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Golf Croquet Open Doubles and Singles

The Program for the Golf Croquet Open Doubles and Singles is available for download.

Please note the schedule of play for each event will be posted on the notice board at Cairnlea from 2pm onwards on Friday 8 May when Registration commences.


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Change to Dress Code

Earlier this month an amendment, as agreed by the previous Executive, was made to Tournament Regulation 12.7 – Responsibilities of Players and posted on the ACA Website dated 10 April, 2015.

The Board is aware that this change has caused much consternation and fervour within the croquet world.

The Board has agreed to suspend this amendment immediately pending further discussion among its Members as well as undertaking a full consultation with the Events and Tournament Committees. The wording reverts to

Players are to wear neat and appropriate sporting attire and flat-soled shoes ie shoes, the soles of which do not mark the court. Players choosing to wear sandals shall, as all players should, be conscious of surrounding play in order to ensure their own safety. A player presenting at the venue in unsuitable attire will be given the opportunity to dress appropriately or will not be permitted to participate in the event’.


GC Open Doubles and Singles

Entries to the Golf Croquet Open Doubles and Singles closed on Friday 24 April. If you have entered the tournament and your name doesn’t appear on the Player’s List please contact Peter Freer, Chair of the Events Committee by email.


Patron's Trophy

The Patron's Trophy is being held once again in Bunbury at the Moorabinda Croquet Club from Saturday 6 to Monday 8 June.

Enter online at The Duffers Tice.

Entries Close Friday 15 May

In 2014 The Patron's Trophy went to the West for the first time and was hosted by Moorabinda Croquet Club. The spirit was convivial and collegiate. Players commented that it was "the best Patron's ever!" Take the time to explore the south west and perhaps spend a few days at Margaret River only an hour's drive away from Bunbury.



Results

Association Croquet Gold Medal

Gold Medal Simon Hockey SA

Silver Medal Callum Hyland TAS

Bronze Medal Ken Bald VIC

Jim Nicholls NSW

Alan Sands WA

Greg Whymark QLD

Players competing for the Gold Medal
Left to right
Callum Hyland TAS, Ken Bald VIC, Greg Whymark QLD, Simon Hockey SA, Alan Sands WA, Jim Nicholls NSW

Winners of Silver & Gold Medal
Left to right
Callum Hyland TAS (Silver Medal), Simon Hockey SA (Gold Medal)

Association Croquet Women's Singles

Winner of the English Cup Alison Sharpe NSW

Runner Up Alix Verge NSW

Third Place Jannine Hawker WA

Association Croquet Men's Singles

Winner of The ACC Tray Robert Fletcher VIC

Runner Up Stephen Forster VIC

Third Place Simon Hockey SA

The Interstate Cup

Winners of the Eire Cup New South Wales

Second Place and recipients of The WH Smith Tray Victoria

New South Wales
Left to right
Alan Walsh, Peter Landrebe, Alison Sharpe, Alix Verge, Claire Bassett, Jim Nicholls, Alan Honey, Rosie Landrebe, Jean Pack.


Update to Tournament Regulations

Clause 12 Responsibilities of Players

The ACA Executive has amended Clause 12.7 clarifying what Players are to wear when playing in ACA Events. Document Change Tracking

The new wording is -

12.7 Players are to wear either Club, State, Regional, National and/or International uniforms or predominantly white clothing. Additionally Players can wear Event specific shirts. Flat-soled shoes are to be worn ie the soles of which do not mark the court. Players choosing to wear sandals shall, as all players should, be conscious of surrounding play in order to ensure their own safety. A Player presenting at the venue in unsuitable clothing will be given the opportunity to dress appropriately or will not be permitted to participate in the event.

This change comes into effect immediately.

Tournament Regulations | Document Change Tracking


GC Open Doubles and Singles

The 2015 Golf Croquet Open Doubles and Singles is being held at Cairnlea from Saturday 9 May to Sunday 17 May.

Golf Croquet Open Doubles

Is being held from Saturday 9 May to Tuesday 12 May. Registration is from 2pm onwards on Friday 8 May or before play on Saturday. Please enter on-line by going to The Duffers Tice.

Golf Croquet Open Singles

Is being held from Wednesday 13 May to Sunday 17 May. Registration is from 2pm onward on Tuesday 12 May or before play on Wednesday. The ACA is delighted to announce that the winner of the Singles will receive a Peter Coles' Hoop Maker Mallet made to their specifications. Please enter on-line by going to The Duffers Tice.

Entries to both the Doubles and Singles close on Friday 24 April, 2015.


Tournament Schedule Update

The Tournament Schedule has been updated. -

2015

Australian Gateball Championships are being held at Wynnum Croquet Club from Thursday 4 to Sunday 6 September, 2015. More information is available at Gateball Australia.

The National GC Handicap Tournament is being held at Deniliquin, New South Wales from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 November, 2015. Tournament information and entry will be on The Duffers Tice shortly but if you have any queries in the interim please email events@croquet-australia.com.au

AC Open Doubles and Singles Championships will now be held at Cairnlea from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 November, 2015. Tournament information and entry will be on The Duffers Tice shortly but if you have any queries in the interim please email events@croquet-australia.com.au

2016

The WCF has announced a change of dates for the WCF AC WC it is now being held from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 April at the National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. The WCF will set the invitation date in June, 2015

The WCF has also announced the dates for the WCF GC World Team Tier 2 Championships which will be held in the South of England, venue to be confirmed from either Saturday 14 or Sunday 15 to Friday 20 May. Tier 1 teams are Egypt, New Zealand, England, Ireland, South Africa, Sweden, USA and Wales (winners of the 2012 Tier 2 competition). Australia is playing in the Tier 2 to competition.