Australian Croquet Association

Forthcoming Tournaments:

Patron’s Trophy: 7-9 June 2014


Moorabinda CC, Bunbury,
Western Australia

GC Open Doubles: 3-6 May 2014
GC Open Singles: 7-11 May 2014 “

Event Description
Doubles Entries | Singles Entries

VCC, Cairnlea, Melbourne

Latest News: 

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[10 Apr]  Expressions of interest are being sought to play in the two WCF World Championships being held later this year -
WCF Over 50 GC WC being held in Cairo from Sunday 5 to Saturday 11 October, 2014  - please notify John Compton of your interest by emailing John
WCF Women's GC WC being held in Cairo from Sunday 16 to Saturday 21 November, 2014 - please notify Anne Quinn
Expressions of interest are required by 21 April 2014.
[8 Apr] The Minutes for the AGM that was held on Monday 24 March, 2014 are listed under Governance/Minutes and Reports.
[25 March]  On Monday 24 March, Croquet Australia held its AGM.  The elected members of the Executive are - President, Neil White (SA); Senior Vice President, Jim Saunders (VIC); Vice President, Megan Reynolds (WA); Hon Secretary, Bruce Fleming (QLD); Treasurer, Jim Clement (VIC) and Immediate Past President, Robyn Wallace (NSW).
Please note that the redirection of email addresses for the new Executive will be completed by Friday 28 March, 2014.
[13 Mar]  The Australian Tournament Regulations have been amended to correct an anomaly.  Document Change Tracking
[7 Mar] The Australian Tournament Regulations have been amended to reflect the change to the Interstate Cup which is now being played as mixed doubles - Clause 28.10 Document Change Tracking
[5 Mar] The draw has been finalised for the first day of the Men's and Women's Singles and the matches are being played at five venues - names and venues have been coloured coded.  Draw and Venues for the Men's and Women's Singles
[21 Jan]  Carolyn Spooner  (one of Jean's daughters) and Ron McBride (President of Brighton Club) wishes to advise that that the Brighton Croquet Club invites players to the Club at 10.30am on Thursday 23 January to celebrate the life of Jean Armstrong.  'Jean died, as she wished, peacefully at home.  Her last week was spent in reminiscences and laughter surrounded by family, friends and carers'.
[21 Jan]
Vale Jean Armstrong

The Australian Croquet Association, through its Senior Vice-President Neil White, sent its condolences to the family of Jean Armstrong on her death this week, together with its very warm appreciation of all Jean has done for croquet at every level: club, State, national and international. 

Jean was a Life Member of the Brighton Croquet Club, whose clubrooms were named Armstrong House.  At the State level the Jean Armstrong Shield has attracted a top field of women players to South Australia each year since 1998.  Even in the competition last year Jean was involved in selecting invitees.  Many of the Jean Armstrong Shield players are among their top State players and became known personally to Jean over the years.  Jean keenly followed their progress. 

As an example of Jean's involvement at the national level, the ACA conducts the Jean Armstrong Bowl competition for the Women's Eights as part of the annual AC President's Eights. 

At the international level the ACA wishes to pay tribute again to Jean's induction into the World Croquet Federation's Hall of Fame in 2008.  In 2012, at the age of 99, Jean attended the opening ceremony of the World Association Croquet Championships in Adelaide and met the WCF President Amir Ramsis.  She also renewed her acquaintance with many of the international competitors.  Much to her delight the then ACA Senior Vice-President Greg Diprose visited her the following day with the Wimbledon Cup trophy. Jean treasured the photo of her holding this trophy.  Jean's centenary was acknowledged on the WCF website. 

No-one could have been more devoted to the cause of croquet at every level, and the Australian Croquet Association honours her for this

[15 Jan]   For sometime there has been considerable discussion about whether or not mixed doubles should be played as part of the Eire Cup.  During December, States were canvassed for their preference - will Mixed Doubles be introduced in 2014 or 2015?  The vote was 4 to 2 in favour of 2014.  Therefore Mixed Doubles will be played in this year's Eire Cup being held in Brisbane.
[14 Jan]  Letters of invitation were sent to players offering them a place in the President's GC Eights (previously the President's Tens).  The thirty-two players who will be competing in this year's event have been finalised (Now revised - see "Updated List of Players above".
[13 Jan]  GC Handicap Card 12 January has been amended - thank you to those players who found the typos.  This version of the card should be used as Table D is now correct.
[9 Jan]  The AC Gold Medal, Men’s and Women’s Singles Championships and Eire Cup are being held in Brisbane from Wednesday 12 to Sunday 23 March, 2014.  The events will be held at the following clubs –
[7 Jan]  With the introduction of the revised rules for Golf Croquet a new handicap card has been created GC Handicap Card - Effective 1 January, 2014.

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Eire Cup: 19-23 March 2014
Winner: Victoria

Men’s & Women’s Singles: 15-18 March 2014

Men's Singles:
Winner: Robert Fletcher Vic)
Runner-Up: Stephen Forster (Vic)
Third: Jim Nicholls (NSW)
Fourth: Bruce Fleming (Qld)
Winner Z Event:Trevor Bassett (NSW)
Winner Y Event: Alan Walsh (NSW)
Winner W Event: Rob McAdam (Tas)
Winner Plate: John Hardy (Qld)

Women's Singles:
Winner: Alix Verge (NSW)
Runner-Up: Kathleen Colclough (Qld)
Third: Megan Reynolds (WA)
Fourth: Wendy Dickson (Vic)
Winner Z Event: Alison Sharpe (NSW)
Winner Y Event: Jannine Hawker (WA)
Winner W Event: Tricia Devlin (Vic)
Winner Plate: Rosemary Newsham (Qld)

AC Gold Medal: 12-14 March 2014
Winner: Simon Hockey (SA)

President's GC Eights:
7-9 February 2014
Cairnlea, Victoria

First Eight Kevin Beard (VIC)
Second Eight  Judy Wembridge (VIC)
Third Eight  Brett McHardy (WA)
Womens Eight Bernie Pfitzner (S.A.)


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