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|[15 May] Greg Bury, National Coaching Director of Golf Croquet, has released the second edition of his book Through the Hoops. To order a copy of Through the Hoops.
|[12 May] The updated tournament schedule for 2013 which also includes the dates, venues and draw for the MacRobertson Shield, appears under the heading 'Tournament Program' . The outline of the 2014 has also been added, however, there are still some gaps to fill. The ACA is adopting the WCF's format of delineating the status of tournaments. [C] = confirmed; [E] = an expression of interest has been received; [P] = ACA;s preferred option; [O] = Open. If your club would like to host an event during 2014 that has an [E] or [O] against it, please contact the Administrative Officer who is only too happy to take you through the bidding process. The WCF has given the ACA likely dates for the GC Women's WC and the Over 50's GC WC.
Please note, these are tentative and will be confirmed shortly.
|[5 May] Council at the AGM held on Monday 25 March, 2013 approved several amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws. Summary of Changes
|[24 Apr] The Annual General Meeting was held in Adelaide on Monday 25 March, 2013. Minutes AGM
|[16 Apr] Entries to the Australian Open GC Championships being held from Saturday 4 May to Sunday 12 May, 2013 at Cairnlea are now closed. Doubles' Entries and Singles' Entries.
|[4 Apr] During the Eire Cup Presentation dinner, outgoing Chair of the AC Selection Committee, Trevor Bassett, announced the name of the Players who would be representing Australia in the WCF Association Croquet World Championships in Surbiton, England during August - Stephen Forster, Kevin Beard, Jim Nicholls, Malcolm Fletcher, Jeff Newcombe, Ken Edwards, Alan Walsh, Alison Sharpe, Charlotte Morgan, Rob Mc Adam. Reserves/Wildcards are David Wise, Tony Hall. Australia received ten places and two automatic entries for Robert Fletcher and Simon Hockey.
|[31 Mar] Adelaide hosted the Gold Medal Event, the Australian AC Singles Championships and the Eire Cup between Wednesday 12 to Sunday 23 March. The tournament concluded with the Presentation Dinner on the last night. During the Men's singles, history was made when Robert Fletcher, 19 years old became the World's youngest ever Number One Player! Congratulations to Robert for winning the Gold Medal, retaining the Men's Singles Championship and captaining the winning team in the Eire Cup, Victoria. Also congratulations to Alix Verge for winning the Women's Singles Title. For all other results click here.
|[31 Mar] The Australian Players competing in the WCF GC World Championship are - Terry Ericson. Lester Hughes, John van der Touw, Greg Bury, Kevin Beard, Kathleen Colclough, Ross Marshall, Peter Freer, Bernie Pfitzner, Tricia Devlin, David Wise, Susan Bertram. Wishing them all every success in Cairo.
|[30 Mar] The ACA's AGM was held on Monday 25 March. After nine years on the Executive Tony Hall stepped down as Treasurer and Jim Clement was voted to the position unopposed. The members of the Executive for the next twelve months are - President, Robyn Wallace; Senior Vice President, Greg Diprose; Vice President, Neil White; Honorary Secretary, Stephen Thornton; Treasurer, Jim Clement.
|[24 Mar] The following changes have been made to the Tournament Regulations.
|[17 Mar] Information re Men's Plate AC Men’s Singles Championship of Australia
|[10 Mar] Patron's Trophy for 2013 is being held from Saturday 8 to Monday 10 June at Toombul Croquet Club, Brisbane. In mid November the Executive announced that it was going to suspend the Patron's Trophy for 2013 and invited comments from Players about their decision. Thank you to everyone who responded and as a result of Player feedback the tournament is now going ahead. The entry form will be on the website by the end of March.
|[7 Mar] Australia has been offered another wild card to the WCF Golf Croquet World Championship. The players now representing Australia are - Peter Landrebe, Terry Ericson, Lester Hughes, John van der Touw, Greg Bury, Kevin Beard, Kathleen Colclough, Ross Marshall, Peter Freer, Bernie Pfitzner, Tricia Devlin, David Wise.
|[28 Feb] Amended Players List for the Australian AC Singles Championships: Men's | Women's
|[27 Feb] Players going to compete in WCF Golf Croquet World Championship in Cairo are - Peter Landrebe, Terry Ericson, Lester Hughes, John van der Touw, Greg Bury, Kevin Beard, Kathleen Colclough, Ross Marshall, Peter Freer, Bernie Pfitzner and Tricia Devlin.
[26 Feb] Players entered into the Australian AC Singles Championships being held in Adelaide from Saturday 16 to Tuesday 19 March, 2013: (suprseded, see above)
| [18 Feb] Apart from the four places already awarded to Australian players to complete in the WCF Golf Croquet World Championship - Peter Landrebe, Chris McWhirter, Terry Ericson and Lester Hughes - Australia has so far been offered seven wild cards - John van der Touw, Greg Bury, Kevin Beard, Kathleen Colclough, Ross Marshall, Peter Freer and Kim Reynolds. Fleur Brockway has been invited to play in the WCF's Under 21 Golf Croquet World Championship.
|[14 Feb] SATURDAY 4 - SUNDAY 12 MAY are the dates for the GC OPEN DOUBLES AND SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP being held at Cairnlea.
|[11 Feb] AUSTRALIA BRINGS HOME THE TROPHY - Australian's Trans Tasman team has had a magnificent six days of competition playing against New Zealand's best in Nelson. Kevin Beard, Malcolm Fletcher, Robert Fletcher, Stephen Forster, Claire Bassett, Tricia Devlin, Rosie Graham and Alison Sharpe won three out of three tests on New Zealand soil. This is the first time that Australia has won back to back tournaments!!! Congratulations to our Players and Team Manager, Bruce Fleming. If you wish to see the cut and thrust of each game look at the site www.croquetscores.com.
|[1 Feb] It is that time again - Australia versus New Zealand - as our Trans Tasman Team - Kevin Beard (Captain), Malcolm Fletcher, Robert Fletcher, Stephen Forster, Claire Bassett, Tricia Devlin, Rosie Graham, Alison Sharpe with Team Manager Bruce Fleming - head off to Nelson. The tournament begins on Monday and you can follow their progress on croquet scores. Wishing our team every success.
64 th AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION CROQUET CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday 13 to Sunday 24 March 2013
ROBERT FLETCHER (VIC)
ALAN SANDS (WA)
HARLEY WATTS (SA)
JIM NICHOLLS (NSW)
ROB McADAM (TAS)
GEOFF JAMIESON (QLD)
MEN’S SINGLE CHAMPIONSHIP:
ROBERT FLETCHER (VIC)
WOMEN’S SINGLE CHAMPIONSHIP:
Robert Fletcher (Captain)
Res Ian Basset
Res Tony Chew
Elaine Coverdale (Vice Cap)
Res Heather Ross
Res Kerri-Ann Organ
RUNNER UP: WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Alan Sands (Captain)
AC Gold Medal
AC Men’s Singles Championship of Australia
AC Women’s Singles Championship of Australia
Eire Cup (Interstate Cup Team Competition) of Australia
Friday 8 to Sunday 10 February
Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea
Results - 2013 President's 10s
First 10 – Winner: Lester Hughes
Runner-up: John van der Touw
Second 10 – Winner: Peter Nicholson
Runner-up: Pam Gentle
Women’s 10 – Winner: Anna Miller
Runner-up: Rosemary Newsham
Trans Tasman Series