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Play your next game of Golf Croquet at Deniliquin and enter the GC Handicap Doubles and Singles

Deniliquin is once again hosting the National Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles and Singles Tournaments from Monday 2 November to Friday 6 November.

You can enter the doubles, singles or both by completing the on-line entry forms on The Duffers Tice.

Doubles play on Tuesday will be suspended between 1400 hours and 1530 hours for the ‘race that stops the nation’ – the Melbourne Cup.

Deniliquin is situated on the Edward River providing an idyllic and bucolic backdrop to your croquet.

Edwards River

Entries close on Thursday 15 October, 2015

Victors – Men’s and Women's Singles

The men’s event was held in Hobart whilst the women competed in Launceston.

Congratulations to Chris McWhirter the first player to win three consecutive titles. It was a hard fought battle going to the best of five matches 6-7, 7-5, 7-3, 5-7, 7-3. Commiserations to Runner Up Terry Hopkins.

Terry Hopkins and Chris McWhirter

First Place – Chris McWhirter
Second Place – Terry Hopkins
Third Place – Lester Hughes
Winner Z Event – Tom Komene
Winner Y Event – Martin Clarke
Winner W Event – Matthew Whitfield
Winner Plate – Tony Hall

The Women’s final this year was a repeat of last years with Anne Quinn and Wendy Dickson vying for first place. Congratulations to Wendy Dickson who has also now won three titles and commiserations to Anne Quinn.

First Place – Wendy Dickson
Second Place – Anne Quinn
Third Place – Sue Beattie
Winner Z Event – Virginia Arney
Winner Y Event – Gail Hopkins
Winner W Event – Rosemary Newsham
Winner Plate – Brenda Wild

President AC Eights - Blocks

The AC Selection Committee has determined the Blocks as at Tuesday 22 September for the President’s Eights being held at Cairnlea between Friday 9 and Monday 12 October.

Players are competing for the Eddie Hunt Trophy first eight, Tom Howat Cup second eight, Major Tingey Tray third eight, and the Jean Armstrong Bowl for the winner of the Women’s Eights.

Chris McWhirter from Western Australia triumphs and wins the Gold Medal

Chris McWhirter won a hard-fought competition to win the Golf Croquet Gold Medal held last week in Hobart. At the end Tom Komene, from Queensland and Chris were equal – same number of games and same number of hoops so a play-off was held being best of three matches. It came down to the third game 7-2; 5-7 and 7-5.

Chris McWhirter receiving the GC Gold Medal

Chris was awarded his medal at a function at Government House.

President's AC Eights

The President’s AC Eights are being held at Cairnlea from Friday 9 to Monday 12 October. Expressions of interest were sought and the following players have accepted their invitations and been given a place.

Each Eight will be determined based on rankings as at Tuesday 22 September.
Robert Fletcher
Stephen Forster
Ian Dumergue
Kevin Beard
Jim Nicholls
Dwayne McCormick
Rod Kirk
Trevor Bassett
Claire Bassett
Tim O’Leary
Eric Ayling
Alan Honey
Alan Walsh
Jannine Hawker
Greg Whymark
Ken Edwards
Nick Chapman
Kathleen Colclough
David Wise
Josh Wilson
Stephen Pearce (Wild Card)
Gareth Bushill
Sue Beattie
Eric Zadow

Anna Miller
Anne Quinn
Virginia Arney
Kerri-Ann Organ
Cynthia Tacey
Rosemary Newsham
Gail Hopkins
Geraldine Trivett (Wild Card)

Who will take the 2015 GC Gold Medal?

The battle began today - Tuesday 15 September.

Follow the challengers on Croquet Scores.

L to R Kevin Beard VIC, Tom Komene QLD, Rob McAdam TAS, Barry Haydon SA, Chris McWhirter WA, John Levick NSW

L to R Kevin Beard VIC, Tom Komene QLD, Rob McAdam TAS, Barry Haydon SA, Chris McWhirter WA, John Levick NSW

The six finalists, each representing their State will receive their medals at a reception hosted by His Excellency the Honourable Chief Justice Alan Blow, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania at Government House on Thursday 17 September


The Program for the Gold Medal, Men’s and Women’s Singles and the ISS is available for download.

Hard copies will be available at Registration on Thursday 17 September.

Registration for Men is from 1pm at the Sandy Bay Croquet Club – note a briefing on Tournament conditions and refereeing is at 3.30pm.

Registration for Women is from 2pm at the Northern Tasmanian Croquet Club and the Welcome function commences at 4pm (cost $10 per person) – note a briefing on Tournament conditions and refereeing is at 5pm.

Croquet Tasmania pulled out all shots last week...

In the lead up to the Golf Croquet Gold Medal, Men's and Women's Singles and the fiercely fought Interstate Shield, Croquet Tasmania went to Government House in Hobart.

Tasmania's Team with the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency, Professor Kate Warner, AM

To read the story in full

Check to see if you have entered the GC Men's and Women's Singles!

Entries to the GC Men's and Women's Singles being held in Tasmania closed at the end of last month. If you think you have entered and your name does not appear on the list please contact Peter Freer Chair of the Events Committee.

What are you going to wear as you play on the lawns in Hobart and Launceston?

Croquet Tasmania has extended the closing date for ordering shirts until Friday 14 August.