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Be the best dressed when you compete in Hobart and Launceston!

Croquet Tasmania have shirts for sale

but you only have a week to order!

Remember to book your place if wish to attend –

Function at Government House – awarding of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals and welcome for Men’s Singles – Thursday 17 September at 6pm.

Welcome function for Women’s Singles – Thursday 17 September at 4pm

Mayoral Reception and Presentation of the Teams for the ISS – Tuesday 22 September at 5.30pm

Notice of Meeting

A Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Australian Croquet Association Inc is being held at 0900 hours on Monday 28 September, 2015 at the Best Western Plus, Earl Street, Launceston, Tasmania.

Individual members, subject to the ACA Constitution, may attend and contribute if invited but have no right to debate or vote at the meeting.

Experience the Opening Ceremony of the Women's AC World Championship

Our eleven women looked very smart in their green blazers as they lined up for the formalities held at the Nottingham Croquet Club on Friday 24 July. Share their experience -

Eleven Australian Women to compete for the title – Women’s AC World Champion

Eight players were awarded ranking places by the World Croquet Federation to compete in the second Women’s AC World Championship being held at the Nottingham Croquet Club from Saturday 25 to Saturday 1 August – Sue Beattie, Kathleen Colclough, Elaine Coverdale, Wendy Dickson, Jannine Hawker, Rosie Landrebe, Anna Miller and Alison Sharpe.

They have now been joined by three more players – Virginia Arney, Rosemary Newsham and Anne Quinn who successfully made it through the Qualifier Who will win the coveted Charles Jones Memorial Trophy?

The Board of Croquet Australia congratulates each player and wishes them every success as they pit their skills against a field of 36 from 12 countries. Current champion is New Zealander, Jenny Clarke.

Jenny Clarke with the Charles Jones Memorial Trophy

Note to Association Croquet Players

The International Laws Committee of the World Croquet Federation has handed down a ruling on Law 53(b)(3). Effective immediately.

Entries are now open for the GC Men’s and Women’s Singles

The Men’s Singles are being held in Hobart from Friday 18 to Monday 21 September and the Women’s Singles in Launceston also from Friday 18 to Monday 21 September. To enter go to The Duffers Tice.

Sandy Bay CC Northern Tasmanian CC - Bob Godfrey and Robyn Wallace

There are several functions being held in conjunction with these tournaments.

Thursday 17 September at 6pm, Government House, Hobart – Awarding of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals and Welcome Function for the Men’s Singles.

Government House, Hobart

Thursday 17 September at 4pm, Northern Tasmanian Croquet Centre – Welcome Function for the Women’s Singles.

Tuesday 22 September, Launceston Town Hall – Mayoral Reception and Presentation of Teams for the ISS.

Please note the specific requirements for the functions at Government House and Launceston Town Hall.

To attend go to The Duffers Tice

Sunday 27 September, 6.30 for 7pm, Best Western Hotel, Launceston – ISS Presentation Dinner.

T Shirts will also be available for purchase.

Please keep checking as the Presentation Dinner and Shirt orders will be added to The Duffers Tice site shortly.

2016 Association Croquet World Championship - Call for Expressions of Interest

The next AC World Championship is being held from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 April, 2016 at the National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

National Croquet Center

The event capacity is 80. Please email your expression of interest to Stephen Richards, Chair AC Selectors no later than Friday 14 August.

The WCF will allocate ranking, wild card, membership and qualifying places for the event in accordance with the WCF's Sports Regulations (see Appendices 2 & 3 re WCF singles events).

Please note ranking places are determined by the WCF based on the highest dgrade across the 12 month period prior to 13 September 2015 as per the WCF Sports Regs.

The AC Selection Committee will advise a player if they are eligible to be considered for a Wild Card by the WCF. Please note, the WCF Sports Regulations provide that a Wild Card may be awarded to provide "the encouragement of young players or players showing exceptional promise of future development" (WCF Sports Regs, Appendix 3, 2.1.1). If the AC Selection Committee believes you should be nominated for a Wild Card place you may be asked to provide a brief overview of your croquet playing history to support such a nomination. The ACA will submit the names of players nominated for Ranking and Wild Card places to the WCF on or before Sunday 30 August.

The WCF will complete the allocation of Ranking and Wild Card places by Sunday 13 September and the announcement made on Sunday 27 September.

The ACSC will then nominate 2 additional players to fill Australia's allocated 2 Membership places in the event. The ACA will forward the names of these players to the WCF on or before Sunday 25 October.

Just in case please diarise the dates for the Qualifier – Monday 11 April to Thursday 14 April, 2016 and the closing date for entries is Sunday 14 February. 2016.

Australia announces its Golf Croquet Trans- Tasman Team

Over six days commencing Monday 30 November, Australia will be competing against New Zealand for the inaugural Golf Croquet Trans-Tasman Trophy in Nelson, New Zealand. Croquet Australia is delighted to announce the members of the team that will be pitting their skills and prowess against the Kiwis to bring home the silverware!

Peter Landrebe (NSW) Captain
Kevin Beard (VIC)
Chris McWhirter (WA)
John van der Touw (VIC)

Anne Quinn (VIC) Deputy Captain
Wendy Dickson (VIC)
Rosemary Landrebe (NSW)
Alison Sharpe (NSW)

Reserves – Lester Hughes (VIC) and Fleur Brockway (WA)
Manager – John Compton.

One week to go!

If you wish to play in the President’s AC Eights being held at Cairnlea from Friday 9 to Monday 12 October you should submit your expression of interest by email to Stephen Richards, Chair AC Selectors no later than Monday 6 July.

The 24 highest ranked players as at Monday 6 July, 2015 will be offered a place to compete in the First, Second and Third Eights. Women players who are not offered a place in the first 24 will be offered a place in the Women’s Eights. Letters of invitation will be sent via email towards the end of July.