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GC SA Bronze Medal
Winner Paul Beazely 

The SA Bronze Medal for Golf Croquet was held at Hutt Road Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th August.

It was an unusual start as the courts were flooded, so players waited it out whilst the rain abated and North Adelaide Managers, Referees and David Kennedy dried the courts.

Play started about 10.45 on lawn 3, as it was the driest then court 2 and finally court 1 by about midday.

11 players contested this event. Due to the late start on the first day, it was played as a single round robin.

Paul Beazely (Aldinga Bay) is the 2018 SA GC Bronze Medalist, Monika Curtis (North Adelaide) runner-up and Sara Kendrick (Aldinga Bay) in 3rd place.

 

GC SA Open Doubles

Winners Julie and Jim Grindrod

8 Teams fought it out for the SA GC Open Doubles August 7th – 9th. The first two days were round robins, with the final day having the top 4 teams playoff in semi and then finals. The remaining teams had another round robin for their final finishing places.

Julie and Jim Grindrod (Aldinga Bay) were the eventual winners with Karen Magee (Brighton) and Barry Jennings (Hyde Park) in second place.

A special thank you is extended to Bernie Pfitzner for refereeing the entire event on her own.

 

AC SELECTOR’S INVITATION EVENT:

Winners Marga Podniek (women’s) and Mark Senior (men’s)

12 players competed in the Selectors Invitation Event which was held over the weekend of 23/24 June. The weather, despite a forecast of rain, was cold but sunny.  There were a number of interesting and close matches, some with surprise results. Congratulations to Mark Senior who finished top of the men’s side of the draw winning all his matches. Wayne Peart finished second and showed why his handicap is quickly reducing.  On the women’s side, Marga Podnieks had a successful tournament and finished top (losing only one match in a golden hoop scenario). Shirlene McBride also had an impressive tournament finishing second in the women’s group. A special thank you to Joan Kelly who at short notice agreed to replace Helena Panasewycz who unfortunately injured her wrist. A big thank you to Mary Marsland who was the Event Manager and also supplied delicious homemade soup to players for lunch on both days. It was a most enjoyable event with all players displaying great sportsmanship, respect and support for each other.

 

Golf Croquet Doubles Combined 8+

Winners Barry Jennings and Stephen Condous

This event was played in perfect winter sunshine, what a pity there was limited heat with that sunshine. Despite the very cold mornings and afternoons the play was hot! The competition was very exciting with two hoops separating 5th to 7th places. The winners from Hyde Park, Barry Jennings and Stephen Condous had the highest combined handicap but this didn’t stop them beating Jane West and Karen Magee from Brighton in the final and most teams along the way! Many thanks to Millswood for managing the event and the referees, Anne Woodhouse, Graeme Thomas, Ron McBride and John Arney.

 

 

The Marryatville Silver Medal

Ken McHugh (left)

The Marryatville Silver Medal was played on June 13th and 14th. The winner on a count back was Ken McHugh (left) of Coromandel Valley. Runner up was Tony Higginbottom from Tea Tree Gully

Thank you to North Adelaide CC for managing the event.

 

Winner of ACA Bronze Medal for SA

Winner: Jim Grindrod


The ACA GC Bronze Medal was played on the long weekend 11-13th June with 6 competitors.
It was a tight and interesting competition from the start but after 3 days Jim Grindrod from Aldinga Bay was victorious and will represent SA in the ACA GC Gold Medal at Tempe Croquet Club, Sydney early in September. A gracious and valiant runner-up was Ron McBride from Victor Harbor. Thanks to Millswood for managing the event and referees Bernie Pfitzner and Anne Woodhouse.

 

The South Australian Women’s Open Golf Croquet Championship

Winner: Virginia Arney

(MAY 18,19 & 20) was an exciting three days of high standard matches. Winning the event was Virginia Arney followed by Kate Logan. Most matches were close and keenly fought with great spirit and sportsmanship. It was most enjoyable for the spectators. North Adelaide managed the event. Thanks to the referees (Barry Jennings, Robert Weaver and John Arney) who gave up their time as well as Bernie Pfitzner as tournament referee once again.

 

Croquet SA Centenary – 100 Years of Croquet

Croquet SA held our Centenary celebratory event on 6th May, almost exactly 100 years to the day of the opening ceremony of our Association in 1918. We hosted many visitors and members who enjoyed relaxed croquet games on a perfect Autumn day. Special thanks to our Patron Lord Mayor Martin Haese and Mrs Genevieve Theseira-Haese for attending and participating in a game of croquet.