Croquet is a challenging and competitive game that is fun to play. It combines strategy and precision and is a bit like chess on grass or a combination of chess and golf.
There are two variations of croquet played in SA: Association Croquet and Golf Croquet.
The sport is enjoyed by all ages and sexes on an equal basis and participants may play socially or compete to elite level.
Australia is the largest croquet playing nation in the world.
Isn’t it time you joined in the fun?
Images from the Royal Croquet Club venue – Torrens riverbank during the Adelaide Test Cricket
Last weekend (Nov 30 – Dec 1) the inaugural AC Handicap Doubles were played. This was a popular event and, with a maximum of 12 entries, there was a waiting list of people wishing to play. The format was Advanced Handicap in 2 blocks of 6, with a playoff between the winners of each block. Block A was won by Tim O’Leary & James Temlett (undefeated). Block B was won by Barbara Hooper & Ron McBride. In a thrilling final the event was won by Barbara and Ron 26 – 18. The event was sponsored by Keelan Grain & Fodder.