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[9 Dec] The WCF held elections for the three vacant positions on the Management Committee. The WCF announced the successful candidates earlier today - Peter Landrebe, Roberts Stafeckis (Latvia) and Geoff Young (New Zealand). The appointments commence on 1 January, 2014 for a period of four years. Congratulations to Peter Landrebe.
|[6 Dec] The Australian Tournament Regulations have been amended to reflect the changes that have been made to the President's AC and GC Eights - Clause 25. Document Change Tracking
[4 Dec] Greg Diprose has formally resigned from the ACA Executive and his position of Senior Vice President will be fulfilled by Neil White.The members of the Executive sincerely thank Greg for his contribution to the Association over the past two and a half years.
[2 Dec] The New Zealand Open AC Championships are being held in Wellington from Saturday 25 January to Sunday 2 February, 2014. The venues have been changed and the event will now be held at Kelburn CC (Headquarters)
Salamanca Road, Kelburn and if required Waimarie CC and/or Petone CC.
For entry details go to www.croquet.org.nz. For queries contact the Tournament Manager Chris Clarke, email@example.com
|[8 Nov] REMINDER GOLF CROQUET PLAYERS Expressions of interest to play in the GC President's Eights being held in February at Cairnlea close on Monday 11 November! If you wish to participate please email Anne Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Players who have already expressed their interest and not received a confirmation email from Anne should also make contact.
|[22 Oct] On Tuesday 29 October, Channel 10 on their program Totally Wild will be showing a segment on Gateball played by local children at Southport Croquet Club. Totally Wild starts and 4pm.
|[17 Oct] Expressions of interest are now being sought for the GC President's Eights being held at Cairnlea from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 February, 2014. If you wish to participate in this tournament please indicate your interest by emailing ACA's National Director of Golf Croquet, Anne Quinn at email@example.com on or before Monday 11 November. 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'.
|[15 Oct] In 2014 the President's Tens will become the GC President's Eights; there will now be four eights - 3 open eights and 1 women's eight running over three days. The format previously was a double round robin and next year it will be a Bo3 round robin (ie 7 Bo3's in 3 days or 14-21 games in 3 days).
|[14 Oct] The inaugural Golf Croquet Trans Tasman is being held in New Zealand towards the end of 2015. The GC Selection Committee has extended an invitation to sixteen players to join the first GC Training Squad and all accepted their position. Congratulations to Kevin Beard (VIC), Martin Clarke (WA), Terry Ericson (QLD), Lester Hughes (VIC), Peter Landrebe (NSW), Chris McWhirter,(WA) Kim Reynolds (WA), John van der Touw (VIC) and Fleur Brockway (WA), Kathleen Colclough (QLD), Tricia Devlin (VIC), Wendy Dickson (VIC), Rosie Landrebe (NSW), Anna Miller (VIC), Anne Quinn (VIC), Judy Wembridge (VIC).
|[14 Sep] The ACA is pleased to announce the team representing Australia in the MacRobertson Shield are - Ian Dumergue (Captain), Ken Bald, Robert Fletcher, Malcolm Fletcher, Stephen Forster, Tim O'Leary and Reserves Kevin Beard and Greg Fletcher. Bruce Fleming has been appointed Team Manager. The team will be flying to Christchurch just after Christmas to play England before heading up to the North Island to face New Zealand in Hawkes Bay and their final encounter is against the United States at Mt Maunganui. Wishing the team every success.
2013 AC Open Championships:
Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea, VIC
Stephen Forster (Vic) & Robert Fletcher (Vic)
Kevin Beard (Vic) & Greg Fletcher (SA)
Doubles Plate Winners:
Ken Bald (Vic) & Malcolm Fletcher (Vic)
Winner: Robert Fletcher (Vic)
Runner Up: Jenny Clarke (NZ)
3rd Place: Bruce Fleming (Qld)
4th Place: Greg Fletcher (Vic)
Winner Z: Malcolm Fletcher(Vic)
Winner Y: Ian Dumergue (WA)
Winner W: Ken Bald Ken Bald (Vic)
Winner Plate: Alan Walsh (NSW)
AB Morrison Trophy: Chris Lavina (NSW)
Photos (by Anne Quinn)
GC Handicap Championships:
6 - 10 Nov
Headland Buderim CC, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Peter Nicholson (Qld) & Murray Tinker (Qld)
Doubles Plate Winners:
Tony Hall (NSW) & Bob Teerink (Qld)
Ross Rillie (Qld)
Photos (by Helen Rillie, John Tusler and Leigh Campbell)