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Croquet Tournament Results

SUMMARY 2011

EVENT WINNER RUNNER-UP
3 and Under Singles Stephen Richards Tim Murphy
5 and Under Doubles Peter Landrebe & Tim Murphy Stephen Richards & Jim Nicholls
Senior Citizens Week Ron Humpherson (Mosman) Greg Deakin (Eastwood)
Fransted Trophy not played
Rookies and Novices not played
Win Dickinson Memorial Trophy not played
   
Bronze Singles David Surridge Michael Strickland
Silver Singles Ron Humpherson Ros Johnstone
Gold Singles Bob Green Jean Pack
Platinum Singles not played
Silver Doubles not played
Gold Doubles not played
   
Bronze Brooch not played
Silver Brooch Ron Humpherson David Stanton
Gold Brooch John Eddes Barbara McTiernan
Platinum Brooch not played
   
Bronze Pennants Mosman Hurstville
Silver Pennants Cammeray Chatswood
Gold Pennants not played
Premier Pennants not played
   
Bronze Handicap Singles Sue Nichols John Hastings
Silver Handicap Singles not played
Gold Handicap Singles not played
   
NSW State Handicap - Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy Trevor Black Pat Gilchrist
NSW Championships - Mens Open Singles Trevor Bassett Jim Nicholls
NSW Championships - Womens Open Singles Rosemary Graham Wendy Dickson
NSW Championships - Open Doubles Martyn Prins & Tony Hall Peter Landrebe & Rosemary Graham
NSW Championships - Open Singles Rosemary Graham Mike Hughes
NSW Championships - Y Event Alan Walsh Tony Hall
NSW Championships - Plate Event Neil Hartley Stephen Howes
   
NSW Golf Croquet Championships - Womens Open Singles Christine Pont Ros Johnstone
NSW Golf Croquet Championships - Mens Open Singles Mike Jenner Martyn Prins
NSW Golf Croquet Championships - Open Doubles John Levick & Ron Johnstone Martyn Prins & Steve Thornton
NSW Golf Croquet Championships - Open Singles Mike Jenner Martyn Prins
   
NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap - Singles Graham Innocent Roger Evans
NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap - Doubles Terence & Irene Abbott Ray Vize & Graham Innocent
Golf Croquet - Division 1 - Singles Joe Dimech Lester Hughes
Golf Croquet - Division 1 - Doubles Trevor Black & Stephen Dilley Ray Vize & Joe Dimech
Golf Croquet - Division 2 - Singles John Purnell Jacky McDonald
Golf Croquet - Division 2 - Doubles John Purnell & Rita Murphy John Pace & Robyn Compton
Golf Croquet - Division 3 not played
Golf Croquet Pennants - Division 1 Maitland Sutherland
Golf Croquet Pennants - Division 2 Sydney Jamberoo
Golf Croquet Pennants - Division 3 Milton-Ulladulla Mosman
   
Eva Short Memorial Trophy Alison Sharpe Charlotte Morgan
Selectors 10 Alan Honey Jonathan Bowen
Champion of Club Champions Jim Nicholls (Wagga Wagga) Alix Verge (RSGC)
Golf Croquet Champion of Champions John Levick (Newcastle) Alison Sharpe (Killara)
A.C.A. Bronze Medal Stephen Richards Alison Sharpe
A.C.A. Golf Croquet Bronze Medal Peter Landrebe Rosemary Graham
   
Elsie Wall Memorial Trophy Rosemary Graham  
President's Award David Archer  


DETAILED RESULTS 2011

3 and Under Singles, 5th - 6th March 2011

This tournament was run at Tempe over the weekend with 13 players in a modified swiss of 7 rounds. The weather was early autumn, with changeable but comfortable conditions (ca 23 deg). The 3 renovated lawns were running around 9 to 10 seconds, and the hoops were set at 3 11/16ths inch in undemanding soil. The rules of engagement stated that after 6 of the 7 rounds the 2 players with the best win percentage would play the Final, with the remaining competitors completing their last match (but no longer able to affect the results).

The 2 finalists were thus Stephen Richards and manager Tim Murphy. When they played earlier in round 2 Tim had been the winner, but this time Stephen came out on top 26-22 after an exciting see-saw finish (right Tim!?).

Note that the results are not strictly comparable as the number of games played differed due to the byes.

Thanks to Tim and Trevor for giving this format a tryout.

Martyn Prins

3 and Under Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
AS TB RG AH MP AW JN KE SR SH MH TM AV FINAL Points Games
Played
Games
Won
% Wins Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe (-0.5)1 24   92226 261919  14514237343%8
Trevor Bassett (-1)226tp  26 26tp 26tp9 26tp0  13992477571%3
Rosie Graham (-0.5)3   42202260     54126-726233%12
Alan Honey (-0.5)4 726 24 7  26  22 112125-136233%10
Martyn Prins (-0.5)5  1926 12 14 2226   119123-46350%7
Alan Walsh (-0.5)626tp026 26  26tp  26 20 15091597571%4
Jim Nicholls (-1)718 2626   0326    999636350%6
Ken Edwards (-1)8653 261126  26    103122-197343%9
Stephen Richards (-1)9 2626tp   26  26 92626165798676in final1
Stephen Howes (3)1020  1716 1344     74152-78600%13
Mike Hughes (-0.5)11244  97     1720 81137-566233%11
Tim Murphy (-1)122226      26 14 2622136924464in final2
Alix Verge (0.5)13   26 26  15 2621  11411405360%5

5 and Under Doubles, 19th - 20th February 2011

5 and Under Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
PL&TM SR&JN RG&AS GM&PG TB&JL BS&JE Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
P Landrebe & T Murphy1 2625262626512962671
S Richards & J Nicholls223 26262626412740872
R Graham & A Sharpe3152 26122266117-514
G McDonald & P Gentle44421 419152119-675
T Bassett & J Levick5672626 2639165263
B Smith & J Eddes614119158 057119-626

Senior Citizens Week, 14th - 18th March 2011

Senior Citizens Week PLAYERS RESULTS
GD RH DS MS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Greg Deakin1 12
19
23
22
26
26
4128112162
Ron Humpherson226
21
 5
26
26
26
513081491
David Stanton317
20
26
11
 26
15
211511233
Michael Strickland414
14
1
12
17
19
 177145-684

Golf Croquet - Division 2 - Doubles, 28th March 2011

The GC Division 2 doubles was played at beautiful Maitland Park on Monday 28th March under threatening skies. The threat was empty and the prescipitation did not eventuate. Four teams competed in a double round robin competition. Maitland pair John Purnell and Rita Murphy won 5 out of 6 matches to finish on top. They were closely followed by Maitland pair John Pace and Robyn Compton with 4 wins. Branxtonís Anne and Greg Freeman together with Maitlandís Bev Smith and Jacky McDonald made up the other teams. Most games were competitive and all teams played a serious amount of GC in the day.

John Purnell is 86 and only began playing croquet at 81 while John Pace has only been playing for 2 years.

The disappointing aspect of the competition was the lack of entries from both Metropolitan Clubs and Country Clubs. If CNSW competitions are to remain healthy then Clubs as well as individuals must actively support the competitions.

John Compton

Golf Croquet
Division 2
Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
J J J A Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
J.Pace & R.Compton1 7
7
5
7
1
7
4342952
J.McDonald & B.Smith26
1
 5
6
7
4
12940-114
J.Purnell & R.Murphy37
2
7
7
 7
7
5373251
A.Freeman & G.Freeman47
6
5
7
5
4
 2343313

Golf Croquet - Division 2 - Singles, 30th - 31st March 2011

The GC Division 2 was held at the Maitland Lawns on the 30th, 31st March. Eight combatants entered the contest with great enthusiasm playing through heat, wind and rain always with a smile. The competition was run as a double round robin with all players competing over 14 matches in two days. Spectators and officials were appreciative of the high standard of play and the general friendliness of the competition. Eighty-Five years young John Purnell from the Maitland Club surprised his much younger opponents with his consistently skilful play, his tenacity and his endurance to win the singles competition with 10 wins. John, earlier in the week had won the doubles with partner Rita Murphy. John, Jacky McDonald and John Pace (also from Maitland) completed the competition with 10 wins from their 14 games. John Purnell was named winner on countback with net hoop score of +29 followed by Jacky +23 and John Pace +22. Four players had handicap changes with John Pace moving from a 7 to a 5 and at one stage looking at a 4.

Well done all competitors.

John Compton

Golf Croquet
Division 2
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
BW JP JM JP AF BM GF RW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Brenda Wild1 7
3
4
4
7
4
7
6
3
6
2
3
7
7
57082-126
John Pace24
7
 7
6
1
4
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
108563223
Jacky McDonald37
7
6
7
 7
5
7
7
7
7
3
7
7
6
109067232
John Purnell44
7
7
7
6
7
 7
7
7
4
7
7
6
7
109061291
Anne Freeman54
7
1
4
3
1
2
5
 7
4
4
6
7
4
35994-358
Bernie McAlary67
7
5
1
1
5
3
7
5
7
 3
3
7
7
66879-115
Greg Freeman77
7
5
5
7
6
5
1
7
7
7
7
 3
7
88171104
Robyn Wallace82
5
3
2
3
7
7
3
6
7
5
1
7
5
 46389-267

NSW Golf Croquet Championships - Womens Open Singles, 2nd - 3rd April 2011

There were six contenders for this event which was held over two days with each match being the best of three games. All contenders enjoyed camaraderie and the excellent croquet. The winner Christine blitzed the field, winning all her matches and only dropping one game 6-7. Ros and Barb battled out 2nd and 3rd place, both being very evenly matched with Ros taking out send place by one game. Lyn earned her nickname of leaping Lyn with her jump shots, which is not unexpected as she was coached in this aspect of the game by jumping Joe. Lorna and Leslie both newcomers to this event showed great technical skill with their long roquets and long hoop shots.

The only casualty to the event was Lynís mallet which just broke into two pieces.

Congratulations to all the players for their friendship, sportsmanship and enjoyment of the game of croquet. Thanks also goes to the referees Joe Dimech, Jude Willmore, Carol Hayes & Ingrid Cohen who gave of their time to participate in this event.

Ron Johnstone
Manager

NSW Golf Croquet Championships
Womens Open Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
CP RJ BP LD LF LD Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Christine Pont1 7
7
7
7
7
7
6
7
7
7
7
597648281
Ros Johnstone26
3
 6
7
5
7
7
7
7
1
7
7
32706372
Barb Piggott35
4
7
4
7
 7
7
6
4
7
7
31655963
Lyn Dimech42
5
4
5
0
5
 7
7
7
6
7
2-35566-115
Lesley Fransen57
3
6
6
5
7
7
6
4
 7
7
2-16568-34
Lorna Davies65
2
7
1
3
5
3
2
7
5
6
4
 0-85077-276

Bronze Singles, 4th - 8th April 2011

This tournament was originally scheduled for February at Tempe, but there were insufficient entries. I offered to run the tournament on behalf of Cammeray Croquet Club at Cammeray during the first week of April, playing games mainly at 4 pm and 7 pm. Fifteen entries were received with six entries from Cammeray, three from Manly, two from Strathfield and one each from Epping, Mosman, Sutherland and Sydney. I organised the playing schedule to accommodate the availability of various players (including a couple of last-minute crises).

Players were grouped into three blocks of 5 players, each block playing a round-robin. The block winners and runners-up and the two best third place-getters played quarter-finals on Thursday night, followed by semi-finals and the final on Friday.

The games got under way on Monday afternoon at 4 pm, with fine weather, which changed to light showers during the first games, and to quite heavy showers during the 7 pm games. There were a few more very light showers on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the weather was fine for the rest of the week. We turned the lights on at about 5 pm each night, and all players were happy with the conditions (even though yellow and pink balls look very similar from a distance, and clips are sometimes hard to distinguish).

The general standard of play was very good, with several players making breaks of 5 or more hoops. Sixteen of the 30 round-robin games and all seven final series games were pegged out by the winner. Three players, Roger Liles, Kim Morrison and Michael Strickland, have been playing croquet for less than a year, but all acquitted themselves well. Roger and Kim each finished 3rd in their block, while Michael won his block undefeated, and went on to be runner-up.

As might have been expected, the three block winners (all undefeated in the round-robin) and the strongest runner-up all won their quarter-finals. The semi-final between John Campey and David Surridge was closely fought until towards the end, when David went away to run out 18-9 winner. In the other semi-final, Matt Carden, previously undefeated, ran into an in-form Michael Strickland, who won 18-0. The final between Michael and David was an exciting game to watch, with both players playing attacking croquet with David emerging victorious, 18-9.

Thanks to the referees, Dennis Faggotter, Neil Hardie, Neil Hartley, Stephen Howes, Mike Highes, Barbara McDonald, David Stanton and Alan Walsh; and to the caterers, Pamela Hardie, Bebe Abdullah, Joan Altwasser, Di Loveday, Georgie Ofner and Kerry Phillips

David Stanton
Manager

Bronze
Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
GB MC PJ KM DS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Geoff Boyce1 121118814959-104
Matthew Carden216 18171646753141
Peg Jones31815 8514665-195
Kim Morrison4121418 1115561-63
David Surridge513121818 36140212

Bronze
Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
JC RL SN BT YW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
John Campey1 1818181847216561
Roger Liles26 11151324550-53
Sue Nicholas3215 10222952-234
Beth Taylor4189 702553-285
Yvonne Webster5791410 2404002

Bronze
Singles
Block C
PLAYERS RESULTS
TM GM SN MS WY Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Tony McArthur1 13186183554872
Graham Maynard26 18101324748-13
Sue Nichols31212 61004067-275
Michael Strickland4181418 1846823451
Warren Yates5129131 13559-244

Bronze Singles
Finals
B1John Campey
 John Campey
18-1
 David Surridge
18-9
 David Surridge
18-9
B3Roger Liles
A2David Surridge
 David Surridge
18-2
C2Tony McArthur
A1Matthew Carden
 Matthew Carden
18-10
 Michael Strickland
18-0
B2Yvonne Webster
C1Michael Strickland
 Michael Strickland
18-6
C3Graham Maynard

NSW Golf Croquet Championships - Mens Open Singles, 7th - 10th April 2011

This event was played as a single game round robin over 1 Ĺ days, in which 12 players entered. Eight players then proceeded to the knockout event with all games being the best of 3.

The standard of the competition was excellent with 2/3rds of all games going to 12+ hoops and the final 8 players not being decided until the last game of the round robin. All players made some outstanding shots and some memorable hoops.

The final day of the competition saw the semi- finals and finals played. Mike Jenner defeated John Levick 7-5, 7-4, Martyn Prins defeated Tony Hall 4-7, 7-3, 7-3. The finals between Mike & Martyn was a cliff hanger, the winner not being decided until the 13th hoop of the 5th game. Congratulations to both players for giving us an excellent exhibition of croquet. Mike Jenner defeated Martyn Prins 7-4, 3-7, 4-7, 7-5, 7-6.

I would like to thank the players for their co-operation in the smooth running of the tournament, for their enthusiasm, competitiveness, and mateship. It was a pleasure to manage the tournament. Its nice to see that most players respect their opponents and the etiquette of the game in there dress code of predominantly white, or club colours.

I would also like to thank the players who filled in as referees, both when they were sitting off and when they were playing in opposing games. I would particularly like to thank the country players who stayed in order to referee the quarter finals and to Peter Freer and Ron Johnstone who came to watch the semis & finals and were co-opted into refereeing.

I was disappointed that Sydney referees were unavailable to referee this tournament. The tournament only had 2 referees on Day 1 available and no referees for the rest of the tournament.

Ros Johnstone
Manager

NSW Golf Croquet Championships
Mens Open Singles
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JL JD MJ MP TB TH RJ ST JC PS PF BM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
John Levick1 7757777577797349241
Joe Dimech23 51766777776636215
Mike Jenner357 4767577476665884
Martyn Prins4777 7775577687253192
Trevor Black54243 746577745666-1010
Tony Hall627736 7777778675893
Ron Johnstone7676574 6765746668-28
Stephen Thornton82377737 677466067-76
John Compton976377447 55756263-17
Peter Smith10153625767 7745670-1411
Peter Freer116675467475 746467-39
Bernie McAlary1265275357054 24973-2412

NSW Golf Croquet Championships
Mens Open Singles
Finals
1stJohn Levick
 John Levick
7-5 7-4
 Mike Jenner
7-5 7-6
 Mike Jenner
7-4 3-7 4-7 7-5 7-6
8thRon Johnstone
4thMike Jenner
 Mike Jenner
7-4 7-1
5thJoe Dimech
2ndMartyn Prins
 Martyn Prins
7-6 7-4
 Martyn Prins
4-7 7-3 7-3
7thJohn Compton
3rdTony Hall
 Tony Hall
7-5 7-4
6thStephen Thornton

NSW Golf Croquet Championships - Open Doubles, 15th - 17th April 2011

The NSW Golf Croquet Doubles were held at Tempe from the 15th to 17th April 2011 inclusive.

Apart from the weather, it rained cats, dogs and little fishes plus a few odd frogs on Saturday which made it unpleasant for the players the other two days were very kind to us as far as the weather was concerned.

The lawns were in good conditions although I did hear the odd complaint about court 1 In particular.

It was disappointing that there were only seven couples playing in what after all is one of the major titles that NSW holds. The games were played in the manner in which croquet should be played.. i.e. with courtesy and good sportsmanship. Roz Johnstone and Pam Gentle were on the receiving end of some of this sportsmanship whilst playing John Levick and Ron Johnstone. Ros inadvertently ran a hoop which had just been scored and was allowed to have the shot again. It didnít alter the fact that it delayed the inevitable but it was a nice gesture just the same.

I would also like to thank the referees who as usual did a great job. They are without a doubt the unsung heroes of our tournaments . Particular thanks must go to Jacky McDonald ,Wendy Fothergill and Kath Coull for giving up their time.

The winners were John Levick and Ron Johnstone

Runners up Martyn Prins Steve Thornton

Once again thank you to all those who participated.

Geof McDonald
Tournament Manager

NSW Golf Croquet Championships
Open Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
JL&RJ CP&MW MP&ST PS&JC RJ&PG RC&BS BM&CH Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 For Against Nett
J Levick & Ron Johnstone1 7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
6128440441
C Pont & M Wiltshire22
6
 6
7
7
5
5
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
428673133
M Prins & S Thornton32
6
7
3
4
 7
5
7
7
6
7
7
7
7
7
438977122
P Smith & J Compton45
3
7
7
5
7
6
 7
7
6
7
7
6
7
4
31919014
Ros Johnstone & P Gentle53
3
7
4
6
2
7
1
5
6
 7
7
7
7
2-27282-105
R Compton & B Smith62
3
1
4
4
4
7
4
6
3
5
 4
3
0-115090-407
B McAlary & C Hayes73
2
4
5
3
4
7
5
7
3
3
7
7
 2-56080-206

NSW Golf Croquet Championships - Open Singles, 29th April - 2nd May 2011

The GC Open Singles was held at Tempe from Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May. There were only fourteen competitors, five from the metropolitan area and nine from the country. Maitland had the largest club representation with six players. It is a shame that with the large numbers playing golf croquet there were not more entries for this prestigious event.

I organised referees to come each day and I cannot thank these people enough. On the Friday Margaret Sawers and Bill Haines looked after one lawn each and I thought I would be able to supervise the third. That was until it rained and did it fall down!! I rapidly decided that being just the manager was a better idea and the two players on a bye took over the refereeing responsibilities.

On the first day most games were very close and the standard of play was high. At the end of the day there were four players with five wins each. John Compton spent the most time on the lawns as each of his six games finished with the score at 7/6 - three wins and three losses. The second day saw slightly better weather and the players completed the round robin - 91 games in all. John was still spending a lot of time on the lawn. Saturday saw quite a few unexpected results and the final eight was not decided until the last round.

Sunday dawned clear and sunny for the quarter finals and I refereed again. Mike Jenner, John Compton, Trevor Black and Martyn Prins were successful and then Mike and Martyn won their semi final. The final was played on Monday - the best of five and after 4 Ĺ hours and 5 games Mike Jenner won the fifth game 7-6 and was declared the winner. Congratulations to both of you.

My personal thanks go to the competitors for their willingness to assist and on 99% of players, their sportsmanship. Thank you also to the referees - Bill Haines, Margaret Sawers, Wendy Fothergill, Kath Coull and Jude Willmore.

Jacky McDonald
Tournament Manager & Tournament Referee

NSW Golf Croquet Championships
Open Singles
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JL MP MJ TB ST RJ JC BW PF PS PG RJ JB BM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 For Against Nett
John Levick1 767757766777798663232
Martyn Prins25 75777776477798363203
Mike Jenner375 77774777777118664221
Trevor Black4576 756575777778171107
Stephen Thornton52536 36774543526088-2813
Ron Johnstone675377 6777775798265174
John Compton7666777 647777788471135
Barry Wells85477647 33677767375-29
Peter Freer976655477 275776757328
Peter Smith10773773477 44778747046
Pam Gentle113735752747 74766875-710
Ros Johnstone1231627364774 5746276-1411
John Bennett13424377435477 346080-2012
Bernie McAlary142143752425307 24585-4014

NSW Golf Croquet Championships
Open Singles
Finals
1stMike Jenner
 Mike Jenner
7-3 7-4
 Mike Jenner
7-3 7-3
 Mike Jenner
5-7 7-3 7-3 3-7 7-6
8thPeter Freer
4thRon Johnstone
 John Compton
7-6 7-6
5thJohn Compton
2ndJohn Levick
 Trevor Black
5-7 7-6 7-4
 Martyn Prins
7-2 7-5
7thTrevor Black
3rdMartyn Prins
 Martyn Prins
7-3 7-2
6thPeter Smith

NSW Championships - Mens Open Singles, 27th - 30th May 2011

Day 1 - Glorious cloudless day in Sydney, around 18 deg max, lawns running at 10 seconds. Hoops firm but not too testing; oompapah music deferred till Sat afternoon. Format round robin 12 players, winner is player with most wins and net points.

Day 2 - Another pleasant autumn day in Sydney, becoming cloudless after lunch, around 18 deg max, lawns running slower than yesterday at 8.5 (my guess). Hoops firm but not too testing; no Sat afternoon dogs or children as the Concordia Club prepares for their annual ball tonight (so lots of empty bottles everywhere Sun 7:30am). Format round robin 12 players, winner is player with most wins and net points.

Day 3 - After 9 sessions had been completed (out of 11), the position at the top was:

Jim Nicholls 8 wins from 9; 4tps
Martyn Prins 8/9 2tp
Trevor Bassett 7/9 5tp
Mike Hughes 6/9

Day 4 - After 3 days of threatened rain and none falling, the final day made up for it with heavy showers, around 18 deg max, lawns running even slower than previously at 7.5 (my guess).

In the final 2 sessions this morning both leaders suffered 2 defeats, whilst nos 3 and 4 came home with a wet sail. This allowed Trevor to snatch a clearcut victory - which was fortunate, as no-one fancied a playoff in a monsoon.

Congratulations to the victorious Victorian.

Martyn Prins
(extracts from postings to the AUS-Croquet and Nottingham email lists)

NSW Championships
Mens Open Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
JN TB KE AW MH MP GB AH KB SH NH BS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls1 026526tp2626tp26102626tp26tp8223129942
Trevor Bassett226tp 262611926tp26tp26tp26tp26tp2692541141401
Ken Edwards31013 32623269262626266214203116
Alan Walsh4262326 161826tp2626tp26261772561361205
Mike Hughes50262120 262618262626268241183584
Martyn Prins6222626212 2226262126tp26tp8244173713
Gareth Bushill706681621 229262672147246-9911
Alan Honey803260261126 262126tp216186224-387
Kenn Boal92671302102622 26tp2626519319038
Stephen Howes1090623122315260 26264166262-969
Neil Hardie11901245714625 16089286-19712
Brian Smith121101526229261991326 3176243-6710

NSW State Handicap - Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy, Finals 10th - 13th June 2011

NSW State Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Qualifying Round - Forster
PLAYERS RESULTS
JC CC JC PJ Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
John Coates1 18162515963-43
Chris Crellin224 142626446181
Janine Crellin32122 1726050102
Penny Jude418620 14468-244

Qualifying rounds were played at Cammeray on Friday 6 May and Friday 13 May, with 12 competitors in three blocks of 4.

Congratulations to block winners Annette du Preez, David Stanton and David Surridge, who are now eligible to play in the finals at Tempe. Thanks to all players for taking part, and for playing croquet in the right spirit.

Thanks also to referees Dennis Faggotter, Neil Hardie and Neil Hartley, and to the Cammeray catering staff, Pamela Hardie, Penny Garrett and Juan Roberson.

David Stanton
Games Captain
Cammeray Croquet Club

NSW State Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Qualifying Round - Cammeray - Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
MR BM ADP RL Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Mal Russell1 1301512865-373
Barbara McDonald226 101124736112
Annette Du Preez32613 2636515501
Roger Liles413105 02852-244

NSW State Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Qualifying Round - Cammeray - Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
NH DS MS SN Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Neil Hardie1 1702213955-163
David Stanton219 111734737101
Michael Strickland32610 1925520352
Sue Nichols410109 02958-294

NSW State Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Qualifying Round - Cammeray - Block C
PLAYERS RESULTS
RH GO DS PJ Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Ron Humpherson1 914261494723
Georgie Ofner218 121224232102
David Surridge32210 2225438161
Peg Jones471312 13260-284

This event is the State Handicap Championship for the Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy and started with 51 competitors playing in a number of regions and clubs in NSW during April and May. Four country regions participated together with players from a number of Sydney clubs.

The tournament committee thanks the coordinators who organized the players and games so well.

The 10 players who won their regional events played in the final at Tempe HQ over the weekend of June 9 to June 13. Handicaps in the final covered the wide range from 0 to 16.

The weather started well on the Thursday but as in most recent years got progressively worse. Showers, rain and cold winds which persisted off and on for the remaining 4 days did not make the conditions pleasant to play in.

As should happen in handicap games many were close with the players with bisques using them to get in front and hoping the lower handicap player would not get in and make breaks. Game 1 was typical: Pat Gilchrist used all her bisques to lead 23-3, John Read roqueted and went to the peg for 23-15, Pat missed, John started a break with the second ball just before time was called. John over rolled hoop 2 back, and Pat had held on to win. Many games progressed this way and a number of the low handicap players ran down substantial leads by their opponents, several finishing after time had been called.

Alix Verge, being the lowest handicapper off 0, had to concede bisques in every game; a total of 90 bisques in the 9 games of the competition. Despite this she played very well with long breaks that were interesting to watch and won five games finishing fifth overall.

With bisques leveling out games as they are intended to, seven of the players won 4 games or more. The most consistent overall was Trevor Black from Maitland Club off a handicap of 4 defending his title from 2010. Trevor won 8 games out of 9 despite giving away bisques in all but two, and won the competition again. As one of the higher handicapped players, Pat Gilchrist played well to win 7 games and finish runner up. David Stanton was third. With a platinum player winning this year, all divisions from platinum to bronze have now won the event since it was played in the regional format.

This event is open to all association croquet players in the state, with regional events being held in clubs or areas to determine the finalists. It would be good to see more players in more clubs, particularly in the country, participate next year. Country players who play in the final receive a subsidy towards the costs of coming to Sydney. Keep a lookout for next years announcement and join in.

John Eddes
Manager

NSW State Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Finals
PLAYERS RESULTS
GD CC AdP PG AV DS TB JE JR DS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Greg Deakin1 12261617121110791120212-9210
Chris Crellin226 1714181710262315316615798
Annette du Preez31914 8225221616181140201-619
Pat Gilchrist4191817 2219122623267182141412
Alix Verge526212626 113232605162198-365
David Stanton62119261426 212626136192116763
Trevor Black7262626262623 1023268212143691
Jim Elston82662510261326 2174160184-246
John Read9262426191501526 144165190-257
David Surridge1023171282616232125 6171128434

Champion of Club Champions, 17th - 21st June 2011

This years Champions event had the representatives of 13 clubs participate: 9 from Sydney and 4 from the country. It is disappointing that more clubs, particularly country clubs with strong association players do not enter their club champion in this event.

For the first time that anyone can remember 4 clubs were represented by women players and three were seeded in the top 8. More about this later.

The event was played in two blocks with four players to proceed to the knockout stage. Each block had four players with much higher rankings than the others and so it worked out, but only just. The fourth qualifier in each block only just scraped through on a net points count back.

In the block stage Jim Nichols was undefeated in one block and Alison Sharpe won the other block with one loss. Triples were completed by Alix Verge, Alan Walsh, John Levick (2) and Alison Sharpe.

As you would expect with so many even players (eight were on handicaps of zero or less) there were some very close games and some nail biting finishes, none more so than the impasse that occurred in the game between Jim Nicholls and Alix Verge. Most players had never seen an impasse and we had to look up the regulations on how to handle it. An impasse is really a stalemate with nothing much changing after each stroke. The position was that Alix was on peg and four back, Jim was on penultimate and in play with a break for the other ball. Jim took his break to the peg but on the way was forced to peel Alix through four back so both playerís back balls are on penultimate. As time had been called Jim pegged out his forward ball putting him one in front. Alix hit the lift shot with the peg ball and pegged out making the score level and with only one ball each remaining. Alix put her other ball near to and slightly on the non playing side of penultimate. Jim played his only ball wide and slightly on the playing side of penultimate and with brilliant placement wired from Alix. So this started the impasse; neither player could hit the other and neither could get in front of the hoop without providing a short roquet to the opponent. So there they stayed hitting a few cms or less with each stroke and keeping the balls wired. After reading the ACA regs an impasse was eventually declared. Alix considered the ACA regs were unfairly weighted against Jim so broke the impasse, and Jim finally won the game.

Two quarterfinals were easy wins to Jim (with a triple) and Alison; the other two saw tight finishes to Rosie Graham and Alix. Alixís win against Alan Honey deserves full commentary but it is too long to describe in detail. Alan was pegged out and 4 back (22 points) as time was about to be called. Alix was for 1 back and 4 back (15 points). She got her shot in just before time leaving her balls about 10 yards apart near one back. After Alan played into corner 4, Alixís remarkable break started: she hit the roquet, took off to one back from 8 yards on the non playing side, made it so well her ball ended up on the border near 2 back; she turned and roqueted the ball 18 yards away, rolled to the hoop, made it and finished the break with some other amazing strokes, including putting her other ball right in front of 4 back in the same stroke as getting into position to peg out.

Therefore the semi finals had three of the four places go to the women which shows the strength of the NSW women now. Both semi finals were reasonably easy victories: Jim beat Rosie with a triple and Alix beat Alison.

The best of three final was over all too quickly. Jim and Alix had both displayed excellent form during the previous games: Jim with easy wins and Alix with tough play. Jim won the first game with a triple peel 26-0 for his third consecutive game with that score in the finals. The second game saw Alix make a break but Jim finished with another triple to win 26 - 10.

There were strong performances by nearly all the players given their ranking and most would have been happy with their results. Jim was the standout player overall and fully deserved his victory, winning the four finals games by 104 - 10 with 4 triple peels. Alix was a worthy runner up and signaled her return to competitive association croquet at the top level.

John Eddes

Champion of Club Champions
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
AW JL AS AH TS BS PG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 For Against Nett
Alan Walsh1 1092626tp2626412373502
John Levick226tp 14172126tp263130101294
Alison Sharpe32626 212626tp26515180711
Alan Honey4132626 2624264141113283
Trevor Smith5126135 31149151-1027
Brian Smith66412626 26389127-385
Pam Gentle71917182622 193131-386

Champion of Club Champions
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
JN RG MP AV JE MM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls1 2626232626512742851
Rosemary Graham20 826262638663233
Martyn Prins31726 1012262918654
Alix Verge422326 2626tp310378252
John Eddes5201918 2626597-325
Michael Mills618717 024130-1066

Champion of Club Champions
Finals
A1Alison Sharpe
 Alison Sharpe
26-9
 Alix Verge
26-11
 Jim Nicholls
26tp-0, 26tp-10
B4Martyn Prins
B2Alix Verge
 Alix Verge
23-22
A3Alan Honey
A2Alan Walsh
 Rosemary Graham
26-23
 Jim Nicholls
26tp-0
B3Rosemary Graham
B1Jim Nicholls
 Jim Nicholls
26tp-0
A4John Levick

NSW Championships - Womens Open Singles, 24th - 27th June 2011

NSW Championships
Womens Open Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
RG WD BM AQ RN PG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Rosemary Graham1 26
26
2617
20
26
26
26
26
8219981211
Wendy Dickson29
19
 26
26
21
23
2626
18
6194150442
Barbara McTiernan3718
2
 26
19
26
26
24
1
4149196-474
Anne Quinn424
18
17
19
18
26
 26
14
214183170133
Rosemary Newsham52
4
512
13
1
26
 26
13
2102215-1136
Pam Gentle611
4
11
26
23
26
1719
26
 3163181-185

A.C.A. Golf Croquet Bronze Medal, 1st - 3rd July 2011

We played the Bronze Medal in beautiful winter weather, crisp mornings and sunny days.

This event demonstrated the excellent standard of many elite golf croquet players in NSW. Although this event should bring together the top 10 players in NSW, due to commitment of some players the pool was taken from the top 16 or so players and still the standard was exceptionally high. Very few matches were won in straight games, with many games only being won 7/6 and all players had wins.

The Bronze Medal winner was Peter Landrebe with Rosie Graham runner up. Our congratulations to Peter and our best wishes to him when representing NSW in the Gold Medal event later in the year.

We would like to thank the players for their co-operation in the smooth running of the tournament, for their enthusiasm, competitiveness, and mateship. It was a pleasure to manage the tournament. Thanks also go to the referees who gave of their time, Robin Wallace who was here every day, Bill Haines, Wendy Fothergill, Jude Willmore, Ingrid Cohen & Margaret Sawers.

Ron & Ros Johnstone
Joint Managers

A.C.A.
Golf Croquet
Bronze Medal
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL JD JL TH RJ RG RJ PG Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 7
6
7
4
7
1
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
61010270321
Joe Dimech22
7
5
 7
7
7
7
7
4
7
2
3
6
7
4
6
7
3
30989444
John Levick37
4
7
5
3
 7
7
7
6
7
1
5
7
5
7
7
6
7
5210587183
Tony Hall42
3
4
1
6
2
 7
6
4
7
6
6
7
3
5
7
3
7
1-886111-258
Ron Johnstone54
5
4
7
4
1
7
3
6
7
7
 6
7
4
7
7
6
2
2-494109-156
Rosie Graham65
5
7
7
7
7
4
7
7
7
3
7
 4
7
7
7
7
6710584212
Ros Johnstone75
3
7
1
7
6
7
1
3
7
7
5
4
7
5
4
 3
7
6
2-595117-227
Pam Gentle84
2
7
3
7
2
7
5
3
7
4
7
7
5
2
7
6
7
 3-292105-135

Gold Brooch, 1st - 3rd August 2011

Gold Brooch PLAYERS RESULTS
NH BG BM JE Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Neil Hartley1 26
22
26
13
13
14
3114119-53
Bob Green215
16
 11
23
23
20
1108137-294
Barbara McTiernan318
26
26
24
 3
26
412312032
John Eddes421
23
17
22
26
21
 413099311

Silver Brooch, 8th - 10th August 2011

Silver Brooch PLAYERS RESULTS
RH JM JE DS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Ron Humpherson1 15
26
26
26
7
21
412180411
Jacky McDonald216
1
 18
15
7
10
267114-474
Jim Elston311
14
14
26
 26
20
2111115-43
David Stanton426
12
17
16
9
21
 410191102

NSW Championships - Open Doubles, 12th - 14th August 2011

NSW Championships
Open Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL&RG AW&AV MP&TH JE&BS SH&EG NH&DS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
P Landrebe & R Graham1 201926tp2626311775422
A Walsh & A Verge226 16162626tp311069413
M Prins & T Hall32024 222126511384291
J Eddes & B Smith411919 26193847594
S Howes & E Griffin5153202 22162109-475
N Hartley & D Stanton613310910 045119-746

NSW Championships - Open Singles, 15th - 17th August 2011

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
KE MH TH MP BS DS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Ken Edwards1 21222126tp26211683334
Mike Hughes225 19262626412269531
Tony Hall32626 132626411783342
Martyn Prins422223 262649968313
Brian Smith53582 16034122-886
David Stanton671511618 157120-635

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
AW RG AV SH NH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Alan Walsh1 15 212626252102
Rosie Graham226  262637824541
Alix Verge3          
Stephen Howes4198  2615367-143
Neil Hartley571 20 02878-504

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Finals
A1Mike Hughes
 Mike Hughes
26-10
 Rosie Graham
26-19, 23-21
B2Alan Walsh
A2Rosie Graham
 Rosie Graham
26-15
B1Tony Hall

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Y Event
 Alan Walsh
 Alan Walsh
26-0
 Tony Hall

NSW Championships
Open Singles
Plate Event
PLAYERS RESULTS
DS NH SH BS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
David Stanton1 3262024968-193
Neil Hartley226 222627437371
Stephen Howes32326 2627553222
Brian Smith41985 03272-404

Silver Pennants, Finals 19st and 26th July 2011

The association pennants for 2011 have been completed and by all accounts the competition was enjoyed by all competitors. The entry numbers were most disappointing with only the Silver and Bronze divisions being played. Only eight clubs were involved and all of these were from the metropolitan area. I am certain that Association is played in many other areas - what a pity we never see them!

In the Silver Division three clubs entered and a double round robin was played. Cammeray was the winner and Chatswood the runner up.

The Bronze Division, with six entries, was much closer. Hurstville, Mosman and Manly all had four wins and it was only after the last games had been played that Mosman was declared the winner ahead of Hurstville.

Thank you to all clubs involved. The results were always sent in promptly and there was always some nice person to correct my mistakes. I hope you all learnt lots, improved lots and will be back bigger and better next year.

Jacky McDonald

Silver Pennants PLAYERS RESULTS
C C S Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 For Against Nett
Cammeray1 0
2
3
3
38441
Chatswood23
1
 1
3
28442
Sutherland30
0
2
0
 1210-83

Bronze Pennants, Finals 21st and 28th July 2011

(for report see Silver Pennants)

Bronze Pennants PLAYERS RESULTS
C C H K M M Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Cammeray1 21201269-34
Chatswood21 11010411-76
Hurstville322 303410552
Killara4120 011411-75
Mosman53333 14132111
Manly622022 48713

Eva Short Memorial Trophy, 10th - 12th September 2011

Eva Short
Memorial
Trophy
PLAYERS RESULTS
AS CM PG JP Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe1 26
26
26
26
26
26
615670861
Charlotte Morgan215
9
 26
26
26TP
26
412865632
Pam Gentle30
16
1
12
 26
11
166135-693
Jean Pack421
9
0
0
5
26
 161141-804

Golf Croquet Champion of Champions, 16th - 18th September 2011

The inaugural Champion of Champion was held in ideal conditions. There were only seven competitors and the competition was held as a 19 point double round robin. That was interesting in itself as it took some of the players time to adjust to the longer game. Most games lasted about an hour and a half but one pair took thirty three minutes on the nineteenth hoop.

Richard Christian from RSGC was a very welcome new face. It was his first CNSW competition and while he didnít have many successes he certainly made life difficult for his opposition. Heíll be back and his handicap will go down - Iím sure of that. In fact the players were so impressed with him his handicap was changed from 7 to 5.

At the end of the first round Alison Sharpe was leading with five wins and Peter Freer and John Levick were close behind with four wins. At the end of the second round the final result was not decided until the finish of the last game. Alison and John both won nine games but John was declared the winner on net points.

Thank you very much to those who refereed - Margaret Sawers, John Eddes, Wendy Fothergill, Kath Coull, Ingrid Cohen and Madeline Goodman. They did a sterling job.

Jacky McDonald
Tournament Manager and Tournament Referee

Golf Croquet
Champion of Champions
PLAYERS RESULTS
MP JL PF RG RJ AS RC Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 For Against Nett
Martyn Prins1 10
8
7
6
8
7
10
10
7
7
10
10
5100103-36
John Levick29
10
 10
8
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
911687291
Peter Freer310
10
7
10
 10
10
10
6
8
5
10
10
81069793
Rosemary Graham410
10
4
9
6
9
 5
10
10
5
10
10
698101-34
Ron Johnstone58
9
5
7
8
10
10
8
 9
10
10
10
510410045
Alison Sharpe610
10
10
7
10
10
5
10
10
8
 10
10
911090202
Richard Christian74
3
4
6
8
5
7
6
6
5
6
4
 064120-567

Golf Croquet Pennants - Division 1 - Finals, 22nd July 2011

Again entries were disappointing - only two teams entered. Maitland defeated Sutherland 2 matches to 0 on a wet and miserable Thursday on the Newcastle National Park Lawns. Representing Maitland was Trevor Black, Peter Smith, Barry Wells and Stephen Dilley (Jnr) with fine weather only reserves John Compton and Pam Gentle. Sutherland consisted of Ron and Ros Johnstone, John Eddes with Christine Pont making up the four.

Winner: Maitland
Runner-Up: Sutherland

Golf Croquet Pennants - Division 2 - Finals, 22nd July 2011

The Div 2 semis were played on Friday 22/7. The weather was testing with 2 lawns going underwater by noon with a lake emerging slowly from corner 2 on lawn 3 and encroaching toward hoop 2. We stopped at one stage while the monsoon was at full blast and again for a lost container vessel wishing to ask directions to Port Botany. Animals were lining up in twos in the car park.

Prior to and during the deluge Sydney proved too strong for Maitland - must have webbed feet in the Eastern Suburbs. Sydney represented by Jack and Ingrid Cohen, Fay Stove and Kim Morrison won all matches over a Maitland team that struggled in the conditions. John Pace, Anne Freeman, Greg Freeman, Robyn Compton and Bev Smith will be determined to regain the shield for Maitland in 2012. This will be the first year that Maitland has not won the trophy.

Jamberoo edged out Eastwood 2 matches to 1 with Margie Long defeating Dorothy Pratt 7/6,7/4 and Ian Stubbi overcoming Pat Gilchrist 7/3,4/7,7/2. The doubles was won by the dynamic Eastwood duo of Greg Deakin and Shirley McLaughlan over Betty Ball and Gerry Hassett 4/7,7/4,7/6. I believe that some players enjoyed the day. I have to give thanks to the referees who also endured the conditions - and they volunteered. Well done to all players and referees - croquet people are tough not like other wussy sportspeople who call off their games when someone spits in the wind. Unfortunately the final could not be played due to time and water. The final was rescheduled and played on 15th September on a fine and sunny Tempe day. Unfortunately for Jamberoo their gun No 1 singles player Ian Subbi was suffering from wrist tendonitis and played in the doubles under some difficulty. Sydney proved too strong winning all three rubbers as they had in the semi-final. Sydney proved worthy winners.

Winner: Sydney
Runner-Up: Jamberoo

Golf Croquet Pennants - Division 3 - Finals, 29th July 2011

A random draw saw Milton-Ulladulla pitted against Hurstville and Mosman to play Branxton. Milton-Ulladulla proved too strong winning all matches with George Timbs defeating Lorna Davies in 3, Maureen Greenwood overcoming Katherine Love in 2 and the doubles duo of George Emery and Jan Ruggiero defeating Ros Haupt and Pam Hofer in 2. Mosman dominated the match against Branxton with Marjorie Lehman/ Jenny Willis defeating Maureen Dick/Helen Enright in the doubles and Michael Strickland crushing Clare Clark in 2. The other singles was stopped at one game all between Ruth Harden and Richard Westgarth to enable time for the final to be completed on the day.

The final proved to be a nail-biter with the singles being shared between Milton-Ulladulla and Mosman. Michael Strickland (Mosman) again gave a dominant display against George Timbs winning 7/2,7/2. Maureen Greenwood (Milton-Ulladulla) was equally dominant disposing of Richard Westgarth 7/1,7/5. At this stage the doubles was one game apiece with Marjorie and Jenny (Mosman) winning the first 7/6 and George and Jan the second 7/3. When George and Jan ran away to a 4/2 lead in the third and both balls in dominant positions at 7 Milton-Ulladulla looked easy winners. Some brilliant defense at 7 saw the start of a remarkable comeback taking the game to the 13th hoop. Each side had an advantage at 13 with neither able to take advantage of position until Jan ran 13 from the back line to give Milton-Ulladulla the game 7/6, the match and the Division 3 title. Sometimes the brave and audacious shot takes the prize.

Winner: Milton-Ulladulla
Runner-Up: Mosman

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap - Doubles, 17th - 19th September 2011

The NSW Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles were held at Urunga and Sawtell in perfect conditions from 17 - 19 September. 19 teams entered this yearís event with players coming to the Mid North Coast from as far as Jamberoo in south, Dubbo in the west and Woolgoolga to the north.

The first day had play at both venues and the standard of competition was very high with a number of extremely long games. One game at Sawtell had to be pegged down and completed the next morning when fading light made it almost impossible to see the balls.

Sawtell hosted all the players on the second day, which was another late finish. Block A winners were Gary Barenthien and John Ball with Stephen and Stephen G Dilley runners up. Block B winners were Ray Vize and Graham Innocent with Irene and Terry Abbott runners up. It was a great result for Gary and John from South West Rocks as they have not been playing very long and were looked at very closely by Peter Smith, State Handicapper, and had their handicaps adjusted for the singles.

On the Monday Ray and Graham played Stephen and Stephen in one semi final, while Irene and Terry Abbott played Gary and John in the other. The final was between Ray and Graham and Irene and Terry, while the others decided not to play off for third. Irene and Terry were the eventual winners after three close games. It was great to see the number of players who came to Sawtell on the final day to watch the finals.

Thanks to all Referees who came from Urunga, Sawtell and Maitland, the host Club members who worked in the kitchens to provide lunches and morning teas and all the players for their cooperation to make the event a success.

Barb Piggott
Tournament Manager

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap
Doubles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
WH&MS R&BE S&SGD DB&JM BZ&BB JB&DM V&TC SA&BE GB&JB SC&PJ Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
William Haines & Michael Speak1 7677773465544864
Roger & Brenda Evans22 777746175484536
Stephen & Stephen G Dilley372 777757775634222
Derek Burrows & Jacqueline Martyn4654 7777475544865
Beryl Zanoni & Brenda Burrows52512 3753513362-2910
Jenny Burgess & Don McKiernan650237 674523957-188
Valerie & Terry Collins7572667 51224159-189
Sylvia Andrews & Bridget Earle87776757 276554783
Gary Barethien & John Ball977477777 786032281
Sandy Coutts & Pat Johnston10751377726 44553-87

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap
Doubles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
M&RL M&MB MP&RN RV&GI ED&DE T&IA P&DM TM&BW J&RC Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Margaret & Robert Leese1 7755766434748-16
Michael & Mary Bone24 757537534349-68
Marion Pike & Ruth Nicholson366 37372624052-129
Ray Vize & Graham Innocent4777 7374764939101
Elsina Dilley & Dale Edwards57440 765734043-37
Terence & Irene Abbott637772 7776473982
Pat & Dot Moroney7776673 7444748-15
Tom Maginnity & Bert Willis87477765 64494544
John & Robyn Compton977761577 5474613

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap
Doubles
Finals
 Gary Barethien & John Ball
 Terence & Irene Abbott
7-5 7-6
 Terence & Irene Abbott
7-3 4-7 7-4
 Terence & Irene Abbott
 Ray Vize & Graham Innocent
 Ray Vize & Graham Innocent
7-5 7-4
 Stephen & Stephen G Dilley

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap - Singles, 20th - 23rd September 2011

The NSW Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles were held at Urunga and Sawtell in perfect conditions from 20 - 23 September. 27 players entered this yearís event which gave three Blocks of nine.

The first two days had play at both venues but fortunately players were not required to travel during the day and the standard of competition was very high with a number of extremely long games.

Urunga hosted all the players on the third day with Block play in the morning followed by the quarter finals after lunch. Block A winner was Margaret Leese (Sawtell) with Bob Deopel (Urunga) runner up. Block B winner was Tom Maginnity (Sawtell) and Michael Bone (Myall Park) was runner up. Block C winner was Roger Evans (Jamberoo) with Gary Barenthien (South West Rocks) runner up. The best third place getters to make up the players for the quarter finals were from Block A Graham Innocent (Dubbo) and Block C Terry Abbott (Eastwood). Quaterfinal results were Margaret defeated Terry, Roger defeated Michael, Graham defeated Tom and Gary defeated Bob.

Friday morning had all players again at Urunga for the semi finals and final. Roger was successful in the first semi against Margaret in two, while the match between Gary and Graham kept spectators entertained with Graham finally winning in three.

After a break the players took to the lawns once again to determine this yearís Handicap Singles Champion. The final was an excellent spectacle, but unfortunately the score does not reflect the high standard of play from both players. Graham was the eventual winner in a match that was a fitting end to a successful week.

Thanks to all Referees who worked tirelessly they came from Urunga, Sawtell, Port Macquarie, Eastwood and Maitland, the host Club members who worked in the kitchens to provide lunches and morning teas and all the players for their cooperation to make the event a success. A special thank you to Debbie Anderson, the Venue Manager at Urunga, who made my job as both Tournament Manager and Tournament Referee that much easier as she organised the players and entered the scores which allowed me to concentrate of the Refereeing.

Barb Piggott
Tournament Manager

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap
Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
DM GI MS RN SC ML BW JB BD Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Don McKiernan1 7534167734047-77
Graham Innocent25 77727776494543
Michael Speak376 75367634750-36
Ruth Nicholson4764 757744474615
Sandy Coutts57375 77755484084
Margaret Leese677773 77665129221
Brenda Wild7767443 6624354-118
John Ball81466317 313155-249
Bob Doepel966777777 65444102

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap
Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
JB TM MP WH MB BE TC PM RV Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Jenny Burgess1 3471474423450-168
Tom Maginnity27 774777775329241
Marion Pike373 71753744048-86
William Haines4344 737774424205
Michael Bone57775 677765331222
Brenda Evans671677 7745463973
Terry Collins7527221 3212454-309
Pat Moroney87376447 74454414
Ray Vize976615776 3454507

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap
Singles
Block C
PLAYERS RESULTS
RE VC DM NP CI GB SA BW TA Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Roger Evans1 7777774775328251
Valerie Collins24 773233123053-238
Dot Moroney326 75257734146-56
Narelle Peters4352 3271112455-319
Chris Illingworth53777 37735444224
Gary Barenthien637777 77665127242
Sylvia Andrews7177661 7534049-97
Bert Willis87747436 434243-15
Terence Abbott957577777 65234183

NSW Golf Croquet State Handicap
Singles
Finals
C3Terrence Abbott (3)
 Margaret Leese (4)
7-4 7-2
 Roger Evans (3)
7-5 7-2
 Graham Innocent (3)
7-2 7-4
A1Margaret Leese (4)
C1Roger Evans (4)
 Roger Evans (4) (3)
7-6 7-1
B2Michael Bone (11)
B1Tom Maginnity (6)
 Graham Innocent (3)
7-4 5-7 7-4
 Graham Innocent (3)
7-4 5-7 7-3
A3Graham Innocent (3)
A2Bob Doepel (3)
 Gary Barenthien (7)
7-5 7-5
C2Gary Barenthien (7)

Selectors 10, 7th - 9th October 2011

The Selectors 10 this year was indeed a select group as there were only 9 players!

It was an unusual group. One player, Nick Chapman, hadnít played ranking games for 4 years, a couple of others, Alix Verge and John Eddes, were making AC comebacks with only a few games under the belt, Jonathan Bowen was on the rebound from Queensland, and two players, Martyn Prins and Alan Honey, had each racked up over 100 games in the last 12 months. The field was completed by Trevor Black, Brian Smith and Stephen Howes.

Played at Tempe 7th-9th October on fairly fast lawns under variable skies which, luckily, didnít deliver the forecast rain, play was of a good standard. However, no Triple Peels were completed, but a Quintuple attempt by Martyn Prins failed only after the first three were successful. Enterprising but unlucky.

At the end of the first day, no one enjoyed a day of unalloyed triumph but four players had two wins each. The second day ended with Stephen Howes the surprise leader, but with Alan Honey and Nick Chapman also finishing the day on four wins.

Alan Honey finished on top with 7 wins from 8 games, winning with average scores of 26-7, an impressive display only marred by being beaten in the first game of Day One by Stephen Howes - perhaps he hadnít warmed up from Queanbeyan weather. Jonathan Bowen was runner-up.

This is the second time that Alan has won this event and he now joins the other nine players in The Bronze Medal. Congratulations!

Selectors 10 PLAYERS RESULTS
MP AV JE AH JB SH TB BS NC Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Martyn Prins1 0181323212622153138181-437
Alix Verge226 2621526726184146114325
John Eddes32011 21817192682121169-488
Alan Honey4262626 26182626267200691311
Jonathan Bowen52120229 262626266176143332
Stephen Howes6232262622 2626215172152204
Trevor Black719262271110 22213138174-366
Brian Smith82093107826 0183200-1179
Nick Chapman9262026021261826 5163135283

Bronze Handicap Singles, 10th - 13th October 2011

Day 1 presented pleasant spring weather for this tournament. Sue Nichols, (Manly) and John Hastings, (Sydney) were the front runners on Day 1 pegging out both their games. Peg Jones, (Manly) also lived up to her name by pegging out the first game of the day. The other winner being Graham Maynard, (Cammeray)

Day 2 saw the afternoon with a short but heavy shower which sent all players scurrying for wet weather gear. The two front runners, Sue and John, faced off in the afternoon with Sue the ultimate winner, Peg and Graham won their 2nd game with Roger Liles, (Cammeray) breaking his duck beating Beth Taylor, (Manly).

Day 3 saw Sue complete the perfect result having won all her games. John was runner-up with 4 wins. Graham and Roger played for 4th and 5th positions with Roger the winner. Peg held on for 3rd place on net points.

Due to a communication breakdown I found I had no referees on Day 1 and had to watch over three games on three lawns. My thanks to Dennis Faggoter and John Eddes who responded to my plea for help. I also tender my thanks to Kath Coull and Heather Smallbone who responded to my plea and looked after the games on Days 2 and 3.

Of concern is the fact that none of the players knew how to set the hoops. Over the previous weekend the hoops had been set for the selectors 10 and needed opening up for this tournament.

Brian Smith
(Manager)

Bronze
Handicap
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
SN PJ GM RL JH BT Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Sue Nichols1 181418181858640461
Peg Jones25 1218141826768-13
Graham Maynard31214 861125163-125
Roger Liles48914 121826170-94
John Hastings 59181816 1847955242
Beth Taylor6695105 03583-486

A.C.A. Bronze Medal, 21st - 23rd October 2011

A.C.A.
Bronze
Medal
PLAYERS RESULTS
SR JN TM AW AS RG KE CM MH AH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Stephen Richards (-1.5)1 2626tp2692626tp2626268217951221
Jim Nicholls (-1.5)212 02617826tp2626265167154134
Tim Murphy (-0.5)3026 11026261824193150178-288
Alan Walsh (-1)40926 262626117265157141163
Alison Sharpe (-0.5)52626262 26262621267205150552
Rosemary Graham (-1)61426121125 26266113157173-167
Ken Edwards (-0.5)712010492 2626263115185-7010
Charlotte Morgan (-0.5)82221262615719 2626418818535
Mike Hughes (0)99926262626123 224168198-306
Alan Honey (0)10011269232691326 3143208-659

Golf Croquet - Division 1, 24th - 23rd October 2011

Golf Croquet
Division 1
Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
RJ&RJ TB&SD PS&PG RV&JD JH&JE ST&RG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
R Johnstone & R Johnstone1 6
5
7
7
6
3
5
7
4
7
4575524
T Black & S Dilley27
7
 7
7
3
7
7
4
7
7
86351121
P Smith & P Gentle34
5
5
3
 6
7
7
4
7
7
45557-25
R Vize & J Dimech47
7
7
5
7
3
 5
7
3
7
6585712
J Hincks & J Eddes57
2
4
7
6
7
7
5
 7
5
5575613
S Thornton & R Graham67
2
4
5
3
3
7
6
3
7
 34761-146

Golf Croquet
Division 1
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
MJ PF TB PS JM LH RV RJ PG JD RJ JE JH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 For Against Nett
Mike Jenner1 77553777577677359143
Peter Freer23 765777657777746774
Trevor Black335 77576757736696549
Peter Smith4772 65622577756375-1211
Jacky McDonald57737 664777737716656
Lester Hughes673777 777574687461132
Ray Vize7435773 74277556173-1210
Ron Johnstone84677763 377676706648
Pam Gentle957375377 37777686447
Joe Dimech10777747757 777107959201
Ros Johnstone114545325356 7515482-2813
John Eddes1216643747355 425580-2512
John Hincks13747677746477 7736765