Croquet SA congratulates Simon Hockey, member of the MacRobertson Shield winning Australian team on his fantastic win at the 2017 Sport SA Awards.
Simon was named as the “Sport SA Country Athlete of the year” for his amazing croquet achievements over the last twelve months at the Gala Dinner held at Adelaide Oval. Simon’s award is well deserved and he is a wonderful ambassador for our sport.
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.