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SUMMARY 2018

EVENT WINNER RUNNER-UP
AC Bronze Singles not played (see note)
AC 3 & Under Singles Robert Elliott Mike Hughes
GC Division 3 Singles Mark Scruton Craig Oxley
GC Division 3 Doubles Julie Toms & Jill Jones Mark & Helen Scruton
AC 5 & Under Doubles Rosemary Landrebe & John Bartrop Alison Sharpe & Gareth Denyer
GC Division 2 Singles Kate McLoughlin Larry Becroft
GC Division 2 Doubles Larry Becroft & Brian Mitchell Ted Lyng & Debbie Morgan
GC NSW Men's Singles Championship John Levick David Hanbidge
GC NSW Open Women's Singles Championship Liz Montague Pauline Markwell
AC Platinum Singles Steve Miles Stephen Howes


DETAILED RESULTS 2018

AC Bronze Singles, 5th - 8th February 2018

The NSW Bronze Singles didn't go ahead in February, as there were only three entries. This was very disappointing, particularly as this event has attracted quite strong fields in the past. By 21 January there was only one entry, so a reminder email was sent to 29 players. This resulted in two more players entering -- insufficient for the event to go ahead.

There was some feeling expressed that February is too hot for playing croquet, and the Tournament Committee will look at rescheduling this event for later in the year. Maybe the fact that it was to be played at Tempe, rather than at Strathfield where it has been played for the last few years might have had an effect on the number of entries.

David Stanton
CNSW Tournament Committee

AC 3 & Under Singles, 24th - 25th February 2018

WHAT A TRANSFORMATION !!

The 3 & Under AC singles was run at Tempe on the 24th and 25th of February. For most of us it was a revelation.

So if you haven’t been to Tempe for an event recently, give it a go - you will be pleasantly surprised.

The event ran well. We had the somewhat optimistic plan of 4 games on Saturday and 3 on Sunday, but in practice we were finished by 5:30 on Saturday, so it was not a problem. The weather did not accommodate us however - very hot and humid on Saturday, wet on Sunday, although only the last round was really affected by the rain. The standard of play was a bit like the curate’s egg: some really good breaks followed by egregious errors. The hot weather on Saturday may have contributed, but the usual excuse - the lawns got me - was no longer available. Rob Elliott won the event, going through undefeated until the last round when David Hanbidge ("he never misses" his opponents kept claiming) won his second consecutive 3-ball ending. There were many close matches, and several 3-ball endings which always make for good watching. Alison Sharpe managed the only triple, but there were several others that got close. Rob had 6 wins out of 7 games, I was second with 5 and then there were 4 on 4 wins, so there were few easy games.

So in summary, a most enjoyable event despite the weather. Come and play at Tempe and see the difference!

Mike Hughes
Tournament Manager

AC 3 & Under Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
AS AV DH RE MH PM JB GD Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe (Killara)1 92422262626264159114454
Alix Verge (Individual)226 241602619104121137-166
David Hanbidge (Nowra)32616 2622626154137146-95
Robert Elliott (Chatswood)4262015 262626266165122431
Mike Hughes (Cammeray)512262621 262624516194672
Peter Montague (Killara)612214129 142074182-1088
John Bartrop (Killara)71181714926 5190163-737
Gareth Denyer (Marrickville)822262611222626 4159108513

GC Division 3 Singles and Doubles, 5th - 9th March 2018

The Tournament was hosted by Canberra Croquet Club and played over 5 days from March 5 to March 9.

Nine pairs registered for the Doubles with three from Mosman, one from EDSAAC and five Canberra pairs. It was refreshing to see more than half the field playing in their first tournament.

Winners: Julie Toms and Jill Jones (Canberra)
Runners Up: Mark and Helen Scruton (Canberra)

All games were played in very pleasant Canberra Autumn weather.

The field for Singles was reduced to six after the withdrawal of a previous Doubles player due to medical problems. This meant the players had more byes and fewer games needed to be double- banked.

After three days of Singles the Winner was Mark Scruton (Canberra) whose handicap went from a 10 through 9 to 8. Mark and Helen have been with Canberra Croquet Club (CCC) for two weeks and hail from East Brisbane. The Runner Up was Craig Oxley (Canberra).

It was an exciting finish with the final round determining positions.

Special thanks to Peter Freer, tournament referee and Adrienne Fazekas, referee who managed play every day and ensured the tournament went smoothly.

Thanks also to all CCC members who volunteered their time and cooking skills to contribute to a successful five days of competition.

Photos...

GC Division 3 Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
CO DG GG MS MD EK Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Craig Oxley (Canberra)1 7
7
7
7
6
5
7
7
7
6
76646202
Dianne Gayler (Canberra)22
5
 7
2
2
4
5
5
6
5
14369-266
Ginny Graylin (Canberra)32
4
6
7
 2
4
5
4
7
5
24663-175
Mark Scruton (Canberra)47
7
7
7
7
7
 7
7
4
7
96744231
Margo Davies (Canberra)52
4
7
7
7
7
3
5
 7
7
6565423
Eddie Kowalski (Canberra)66
7
7
7
5
7
7
6
2
5
 55961-24

GC Division 3 Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
JR&LS GG&DG CO&EK M&HS MD&MR FW&AP JT&JJ JC&DH PP&PP Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 For Against Nett
John Reynolds & Lorraine Sheargold (EDSACC)1 457744774454055
Ginny Graylin & Dianne Gayler (Canberra)27 711667634149-87
Craig Oxley & Edward Kowalski (Canberra)374 2773775444313
Mark & Helen Scruton (Canberra)4377 7757765030202
Margo Davies & Margaret Richardson (Canberra)53746 76774473984
Fidye Westgarth & Anthea Piddington (Mosman)677453 47634348-56
Julie Toms & Jill Jones (Canberra)7777777 4775340131
Jo Cheadle & Denise Howarth (Mosman)80660137 723050-209
Patricia Petterson & Penny Paterson (Mosman)967326754 24054-148

AC 5 & Under Doubles, 10th - 11th March 2018

AC 5 & Under Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
RL&JB AS&GD RE&DS NH&RB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Rosemary Landrebe & John Bartrop (Cammeray/Killara)1 23
11
18
26
26
26
5130102281
Alison Sharpe & Gareth Denyer (Killara/Marrickville)222
26
 26
26
22
26
414862862
Robert Elliott & David Stanton (Chatswood/Cammeray)317
13
5
0
 26TP(RE)
26
287106-193
Neil Hartley & Ron Buist (Cammeray/Killara)49
15
23
0
2
8
 157152-954

GC Division 2 Singles and Doubles, 18th - 22nd March 2018

The Doubles event, with 6 pairs entered, was set down as a two-day double round robin event over the Sunday and Monday. With the temperature at 35 degrees and still rising by 11.30am, the Tournament Referee (John Eddes) and I made the decision to halt all play for the day. The temperature reached 42 degrees in the afternoon.

As it was obviously impossible to complete the first half as well as the full second half of the double round robin on the Monday, we also changed the event format to a single round robin with the top 4 pairs to take part in a single game semi-final and final series.

The Singles event, with 13 entrants, was played without any change to the original format, i.e. a single round robin.

John Bennett
Club Captain
Sutherland Croquet Club

GC Division 2 Doubles
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
LB&BM DB&RB CL&ST EL&DM BG&PG DM&KM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Larry Becroft & Brian Mitchell (Nowra) 1 7555722930-14
Dianne Bonnitcha & Roslyn Baird (Sutherland/Wollongong) 25 377622830-25
Cheryl Lloyd & Sandy Tawa (Nelson Bay) 377 42522529-46
Edward Lyng & Debbie Morgan (Toronto/Sutherland) 4737 473282532
Brian Giersch & Penny Giersch (EDSACC) 57677 33302551
Denese McCann & Kate McLoughlin (Narooma/Canberra) 647727 32728-13

GC Division 2 Doubles
Finals
 Ted Lyng & Debbie Morgan (Toronto/Sutherland)
 Ted Lyng & Debbie Morgan (Toronto/Sutherland)
7-6
 Larry Becroft & Brian Mitchell (Nowra)
7-5
 Denese McCann & Kate McLoughlin (Canberra)
 Brian Giersch & Penny Giersch (EDSACC)
 Larry Becroft & Brian Mitchell (Nowra)
7-4
 Larry Becroft & Brian Mitchell (Nowra)

GC Division 2 Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
LB CL BM LT DM KM RE DB EL ST DM GC RW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 For Against Nett
Larry Becroft (Nowra) 1 25777777776797655212
Cheryl Lloyd (Nelson Bay) 27 7465576643746771-410
Brian Mitchell (Nowra) 376 767765767777866124
Lynda Toms (Sutherland) 4475 4577675735676708
Denese McCann (Narooma) 51777 3433345335079-2913
Kate McLoughlin (Canberra) 667677 777757798054261
Rob Elliott (RSGC) 7572576 7727777696815
Dianne Bonnitcha (Sutherland) 82275714 7674755973-149
Edward Lyng (Toronto) 967777454 777787564113
Sandy Tawa (Nelson Bay) 10476372775 46246073-1312
Debbie Morgan (Sutherland) 114777774527 5666870-27
Georgina Carnegie (RSGC) 1277317257677 776668-26
Rob Wright (Mosman) 13254775663774 46370-711

GC NSW Men's Singles Championship, 6th - 8th April 2018

GC NSW Men's
Singles Championship
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JL JC TM DW TW RJ PM KB DH BM RR RC PF Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 For Against Nett
John Levick1 77576776777687964154
John Cole26 677577776577777166
Tony McArthur307 443444755735481-2711
David Woods4767 77777457797860183
Ted Woodley56571 1451457525179-2813
Ron Johnstone677757 47474546686538
Peter Montague7667477 77747677560155
Kenn Boal86476754 4744636475-1110
David Hanbidge975757767 777797954252
Bernie McAlary10656773035 15525378-2512
Ralph Richardson113777777727 77107557181
Richard Christian1237735737474 656373-109
Peter Freer13756677773757 7747317

GC NSW Men's
Singles Championship
Finals
 John Levick
 John Levick
7-4, 7-4
 John Levick
7-4, 7-6
 Ralph Richardson
 David Hanbidge
 David Hanbidge
7-4, 7-6
 David Woods

GC NSW Men's
Singles Championship
3rd/4th
 David Woods
 David Woods
7-4, 5-7, 7-5
 Ralph Richardson

GC NSW Open Women's Singles Championship, 13th - 15th April 2018

The participants were: Pauline Markwell, Liz Montague, Dianne Bonnitcha, Georgina Carnegie, Kate McLoughlin, Brenda Wild, Pam Gentle, Lorraine Hatfield, Ros Johnstone, Nerida Taylor and Margaret Sawers.

The players provided a most enjoyable competition, exhibiting a high standard of play and sustained intensity throughout, and were unperturbed by hot sticky conditions at the start and increasingly gusty winds later on.

Kate McLoughlin dominated the block, looking unshakeable with 9 wins, and was followed by Brenda Wild with 7. Then came four players all on 6 wins, two of whom slipped through to the semi-finals on net hoops. All the other players had games they could be proud of.

In the semi-finals, Pauline Markwell showed steely determination and accuracy to overcome Kate, while Liz Montague fought off some strong roqueting and accurate placement by Brenda. Not surprisingly, the ensuing final was long and intense, with Liz ultimately holding on for the third game.

The tournament was greatly helped by having a strong body of referees - Peter Freer, Lynda Toms, David Gibson, Michael Morton-Evans, Ron Johnstone, Bill Munns and Stephen Howes - we are very grateful to them all for their time and expertise.

It was also a great pleasure that so many of the players and some others came back on the Sunday to support the finals series. They were attentive and even demonstrative, which gave spice to the occasion.

John Eddes and Peter Montague
Tournament Managers

GC NSW Open Women's
Singles Championship
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
RJ KM NT MS LM LH DB BW PG PM GC Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 For Against Nett
Ros Johnstone1 57427757776585445
Kate McLoughlin27 77577777796852161
Nerida Taylor364 3676375425160-910
Margaret Sawers4747 77575726585445
Liz Montague57776 77675666554113
Lorraine Hatfield654324 4674614569-2411
Dianne Bonnitcha7567737 446745663-78
Brenda Wild87676777 17776252102
Pam Gentle935176677 3745257-57
Pauline Markwell10467577757 76625484
Georgina Carnegie113577776253 45260-89

GC NSW Open Women's
Singles Championship
Finals
 Pauline Markwell
 Pauline Markwell
4-7, 7-5, 7-5
 Liz Montague
7-5, 4-7, 7-4
 Kate McLoughlin
 Liz Montague
 Liz Montague
7-6, 7-6
 Brenda Wild

AC Platinum Singles, 21st - 22nd April 2018

The Platinum Singles were played in ideal Autumn weather conditions on Saturday and Sunday April 21 and 22. The lawns were in top condition and the payers were impressed by the improvement in facilities at Tempe. There were four competitors who played six games in a double round robin.

The tournament winner was Steve Miles who was undefeated and the runner up was Stephen Howes. As usual there were some terrific breaks but also puzzling tactics. Long roquets seem to be made quite frequently but short roquets were also missed far too often.

There is no better way to improve your croquet than the intensive games you get in Croquet NSW competitions. And after all the excitement you can finish by having a beer at the Concordia club at the end of the day. Tempe is well worth a visit.

Steve Miles
Tournament Manager

AC Platinum Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
JB SH SM PG Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
John Bartrop (Killara)1 14
26
13
18
19
11
2101121-203
Stephen Howes (Cammeray)226
3
 17
15
26
26
3113122-92
Steve Miles (Cammeray)326
26
26
26
 26
26
615696601
Pam Gentle (Maitland)414
26
6
24
20
13
 1103134-314