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Golf Croquet Trans-Tasman Test Series starts on Monday 30 November

GC Trans-Tasman Trophy

Australia and New Zealand are two countries close in so many ways, yet, when it comes to sport there is a fearsome rivalry.

In keeping with this tradition eight of Australia’s top Golf Croquet players – Peter Landrebe (Captain) NSW, Kevin Beard VIC, Chris McWhirter WA, John van der Touw VIC, Wendy Dickson VIC, Rosie Landrebe NSW, Anne Quinn VIC and Alison Sharpe NSW – fly across the Tasman to Nelson in New Zealand’s South Island on Friday to play for the inaugural Golf Croquet Trans-Tasman Trophy.

Australian Team

Our players have been preparing for several months and they are ready to go into battle and vie for a place in the croquet history books.

Who will hold the Trophy high in six days time?

Follow our compatriots as the action unfolds on Croquet Scores and we wish them luck and best wishes. May the best team win.

Date and Name Change

The National GC Secondary School Championship which was to be held this weekend has been postponed to January. The new dates are Friday 15 to Sunday 17 January, 2016 and the event has been renamed – Inaugural Under 21 Golf Croquet Championship to coincide with the launch of the Australian Under 21 Golf Croquet Squad. The venue is the Maitland Croquet Club.

Maitland Croquet Club

Entry to the event is free.

Croquet Australia is providing financial assistance of up to $100 for each Player and those attending from outside of Maitland requiring accommodation can contact the National Director of Under 21 Croquet, Jacky McDonald. Competitors under the Age of 18 will need to provide written consent-- and once your registration has been received the required forms will be emailed to you.

To enter The Duffers Tice. The event is a unique opportunity to hone skills against players of similar age and experience.

Results - Australian AC Open Doubles and Singles Championships

The finals of the AC Open Singles Championship were held on Sunday 22 November after five days of intense competition. Greg Fletcher and Dwayne McCormick went head to head - after four games they were tied and the decider was won by Greg 26TP to Dwayne’s 22. Trevor Bassett came third. Terry Hopkins was awarded the AB Morrison Trophy.

Winner Open Singles, Second and Third places and AB Morrison Trophy

In the lead up to the Singles, twenty four players entered the Doubles which were played over three days beginning with two blocks of six in a single round robin. The triumphant pair were Ian Dumergue and Stephen Fletcher and the runners up were Robert Fletcher and Malcolm Fletcher.

Stephen Forster and Ian Dumergue Winners Open Doubles

Results - Australian GC Handicap Doubles and Singles Championships

These were held from Monday 2 to Saturday 6 November. Fortunately the threatening heavy rain fell outside play. Deniliquin was using their grass tennis courts and managed to keep 4 courts in action (6 courts most of the time).

Winners of the Doubles were Jim & Val Saunders (Belmont-Geelong CC), a game clear of Ross & Helen Rillie (Headland-Buderim CC).

Jim and Val Saunders

Ross Rillie also won the Singles, 7-6 in the third, from Kyle Mula (Deniliquin CC) who won last year.

Ross Rillie and Kyle Mula

Kyle, and his brother Lachlan, both were brought in from GC 4 to GC 2 during this tournament.

Doug Leabeater (Young CC) won the Egyptian/Plate event.

Lorraine Gutcher and Doug Leabeater

This is a great event which was enlivened by a very successful Melbourne Cup luncheon - friendly people, a well-run Club, and handicap play using extra turns allowing players across a range of handicaps to challenge for the trophies. It will be in Deniliquin again next year in early November - put it in your diaries!

Tournament Calendar 2016-2019

The Tournament Calendar has been updated as at 17 November, 2015.

Program AC Open Doubles and Singles

The Program for AC Open Doubles and Singles being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre, Cairnlea is available for download.

Hard copies will be available at Registration on Friday 13 November between 2 and 5pm for the Doubles and Singles' Registration is from 2 to 5pm on Monday 16 November.

Check to see if you have entered the AC Open Doubles and Singles!

Entries to the AC Open Doubles and Singles being held at Cairnlea between Saturday 14 and Sunday 22 November closed last week. If you think you have entered and your name does not appear on the lists please contact Peter Freer Chair of the Events Committee.

Do you want to play in the President’s GC Eights?

Expressions of interest are now being sought for the President's GC Eights being held at Cairnlea from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February, 2016. If you wish to be considered please indicate your interest by emailing Anne Quinn, member GC Selection Committee on or before Thursday 9 November 2015. A non-response by the due date will be considered as 'not able to play'. Those selected will receive a letter of invitation by mid-December.

Program GC Handicap Doubles and Singles

The Program for the Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles and Singles being held at the Deniliquin Croquet Club is available for download.

Hard copies will be distributed on Registration which is from 2pm on Sunday 1 November followed by a Welcome Function/BBQ commencing at 5 o'clock.

Has ACA received your entry to the GC Handicap Open Doubles and Singles?

Entries to the GC Handicap Open Doubles and Open Singles being held in Deniliquin closed last Thursday. If you think you have entered and your name does not appear on the lists please contact Peter Freer Chair of the Events Committee.