J F Harvey Bronze Medal
Winner: Ken McHugh
The Harvey Bronze Medal for players with handicap 14+ was held on October 16 – 18, 2018. There were six entrants: Ken McHugh, Jeff Baker, John Venning, Roger Harris, Annette Clark and Paul Beasley. It was very pleasing to be able to run this event as it has been cancelled for the last couple of years due to lack of entries. Paul and John were competing in their first major competition. The weather was very damp and misty over the three days. The medal was won by Ken McHugh with 4 out of 5 wins, all peg-outs. Runner up on a count back was John Venning, also with 4 wins. Thanks to North Adelaide club for managing the event, especially Kay Seeary and Janet Willshire.
GC Spring Open Women’s Championship
This was won by Virgina Arney of Norwood and Kate Logan of Victor Harbor was runner-up.
GC Spring Open Men’s Championship
This was won by Barry Jennings of Hyde Park and Jim Grindrod of Aldinga Bay was runner-up.
David and Karen Magee
This was a new event this year and had a leisurely 10.00am start, break for morning tea and a 45 minute lunch break . Each of the teams had a fairly new person to competition croquet. Handicap play allowed for fairly even results. The winners were David and Karen Magee and runner-ups Heather Martin and Bill Pennington of Victor Harbor.
M E Hatwell Gold Medal
Winner Mary Marsland
This was a very well supported event with 15 entries. It had to be split into 2 blocks of 8 and 7 players. It was pleasing to see two entrants from Tumby Bay – Terry Catling and William Hollier. William is a keen young player who shows a lot of promise.
There were playoffs for final positions on the last day. Because of the uneven blocks Ann Rutten came in to play no. 8 position for block 2 in the playoffs. Winner of block 1 was Wayne Peart. RU was Barry Jennings. Winner of Block 2 was Mary Marsland and RU was Lyn Parnell. Overall winner of the medal was Mary Marsland, RU was Wayne Peart.