THURSDAY nights seem to be very hot this year for our Kyabram Croquet Club’s twilight evenings, so it pleasing to see still more new players joining each week.
Thursday started with a game of Aussie, followed by two games of golf croquet.
Once again the scores were high, due to Aussie, and competition was close.
The “peg” awards went to the following players.
“Best hoop for a newcomer” Robbin Jansen; “The Longest Hitter” Barry Davies and “Most Enthusiasm over a hoop” Jane Cox.
The highest scorer for the night was Sue Agosta (29) with Ann Warren, Margaret Sullivan and Ken Warren all on 28 hoops.
The final evening is on Thursday, March 30, after which social play will change to Wednesdays from 10am.
Players are welcome to bring their lunch and stay all day if they wish. The club hopes to run some coaching sessions on these days.
Club championships are being played this week, so there will be more details to follow.
Any enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Rayleen 5853 2394 or Margaret 5853 1362
Australian Croquet Association hosted the World Golf Croquet Championships in Victoria, which also included a section for the under 21s.
The players have played qualifying rounds throughout the month of February at different venues throughout Melbourne – Cairnlea, Essendon, Williamstown, Geelong and Ballarat.
The grand finals were on at the weekend at Cairnlea, VCA headquarters, finishing on Monday.
There were 13 countries represented – Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and .Wales.
The winner, after five games and more than 5 hours, was South African Reg Bamford, 3-2 against Egypt’s Ahmed Nasr.
The winner of the under 21s, played on February 22, was Felix Webby, 17, from New Zealand.
A Deniliquin player, John James, was in the qualifiers, the only player from the GVCA this year. Sue Agosta travelled down, on Monday, February 27, with members from the Rich River club, to watch some fantastic games.
It was great to see so many younger players in the open section.
New Zealand had the largest number of under 21, while Australia had the most players in the main event.