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SA GC Croquet Spring Open Women’s Singles

This event needed the last matches to be played to determine the runner-up, three of the players were in contention. Shirlene McBride had first place in the bag but it was down to the final game to get Julie Grindrod second place. Julie, Norma Greig and Anne Woodhouse were all on 2 match wins and it was the net games that separated them. Congratulations to all the competitors and thanks to Norwood for managing the event and the referees of Barry Haydon, Barry Jennings, Robert Weaver and Ron McBride for ensuring fair play.

Photo Left to right. Julie Grindrod (runner-up) Pat Semmens (Norwood Manager) Shirlene McBride (winner)



SA Golf Croquet Spring Open Men’s Singles

After a tight 3 day competition of 8 competitors, 5 players finished on 4 match wins, the eventual a clear leader with 6 match wins and 10 net games was Jim Grindrod from Aldinga Bay Croquet Club. Barry Haydon from Hyde Park Croquet Club was the runner up with 4 match wins and 4 net games. Barry Jennings of Hyde Park Croquet Club came third with 4 match wins and 3 net games.
Thanks to Hyde Park Croquet for managing the event.
Also thank you to Anne Woodhouse, Shirlene McBride, Karen Magee and Bernie Pfitzner for refereeing.



M.E. Hatwell Gold Medal

The Hatwell Gold Medal (3+) event was completed September 6th. The event ran over four wet and windy days. Eleven players braved the wintry conditions and there were many tight, hard fought games, several being decided after time. The winner of the Gold Medal was Allan Haywood who played extremely well with 9 wins out of 10 games, losing only to Shirley Howlett. Runner-up was Jim Curtis with 6 wins and +40 hoops. However, there were four other players with 6 wins. They were Robert Dignum (+23), Mary Marsland (+11), Shirley Howlett (+6) and Helena Panasewycz (-2).Helena played well considering she has just come back to croquet after a break. Shirley is also one to watch. Full results can be seen on (here). Many thanks to Hyde Park Croquet Club who rostered members to manage the event. It is a thankless task, especially when the weather is not that great, and their time and effort is truly appreciated.
Players (L to R) – Adrian Bishop, Shirley Howlett, Geoffrey Wheaton,
Mary Marsland, Helena Panasewycz, Allan Haywood, Wayne Peart,
Jim Curtis, Philip Bateman, Robert Dignum, Sally Harper

Winner Allan Haywood