Two days of golf croquet competition were held in the first week of February, with the Tuesday twilight matches played in good conditions and on Thursday morning threatening rain did not deter a good turnout of eleven players, including visitors Andrew and Sue Morrison from the Manly Club.
Golf Croquet, Tuesday Twilight, February 4, 2020
In three closely fought doubles matches of golf croquet, with the first game decided on the last hoop, and where Len Favier scored two one-shot hoops in game three, Janet Jones shone as the standout player. Full scores were:-
Janet Jones & Christine Stent 7 def Len Favier & Di Sims 6
Di Sims & Janet Jones 7 def Christine Stent & Len Favier 3
Len Favier & Janet Jones 7 def Di Sims & Christine Stent 2
Golf Croquet, Thursday Morning, 6 February 2020
In six matches, doubles and singles, of golf croquet Di Sims, Janet Jones and Aurelia Robinson shared the honours, whereby they participated in two wins each. Full scores were:-
Sally McGourty & Pearl Hanson 7 def Louise Starkie & Jean Phillips 5
Aurelia Robinson & Di Sims 7 def Andrew Morrison (Manly Club) & Helen Stannard 2
Janet Jones 7 def Sue Morrison (Manly Club) 2
Janet Jones & Di Sims 7 def Helen Stannard & Sally McGourty 2
Louise Starkie & Andrew Morrison (Manly Club) 7 def Jean Phillips & Sue Morrison 3
Aurelia Robinson 7 def Pearl Hanson 4
Len Favier bye
Nominations for March Handicap Tournaments
A reminder that entries are being taken by the Narooma Croquet Club tournament director for the Golf Croquet Handicap Singles Championship Event and the Association Croquet Handicap Singles Championship Event, both to be held in March 2020.
Did you know?
Croquet is a very old game that had its beginnings in the early 1400's. England developed the initial rules of the game in the mid 1800's and the game is now played in about 26 countries around the world. Australia was an early adopter of the game and now has about 8000 players.
Since its early beginnings, croquet has evolved into 5 different codes and the rules formalised to provide the modern games. Croquet is a game that can be played by people as young as 10 but it is an ideal game for those in the senior age group.
It is one of the few games that can be played by people into their 80's and, with the population in Australia ageing, its popularity is growing.
(Information courtesy Croquet NSW)