Coutts ‘Golf Croquet’ Pairs Championships

The ‘Golf Croquet’ Div 2 Pairs Championship, contested as a round robin, made a good start with some high quality play, including a jump shot by Marilyn Wilson over both the opponents balls.

The team of Ann Williams and Phil Jordan took a big step toward the title, winning first over Joy Campbell and Marilyn Wilson 7-5 and by the same score over Gillian Martin and Royce Wilson. Ken Davison and Tony Williams lost both their matches against Joy Campbell and Marilyn Wilson 7-4 and  by the same score to Gillian Martin and Royce Wilson.

While championship matches were played on Lawn 1, Lawn 2 was busy with rapid social play.

Championship matches to date mean that with just two games to play any of four pairs can win by a thumping victory. The only pair which cannot win the championship is that of Ken Davison and Tony Williams.

Saturday’s play was difficult with very strong winds. There were several 7-1 scores and only Narelle Wright and Marilyn Wilson showed form: three wins and a loss each. Bill Gauci was back after a long absence and showed flashes of his old form.

In ‘Ricochet’ the closest result was a very lucky win for Wayne Gadke over Rusty Case with a golden point 11-10. In other games Peter Martin defeated Rusty Case 13-11 and Louise Lowe 13-9, while Wayne overcame Louise 14-6.

The ‘Association Croquet’ Championship round robin continued with wins for Peter Martin over Sue Deeth and for Peter Deeth over Simon Cook. Nobody has yet emerged as a favourite to win.

Under new State restrictions all play between clubs has been halted and visitors discouraged, although beginners from the 2460 postcode are welcome. Call ahead to 0438 999 204.

Peter Martin