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SUMMARY 2017

EVENT WINNER RUNNER-UP
AC Bronze Singles Ann Shaddick Ralda Kirton
AC 5 & Under Doubles Alison Sharpe & Stephen Pearce Alix Verge & Stephen Richards
AC 3 & Under Singles Nick Chapman Stephen Richards
GC Division 3 Doubles Colin Gibbons & Brian Giersch Rob Connelly & Michael Anear
GC Division 3 Singles Colin Gibbons John Reynolds
GC Division 2 Doubles Alan Brown & John Cole Ralph Richardson & Simon Fisk
GC Division 2 Singles Lorraine Hatfield Gerda Lambeck
GC NSW Men's Singles Championship John Hastings Peter Montague
GC NSW Women's Singles Championship Margaret Sawers Pam Gentle
AC Silver Singles Ron Humpherson Ted Woodley
AC Gold Singles Barbara McDonald David Stanton
AC NSW Open Men's Singles Championship - X Event Peter Landrebe Trevor Bassett
AC NSW Open Men's Singles Championship - Z Event Tim Murphy
AC NSW Open Men's Singles Championship - Y Event John Levick
AC NSW Open Men's Singles Championship - Plate Event John Bartrop
GC Division 1 Pennants Maitland Killara
GC Selectors 1st 8 David Woods Chris Williamson
GC Selectors 2nd 8 not played
AC NSW Handicap (Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy) Ken Green Ralph Richardson
GC Division 2 Pennants Canberra Port Hacking
GC NSW Open Doubles David Hanbidge & John Levick Peter & Elaine Coles
AC Gold Doubles not played
GC Division 3 Pennants Manly Sutherland
GC NSW ACA Bronze Medal John Levick Peter Freer
GC NSW Junior Championships Charlie Sharpe Jamie Gumbrell
GC NSW Open Singles Championship Peter Landrebe David Hanbidge
AC Bronze Pennants Cammeray B Cammeray A
AC Silver Pennants Manly Chatswood
AC Gold Pennants not played
AC Premier Pennants Chatswood Cammeray
GC Gold Brooch Ron King & Chris Robertson Cheryl Patterson & Chris Williamson
AC Champion of Club Champions Nick Chapman Jim Nicholls
AC Bronze Brooch Ian Lucas Glenda Chaplyn
AC Selectors 1st 8 Alan Walsh Alan Honey
AC Fransted Trophy Ted Woodley Gerard Barry
AC NSW Open Doubles Alan Walsh & Alison Sharpe Nick Chapman & Simon Hockey
AC Selectors 2nd 8 Bill Blowes Steve Miles
AC Gold Brooch David Stanton Ron Buist
GC Division 1 Doubles Peter Freer & Steve Thornton Bill Munns & Lesley Easton
GC Division 1 Singles Trevor Black John Levick
AC Silver Brooch Ted Woodley Michael Mills
AC Bronze Medal Nick Chapman Jim Nicholls
GC NSW Handicap Doubles Peter & Wendy Lloyd Carol Hayes & Bernie McAlary
GC NSW Handicap Singles Ralph Richardson Bill Munns
AC NSW Open Womens Singles Championship Alison Sharpe Barb Piggott


DETAILED RESULTS 2017

AC Bronze Singles, 6th - 9th February 2017

Eight players entered this tournament, which proved to be a true test of their stoicism and endurance. Everyone expects February to be hot, and probably wet too - but no-one could have predicted the extreme conditions through which players and referees battled.

The extreme heat on Day 1 was sufficient for us to consider postponing the afternoon matches to the vacant slot on Day 3. The players were made of sterner stuff and elected to continue. By the end of that day it appeared that Ralph Richardson, no doubt hardened by the Canberra conditions he’s used to, would be the player to beat.

However, Day 2, ‘the day the rain came down - and down, and more down,’ changed the whole scene with Ann Shaddick (Strathfield), Ralda Kirton (Cammeray) and Ian Lucas (Cammeray) joining Ralph with 3 wins from 4 matches.

By the end of Day 2, lightning and heavy downpours having delayed play to the extent that no-one thought we’d complete the day’s programme, the players were beyond being concerned about what the weather may do next. They’d been through such extremes that they knew they could face (almost) anything. The same was true of the long-suffering referees, David Gibson (the Tournament Referee), Heather Smallbone, Bob Green and Neil Hardie.

Ann and Ralda consolidated their positions on days 3 and 4, each winning both matches on those two days, which meant each of them won six of their seven matches.

Congratulations to Ann who, with more nett hoops than Ralda, won the Tournament. Interestingly, Ian Lucas, the third place-getter, had a higher number of nett hoops than either Ann or Ralda despite winning fewer games.

Special mention should be made of Michael Gill (Marrickville), who entered the Tournament after only a few months of playing croquet, and Lucy Rees (Cammeray) who played with three broken fingers. They’re people to keep an eye on in the future.

Susan Howland
Tournament Manager

PLAYERS RESULTS
SE IL AS LR RR MG RK TA Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Sue Eldridge-Smith1 52117144725086-366
Ian Lucas215 916181841859859393
Ann Shaddick31011 18412181068348351
Lucy Rees41057 11126916093-337
Ralph Richardson518141816 189449776214
Michael Gill6129687 3505099-498
Ralda Kirton7862111116 866251112
Torben Albaek81394131897 47361125

AC 5 & Under Doubles, 11th - 12th February 2017

This tournament was played at Tempe over the weekend of 11-12 February, a weekend on which many other sporting events were cancelled because of expected extreme temperatures. Saturday was very hot, but some cool breezes combined with the sun disappearing behind the cloud cover made play on Saturday fairly bearable. All games were completed, and all players hoped for a cooler day on Sunday. The hoped-for cooler day eventuated, but it was still quite hot.

Five pairs entered the event, three being State team mixed doubles pairings, plus two other pairs. Games in the first two rounds on Saturday went according to rankings, with State teams winning. The third round provided two upsets, with Gareth Denyer and Rob Elliott accounting for Rosie Landrebe and Alan Walsh, while John Levick and David Hanbidge had a comfortable win over Alix Verge and Stephen Richards. It was only after these games had been played that the Manager realised that the games which were scheduled for that session were John & David v Gareth & Rob and Rosie & Alan v Alix & Stephen. This required a change to the games allocated for Sunday, with three rounds now necessary to complete the round robin.

Sunday saw a narrow 16-15 golden point win to Alison Sharpe and Stephen Pearce over Alix Verge and Stephen Richards. Gareth Denyer and Rob Elliott were too strong for John Levick and David Hanbidge, running out 23-9 winners. Alix and Stephen then had an after-the-bell 16-15 over Rosie and Alan, leaving Alison and Stephen as outright winners. Because of the heat, it was decided not to play the remaining game, which could not have changed the overall result.

Winners were Alison Sharpe and Stephen Pearce, with Alix Verge and Stephen Richards runners-up on net points ahead of Gareth Denyer and Rob Elliott.

David Stanton
Tournament Manager

AC 5 & Under Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
RL&AW AS&SP AV&SR JL&DH GD&RE Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Rosemary Landrebe & Alan Walsh1 152671484084
Alison Sharpe & Stephen Pearce2 16262236447171
Alix Verge & Stephen Richards31615 7262646222
John Levick & David Hanbidge491526 915982-235
Gareth Denyer & Rob Elliott51517523 26064-43

AC 3 & Under Singles, 25th - 26th February 2017

A field of 8 entered the event, giving a neat round robin over two days, 4 games on Saturday, 3 on Sunday. The top two players were seeded, but the random draw (honest!) allocated 3, 4 and 5 into their ranking positions, so it would be top 4 ranked (all -1 or better) to play the bottom 4 (0-3) on day one and mini round robins on day 2. Weather forecast was rain on Saturday, much more rain on Sunday. What we actually got was drizzle on Saturday, bright sun on Sunday.

Conditions were fair : lawns a little slower because of surface water, but probably running at 10-11, hoops tight (at least I assume so - lots of players were bouncing out of them), some lumpy bits of green vegetation deflecting balls from time to time (there were no triples over the weekend, in fact not many that got the first two done - whether this was the conditions or the players was not clear). Conditions did get quite a lot more difficult particularly on lawn 1 in sessions 3 and 4 with soccer balls and 5-12 year-old children running on to lawn (plus parents collecting said balls but not discouraging children) at random intervals.

Day 1 saw the biggest upset with John Bartrop beating Claire Bassett. John (who had a disappointing first game) got in and ran to peg, giving contact. Claire croqueted out (bet that never happened before!). After significant interaction John got home. John probably had the most interesting tournament - Rob Elliott was running to the peg to peg out and missed a (very) short roquet after penult: John then ran a long break after time had expired to snatch victory. The next day John was running to the peg to peg Mike Hughes out for a very likely victory, when he had a major accident at rover to hand the game to Mike.

The winner (clearly) was Nick Chapman, who was much the most consistent over the weekend. He did have a number of close games but roqueted well under pressure. Stephen Richards was a clear second, but I think pretty much all of us could have given ourselves a rating of "Could have done better".

I think the players enjoyed it, all games were played in good spirit, and I look forward to playing again next year (hopefully without balls and children on the lawns).

Mike Hughes
Manager

AC 3 & Under Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
CB NC SR AW MH RE JB GD Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Claire Bassett1 026264261526412311765
Nick Chapman226 22422262621614786611
Stephen Richards31321 2622222626515697592
Alan Walsh4112613 0262626412896324
Mike Hughes526212126 262694155106493
Robert Elliott67112218 2326189159-708
John Bartrop72613101426 7287168-817
Gareth Denyer88160226726 285141-566

GC Division 3 Doubles, 13th - 14th March 2017

What an excitingly close event!! 10 pairs, mainly from EDSACC, took up the challenge of the 2017 CNSW Division 3 Doubles, hosted by Maitland Croquet Club on 13,14 March 2017.

After two days of interesting play and lots of intriguing games a Winning Pair emerged from the pack. Congratulations to EDSACC players Colin Gibbons and Brian Giersch who finished with 7 wins from their 9 matches. Well played! Both players had handicap changes as well.

The struggle for Runner Up was exciting. Three teams had 6 wins and were equal on nett hoops. So, on "who won when they played" results the Maitland duo Rob Connelly ad Michael Anear became the Runners Up. Third and Fourth places were also decided in this way with Susan Higgins and Gayle Cannon (EDSACC) taking third place from Margaret Mellander and Jan Allen (EDSACC). The same system was used to break the stalemate.

Congratulations to all players - good tussles for a winning match which were enjoyed by a pool of spectators. Thanks to the Maitland Lawn Team (John C, John P and Ron), the Referees (Bev, Trish, John P, John C, Jacky, Judy and Robyn W) and the team of Scorers as well as the Kitchen Wiz team.

A great to two days of Golf Croquet on the superb Maitland lawns in fine weather.

Winners: Colin Gibbons and Brian Giersch (EDSACC)
Runners UP: Rob Connelly and Michael Anear (Maitland).

Robyn Compton
Tournament Manager

GC Division 3
Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
SY&PM RC&MA SH&GC SB&EJ JR&LS CG&BG KD&RI MM&JA LD&BM FK&HH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Sue Yule & Patsy McCaskie1 77750437754751-45
Rob Connelly & Michael Anear23 7776774765545102
Susan Higgins & Gail Cannon365 774777765747103
Sue Booth & Ellen Jones4325 65557724558-139
John Reynolds & Lorraine Sheargold57557 7725755256-46
Colin Gibbons & Brian Giersch677776 737775841171
Kevin Davies & Robyn Irwin7746754 62734852-47
Margaret Mellander & Jan Allen87427777 7665444104
Lynn Dooley & Barbara Moran967457674 134753-68
Fran Klein & Helen Haines10544462177 24056-1610

GC Division 3 Singles, 15th - 17th March 2017

10 players registered for this event. However, after playing the Doubles for two days, one of the 10 had to withdraw due to medical problems. This was, in some ways, a blessing - it meant the players had a bye and no games needed to be double- banked. However, being Division 3 players, many found it difficult to play the Double Round robin format - especially when nearly everyone had played the two days of Doubles prior to the three days of Singles.

Thanks to Maitland for hosting and running the Division 3 Doubles and Singles and to the valued helpers. Thanks especially to the Referees ( Bev, Cathy, Trevor, Judy, Helen, Rob, Tricia and Jacky) who gave their time and expertise so willingly - even in the rain on Friday.

So, after three days of full-on Singles Competition the Winner was Colin Gibbons (EDSACC) - whose handicap went from a 9 through 8 to 7. The Runner Up was John Reynolds (EDSACC) - whose handicap went from 11 through 10 to 9. Well Done Boys!! Your play and stamina outlasted all the other eager Division 3 participants.

A very successful five days of Doubles and Singles - Thanks to everyone who participated in some way.

Winner: Colin Gibbons (EDSACC)
Runner Up: John Reynolds (EDSACC).

Robyn Compton
Tournament Manager

GC Division 3
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
SB JR DW PM CG KD MM JA LD Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Sue Booth1 4
4
3
6
7
4
1
1
5
4
7
7
4
7
7
7
678104-267
John Reynolds27
7
 7
3
7
7
3
7
7
6
7
3
7
7
7
7
129976232
David Wilson37
7
2
7
 5
7
7
4
5
7
7
6
3
7
7
7
10958783
Patricia McCaskie46
7
6
5
7
6
 3
1
7
6
2
2
6
7
7
7
68596-116
Colin Gibbons57
7
7
5
5
7
7
7
 7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
1410859491
Kevin Davies67
7
2
7
7
5
4
7
3
6
 7
6
7
7
7
6
9958785
Margaret Mellander75
5
4
7
6
7
7
7
6
4
5
7
 7
7
7
7
99885134
Jan Allen87
6
6
5
7
5
7
4
4
1
3
2
6
4
 7
7
58196-158
Lynn Dooley96
6
4
1
1
5
4
5
5
3
2
7
4
3
1
5
 162111-499

GC Division 2 Doubles, 27th - 28th March 2017

GC Division 2
Doubles
PLAYERS RESULTS
RR&SF LH&LT AB&JC CP&HG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Ralph Richardson & Simon Fisk1 7
7
1
7
6
2
7
7
7
6514472
Lorraine Hatfield & Lynda Toms26
5
7
 6
6
4
3
7
7
3515013
Alan Brown & John Cole36
7
7
7
7
7
 7
7
7
86240221
Cheryl Patterson & Hazel Gibbons42
2
2
7
6
1
2
6
1
 12959-304

GC Division 2 Singles, 29th - 30th March 2017

A disappointingly small but enthusiastic field of 5 players went to Tempe on 29-30 March for the 2017 NSW Div 2 GC Championship. This led to a double round robin of single games. Results were tight without a runaway winner, and the result came down to the final games. The 2017 Champion is Lorraine Hatfield (Port Hacking CC) with 6 wins, hotly pursued by Gerda Lambeck (Canberra CC) and Dianne Bonnitcha (Sutherland CC) both on 5 wins. Lynda Toms (Port Hacking CC) and Kate McLoughlin (Canberra CC) rounded out the field. Particular mention goes to Dianne, who entered just to get experience but played her socks off and almost won - and improved her handicap!

This is a great tournament for players who are keen, but not yet ready for elite competition. You'll get really valuable experience playing in a competition, regardless of the final placings (but it is a CNSW championship so winning it is also good!). If this is you, please enter in 2018!

Peter Freer
Co-Tournament Manager
Tournament Referee

GC Division 2
Singles
PLAYERS RESULTS
DB KM LH LT GL Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Dianne Bonnitcha1 7
7
3
3
7
7
1
7
54247-53
Kate McLoughlin25
4
 4
6
4
3
6
7
13955-165
Lorraine Hatfield37
7
7
7
 7
3
7
3
6484171
Lynda Toms46
6
7
7
5
7
 6
2
3464514
Gerda Lambeck57
5
7
6
6
7
7
7
 55239132

GC NSW Men's Singles Championship, 1st - 3rd April 2017

GC NSW Men's Singles
Championship
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JL BM TM DW TB RJ PM GG DH TW TT JH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
John Levick1 5755747477766555105
Bernie McAlary27 772322567545370-179
Tony McArthur346 72167572335071-2111
David Woods4756 577757766696186
Trevor Black57777 754777797248241
Ron Johnstone637755 64174335262-1010
Peter Montague7777477 7775797254182
Goffredo Giacomini83755773 67765636217
David Hanbidge977773767 73786858103
Ted Woodley10374342666 5415076-2612
Trevor Thornton114574477477 456061-18
John Hastings1237774727577 7635944

GC NSW Men's Singles
Championship
Finals
 John Hastings
 John Hastings
5-7, 7-6, 7-2
 John Hastings
7-4, 7-3
 Trevor Black
 Peter Montague
 Peter Montague
7-5, 3-7, 7-5
 David Hanbidge

GC NSW Women's Singles Championship, 8th - 10th April 2017

GC NSW Women's Singles
Championship
PLAYERS RESULTS
RJ PG NT MS LM LT DB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 For Against Nett
Ros Johnstone1 2
4
5
7
4
2
7
7
7
7
7
7
7666514
Pam Gentle27
7
 7
7
7
6
7
5
7
7
7
7
108157242
Nerida Taylor37
3
2
5
 2
3
6
5
7
7
7
5
45971-125
Margaret Sawers47
7
6
7
7
7
 7
7
7
7
7
6
108248341
Liz Montague55
4
5
7
7
7
4
4
 7
7
7
7
7716923
Lynda Toms66
2
3
6
3
6
2
4
2
6
 7
7
25477-236
Dianne Bonnitcha76
4
6
4
1
7
3
7
5
5
6
1
 25581-267

AC Silver Singles, 1st - 4th May 2017

PLAYERS RESULTS
TW RH HS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 For Against Nett
Ted Woodley1 12
14
15
22
2635942
Ron Humpherson218
20
 1635437171
Heather Smallbone310
11
11 03253-213

AC Gold Singles, 1st - 4th May 2017

AC Gold Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
JP BM RB SJ DS BP DS GD GB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
John Piggott1 11191620171715264141121205
Barbara McDonald218 1219222391719813975641
Ron Buist31611 262019151312413289434
Stewart Johnston414114 14191114152102133-318
David Surridge5126615 201419195111120-93
Barb Piggott618512145 61915394143-497
David Stanton718816161219 1410611384292
Greg Deakin81714142018143 174117122-56
Gerard Barry98967912911 071133-629

AC NSW Open Men's Singles Championship, 19th - 21st May 2017

AC NSW Open Men's
Singles Championship
Blue Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL TM JL SM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 226tp26tp25435192
Tim Murphy226 252137243291
John Levick3021 2614761-143
Steve Miles492010 03973-344

AC NSW Open Men's
Singles Championship
Red Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
TB AW DH JB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Trevor Bassett1 22626tp25435192
Alan Walsh226 262637826521
David Hanbidge3418 2314574-293
John Bartrop45622 03375-424

AC NSW Open Men's
Singles Championship
X Event
 Tim Murphy
 Trevor Bassett
26tp-9, 26-5
 Peter Landrebe
12-26, 26tpo-18, 26tp-0
 Trevor Bassett
 Peter Landrebe
 Peter Landrebe
9-26, 26-0, 26-9
 Alan Walsh

AC NSW Open Men's
Singles Championship
Z Event
 Tim Murphy
 Tim Murphy
23-26, 26-17, 26tpo-17
 Alan Walsh

AC NSW Open Men's
Singles Championship
Y Event
 John Levick
 John Levick
14-26, 26-21, 26-23
 John Levick
26-7, 26-7
 John Bartrop
 Steve Miles
 Steve Miles
26-9, 26-21
 David Hanbidge

AC NSW Open Men's
Singles Championship
Plate Event
 John Bartrop
 John Bartrop
26 w/o
 David Hanbidge

GC Division 1 Pennants, 23rd - 26th May 2017

This year CNSW was pleased to have 8 teams enter the GC Division 1 Pennants. Our thanks go to Sutherland Croquet Club for allowing us to use their three lawns for three days of competition in conjunction with the Tempe lawns.

In perfect weather for croquet, all teams enjoyed the challenge of playing their 7 matches. Despite some of the end results, each of the matches were tightly fought events. At least forty matches went to 3 hard games, with everyone wanting to be the victor. It was great to see many "new" Div 1 GC Pennants players who were keen to play, to learn and improve their GC playing ability and strategic expertise.

After the 7 rounds of play - the top two teams were decided on Games won and lost - and it was the same for positions 3 to 5. It certainly couldn’t get much closer!! Congratulations to Maitland and Killara! Well Done both teams. What an interesting 3 ½ days of competition!!

Thanks to all who played and especially to those who helped in any way. Special thanks to the Referees - Bev Smith, Michael Strickland, Lorraine Hatfield and Lynda Toms. You are greatly appreciated.

Robyn Compton
Tournament Manager

NSW Division 1 PennantsTestsMatchesGamesHoops
WinsLossesDrawsWinsLossesWinsLossesForAgainstNet
Maitland610165371832927950
Killara610165352034728364
East Sydney4301383121294296-2
Sutherland430138312532730423
Toronto430111025242772725
Canberra34071421302972907
Nowra1607141931280305-25
Manly0701201141218340-122

GC Selectors 1st 8, 3rd - 5th June 2017

GC Selectors
1st 8
PLAYERS RESULTS
DW RJ RC RJ CW BM TM MS Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
David Woods1 5
4
7
7
6
7
7
7
6
7
7
4
7
7
7
7
7
6710985241
Ron Johnstone27
7
 5
6
4
7
5
5
7
7
7
6
7
7
5
4
7
5
7
4111510784
Richard Christian36
5
7
7
 7
6
5
5
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
43968793
Ros Johnstone47
4
1
7
5
7
4
7
7
 4
6
7
5
7
7
5
5
1
7
7
40110115-55
Chris Williamson55
7
5
7
6
6
7
7
7
7
 7
5
5
7
7
7
6
7
44115101142
Bill Munns65
7
5
2
7
5
2
6
2
7
5
6
7
7
 7
5
7
7
5
7
3-2111117-66
Tony McArthur72
3
4
7
7
6
5
4
7
7
0
6
6
7
3
 7
6
4
2-691114-237
Margaret Sawers85
4
4
7
3
5
6
7
3
5
5
7
3
4
7
2
6
7
7
 1-797118-218

AC NSW Handicap (Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy), 9th - 12th June 2017

Another year another trophy!

Thankfully the weather of the June long weekend did not live up to expectations, thus the final rounds of the NSW AC Handicap Open were able to be played "in the dry", a relief for all.

Expectations for the final event were high having had increased overall participation in the qualifying rounds. This increase in participation was large part was due to the efforts of David Stanton and Roberta Flint who commenced planning for the promotion of the event in August 2016. Coordinators from Bathurst to Ballina and beyond Wagga Wagga cajoled as many AC player as possible to play in the qualifiers. Championship hopefuls handicaps ranged from 20 to 0.5 which resulted in different challenges for all! In the end 12 people were entered into the final round held on the very fast lawns of the Tempe Croquet Centre.

Highlights from the 4 days of play for the players were that the handicap event allowed for higher handicapped player to pit themselves those on lower handicaps and learn more about the challenges of the game beyond mere execution. How to strategically employ bisques to their best advantage to form and maintain breaks was the objective of the higher handicapped. Lower handicapped players were equally challenged having to generally come from behind to "hunt" their opponent.

All players reported this event as a positive experience with playing against new faces refreshing and catching up with some more familiar faces equally enjoyable. Positive observations were made by some who had not been to Temp for some while regarding the minor refurbishments of the kitchenette and toilet areas which have brightened up the amenity of the Tempe Croquet Centre. Depending on their level and ability players either liked the 2 game per day format or would have preferred 3 games a day. All reported that there were so many positive benefits (and some frustrations of course!) of playing handicap games that it would be great if more people were positive about this form of play.

Players also reflected on the tournament as a whole with having regional play offs well received and hopefully this will result in some greater engagement again next year.

All players appreciated the work the tournament managers, David Stanton and John Eddes, put into making sure all ran smoothly. Neil Hardie also coordinated referees for each game which was terrific. All players were very appreciative of how the event was run and the time others spent supporting the play. Thanks you to all.

A dinner was arranged at The Henson, a family focussed pub with wholesome menu. It is one of the many bright venues on offer in the Inner West of Sydney. Some players also commented on the range of Airbnb offers for accommodation available in the Inner West. John Eddes is collating a list of Airbnb accommodation used by players in coming to Tempe for reference of others.

Oh, and the results? The winner, as I always say, was croquet, if you want to know who won the event have a look on Croquet Scores! [or here]

(Spoiler alert... Ken Green/Maitland 21 over Ralph Richardson/Canberra 19)

Roberta Flint

AC NSW Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Blocks
PLAYERS RESULTS
LB RH MG JC KG AM GD PG RF GB RR Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 For Against Nett
Larry Bryant1 8919711154107-535
Ron Humpherson218 91817203828113
Mike Gidding32622 161626410655512
Janine Crellin4161411 117059105-466
Ken Green526181926 26511562531
Annette McManus6211972611 28490-64
Gareth Denyer7 262626137963162
Pam Gentle816 2382116879-114
Roberta Flint91124 141025976-173
Gerard Barry10101113 1214663-175
Ralph Richardson1126181415 37344291

AC NSW Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Finals
 Ken Green
 Ken Green
24-15
 Ken Green 21-19
 Gareth Denyer
 Ralph Richardson
 Ralph Richardson
26-23
 Mike Gidding

AC NSW Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Play off for 3rd & 4th
 Mike Gidding
 Mike Gidding
26-0
 Gareth Denyer

AC NSW Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Play off for 5th to 8th - X
 Annette McManus
 Annette McManus
23-12
 Annette McManus
25-12
 Roberta Flint
 Ron Humpherson
 Ron Humpherson
25-9
 Pam Gentle

AC NSW Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Play off for 5th to 8th - Y
 Pam Gentle
 Pam Gentle
15-14
 Roberta Flint

AC NSW Handicap
Beryl Chambers Memorial Trophy
Play off for 9th to 11th
 Gerard Barry
 Gerard Barry
21-7
 Gerard Barry
26-8
 Janine Crellin
 
 Larry Bryant

GC Division 2 Pennants, 8th June 2017

The semifinals and finals this year were contested by EDSACC, Manly, Port Hacking and Canberra, being the winners of the Hunter, Sydney North, Sydney South and Southern regional groups. They were played at Tempe on June 8th.

All went smoothly in the morning, in which Port Hacking defeated EDSACC, and Manly went down to Canberra, though not without some fine accurate hitting by Paul Camphuis to take the second singles.

Early in the course of the finals, Tempe was subjected to one of the fiercest downpours I have seen, and the courts disappeared entirely under the waves. However, thanks to the contours of the lawns, the initiative of Simon Fisk and Peter Freer in unblocking the drains and lots of vigorous brushwork, the games were able to resume in about 40 minutes, and completed without further delay.

Canberra (Adrienne Fazekas, Ralph Richardson, Kate McLoughlin and Simon Fisk) were the winners, and the runners-up were Port Hacking (Alan Brown, Bill Kerton, Lorraine Hatfield and Lynda Toms).

Photos...

GC NSW Open Doubles, 16th - 17th June 2017

The GC Open Doubles on 16-17th June attracted a strong field of seven pairs, and was played as a double round robin, in fine mild conditions.

Quite surprisingly, there were relatively few matches that went to the thirteenth hoop, and most matches were completed in good time.

The competition was won convincingly by David Hanbidge and John Levick, with 10 wins out of 12, and Peter and Elaine Coles won a tight count-back with Alison Sharpe and Liz Montague for second place (both teams finishing with 8 wins).

The two days of croquet provided a full and tiring program for all the players, who handled it with commitment and good humour. It is suggested that a best-of two format may perhaps be a better alternative to a double round-robin, using the time more efficiently while providing more useful recovery time between matches.

GC Division 3 Pennants, 15th June 2017

Despite a worrying forecast of "cloudy with possible showers", Thursday 15 June dawned fine and clear, and the contests scheduled for the day were all completed in glorious sunshine!

Teams from each of the four regional winning clubs - EDSACC (Sue Yule, Patsy McCaskie, Sue Higgins, Sue Hempel), Manly (Colin Bradford, Marcia Chivas, Alan Robinson, Lisa Kelshaw), Nowra (Marie McLean, Doug Houssenloge, Bob Davis and Paul Wormleaton) and Sutherland (Penny Howarth, Margery Bennett, Janett Midgley, Jim Christie) were assembled by 7.30am and ready for action at 8am.

The Semi-finals were both completed before noon with Sutherland defeating Nowra and Manly defeating EDSACC. So, in a reversal of what happened in 2016, both the "red and white" teams were eliminated and, after a brief lunch break, Sutherland and Manly went on to contest the Final. Both these clubs kept the same teams as in the Semi-finals.

At the conclusion of three hard fought matches, Manly were the victorious team by 2 matches to 1. Congratulations to the Manly Sapphire team who were successful in winning their club's first ever GC Pennants Award!

Thank you to the referees who assisted on the day - Wendy Fothergill, Lynda Toms, Michael Strickland, Ron Johnson, Margaret Sawers and John Bennett.

Lorraine Hatfield
CNSW Tournament Committee

Photos...

GC NSW ACA Bronze Medal, 1st - 3rd July 2017

PLAYERS RESULTS
DH JL PF TB JD TT DW CW Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
David Hanbidge1 7
3
7
7
2
7
6
7
4
7
2
6
7
7
7
7
7
7
5610789183
John Levick26
7
3
 7
7
7
7
7
4
7
7
7
7
7
4
7
7
6910880281
Peter Freer36
7
5
6
6
 7
7
7
7
7
7
7
6
7
7
7
5610685212
Trevor Black47
5
7
2
4
3
6
 7
5
7
5
7
7
5
6
7
3
4
3-497113-165
Joe Dimech56
7
7
3
7
4
5
5
4
7
6
 1
7
5
3
6
7
7
2-497105-86
Trevor Thornton63
3
2
5
6
4
7
4
6
7
5
7
 7
6
4
7
7
2-590104-147
David Woods73
1
5
4
6
7
5
7
7
7
7
5
7
7
 5
7
7
4197102-54
Chris Williamson83
3
7
4
4
2
6
6
7
7
2
4
5
6
7
6
4
 1-983107-248

GC NSW Junior Championships, 8th July 2017

The CNSW Junior Championships were held at Tempe on Saturday 8th July. As a normally organised person this was a bit frustrating as my organised sessions just didn’t work but we got there in the end and everyone had a very pleasant day.

There were five competitors two of whom were quite late through no fault of their own. Charlie and Simon Sharpe, Jamie and Ethan Gumbrell and Stacie Mackin all played well and were a pleasure to referee.

Stacie, age 10 is a member of the Blue Mountains Club and this was her first CNSW Competition. We will certainly see more of her. Ethan, age 12 has just started and I was impressed with his potential. Simon hasn’t played for at least three years and hasn’t lost his touch. Charlie, Simon and Jamie are all busy with Year 12 work and I am grateful they took time off from their studies

The results are as below. Congratulations Charlie.

Jacky McDonald
Director of Junior Croquet

GC NSW Junior Championships PLAYERS RESULTS
JG CS SM EG SS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Jamie Gumbrell1 677732715122
Charlie Sharpe27 77742815131
Stacie Mackin323 7311524-94
Ethan Gumbrell4243 00928-195
Simon Sharpe54277 2201733

GC NSW Open Singles Championship, 14th - 16th July 2017

GC NSW Open Singles Championship
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL JL DH RC BM TH BW LE BM TW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 67777777786235271
John Levick27 7756777776042182
David Hanbidge336 76777776574983
Richard Christian4432 77775644856-86
Bill Munns55775 777665574894
Tony Hall637564 77775534855
Brenda Wild7226522 75613762-2510
Lesley Easton85555346 7724759-129
Bernie McAlary943477474 534558-138
Ted Woodley10236774767 44958-97

GC NSW Open Singles Championship
Finals
 Peter Landrebe
 Peter Landrebe
7-1, 7-3
 Peter Landrebe
7-3, 7-5
 Bill Munns
 David Hanbidge
 David Hanbidge
7-3, 6-7, 7-5
 John Levick

GC NSW Open Singles Championship
3rd/4th Playoff
 John Levick
 John Levick
7-3, 7-6
 Bill Munns

GC NSW Open Singles Championship
Plate
PLAYERS RESULTS
LE TH TW RC Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Lesley Easton1 7773219121
Tony Hall24 772181622
Ted Woodley325 301021-114
Richard Christian4347 11417-33

AC Pennants, 25th - 27th July and 7th August 2017

The AC pennants for 2017 attracted entries from only 11 teams, 4 each in the Bronze and Silver divisions, 1 in the Gold and 2 in Premier.

In the Bronze division, there were once again two teams from Cammeray, plus a team from each of Killara and Mosman. A double round robin was played on a home and away basis. Cammeray B went through the season undefeated to win the title, closely followed by the Cammeray A team, with just the two losses, both to Cammeray B.

Congratulations to Cammeray B players Peter Colquhoun and Roger Liles, both undefeated over the 6 rounds. For the fourth year in a row, the second Cammeray team finished ahead of the first team, much to their delight. I suspect that Cammeray might name their teams Cammeray White and Cammeray Blue or some such next year!

Overall, 28 players took part in this competition, which begs the question "why do we have so much trouble getting players for events such as the Bronze Singles, the Bronze Brooch and the Bronze Handicap Singles?" I would like to see clubs really encouraging their pennants players to take the next step by entering a Croquet NSW singles event.

BRONZEMatchesGamesHoops
WinsLossesWinsLossesForAgainstNet
Cammeray B6014419412569
Cammeray A4211720013070
Killara15612154212-58
Mosman15513145226-81

The Silver division had teams from Cammeray, Chatswood, Manly and Mosman. Cammeray, Chatswood and Manly each won 4 of their 6 matches, with Manly taking the title with a 14-4 games margin. Cammeray and Chatswood each had 9 game wins and 9 losses, with Chatswood taking second place with superior net hoops.

For Manly, Steve Marton was undefeated in his 4 games (all singles) while Bernie Gibson and Andrew Morrison each had only one loss in their 5 games.

Twenty-four players took part in these games, yet it is almost impossible to get enough players for CNSW Silver events (Silver Singles, Silver Doubles, Silver Handicap Singles, Silver Brooch) to be run. Why is it so?

SILVERMatchesGamesHoops
WinsLossesWinsLossesForAgainstNet
Manly4214429824751
Chatswood429929021278
Cammeray4299229248-19
Mosman06414184294-110

Only one club, Cammeray, entered a team in the Gold division. Attempts were made to get commitments from enough players from Killara to form a team, but these were eventually unsuccessful.

Two teams contested the Premier division, Cammeray and Chatswood. A single match was played at Tempe, with two games of doubles followed by 8 games of singles. Conditions at Tempe were very difficult, with very strong wind and tricky lawns. Tight hoops set very firmly in the ground added to the difficulty. Only one of the ten games was pegged out, demonstrating just how difficult the conditions were.

The wins were shared, 5 each, Chatswood running out winners with better net hoops.

PremierMatchesGamesHoops
WinsLossesWinsLossesForAgainstNet
Chatswood105517213834
Cammeray0155138172-34

David Stanton
CNSW Tournament Committee

GC Gold Brooch, 28th - 30th August 2017

Host Club: Nelson Bay Croquet Club

Tournament Manager: Linda Butler

Tournament Referee: Margaret Thompson, assisted by Helen Chalmers and Peter Smith

Entries: 14 teams entered the tournament, but there were 2 late withdrawals due to injury and ill health. The competitors came from Nelson Bay (3), Maitland (6), Toronto (3), Sutherland (3), Mt Sugarloaf (1), Port Hacking (2), EDSACC (1), Canberra (2), Branxton (1), Sydney (1), RSGC (1).

The competition was conducted as a round robin tournament in a single block, with each team playing all other teams once. Games were untimed, and 20 sessions were conducted over 3 days.

Winners: Ron King & Chris Robertson (Maitland/Branxton) with 10 wins

Runners-up: Cheryl Patterson & Chris Williamson (EDSACC/Toronto) with 8 wins

Overview of the tournament: Despite some appalling weather conditions (strong cold winds, heavy rains), particularly on the Monday, the tournament schedule moved along efficiently with one exception which I will return to below. Games were played with great camaraderie, and the catering of the host club was greatly appreciated, particularly the soups which were perfect for the cold weather. The only “complaint” about the catering was that the food was so good that they ate too much and they would all put on weight! An enjoyable event dinner was held at the local bowling on the Tuesday night.

Two pairs were level-pegging on 7 wins at the end of the first two days - Ron King & Chris Robertson, and Tony Hall & Ralph Richardson. Ron & Chris continued their strong form on the final day, but Tony and Ralph came up against some strong competition and lost their last three matches. This allowed Cheryl Patterson & Chris Williamson to move up into second place. The local hopes rested on Trevor Black and Cheryl Lloyd, who came home strongly into 4th spot after a slow start on the first day.

This was the first event Nelson Bay Croquet Club has hosted for Croquet NSW. We were very pleased to showcase our club, and hope to host more events in the future.

This was also my first time as an event manager and I found the help, advice and resources provided gave me all information I needed to run the event. Thank you.

Linda Butler
Nelson Bay Bowling Club

Photos...

Golf Croquet
Gold Brooch
PLAYERS RESULTS
TB&CL B&MM TM&DM CP&CW DW&LH TH&RR BW&LT JP&RC JC&ST RK&CR S&JT RC&RE Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
Trevor Black & Cheryl LLoyd (Nelson Bay)1 766577773756676164
Bill & Marie Munns (Toronto)24 73767476575635766
Tony McArthur & Deb Morgan (Sutherland)374 7675747746656415
Cheryl Patterson & Chris Williamson (EDSACC/Toronto)4775 7776747687053172
David Woods & Lorraine Hatfield (Sutherland/Port Hacking)57375 574647756267-58
Tony Hall & Ralph Richardson (Canberra)647417 7776777645863
Brenda Wild & Lynda Toms (Mt Sugarloaf/Port Hacking)7607352 7556735373-2012
John Pace & Robyn Compton (Maitland)84767726 444635770-1311
John Compton & Sandy Tawa (Maitland/Nelson Bay)955747677 35756366-37
Ron King & Christopher Robertson (Maitland/Branxton)10774777777 77107449251
Stephen & Julie Thornton (Maitland)113745447775 645969-109
Richard Christian & Rob Elliott (Sydney/RSGC)1273755567527 45969-1010

AC Champion of Club Champions, 28th - 30th July 2017

AC Champion of
Club Champions
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JN MH JL TG JE AS NC GD DH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls1 262226tp26410021791
Mike Hughes24 26tp261737346272
John Levick3120 261925776-193
Ted Griffin40412 11027101-745
John Eddes55161623 16073-134
Alison Sharpe6 24262627641352
Nick Chapman725 222236952171
Gareth Denyer8010 901974-554
David Hanbidge9161826 1605733

AC Champion of
Club Champions
X Event
 Nick Chapman
 Nick Chapman
 Nick Chapman
24-23
 Nick Chapman
26-0
 (bye)
 John Levick
 John Levick
26-11
 Alison Sharpe
 Mike Hughes
 David Hanbidge
26-24
 Jim Nicholls
26tp-0
 David Hanbidge
 (bye)
 Jim Nicholls
 Jim Nicholls

AC Champion of
Club Champions
Plate Event
 Mike Hughes
 Mike Hughes
 Mike Hughes
26-0
 Alison Sharpe
26-22
 (bye)
 Ted Griffin
 Gareth Denyer
18-17
 Gareth Denyer
 John Eddes
 John Eddes
 Alison Sharpe
26-4
 (bye)
 (bye)
 Alison Sharpe
 Alison Sharpe

AC Champion of
Club Champions
Plate 3rd/4th
 Gareth Denyer
 Gareth Denyer
26-12
 John Eddes

AC Bronze Brooch, 31st July - 2nd August 2017

AC Bronze Brooch
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
RR IL GM BG RK MO GC DG NF SE LR Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 For Against Nett
Ralph Richardson1 2012101926148132
Ian Lucas211 1518103544771
Graham Maynard3135 13413554-195
Bernie Gibson4141317 1025457-34
Ralda Kirton51091016 2454323
Marg O'Brien6 129212626849192
Glenda Chaplyn715 1715133605371
David Gibson81418 9925052-24
Norman Fisher9 
Sue Eldridge-Smith10151412 172585173
Lucy Rees1159146 13465-315

AC Bronze Brooch
Final
 Ian Lucas
 Ian Lucas
26-9
 Glenda Chaplyn

AC Bronze Brooch
3rd/4th
 Ralph Richardson
 Marg O'Brien
17-16
 Marg O'Brien

AC Bronze Brooch
5th/6th
 Ralda Kirton
 Ralda Kirton
9-8
 Sue Eldridge-Smith

AC Bronze Brooch
7th/8th
 Bernie Gibson
 Bernie Gibson
14-12
 David Gibson

AC Selectors 1st 8, 5th - 6th August 2017

AC Selectors 1st 8 PLAYERS RESULTS
AW TM AH GD MH TH RE JB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Alan Walsh1 26262623261726617084861
Tim Murphy24 719252615265122110124
Alan Honey3726 20262625195149112372
Gareth Denyer451415 161916221107132-257
Mike Hughes516141319 2619263133122115
Tony Hall6917286 1316071170-998
Robert Elliott7261023172626 245152119333
John Bartrop8173262302114 3104159-556

AC Fransted Trophy, 8th - 10th August 2017

AC Fransted Trophy PLAYERS RESULTS
DS TW GB CB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
David Stanton1 11
12
16
16
14
14
18391-84
Ted Woodley215
19
 8
14
13
17
4867791
Gerard Barry35
18
16
19
 16
3
4777162
Charles Britton415
19
11
8
8
9
 37077-73

AC NSW Open Doubles, 26th - 27th August 2017

The NSW Open Doubles were held on Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27. Saturday was played as normal doubles and Sunday was played as alternate stroke doubles.

This format should be considered in the future.

The weather was fine on both days and completion was keen. The winners were Alison Sharpe and Alan Walsh and the runners up were Nick Chapman and Simon Hockey.

Thanks to all the players for their assistance with set up and pack up and for the sporting spirit in which the event was played

Steve Miles
Tournament Manager

AC NSW Open Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
NC&SH AW&AS RE&GD NH&DS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Nick Chapman & Simon Hockey1 1
26
26
26
26tp(sh)
26
513185462
Alan Walsh & Alison Sharpe226
25
 26
26
26
26tp
515556991
Rob Elliott & Gareth Denyer33
14
1
10
 26
26
280120-403
Neil Hardie & David Stanton40
17
18
0
5
11
 051156-1054

AC Selectors 2nd 8, 5th - 6th August 2017

AC Selectors 2nd 8
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
BB BM SM BP LB PG SH BM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Bill Blowes1 26262637822561
Barbara McTiernan215 72204478-344
Steve Miles3426 2625641152
Barb Piggott43268 13774-373
Larry Bryant5 1081303178-474
Pam Gentle626 112626338252
Stephen Howes72626 2237429451
Barbara McDonald826210 13861-233

AC Selectors 2nd 8
Finals
 Bill Blowes
 Bill Blowes
16-11
 Bill Blowes
22-17
 Pam Gentle
 Steve Miles
 Steve Miles
26-22
 Stephen Howes

AC Selectors 2nd 8
3rd/4th
 Stephen Howes
 Stephen Howes
26-12
 Pam Gentle

AC Selectors 2nd 8
Plate
 Barb Piggott
 Barb Piggott
16-15
 Barbara McTiernan
26-16
 Larry Bryant
 Barbara McTiernan
 Barbara McTiernan
26-8
 Barbara McDonald

AC Selectors 2nd 8
Plate 3rd/4th
 Larry Bryant
 Larry Bryant
26-17
 Barbara McDonald

AC Gold Brooch, 4th - 5th September 2017

AC Gold Brooch PLAYERS RESULTS
SM MS BM DS RB SN Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Steve Miles1 23211623231106122-166
Michael Strickland226 91126263989533
Barbara McDonald31826 191315191100-95
David Stanton4261820 1719510076241
Ron Buist526142412 2631029482
Sue Nichols62614261815 299109-104

GC Division 1 Doubles, 12th - 13th August 2017

GC Division 1 Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
PF&ST DH&JL P&EC BW&JE BM&LE Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Peter Freer & Steve Thornton1 7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
85632241
David Hanbidge & John Levick24
4
 7
7
7
7
6
6
4484083
Peter & Elaine Coles34
3
2
3
 5
7
6
4
13451-174
Brenda Wild & John Eddes45
5
3
4
7
2
 3
6
13554-195
Bill Munns & Lesley Easton52
5
7
7
7
7
7
7
 6494542

GC Division 1 Singles, 14th - 16th August 2017

GC Division 1 Singles
Block A
PLAYERS RESULTS
JL ST TB RJ LM BW EC RC TW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
John Levick1 7677677765436181
Steve Thornton25 67377674484535
Trevor Black377 3774776494452
Ron Johnstone4457 677764494184
Liz Montague52767 776444647-16
Brenda Wild671634 76223652-168
Elaine Coles7357464 4313653-179
Richard Christian83743777 644450-67
Ted Woodley956277777 5484263

GC Division 1 Singles
Block B
PLAYERS RESULTS
PF PM PC DW BM PM LE RJ BM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Peter Freer1 6777777775536191
Peter Montague27 777477775338152
Peter Coles334 5777674463974
David Woods4537 657774474345
Bill Munns56667 45773484806
Pauline Markwell617077 4775403733
Lesley Easton7662677 753464607
Ros Johnstone86372402 512955-269
Bernie McAlary923323377 23052-228

GC Division 1 Singles
Finals
 Peter Freer
 Trevor Black 7-3, 2-7, 7-5
 Trevor Black 7-3, 4-7, 7-4
 Trevor Black
 Peter Montague
 John Levick 7-6, 7-2
 John Levick

AC Silver Brooch, 8th - 10th September 2017

AC Silver Brooch PLAYERS RESULTS
VL GB TW MM CB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Val Lloyd1 266111726077-175
Gerard Barry210 11141525060-104
Ted Woodley32610 261527745321
Michael Mills4261512 1827172-12
Charles Britton51591621 26165-43

AC Bronze Medal, 16th - 17th September 2017

The AC Bronze Medal was won this weekend by Nick Chapman, with 6 wins from his 7 games. Runner-up was Jim Nicholls, with 5 wins. The final game on Sunday was between Nick and Stephen Richards, each of whom had a chance to win the event. Nick finally triumphed after pegging Stephen's Yellow ball out. An exciting game to watch, with a small crowd of 1 (the manager) to watch it.

David Stanton
Tournament Manager

AC Bronze Medal PLAYERS RESULTS
JN PL CB AS SR NC AW AH Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls1 26726TP2626TP1626515394592
Peter Landrebe210 15232616026TPO2116158-426
Claire Bassett32626TP 26902443115140-255
Alison Sharpe492614 41414262107153-467
Stephen Richards522122626 2426264162123394
Nick Chapman612626TP2626 26TP26615896621
Alan Walsh72626262693 265142118243
Alan Honey8016260231312 190160-708

GC NSW Handicap Doubles and Singles, 20th - 24th September 2017

Hosted this year by Wagga Croquet Club in good weather, with a collection of tasty food and friendly people these events were played in great spirit, with interesting Golf Croquet and lots of Media Coverage (Newspaper and TV).

Thanks to Wagga Club and its members - also to the participants who assisted each day in whatever way they could.

Another successful CNSW Golf Croquet event.

Robyn Compton
Tournament Manager

View article with photo in The Daily Advertiser

GC NSW Handicap Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
CH&BM P&WL B&MM( SL&RM LM&EZ FB&DM LW&DG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 For Against Nett
Carol Hayes & Bernie McAlary (Wollongong)1 67777754129122
Peter & Wendy Lloyd (Wagga Wagga)27 7777764225171
Bill & Marie Munns (Toronto)366 47773373434
Susan Leckie & Reigh McCoy (Young)4657 77743922173
Len McCallum & Eileen Zurbo (Wagga Wagga)53252 7722639-135
Fran Brown & Dorothy Munro (Wagga Wagga)655405 502442-187
Lola Westman & David Glastonbury (Wagga Wagga)7214267 12240-186

GC NSW Handicap Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
BM LH RR MH MM MN FB RC CH LT LE LW BM SF PL Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 For Against Nett
Bernie McAlary (Wollongong)1 747777274574478797187
Lorraine Hatfield (Port Hacking)26 277744776777588367164
Ralph Richardson (Canberra)377 777777377777139458361
Maria Harvey (Beechworth, Vic)4445 7751667516747185-1413
Marie Munns (Toronto)51455 767577772467476-29
Michelle Nash (Wagga Wagga)631223 41244741414295-5315
Fran Brown (Wagga Wagga)7675777 4734745667983-410
Richard Christian (Sydney)87737277 673657788170116
Carol Hayes (Wollongong)933477767 7575778827938
Lynda Toms (Port Hacking)10737757764 7763788370135
Lynette Evans (Beechworth, Vic)117742577770 656567583-812
Lola Westman (Wagga Wagga)1243270427327 32745392-3914
Bill Munns (Toronto)13724757777777 74108568172
Simon Fisk (Canberra)147567777457773 798666203
Peter Lloyd (Wagga Wagga)1527567776667572 68084-411

AC NSW Open Womens Singles Championship, 22th - 24th September 2017

The Tournament Committee was concerned about the low level of participation in several AC events, including the Eva Short Trophy, Win Dickinson Trophy and Women’s Open Singles, and decided to amalgamate these events. It also set out to encourage players with a wider range of handicaps to take the plunge. Consequently, there was a satisfactory field of 9 players, who competed in a single block round robin over 3 days (22-24 Sept 2017).

Conditions were demanding, as the unusually hot dry weather persisted throughout, and all the players should be commended for maintaining their enthusiasm and competitive spirits, and their good humour, even through some periods of exhausted frustration! Despite the wide range of handicaps (-1.5 to 18), every player won at least one match.

Alison Sharpe showed the way, winning all her 8 matches by pegging out in about half the available time, with one completed triple peel, to take the Championship and the Eva Short Trophy. Barb Piggott performed strongly to win 6 matches, pegging out twice, and receives the Win Dickinson Trophy. Liz Montague just edged out Barbara McDonald (5 matches each), while winning the informal "who gets most hoops off Alison" competition and Sue Eldridge-Smith pegged out in one match. Jean Pack, Roberta Flint, and Val Lloyd all had good passages of play, and Lucy Rees pulled off some spectacular long roquets.

Our thanks go to all the following, who gave their time to referee these matches:- David Stanton, Di Scott, Heather Smallbone, Bob Green, Ron Buist and John Bartrop

Peter Montague
Tournament Manager

AC
NSW Open Womens Singles
Championship
PLAYERS RESULTS
AS JP SE RF VL BM LM BP LR Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe (Killara)1 2626262626tp2626268208201881
Jean Pack (Milton-Ulladulla)24 14171821132416412712615
Sue Eldridge-Smith (Cammeray)3215 12262310863102137-356
Roberta Flint (Marrickville)411115 8951711277141-648
Val Lloyd (Coogee)5371218 158914286149-637
Barbara McDonald (Cammeray)6122142225 1215165127130-34
Liz Montague (Killara)76162020129 1115510910363
Barb Piggott (Urunga)83182623221622 266156123332
Lucy Rees (Cammeray)90111031211713 167130-639