Narooma Croquet News
EURO COAST CHALLENGE, Thursday 31 October 2019
A Croquet Challenge Tournament was held between the two clubs of Narooma and Bermagui at the Dalmeny Croquet Courts. This was the first Challenge Day, that of Association Croquet Rules. Two matches were held commencing 9:30 am and two matches were held commencing 1:00 pm. The games were fought tooth and nail by both clubs with only one point the difference in two of the games and Narooma emerging the challenge winner 8 points to 4. Full details of the matches were:-
Christine Stent & Pauline Wilcock (Narooma) 14 def Warren Cotton & Lynn Lawson (Bermagui) 12
Janet Jones & Len Favier (Narooma) 21 def Dave Cotton & Tina Cotton (Bermagui) 8
Pearl Hanson (Narooma) 9 def Lynn Lawson (Bermagui) 8
Pauline Wilcock & Len Favier (Narooma) 11 def Dave Cotton & Warren Cotton (Bermagui) 10
The golden mallet trophy will be finally decided on Thursday 21 Nvember 2019 when a second challenge day will be held of matches in Golf Croquet Rules between the two clubs.
Fun In The Sun Twilight Tryout
Wednesday 23 October 2019
A good rollup of potential croquet players attended the introductory tryout session at the Dalmeny croquet courts on Wednesday 23 October 2019; commencing 4:00 pm. Instruction on the outline of the game, rules and mallet use was given by Club Captain Christine Stent. The trainees then teamed up with regular players (Pearl, Sally, Jean, Len, Fay and Louise) in a format of trial games of golf croquet. Assessment points were awarded to the trainees based on the number of hoops scored. Ginni Wallans was judged best newcomer with 10 points, Charles Demajo was second on 8 points, equal third were Tim O’Connor and Jan Morrison on 7 points, and Tony Morrison was fourth on 6 points.
The activities ended with Christine Stent providing instruction on the technicalities in stroke play of association croquet. All had a very enjoyable and fun time, with Christine Stent being thanked for organising and managing the event, plus providing the instructions. The day finished with a convivial and scrumptious evening meal in the Dalmeny Club.
Association Croquet, Saturday 19 October 2019
Three players competed in singles Scarborough (yellow ball wild) association croquet, the results being:- Janet Jones 22, Len Favier 14, Pearl Hanson 9
Association Croquet, Saturday 26 October 2019
Singles Scarborough (yellow ball wild) association croquet:-
Kathy Hoyer13, John Gerrard 8, Pearl Hanson 7
Singles, four ball, association croquet:- Janet Jones 26 def Len Favier 7