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Forthcoming Tournaments:

GC Gold Medal: 3-5 Sept 2014
GC Women’s Singles: 6-9 Sept 2014
GC Men’s Singles: 6-9 Sept 2014
GC Interstate Shield: 10-14 Sept 2014

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Adelaide, South Australia

Latest News: 

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[23 Jul] Event Description for GC Nationals has been amended.
[20 Jul] Minutes of President's GC Eights Players Meeting have been published.
[17 Jul] Minutes of Executive Meeting held on 25 June 2014 have been published.
[11 Jul] Minutes of GC Open Players Meetings for 2013 and 2014 have been published.
[7 Jul]  The 2015 Tournament Schedule has been updated and now includes dates for NZ Golf Croquet Nationals, NZ Open Championship and the WCF W AC WC.
[2 Jul] The Handbook has been amended following the AGM in March 2014. Document Change Tracking

[20 Jun] The World Croquet Federation is hosting an under 21 World Championship in Golf Croquet in New Zealand from Sunday 1 to Thursday 5 February, 2015 and the Australian Croquet Association is seeking expressions of interest from players who may wish to compete in this Event.

To be eligible you will need to be under 21 years old at midnight on 31 December 2014. Ideally you will have a handicap of six or less and have competed at club level.

If you are under eighteen years of age you will need to have a chaperone and consent to participate from a guardian.

If you have any queries or would like further information please contact the High Performance Manager of Golf Croquet, or the National Director of Golf Croquet, .

Expressions of interest should be sent to no later than Friday 27 June.  Successful applicants will be notified by mid-July, 2014.

Please note, the ACA is currently reviewing its contributions to players.

[4 Jun] The Australian Tournament Regulations have been amended.  Changes have been made to Clause 16.3  and 16.4 to bring Croquet Australia in line with both England and New Zealand. Document Change Tracking
[2 Jun]  Last week, interviews were conducted by a panel from the Executive for the roles of HPM  GC and HPM  AC.  The Executive is delighted to announce that Greg Bury has been appointed to the position of HPM GC and Peter Landrebe to  HPM AC.    The Executive would like to extend their congratulations to both Greg and Peter and are looking forwarding to seeing their endeavours as they work closely with players who are preparing for international competitions whether it be individually or as a member of team representing Australia.
[2 Jun]  It is the aim of Neil White, President of ACA, to produce the newsletter Clips - Executive News every two months.  Please read the first edition for 2014.  It will also be distributed to the States, Appointed Officers and Committees.
[29 May] Expressions of interest are being sought for the President’s AC Eights being held at Cairnlea from Friday 3 to Monday 6 October, 2014.  If you wish to participate in this tournament please indicate your interest by emailing , Chair, Association Croquet Selection Committee on or before Thursday 3 July.  Those selected will be notified by the end of July. 

It should be noted that this process is different to that of previous years and follows the same practice as that of the President’s GC Eights.

[29 May] The Event Conditions for the Patron’s Trophy lists the date for announcing the draw as Thursday 29 May.

Following a request from Croquet West, the seeding date will be deferred until after the Western Australian Open which is being held between Saturday 31 May and Monday 2 June, as the results of this event will impact on world and national rankings.

This decision has been made in consultation with the Association Croquet Selection Committee (AC SC), Tournament and Events Committees, Tournament Manager of the Patron’s Trophy and the President of the ACA.

The draw will be completed by the Tournament Committee as soon as the AC SC has finalised the seedings.  Once I receive the draw from the Tournament Committee I will email players and Tournament Officials directly as well as placing it on the website.

[26 May]  The ACA's President, Neil White will be overseas from Monday 2 June to Friday 20 June and in his absence, will be acting President.
[16 May] The ACA is seeking expressions of interest for players to compete in the WCF GC WC being held in New Zealand at Mt Maunganui from Saturday 7 to Sunday 14 February, 2015. Please note the WCF has introduced new procedures for entry to this event. The WCF has provided a summary but the details are included in Appendices 1 and 2 of the WCF Sports Regulations.

1. Expressions of Interest to be forwarded to , National Director Golf Croquet at by Friday 6 June.
2. Those players considered to be eligible for a wild card will be contacted and asked to write a rationale as to why they should be considered for a place by the WCF. The rationale is to be sent to , National Director Golf Croquet by Wednesday 1 July.
3. Names to be submitted to the WCF by Sunday 13 July.
4. WCF will send an advice as to which Australian players have been allo` cated a place about the 27 July or so.
5. Australia to nominate the players for its membership places by about 27 August or so. (NB The dates listed in points 4 and 5 are approximate as they will be determined by the WCF).

Please note that the ACA is undertaking a review of the contributions made to players who receive a place in a WCF WC. Any changes to the contributions will be publicised and shall take effect from 1 January, 2015.

[10 May]  The Australian Sports Commission has approved the ACA's Member Protection Policy with one correction to a link to the ASC's website.  The corrected version is here.





Patron’s Trophy
7-9 June 2014
Moorabinda CC, Bunbury, WA

Winner: Tim O'Leary (SA)
Runner-Up: Kevin Beard (VIC)

GC Open Doubles
3-6 May 2014
VCC, Cairnlea, Melbourne

Winners: Kevin Beard & John van der Touw (VIC)
Stephen Forster & Anne Quinn (VIC)
WinnersY Event:
John Levick & Steve Harden (NSW)
Winners Plate
Lester Hughes & Peter Freer

Photos (Anne Quinn & Wendy Dickson)

GC Open Singles
7-11 May 2014
VCC, Cairnlea, Melbourne

Winner: John Van der Touw (VIC)
Runner-Up: Martin Clarke (WA)
Third: Chris Lavina (NSW)
Fourth: Peter Freer (NSW)
Winner Y Event: Kevin Beard (VIC)
Winner Z Event: Eric Miller (VIC)
Winner W Event: Tricia Devlin (VIC)
Winner Plate: Lester Hughes (VIC)

Photos (Anne Quinn)


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