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Rich River Croquet Club Calendar 2017

*Dates subject to change

Abbreviations- R.R.-Rich River Croquet Club

G.V.C.A. – Goulburn Valley Croquet Association

V.C.A. – Victorian Croquet Association

A.C.A. – Australian Croquet Association

NOVEMBER 
MONDAY 6TH COMMITTEE MEETING @ R.R. 1.30PM
DECEMBER 
MONDAY 4TH COMMITTEE MEETING @ R.R. 1.30PM 
MONDAY 4TH RICH RIVER CROQUET CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER

Dorothy Dean
Secretary R.R.C.C.


Rich River Golf Croquet Classic

The Rich River Golf Croquet Classic, an annual three-day event, was held on October 14, 15 and 16 this year. The weather was perfect for the competition, the courts were in excellent condition and held up beautifully over three full days of competition.

There were 34 entrants from 9 clubs – Deniliquin, Echuca-Moama, Ivanhoe, Monash, Numurkah, Shepparton, Sorrento, Twin City and Rich River. The competition is played in three divisions depending on the players’ handicaps. Division 1 is for -5 to 5, Division 2 for 6 to 8 and Division 3 for 9 to 12. Each division was separated into two blocks due the number of entrants.

Division 1 Block winners were Russell Smyth (Rich River) and John James (Deniliquin) who played off in the semi-finals with second places in each block - Ian Grant (Rich River) and John Oudyn (Monash). Semi-final winners Ian Grant and John James played in an exciting final with John James the winner. Spectators were treated to some high quality croquet from these two players with -1 handicaps.

Division 2 Block winners Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt of Twin City and Bill Manwaring of Sorrento played off in the finals, with Maurice winning 7 games to 4.

Block winners in Division 3 played in the final and the overall winner was Terri Manwaring from Sorrento. Runner up was Graham Richards of Rich River.

Players and spectators all enjoyed three days of friendly competition under blue skies with some excellent displays of golf croquet at its best.

 
Div 1 runner up Ian Grant (L) and winner John James (R) 



Div 2 runner up Bill Manwaring (L) and winner Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt (R)



Div 3 winner Terri Manwaring (L) and runner up Graham Richards (R)

Thank you to our sponsors: Mawsons, n8 Health Group and Rich River Golf Club.