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Busy time for croquet players

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February 10, 2017

Players travelled from Benalla, Euroa, Eaglehawk, Echuca-Moama, Mooroopna, Numurkah, Rich River and Shepparton clubs for a fun evening under lights.

KYABRAM Croquet Club members have had a busy time this past week, starting on Tuesday, January 31, when KCC hosted a Twilight Social Tournament, combining both association and golf croquet.

Players travelled from Benalla, Euroa, Eaglehawk, Echuca-Moama, Mooroopna, Numurkah, Rich River and Shepparton clubs for a fun evening under lights.

There are only four clubs in the area that have lights so this is always a popular event.

The format was for Association contestants to play two 90-minute games, while golf entries played four games of about 35 to 40 minutes. All games were Hi/Lo doubles for both sections. Competition was strong in both sections

In association, two players won both of their games, so after a countback the winner was Gail Vale from Numurkah, Val Rose, Shepparton, came second. The award for most “Four ball breaks” went to Lyle Carey (3) from Mooroopna

In golf croquet, there was also a tie with two players winning all four games.

First prize went to Trish Rogash, Benalla, and Kyabram’s, associate member, Jim Maynard, took out second place.

The “Hoops-in-one” award went to Sandra Alstin (2), from Echuca/Moama.

One Benalla player, Trish Rogan, proved that the late night and drive to and from Kyabram was worthwhile as she also won the raffle, a box of fruit.

Thursday night was the twilight evening, with several more new players attending.

The courts were set up for both Aussie and golf croquet and players had a different partner each round.

Ken Warren was the overall winner scoring the most hoops, he also completed several jump shots and made the “longest hoop in one” for the night.

On Saturday KCC members were pleased to be part of a 21st birthday party.

A busload of 43 young people started the party off at 10.30am at the courts for a brief introduction to the game of golf croquet.

Lots of laughter and competition was had between all those who took part, hopefully we may see a few of them again.

Remember it’s not too late to join us on Thursday evenings from 7pm, we hope to continue until the end of daylight savings.

Come along and try something new and make new friends along the way, no experience necessary, you are never too old to learn.

All equipment supplied, remember to wear flat-soled shoes. Light supper available.

KCC members also meet on Monday mornings from 9am for social/practise play. Newcomers welcome.

Enquiries to Margaret on 5853 1362 or Rayleen on 5853 2394 or e-mail kyabramcroquet@gmail.com

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