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SUMMARY 2020

EVENT WINNER RUNNER-UP
ASSOCIATION CROQUET CHAMPIONSHIPS
AC NSW Open Womens Singles Championship Kerri-Ann Organ
AC Platinum Singles Don Wright Peter Freer
GOLF CROQUET CHAMPIONSHIPS
GC NSW Open Womens Singles Championship Alison Sharpe Kate McLoughlin
GC Mens Open Singles * Derek Bull John Levick
GC Open Singles * Peter Landrebe Chris Williamson
GC Handicap Doubles (not held)
GC Handicap Singles (not held)
GC Division 1 Singles * Peter Freer Pamela Barnwell
GC Division 1 Doubles (not held)
GC Division 2 Doubles Kevin McGlynn & Sue Forrest Denese McCann & Julie Toms
GC Division 2 Singles Georgina Carnegie Ruth Mulvaney
GC Division 3 Doubles * Wendy Herbert & Malcolm Powys Liz Friend & Barry Elliott
GC Division 3 Singles * Denise Howarth Ronald May
GC Gold Brooch * Kate McLoughlin & Sandy Tawa Mark Scruton & Kevin McGlynn
GC Silver Brooch (not held)
GC Bronze Brooch Sandy Tawa Dianne Bonnitcha
ASSOCIATION CROQUET SPECIAL EVENTS
AC 3 & Under Singles Tim Murphy Alan Honey
AC Eva Short Trophy Rosemary Landrebe
AC Win Dickinson Trophy Barbara McDonald
GOLF CROQUET SPECIAL EVENTS
GC Champion of Club Champions Rob Elliott Larry Becroft
ASSOCIATION CROQUET PENNANTS
GOLF CROQUET PENNANTS
GC Division 1 Pennants Killara Newcastle National Park
GC Division 2 Pennants (cancelled)
GC Division 3 Pennants (cancelled)
RICOCHET EVENTS
GATEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
SPECIAL AWARDS
Elsie Wall Memorial Trophy (tba)
President's Award (tba)

* detailed results not available


DETAILED RESULTS 2020

AC 3 & Under Singles, 8th - 9th February 2020

The 3 and under singles event was held at Tempe on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of February. You might remember that weekend - it was when Warragamba went from 42% to 65% full.

We had a full field of 15, playing 3 blocks of 5, with the winners of each block and the best second to play knockout semi-finals and final, with other knockouts for lower places. There was a strong field with the top 2 seeds in each block comprising NSW State Team players and the team coach. Competition for the best second as well as group winner figured to be tough.

Saturday we played 4 games with time limits of 2 hours 15 minutes. The weather initially was not too bad, with occasional showers, but the rain set in after lunch - all up Tempe received around 100 mls of rain. At least there was little wind and mid-20s temperature, so we just became wet, but not too uncomfortable. Despite the tricky conditions no games went to time, and the 4 rounds completed easily.

Sunday was rather a different story. It started raining heavily, and became heavier and windier and colder as the day progressed. The battle for qualification was indeed close, as expected. Alison Sharpe and Alan Honey qualified easily with 4 wins in their blocks. In the other block, Jim Nicholls with 3 wins and +29 net hoops edged out Alix Verge with 3 wins and +28 hoops. Was that enough for a best second? No, Peter Landrebe finished second in his block also with 3 wins and +28 hoops... But with 7 more gross hoops. But wait a moment - the last qualifying game was still in progress, and Tim Murphy managed a win to get to 3 wins and +31 hoops, to take the best second position at the death. Alison as top qualifier chose Tim in the semi-final, and Tim eked out a small win in a match where each player looked likely to win at times. In the other semi-final Alan beat Jim in double quick time with a triple peel, his 3rd in 5 matches. In the final, Alanís form left him and Tim won 26-4. The two Canberra players then headed off in torrential rain for home.

By the time the semi-final and final were played the rain was almost horizontal and very heavy (200 mls in the day). Amazingly, the lawns remained playable throughout, a tribute to the standard of the lawns at Tempe now. A few years ago lawn 1 in particular (where the final was played) would have been unplayable for most of the weekend.

The conditions deterred most of the other competitors from playing on, but Peter Landrebe beat Mike Hughes comfortably for the Y event.

Despite the conditions the event was played in good spirits and at a high standard. Congratulations to the winner, Tim Murphy and runner up Alan Honey, bock winners Alison Sharpe and Jim Nicholls, and winner of the Y, Peter Landrebe.

Mike Hughes
Manager

AC 3 & Under Singles
Blue Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
PL AH MH MG GB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Peter Landrebe1 926262638759282
Alan Honey226 26TP26TP26410427771
Mike Hughes3208 262628064163
Mike Gidding41188 2615383-304
Gerard Barry52245 013104-915

AC 3 & Under Singles
Red Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
JN AV RL JB BM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Jim Nicholls1 9262626TP38758291
Alix Verge226 2622638052282
Rosemary Landrebe3913 2626TP2747134
John Bartrop4202613 2628562233
Barbara McDonald53468 021104-835

AC 3 & Under Singles
Black Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
AS RE TM DS NT Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe1 26262626410416881
Rob Elliott20 1426262666423
Tim Murphy3526 26TP2638352312
David Stanton4353 2013188-574
Nerida Taylor587910 03498-645

AC 3 & Under Singles
X Finals
 Alison Sharpe
 Tim Murphy
26-20
 Tim Murphy
26-4
 Tim Murphy
 Jim Nicholls
 Alan Honey
26TP-0
 Alan Honey

AC 3 & Under Singles
Y Finals
 Peter Landrebe
 Peter Landrebe
26TP-4
 Mike Hughes

GC NSW Open Womens Singles Championship, 18th - 20th July 2020

The tournament was held at Cooks River Croquet Club, Tempe, in near-perfect conditions, clear, dry and cool, and, having little aircraft noise and reduced activity at Concordia Club, it was an unusually peaceful occasion.

The Covid19 precautions were fairly satisfactory. A bucket with water/detergent was placed at each lawn and balls and clips were washed between games; games slips were not handed out; except for the first day wipe-down of hoops was done by TR and TM only. In future, it would be better if players brought and used their own pen for completing results sheets and cards.

We were fortunate to have an excellent team of referees, led by Peter Freer (TR), they included Ron Johnstone, Kaye Martin, Rosemary Freeman and Stephen Howes, so that all games could be supervised.

The competition comprised one Round-Robin Block of single 13-point games, followed by X and Y knockouts and a Plate of three players.

The field of 11 competitors (two others had to withdraw just before the tournament) included a good mix of stalwarts and newcomers, and all players had achievements which would have given them great satisfaction.

Sandy Tawa won the Plate, while Jill Sullivan and Karen Bisley both scored some good wins during the tournament. Cheryl Lloyd had some well-fought games to get into the knockout competition. Georgina Carnegie overcame several experienced players to reach the semi-final. Liz Montague performed powerfully in the block, with +25 net hoops, and Ros Johnstone showed her fighting qualities, eventually losing a semifinal to the overall winner. Pamela Barnwell won the Y competition over Gerda Lambeck. Kate McLoughlin had a strong run in the knockout, but it was Alison Sharpe, losing only one game in the entire tournament (to Kate), who proved the champion.

Peter Montague
Tournament Manager

GC NSW Open Womens
Singles Championship
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
AS RL GL LM KM RJ PB GC JS ST CL KB Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 For Against Nett
Alison Sharpe1 774777777796732351
Rosemary Landrebe2 
Gerda Lambeck32 5463777775555416
Liz Montague437 7577777786439252
Kate Mcloughlin5773 774775776146153
Ros Johnstone62773 7677676595365
Pamela Barnwell757244 777776575074
Georgina Carnegie8444774 737755457-37
Jill Sullivan93614446 75724767-2010
Sandy Tawa1033355376 7734957-89
Cheryl Lloyd11136773575 745164-138
Karen Bisley122311151506 02570-4511

GC NSW Open Womens
Singles Championship
X Event
 Alison Sharpe
 Alison Sharpe
7-3,7-1
 Alison Sharpe
7-3,7-1
 Alison Sharpe
7-1,7-3
 Cheryl Lloyd
 Ros Johnstone
 Ros Johnstone
0-7,7-6,7-4
 Pamela Barnwell
 Kate McLoughlin
 Kate McLoughlin
6-7,7-4,7-6
 Kate McLoughlin
7-1,7-1
 Gerda Lambeck
 Georgina Carnegie
 Georgina Carnegie
2-7,7-2,7-3
 Liz Montague

GC NSW Open Womens
Singles Championship
Y Event
 Cheryl Lloyd
 Pamela Barnwell
7-3,7-4
 Pamela Barnwell
7-5,7-5
 Pamela Barnwell
 Gerda Lambeck
 Gerda Lambeck
7-4,7-5
 Liz Montague

GC NSW Open Womens
Singles Championship
Plate
PLAYERS RESULTS
ST JS KB Matches
Won
Games
Nett
Points Place
1 2 3 For Against Nett
Sandy Tawa1 7
7
7
4
7
233218141
Jill Sullivan21
3
 6
7
7
1-12426-22
Karen Bisley35
7
2
7
3
2
 0-22638-123

GC Bronze Brooch, 10th - 12th August 2020

Report with photos

GC Bronze Brooch
Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
DB DH DK MM PP ST Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Dianne Bonnitcha (Sutherland)1 7
7
7
6
4
7
5
7
4
4
5585713
Denise Howarth (Mosman)26
3
 4
6
7
7
7
5
3
5
35359-65
David Knott (Nowra)36
7
7
7
 7
7
4
7
5
2
6595812
Michael Morton-Evans (Mosman)47
4
3
5
6
3
 5
4
4
1
14267-256
Penny Paterson (Mosman)57
3
2
7
7
5
7
7
 3
4
55258-64
Sandy Tawa (Nelson Bay)67
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
 107035351

GC Bronze Brooch
Finals
 Sandy Tawa
 Sandy Tawa
7 - 5
 Sandy Tawa
7 - 5
 Penny Paterson
 Dianne Bonnitcha
 Dianne Bonnitcha
7 - 6
 David Knott

GC Division 2 Doubles, 6th - 7th October 2020

GC Division 2 Doubles PLAYERS RESULTS
KM&SF KB&MD HC&RM JD&TM DM&JT Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 For Against Nett
Kevin McGlynn & Sue Forrest (Canberra)1 7
7
5
7
7
7
7
6
65341121
Karen Bisley & Margo Davies (Canberra)24
6
 7
7
7
6
7
5
4494723
Helen Chalmers & Ruth Mulvaney (Toronto)37
6
4
5
 7
6
6
6
24752-55
Jenni Demkin & Tony McArthur (Canberra/Sutherland)45
2
4
7
5
7
 7
2
33952-134
Denese McCann & Julie Toms (Canberra)54
7
6
7
7
7
5
7
 5504642

GC Division 2 Singles, 8th - 10th October 2020

GC Division 2 Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
RM ST DM EK EG GC HC JT KB PR SF TM TE Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 For Against Nett
Ruth Mulvaney (Toronto)1 5777377777749756962
Sandy Tawa (Nelson Bay)26 6463777653246278-1611
Denese McCann (Canberra)367 773675717366670-47
Edward Kowalski (Canberra)4676 34644747636478-1412
Ethan Gumbrell (Canberra)56757 6737617456670-48
Georgina Carnegie (Royal Sydney Golf Club)677777 2777377107549261
Helen Chalmers (Toronto)7667757 71533756474-1010
Julie Toms (Canberra)85557755 5777767262106
Karen Bisley (Canberra)956773677 44777706555
Patrick Rundle (Royal Sydney Golf Club)10575674757 07556574-99
Sue Forrest (Canberra)115777757137 5476549164
Tony McArthur (Sutherland)1257154075647 435574-1913
Trevor Edgoose (Hunters Hill)13777773626777 87360133

AC Platinum Singles, 12th - 14th October 2020

The AC Platinum Singles tournament was played at Cooks River CC on October 12-14. The weather was fine and dry and comfortably warm, lawns 1 and 2 were excellent, while lawn 3 had a couple of minor issues resulting from its being shifted a few metres further away from the Concordia Club.

With a field of only 4 players, the competition was a double round robin.

Don Wright of Cooks River was a dominant winner, with 5 wins from 6 games of careful and precise play. Peter Freer was runner-up, with 3 games won and a convincing margin of hoops.

Our thanks to David Stanton for managing on the third day.

Peter Montague

AC Platinum Singles PLAYERS RESULTS
PF NT PM DW Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Peter Freer (Canberra)1 24
12
23
26
16
26
3127114132
Nerida Taylor (Toronto)220
26
 15
17
4
5
187125-384
Peter Montague (Killara)326
10
21
21
 12
16
3106122-163
Don Wright (Cooks River)426
6
26
21
23
18
 512079411

GC Division 1 Pennants, 19th October - 18th November 2020

The 2020 CNSW GC Division 1 Pennants Competition started this week.

Normally, pennants competitions begin quietly with individual clubs hosting other individual clubs to play a Test and the competition builds up to Finals.

But just as many other things have not been quite "normal" in 2020, the Division 1 Pennants followed this trend and began with a bang - Cooks River Club hosting 5 other clubs who completed a total of 9 tests over two and a half days! Definitely going "above and beyond" for hosting by this club, especially as this was the first time they have entered a team in a pennants competition.

The lawns were in top condition, the play was sparkling and the weather was mostly kind (just a bit of rain on the first two days). The test between Newcastle National Park Club and Canberra Club turned into an epic battle on the lawns with all three matches going to 3 games!

The results of all the tests completed at Cooks River are on Croquet Scores. Sydney metro clubs will now arrange individual tests on a "home and away" basis and the 2020 Winners and Runners-up for this competition will be announced as soon as all these tests are completed.

Lorraine Hatfield
Tournament Manager

Report...

Winner: Killara
Runner up: Newcastle National Park

AC NSW Open Womens Singles Championship, 17th - 18th October 2020

This tournament was played at Cooks River CC, Tempe, on 17th-18th October, in warm, dry and calm conditions. As the previous year, the Eva Short and Win Dickinson Trophies were incorporated into the Womenís Open.

The field of eight players was divided into two blocks, playing round robins. The best performing player during this stage (on games and net points) was awarded the Eva Short Trophy. The winner of each block entered the best-of-three final, to determine the Womenís Open Champion. The other six players then completed the round robin as a single block, to decide the Win Dickinson Trophy (see photo).

Kerri-Ann Organ and Rosemary Landrebe dominated their respective blocks (with Rosemary wining the Eva Short title) and contested the final. Kerri-Ann played with outstanding control and precision to win the final in two games 26-6 and 26-0 and secure the Womenís Open Championship.

Barbara McDonald convincingly won the Win Dickinson, winning all 5 games, however the other contestants all played some good competitive games.

AC NSW Open Womens
Singles Championship
Blue Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
RL NT EM KM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Rosemary Landrebe1 26252637716611
Nerida Taylor29 72013656-203
Elizabeth Montague3612 612443-192
Kate McLoughlin411811 13052-224

AC NSW Open Womens
Singles Championship
Red Block
PLAYERS RESULTS
KO BM VL DS Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 For Against Nett
Kerri-Ann Organ1 26261736937321
Barbara McDonald220 262326946232
Valerie Lloyd31013 1203572-374
Diane Scott47720 13452-183

AC NSW Open Womens
Singles Championship
Final
BlueRosemary Landrebe
 Kerri-Ann
26-6, 26-0
RedKerri-Ann Organ

AC NSW Open Womens
Singles Championship
Win Dickinson Trophy
PLAYERS RESULTS
BM NT VL EM DS KM Games
Won
Points Place
1 2 3 4 5 6 For Against Nett
Barbara McDonald1 1626122326510344591
Nerida Taylor28 207102026579-145
Valerie Lloyd31315 71210057107-506
Elizabeth Montague491221 1362615654
Diane Scott57182019 737173-23
Kate McLoughlin6718201115 3716922

GC Champion of Club Champions, 14th - 15th November 2020

Four clubs were represented when this event was held at Tempe in warm and humid conditions over the weekend of 14-15 November

Players were Rob Elliott from Royal Sydney, Robert King from Coogee, Ros Johnstone from Sutherland and Larry Becroft from Taree.

Congratulations to Rob who was the undefeated Winner, and to Larry who was runner-up.

Thanks also to Lynda Toms, Referee for the weekend.

Lorraine Hatfield
Tournament Manager