President  Margaret Kennedy Captain (Association) Marjorie Grant
Vice President  Alan Holding  Captain (Golf) Helen Brierley


The Rich River Association Croquet Anzac Classic six day event drew to a close when Events 3 and 4 were held on Wednesday 5th May 5 and Thursday 6th May. There was a close finish in Event 3 for handicap range 10 to 14. Beth Lewis of Ballarat Alexandra and Russ Smyth of Rich River faced each other in their last game of the tournament, each having won all four of their previous games and playing for first and second place. Russ played very well, pegging out to beat Beth 26 hoops to 8, and making it the third game in which he had pegged out. Trevor Taylor of Melbourne Croquet Club finished in third spot, having won three games out of five.

There were eight competitors in Event 4 for handicap range 16 to 20,  each playing six games. The winner was John James of Deniliquin who played consistently over the two days to win all six games. Runner up was John Murdoch of Quarry Hill who also played well, only losing one game for a total of five wins. Close behind was John Young of Shepparton on four wins, having pegged out in two of those games and with a nett hoop score of a whopping 61. The Club appreciates the efforts of Tournament Manager Marjorie Grant who put together a great cast for the six day event, and all who contributed to its success.

Euroa Croquet Club hosted the GVCA End of Season and Presentations function, AGM and General Meeting on Monday, May 10. Rich River’s Kenn Boal stood down as President of the GVCA.  Members are sorry to see him go and are very grateful for his wisdom, teaching, encouragement and hard work over the last three years. The new Committee consists of Trudy Serafini of Shepparton President, Lea Grant of Numurkah Vice President, Sue van Lunenberg of Mooroopna Treasurer and Trish Pedrotti of Shepparton continues as Secretary. Presentations were made to GVCA Association Croquet Champion of Champions Kenn Boal (Div 1), Louise Vale (Div 2), Russ Smyth (Div 3) and John James (Div 4). Shepparton were presented with the Association Croquet Pennant flag for 2020. Presentations were also made to GVCA Golf Croquet Champion of Champions Russ Smyth (Div 1), Peter Whittakers (Div 2) and Graham Tyack (Div 3). The Golf Croquet 2020 Pennant flag was presented to Rich River and the 2021 Autumn Pennant flag to Deniliquin.

On Tuesday this week in Golf Croquet club play our winner was Greg Brierley who had three wins from three games and a nett hoop score of +11. Runner up was Alan Holding who also had three wins and a nett hoop score of +10.

Although the End of Season function has been held, the croquet courts at Rich River will continue to be busy with the GVCA GC Open Singles Tournament to be held on May 19 and 20, and the GVCA AC Open Singles Tournament to be held from May 27 to 30.

Visitors and new members are always welcome to join golf croquet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, or association croquet on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Be there at 9.00am for a 9.30am hit off. Enquiries can be made to Marjorie on 5480 9985 or Helen on 0428 307 200.