GC SA Gold Medal
12 players participated in this event March 9 – 11 in perfect weather conditions.
The first two days were single a round robin to get the final 4 places. Jim Grindrod, Karen Magee, Barry Jennings and Paul Ensor took these positions.
The final day was a playoff to get the final 12 in order. Those results are available on Croquet Scores.
THe SA Gold Medalist for 2019 is Jim Grindrod, Barry Jennings was the runner-up.
Golf Croquet Doubles Individual 9+
The SA Doubles Individual 9+ was held recently over two weeks. There were 6 teams entered. Two from Millswood and Aldinga Bay, one from Victor Harbor and Holdfast Bay. It was good to see half the field from country clubs.
The teams played a single round robin.
The final placings were: Sara Kendrick & Paul Beazley (Aldinga Bay) 1st; Colin Down & Paul Wahlstedt (Holdfast Bay) 2nd and Kaye McDonald & Jenny Lucus (Millswood) 3rd.
The tournament was played in very good spirit and all players enjoyed the experience.
Women’s World Championship 2019
There were 56 women in the event, 5 from South Australia and 16 from Australia in total. Women came from Australia, Egypt, England, Ireland, Scotland Spain and New Zealand. They ranged in age from 16 to 82 years.
The Tournament started with 8 Blocks of 7 players, each playing a best of 3 game match with each other to determine their position in the Block. The Top 4 women from each Block made it to the main draw, the remainders went to play off in the “Plate” Competition.
SA had 3 women make it to the Main Event of 32 players, 5 other Australians also made it. The competition now was a knockout, with events for people knocked out to determine final places.
Here are the placings for South Australia
19 Kate Logan, Victor Harbor
22 Karen Magee, Brighton
31 Bernie Pfitzner, Victor Harbor
35 Anne Woodhouse, Brighton
36 Virginia Arney, Norwood
The top Australian was Alison Sharpe from New South Wales in 7th Position
Golf Croquet SA Presidents Trophy
The GC SA Presidents Trophy was held over the Australia Day long weekend in ideal conditions. This allowed for the full format to be played. Each day started with doubles play followed by singles. The 16 competitors played each other in round robin events. Thanks, must be extended to Glenunga for managing the event so efficiently and to the referees and spectators who supported the competition. There were many unexpected results throughout the days culminating in a real battle for the eventual winner of the singles, Michael Reidy of Hyde Park with Virginia Arney of Norwood as runner-up. The doubles saw the win go to Kate Logan of Victor Harbor and Heath Jackson of Hyde Park.