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.
SA GC Men’s Championship
Brighton Croquet Club managed the event and Shirlene Mc Bride, Anne Woodhouse, Karen Magee and Graeme Thomas worked as referees. There were also many spectators supporting the men from a variety of clubs, making the championship a vibrant place to be at.
Given this was a selection event for the State Team all players were on the lawns to determine their final placings. The men played matches (best of 3 games) with a time limit of 1 hour. The play was outstanding, jump shots through hoops from the boundary, clearances from the other side of the court and precision placement of balls to hamper opponents.
The final placings were:
1st Ronald McBride
2nd Mick Reidy
3rd Jim Grindrod
4th Barry Jennings
Lewis Badge Maslen Brooch
Rob Speer, Wayne Peart (winner), Kevin LePoidevin, Liz McKenzie, Shirlene McBride (winner),
Dean Bennett (Runner-up) Lyn Parnell (runner-up). Absent Sally Harper.
SA TEAM WINS THE EIRE CUP
Team members L-R: Mary Marsland, Shirley Howlett (R), John Arney (R), Virginia Arney, Robyn Short, Edward Wilson,
Leah O’Neil, Eric Zadow, Dwayne McCormick (Captain), (absent H Watts, Mark Senior (R), Mary Bishop (R)).
Congratulations to the AC State team on their magnificent victory in the Eire Cup. It has been a fantastic championships for SA, scooping the pool in almost all events, a fitting result in our Centenary year.
Gold Medal winner Greg Fletcher (Hyde Park)
Men’s singles winner Dwayne McCormick. (Norwood)
Men’s plate winner Greg Rowberry (Norwood)
Women’s plate winner Robyn Short (Moonta)
Women’s plate runner-up Mary Marsland (Norwood)
And of course the prestigious Eire Cup teams event.
Congratulations Team SA: Dwayne McCormick (Captain), Harley Watts (Vice Captain), Edward Wilson, Eric Zadow, John Arney, Mark Senior, Virginia Arney, Leah O’Neil, Robyn Short, Mary Marsland, Shirley Howlett, Mary Bishop
“Nothing’s impossible. The word itself says I’m possible” A Quote by Audrey Hepburn.
Golf Croquet 3+ Singles
Golf Croquet 3+ Singles played on the 27 & 28 February and 1 March at SACA
The Winner was Helen COOK (Norwood CC) and the Runner-Up was David HAYTER (Holdfast Bay CC)
The Venue Manager was Kate LOGAN (Victor Harbor CC)
In the group photo there is from left to right: Norma GREIG (North Adelaide CC), Helen COOK (Norwood CC), Kevin Le POIDEVIN (North Adelaide CC), David HAYTER (Holdfast Bay CC), Kim MILLHOUSE (Millswood CC) and Barrie WUTTKE (Hyde Park CC). Unavailable for the photograph is Carolyn SHANAHAN (Glenunga CC)
South Aussies provide a great performance at the ACA Presidents Eights
This year four men and three women applied and were accepted to play in the ACA Presidents 8’s trophy held in Cairnlea this February. It is a great competition to compete in and to test your skills against players from interstate.
The players are positioned into four blocks of eight according to their world rankings – the fourth block being only for women.
In block two Barry Haydon came 2nd and Ron McBride came 3rd.
In block three Mick Reidy came 2nd and Barry Jennings came 8th.
In the women’s block Kate Logan came 1st, Shirlene McBride 2nd and Karen Magee 3rd. (this is the 3rd year in a row a SA women has won this plate)