Ky players have been jumping through hoops to play croquet

February 16, 2018

Lyle Carey was the runner-up in Association Croquet.

Trish Pedrotti and Vienna Betts from Shepparton.

Amanda Trelfall of Mooroopna performed one jump shot and two hoops-in-one in her very first tournament.

Prize winners and special mentions to Amanda Trelfall, Christine Blay, John Alstin and Margaret Gunn.

KYABRAM Croquet Club has had a busy couple of weeks.

Along with the normal club day on Mondays, the club held an evening tournament for both association and golf croquet players.

These took place on Tuesday, January 30, twilight croquet on Thursday, February 1 and 8 and the club started championships on February 5.

The evening social on January 30 attracted players from Benalla, Echuca-Moama, Mooroopna, Numurkah and Shepparton.

There were some very keen players who arrived 30 minutes earlier than required.

However, they weren’t as eager as two players from Yarrawonga who were so keen they decided to turn up on the Monday, unfortunately they decideded not to return again the next night.

Doubles were played on B grade courts.

Association players had one game of 90 minutes before the tea break and another after tea to co-ordinate with the golf croquet players who played two games of 40 minutes before and after tea.

The evening turned quite cold and windy so players were pleased to have finished about 9.15pm so they could go inside to enjoy supper while the winners of both codes and the lucky door prize were announced.

Association winner was John Alstin from Echuca-Moama with a score of two games, 27 hoops. Lyle Carey of Mooroopna came second on 1/21.

The golf croquet section was a much closer contest, with three players winning all four games. Benalla’s Christine Blay was the overall winner on 34 hoops. Second was Sue Kennedy from Numurkah on 28 hoops and third was Mavis Peters of Echuca-Moama with 27 hoops.

Special mention went to Mooroopna’s Amanda Trelfall who executed one jump shot and two hoops-in-one in her very first tournament.

Keep up the good work Amanda.

Margaret Gunn of Mooroopna won the lucky door prize.

Thursday’s Twilight on February 1 was played in much nicer conditions and it was great to welcome four new players onto the courts.

Everyone had a good time, lots of laughs and great sportmanship.

The scores over the night were fairly close with Sue Agosta taking out the winners prize.

Brett Gillies was given an award for showing the most potential by Peg Wingate.

Due to a forecast of 40C, few people turned up for our Twilight evening on February 8.

Fortunately the temperarure dropped just below 36 so play started by 7.30pm.

Aussie Croquet was the choice for the night and even though numbers were down two B courts were set up.

This allowed continuous play, alleviating any unnessary waiting time which occurs when using second colours.

Three games of mixed doubles saw scores on the night considerably higher than usual.

The winner, Margaret Sullivan, on 42-points, was the only player to win all of her three games.

All other players managed only one win each, with Rayleen McDonald coming in second place with 36-points.

New players are always welcome to join us on Mondays for social play which starts at 8.30am and also for our Twilight Thursdays, which will continue throughout the daylight saving period.

Registration for Twilight will be at 7pm, play to start by 7.30pm. Green fees are $6 for non-members.

Anyone interested in joining us is most welcome, malletts supplied and light refreshments.

Please wear flat soled shoes. The club is in Church St, opposite St Augustine’s Church.

For information, email [email protected] or contact Margaret on 5853 1362 or Rayleen 5853 2394.

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