & Greg F (10 & 12)85757677 44433114

NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Doubles
Finals
A1John P & Alec B
 Ron J & Ros J
7-2, 7-5
 Ron J & Ros J
7-3, 5-7, 7-6
 Noel C & Trevor B
7-5, 7-5
B2Ron J & Ros J
C1Jim H & Bob D
 Jim H & Bob D
7-4, 7-5
D2Lesley F & John F
B1Dennis S & Bruce B
 Alan P & John C
7-2, 7-5
 Noel C & Trevor B
7-4, 7-6
A2Alan P & John C
D1Noel C & Trevor B
 Noel C & Trevor B
7-6, 7-3
C2Ingrid C & Jack C

NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Doubles
3rd & 4th Place
 Jim H & Bob D
 Alan P & John C
7-6, 2-7, 7-6
 Alan P & John C

NSW Golf Croquet Handicap - Singles, 23rd - 27th September 2009

Report and photos

NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
RJ CC ST TC RC BD JD BM LF RE CP WM JL GD Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 For Against Nett
Ron Johnstone (2)1 747747657777798263194
Clare Clarke (10)25 51732772367445979-2011
Stephen Thornton (5)377 7754777677598363203
Terry Cheetham (5)4473 770454641745973-1410
Robyn Compton (8)52432 54463577525785-2813
Bob Doepel (4)677727 77771777118068122
Joe Dimech (2)7677776 743477787960195
Bernie McAlary (6)87207756 37377666781-149
Lesley Fransen (7)976477677 537757787267
Roger Evans (6)10576773767 677788264186
Christine Pont (3)114777777777 777128854341
William Munns (7)1227676646456 7236884-1612
Joy Lavette (9)13444726263204 414885-3714
Greg Deakin (6)143775753775477 7747318
 
NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
RJ WH RW JH BW LD JP JF BE BW MW PF BH MP Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 For Against Nett
Ros Johnstone (7)1 77377745176778757415
William Haines (6)23 7377735777658746684
Robyn Wallace (6)353 1777425617756274-1210
Jim Hicks (3)4777 7773774777118456281
Brenda Wild (9)53454 74173374335579-2414
Lyn Dimech (6)665455 7377103746079-1912
John Purnell (7)7556376 77747777787087
John Fransen (4)87757775 767377108253292
Brenda Evans (8)974762453 7727656776-99
Barry Wells (3)10747676176 35776736858
Max Wiltshire (2)116377777337 77797861173
Peter Freer (5)1273753747775 7677563126
Bill Hardie (6)13572467526244 746179-1811
Margaret Pedemont (8)146732704672373 45783-2613

NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Singles
Finals
A1Christine Pont
 Christine Pont
3-7, 7-6, 7-6
 Christine Pont
6-7, 7-6, 7-5
 Max Wiltshire
7-3, 7-5
B4Bill Haines
A3Stephen Thornton
 John Fransen
6-7, 7-4, 7-5
B2John Fransen
B3Max Wiltshire
 Max Wiltshire
5-7, 7-3, 7-4
 Max Wiltshire
3-7, 7-3, 7-6
A2Bob Doepel
B1Jim Hicks
 Jim Hicks
7-3, 6-7, 7-4
A4Ron Johnstone

NSW Golf Croquet Handicap
Singles
3rd & 4th Place
 John Fransen
 Jim Hicks
7-6, 7-3
 Jim Hicks

Golf Croquet - Division 2 - Doubles, 10th - 14th October 2009

Unfortunately this event only had 2 entries, but this did not detract from the standard of play. Ros Johnstone and Lesley Fransen played Lenora Everton and Bernie McAlary. The standard of play was very high in the first game with Ros & Lesley winning 7- 6. Lenora and Bernie ran away with the second game and in the deciding game the lead changed 3 times with Ros & Lesley being victorious 7-6, 3-7 7-5.

Congratulations to Ros & Lesley

Ron Johnstone
Manager

Golf Croquet
Division 2
Doubles
 Ros Johnstone & Lesley Fransen
 Ros Johnstone & Lesley Fransen
7-6, 3-7, 7-5
 Bernie McAlary & Lenora Everton

Golf Croquet - Division 2 - Singles, 10th - 14th October 2009

Once again there were not many entries so all matches were played as the best of 3 games. Most of the matches were very close with nearly half of them going to 3 games. With the last round to play Jacky McDonald was undefeated and Bernie McAlary & Ros Johnstone had lost one match each. Ros beat Jacky in the last round and Bernie won his match leaving Jacky, Bernie & Ros all with only one loss. On a countback Jacky beat Bernie by a net 2 hoops. Congratulations Jacky.

There were comments from some croquet players not participating that they were not aware these events were on. All events are listed in the Yearbook. I will make no further comment.

Ron Johnstone
Manager

Golf Croquet
Division 2
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
BM LF JM RJ LE Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Bernie McAlary1 7
7
7
5
4
5
7
7
7
7
346352112
Leslie Fransen25
2
 5
4
3
7
5
7
7
1-34557-124
Jacky McDonald34
7
7
7
7
 7
6
4
7
7
346349141
Ros Johnstone47
5
4
7
5
7
4
7
7
 7
7
33676073
Lenora Everton56
5
5
5
3
3
3
6
 0-83656-205

A.C.A. Bronze Medal, 16th - 18th October 2009

The strongest and most even field for many years contested the ACA Bronze Medal event held on Friday October 16 to Sunday October 18, including the 9 highest ranked players in the state.

The first game on day one began strangely for Alan Honey & Mike Jenner. Alan played first with the opponent’s ball, and then placed his correct ball in corner 3. Mike took croquet but jammed the croqueted ball against and slightly in hoop 3 on the baulk side. Alan played the short roquet just clipping the ball but leaving it in the same position making a good set up impossible.

With no time limit, Alan Walsh and Tim Murphy played a marathon game of nearly 4 hours after Alan pegged out Tim, Tim having tried to do the same against Alan but wired himself to Alan’s rover ball. Alan proceeded to play the 3 ball game with great caution and won eventually.

But the marathon time in round 1 was short lived as Martyn Prins and Nick Macoun played nearly 5 hours in round 2. Unfortunately the long duration was due more to poor play than a strategic battle and a prominent player was heard to remark it was the worst bronze medal game in a long while.

There was much good play in other games throughout the day. There were two triples with John Levick completing a triple with the three peels all coming in the space of the strikers ball making 4 hoops ; 4 back peeled going to hoop 6, penultimate peeled going to 2 back and rover was peeled after 3 back.

Interestingly all 5 games in round 1 went against the higher ranked player as did 4 other games on day 1. Overall the first day lasted 10 ˝ hours for 3 rounds.

At the end of day 1 only Martyn Prins, seeded 10, was the only player to have won 3 games out of 3.

Day 2 continued much as day 1 had: 6 more games going against rankings and 3 more triples including a very delayed triple by Peter Landrebe, starting after the strikers ball made 2 back. Martyn won his first game on day 2 to have 4 straight wins but then started a run of 5 losses. Rosemary Graham had scored 24 points and with a commanding lead against Mike Jenner until she forgot she had conceded a lift; result a lost game. Rosemary had also scored 23 points and playing very well against Peter Landrebe until missing a short roquet and 2 turns later after the delayed triple, Peter had won. Ken Edwards was playing consistently and getting some big wins. After a winless day 1 Nick Macoun was starting to play well. Peter Landrebe finished the day with 5 wins and with 4 players chasing on 4 wins a close finish on day 3 was likely.

Day 2 was another long day for the players lasting 10 hours.

Day 3 was similar to the first two; one more triple peel by Peter Landrebe, 4 more upset results and some close finishes. Peter wrapped up the competition before the last round with 2 more wins whilst the other players tended to beat each other. Mike Jenner beat Peter Landrebe in the last round: Mike made 9 and 12, Peter hit the lift and made 12, pegging Mike out and giving contact. The game continued in a typical 3 ball game with careful play and wiring positions until Peter went out on a croquet stroke leaving Mike a 10 yard roquet which he hit to finish the game. Even the best players make simple mistakes which cost games.

Day 3 was another 10 hour day so I am sure most of the players were fairly tired after 9 generally long games.

Overall Peter Landrebe won with 7 wins from 9 games with 4 triple peels. Runner up was Ken Edwards with strong consistent mistake free play giving 6 wins. John Levick was third with 6 wins and Mike Jenner fourth with 5 wins. Most players were happy with their results as all players had at least two wins. Triples were also done by Alan Walsh and John Levick.

The number of upsets (19 from 45 games), the closeness of the final results and the evenness of many games where the result swung on one mistake emphasized how even all the players were.

John Eddes
Manager

A.C.A.
Bronze
Medal
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL MJ JL TM NM RG AW KE AH MP Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 2426tp2626tp2626tp2626tp2272281161121
Mike Jenner226 1910262617261826519419314
John Levick3226 26202626tp1226266190141493
Tim Murphy452619 26915619212146194-489
Nick Macoun51623262 9262626254179182-36
Rosemary Graham6232442626 6526264166176-107
Alan Walsh7126126126tp 126265134182-485
Ken Edwards811142626142626 26266195120752
Alan Honey9626926175213 102123219-9610
Martyn Prins1026411262623191526 4176208-328

Golf Croquet - Division 1 - Doubles, 23rd - 24th October 2009

Five pairs competed over the two days of the tournament. All matches were the best of 3 games with seven of the ten matches going to the three games.

Play was especially competitive with some matches taking upwards of four hours to complete. Players need to be reminded to play with due dispatch.

First place was not decided until the final round was played and second and third place was decided on the last game of the day.

Congratulations to all players on an extremely high standard of play and to the winners Martyn Prins & Rosemary Graham.

Ros Johnstone
Manager

Golf Croquet
Division 1
Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
CP&MW NM&MJ RG&MP AV&PG BW&JD Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
C Pont & M Wiltshire1 7
7
5
7
6
4
7
4
4
7
4
1-16270-84
N Macoun & M Jenner26
6
 6
7
7
3
7
7
4
7
7
31676072
R Graham & M Prins37
5
7
7
6
6
 7
7
7
5
7
33716471
A Verge & P Gentle47
5
7
7
2
4
4
6
 7
7
20565243
B Wells & J Dimech57
6
7
7
3
4
6
7
3
3
3
 1-35666-105

Golf Croquet - Division 1 - Singles, 25th - 27th October 2009

Congratulations to all players for their enthusiasm, good sportsmanship and excellent play in this tournament..

Sundays play commenced according to play, however by the beginning of the third session the players were forced to vacate the lawns because of lightning, followed by the heavens opening and staying open; 60mls in just over an hour and all three courts completely flooded. The drainage at Tempe was excellent and within 20 minutes some very soggy players, were back playing on a soggy surface.

The players were set the task of endeavouring to make up time in order to maintain the format of the competition in the time frame available. By the days end we were only a session behind schedule, which was quite remarkable given the conditions.

Unfortunately Barry Wells had to pull out of the competition on the second day due to back problems. Barry we all hope you recover quickly.

The weather conditions although quite ordinary were a great improvement on the previous day and we again witnesses some excellent play. First, second & third placings in the round robin were not decided until the last game was completed.

Two of the quarter finals were cliff hangers, both won on the thirteenth hoop of the third game. John Levick & Ron Johnstone continued in this vein with their semi-finals also won on the thirteenth hoop of the third game. Ron was the victor winning 7-6, 2-7, 7-6, with Nick Macoun overcoming Mike Jenner 7-5, 7-5.

In the finals Ron quickly took a lead of 5-1, then Nick set about the task of pegging him back, however Ron eventually won 7-5, 7-3. Congratulations to both Nick and Ron for an exciting and excellent match.

I would also like to thank Nick who was always the first to arrive each morning and prepare the courts for play.

Ros Johnstone
Manager

Golf Croquet
Division 1
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
AV JL MJ NM MP RJ RG JD PG ST Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Alix Verge1 7777372777544771
John Levick25 757756775565064
Mike Jenner353 677437744950-17
Nick Macoun4377 5777276524843
Martyn Prins56567 774775565065
Ron Johnstone675535 557734952-38
Rosemary Graham7577447 77765543122
Joe Dimech87775773 265514836
Pam Gentle945275537 524353-109
Stephen Thornton10542432277 23660-2410

Golf Croquet
Division 1
Singles
1Alix Verge
 Ron Johnstone
4-7,7-6,7-6
 Ron Johnstone
7-6, 2-7, 7-6
 Ron Johnstone
7-5 7-3
8Ron Johnstone
4John Levick
 John Levick
7-6,2-7,7-6
5Martyn Prins
2Rosemary Graham
 Mike Jenner
7-5,7-5
 Nick Macoun
7-5, 7-5
7Mike Jenner
3Nick Macoun
 Nick Macoun
7-1,7-6
6Joe Dimech

Gold Handicap Singles, 6th - 8th November 2009

Gold
Handicap
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
MT MB BS JD Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Mac Thomson1 26
26
2
16
26
26
22122109132
Margaret Burke217
15
 14
26
26
26
1012411683
Brian Smith326
26
26
14
 26
26
2414482621
John Deeves416
9
11
13
6
18
 0-673156-834

Silver Handicap Singles, 14th - 16th November 2009

Silver
Handicap
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
BM BG PJ GD Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Barbara McDonald1 26
9
26
26
26
24
1213771662
Bob Green212
25
 26
26
26
26
2414184571
Penny Jude37
0
13
10
 9
10
0-649156-1074
Greg Deakin41
26
14
12
26
26
 10105121-163

Bronze Handicap Singles, 18th - 20th November 2009

Bronze
Handicap
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
TC PG BA GB Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Terance Clarke1 9
10
18
11
13
10
0-471101-304
Patricia Gilchrist218
18
 5
2
15
10
1-26891-233
Bebe Abdullah311
18
18
18
 18
18
2410150511
Geoff Boyce418
18
18
18
11
3
 22868422

NSW Gateball Championships, 14th - 15th November 2009

The NSW Gateball Championships were held at Canberra Croquet Club.

In the Teams event the winner was Brunswick Club (Vic) with Kew Club (Vic) as runner up.

In the Pairs event the winners were Peter Freer (Canberra) and Greg Featherstone (Qld) with Glen Whitehead (Canberra) and Kristina Huynh (Canberra) as runners up.