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[29 Oct] The ACA is seeking expressions of interest for players to compete in the WCF Women’s AC WC being held at the Nottingham Croquet Club in England from Saturday 25 July to Saturday 1 August, 2015.  Please note the WCF has introduced new procedures for entry to this event. The WCF has provided a summary but the details are included in Appendices 1 and 2 of the WCF Sports Regulations.  

  1. Expressions of Interest to be forwarded to Stephen Richards, Chair, AC Selection Committee by Monday 10 November, 2014
  2. Those players considered eligible for a wild card will be contacted before Friday 14 November, 2014 and asked to write a rationale as to why they should be considered for a place by the WCF.
  3. The ACA is required to submit names by Sunday 23 November, 2014.
  4. Players will be advised if they have been allocated a place after Sunday 21 December, 2014.
  5. Final confirmation of players to the WCF by Sunday 25 January, 2015. 

Please note – 

  1. Ranking places are determined by the WCF based on the highest ‘dgrade’ for the previous twelve months these can be accessed on the WCF’s ranking list.
  2. The ACA has undertaken a review of the contributions made to players who receive a place in a WCF WC and will take effect from 1 January, 2015.  A document outlining these changes will be distributed by Tuesday 4 November, 2014.

[29 Oct] The ACA Executive Committee is asking players to apply for Appointed Officer positions. There are a variety of roles requiring differing levels of experience, leadership and passion. Responsibilities are listed in By-Law 28 of the Handbook.

Over the past few months the Executive has been reviewing the process by which Appointed Officers are endorsed and the timing of such appointments.

Council agreed at its September meeting in Adelaide that Officers will commence their duties from the beginning of a calendar year rather than sometime after an AGM.

There are several advantages in asking for expressions of interest in October and having appointments made by the end of November as this will give the successful appointee the opportunity to prepare a program in consultation with the Executive and discuss any financial implications with the Treasurer prior to the adoption of the ACA's annual budget

It should be noted that all positions fall vacant each December.

The Executive would like to receive expressions of interest on or before Monday 10 November, 2014. Please complete the attached form and send

[12 Oct] The ACA Office has moved! Our landlord is still ACT Sport but instead of being based in a converted primary school in the northern suburbs of Canberra we are now residents of the new Brumbies' (Canberra's Rugby Union Team) headquarters at the University of Canberra. Several research institutions are housed in these facilities as well as local sporting groups and the University's gym.

Physical address:
Building 29
University Drive
University of Canberra

The Postal address remains:
PO BOX 254

New Phone number is 0457 678 380

[11 Oct] Expressions of interest are now being sought for the GC President's Eights being held at Cairnlea from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th January, 2015. If you wish to participate in this tournament please indicate your interest by emailing ACA's National Director of Golf Croquet, on or before Friday 7 November 2014. Those chosen will be notified as soon as possible after the selection process has been completed. A non-response by the due date will be considered as 'not able to play'.
[8 Oct] Five Australians, Terry Ericson, David Wise, Steve Thornton, Graham Wemyss and Bob Godfrey are all engaged in gruelling battles as they compete in the WCF Over 50’s GC WC currently being held in Cairo.  Wishing them all every success as they continue in the competition  - follow their progress on Croquet Scores.
[8 Oct] At the Council Meeting held in September, the ACA’s Strategic Plan was adopted. The plan was a collaboration between the Executive and the six State Associations. It gives a cohesive direction for the Association over the next four years.

[29 Sep]  The Officials for the President’s AC Eights are Tournament Manager, Brian Reither and Tournament Referee, Brian Foley.  The Blocks have been finalised.

[15 Sep] Three Australian teams (Canberra, Tamborine Mountain, Southport) along with 600 competitors from around the world will shortly be travelling to Niigata, Japan for the World Gateball Championship, 26-28 September. See latest details at
[3 Sep] STOP PRESS The AC Selection Committee is asking those players who have not yet expressed an interest in playing in the 2014 President's AC Eights and who would like the opportunity should send an email to the Chair of AC Selection Committee, . Initially your name will be added to the reserve list and if a place becomes available you will be notified straight away.


Australian AC Open Singles Championship
18-23 Nov 2014
Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea, VIC.

Winner: Robert Fletcher
Runner Up: Kevin Beard
Third Place: Simon Hockey
Fourth Place: Malcolm Fletcher
Winner Z Event: Alan Honey
Winner Y Event: Ted Salter
Winner Plate: Alan Walsh
AB Morrison Trophy: Terry Hopkins

Australian AC Open Doubles Championship
15-17 Nov 2014
Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea, VIC.

Winners: Robert Fletcher and Malcolm Fletcher
Runners Up: Alison Sharpe and Alan Honey
Third Place: Ken Bald and Rod Kirk
Winner Plate: Jim Nicholls and Callum Hyland

Australian GC Handicap Championships
3-7 Nov 2014
Deniliquin Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

Singles Winner: Kyle Mula (Vic)
Singles Runner-up: Peter Freer (NSW)
Singles Plate Winner: Bill Munns (NSW)
Singles Egyptian Winner: Lachlan Mula (Vic)
Doubles Winners: Graham Innocent & Ray Vize (NSW)
Doubles Runner-ups: John & Mary James (Vic)

President’s AC Eights
3–6 Oct 2014
Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea, VIC.

First Eight (Eddie Hunt Trophy): Robert Fletcher (VIC)
Second Eight (Tom Howat Cup): Stephen Richards (NSW)
Third Eight (The Major Tingey Tray): Jannine Hawker (WA)
Women's Eight (Jean Armstrong Bowl): Sue Beattie (TAS)