The Division 4 singles were held on Tuesday August 13th to Thursday August 15th. It was very pleasing to see a field of 10 players enter this event – including 5 from the country (3 from Tumby Bay and 2 from Wallaroo). For some players it was their first time entering a major event at SACA.

L-R Robert Habner, Diane Paull, Linda Stone, Roger Harris, Kim Millhouse, Rhonda Habner, Sue Simms, Joylene Trezise, Jeff Baker, Annette Clark

Roger Harris & Rhonda Habner

The weather was very good for the 3 days and the players enjoyed their games in the sun. The event was played as 2 blocks of 5 with playoffs for final placings on the last day. Winner of Block 1 was Rhonda Habner (Tumby Bay) who was undefeated. Runner-up was Linda Stone (Tea Tree Gully). Winner of Block 2 was Roger Harris (North Adelaide) who was also undefeated. Runner-up was Diane Paull (Wallaroo). Roger improved his handicap from 16 to 14 after his last game in the block play. The overall winner following the playoffs was Roger Harris, having won all his games, with Rhonda Habner runner-up.

There were two peg-outs during the tournament, one by Linda Stone during the Block 1 games and one in the playoff between the two 5th placegetters. Robert Habner (Tumby Bay) found his form and pegged out against Joylene Trezise. As there were country people attending, some morning and afternoon tea was provided by AC Events but it was not up to the standard that city players receive when visiting country clubs. Many thanks to Millswood Croquet Club for managing the event.