- Mug of the month Mark Thomas
- A Grade winner: Paul Maher
- Second place: Mick Murray
- B-class winner: Rod Meredith
- B-class Runner-up: Robbo
- NTP 11th Mark Thomas NTP 15th Robbo
- Right Drive (wollies voucher). useful
- Incentive Prize: Billy
- Hacker of the Day: BJ
- Lucky Badge Draw: Paul Maher
- Beer Tickets: Mongrel Murray
- Big Bennies Meat Bowl : Les Atley
Very wet ground conditions prevented a normal start from the field with just 126 players on Thursday. Peter Ward took a Grade at 39 points off his handicap of nine, while a three-way countback at 38 points decided the junior positions in favor of Geoff Lanham and Rick Porter, with Jackson Taylor failing.
Kevin Seamons was victorious in B-class with 39 points off his handicap of 19, albeit counting back Commonwealth’s Brendan Dart, with Bill Anderson in third with 38 points. In C Grade, Tim Millward took the best score of the day with 41 points off his handicap of 25 with Denis Davies in second with 39 points, while Frank Caruana finished in third with 36 points on Colin Boxsell’s countback.
The NTP winners were Greg Riley on both three and nine, Nigel Roberts on 14 and Gungahlin Lakes’ Mark Porreca on 17, as the ball competition went all the way to Mitch Mitchell with 33 points and 18 heading home.
The field of 157 players enjoyed the conditions and good goals were scored despite the lack of a run on Saturday. In A Grade, Ben Smith scored 41 points off his handicap of 12 to win by one point over Queanbeyan’s Brent Chalker, while Will Monteith took third place with 39 points on countback to Robert Sayers. B Grade took the best scores of the day with Jan Shevlin taking 42 points off her handicap of 17 to win on countback from new member Mark Clifton, while Commonwealth’s Brendan Dart defeated Chris Marshall of Queanbeyan on countback to finish third with 41 points.
A countdown had to be made to determine the winner in C-Class, where Tina Wilson triumphed by 41 points off her 24 handicap ahead of Tim Millward who took his third podium finish in the last four rounds.
Of course, handicap reductions await. Ann Durnan took third place with 40 points. The NTP winners were Richard Goodridge on three, Darcy Sealey on nine, Henry Savage of Duntry league in Orange on 14 and Ken Brown on 17, while the ball league went down to 33 points on countdown. RGIE
This first week of coverage of the Narooma Croquet Club’s activities included the warm and sunny Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but ended in the cancellation of a promising morning golf croquet on Thursday, January 6 due to the return of heavy rain. The Awards Ceremony for the Association Croquet Christmas Cup Tournament took place on Tuesday, January 6, in conjunction with a farewell function for our beloved Pearl Hanson, who moved with her family to Tin Can Bay, Queensland, last Wednesday. In her last performance of playing croquet on the greens of Club Dalmeny, Pearl played so well that she received the ‘Blue Cow Award’ in December and was rightly honored with a beautiful photo in the Narooma News newspaper – a nice touch before her departure.
On the Monday before Christmas, five players took part in the 2021 croquet competition final in Dalmeny. In the four contested games, club captain Christine Stent, along with Pearl Hanson, were the most successful players. Detailed scores were:
Game 1 – Pearl Hanson 7-6 Jean Phillips. Game 2 – Christine Stent and Louise Starkie 7-1 Lesley Miles. Game 3 – Christine Stent and Pearl Hanson 7-5 Louise Starkie. Game 4 – Jean Phillips 7-5 Lesley Miles.
The morning of the first Monday of the new year dawned warm and muggy, with five players competing against four cleverly finished golf croquet matches, including Pearl Hanson in her final appearance on the croquet greens for Narooma Croquet Club, the day before her actual farewell function. Fay O’Connor, who returned to play after a short hiatus, was the outstanding performer and played alongside Pearl Hanson in Pearl’s last winning croquet match in Dalmeny. Detailed scores were:
Game 1 – Christine Stent and Sally McGourty 7-4 Pearl Hanson. Game 2 – Fay O’Connor 7-3 Louise Starkie. Game 3 – Fay O’Connor and Pearl Hanson 7-3 Louise Starkie. Game 4 – Christine Stent 7-5 Sally McGourty.
Last Thursday morning, croquet players eagerly awaited a large contingent of croquet players taking part in the golf croquet competition. Unfortunately, the 50-millimeter rainfall overnight left greenkeeper Karl declaring the greens too soggy to play, and at just the right time, a massive downpour at 9:05 a.m. finally gave the hope that play would continue.
Association Croquet Regular Competition
On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning and good ground for croquet, the week’s croquet matches were canceled due to only one player being present (Len at 8.53am), probably due to player insecurity and fear of COVID-19.
Nothing could beat the final few weeks of Pearl Hanson’s final days of her croquet career at the Narooma Club. Pearl was awarded a 20-year membership trophy in 2020, as one of only two remaining players to be part of the club’s inaugural year in the year 2000. During her time at Narooma Croquet Club, Pearl was not only a good player, but also mentored and coached many players when they debuted in croquet, some of whom are still top players today. All the best and well done Pearl.
Please note that while the risk of the COVID-19 infection is resurfacing, the process for booking croquet competition entry is required as follows:-
Golf Croquet – Fay O’Connor, phone 0421 352 527 and Association Croquet – Christine Stent, phone 4476 3506, subject to covid-19 protocols.
On Wednesday we had 40 bowlers making six rinks of triples and a rink of pairs. The winners, determined by highest winning score, were Rod Holman and Peter Jones (skip) who had a tight first half, leading 10 to seven after 12 runs before clicking into top form to race away for a win of 30 to 12 against Tony Fryer and Bruce Rapkins (skip).
Second place went to Baxter Smith, Anthony Palmer and Robert Murphy (skip) who were in great shape to lead the entire time for a 30-13 win against Don Caldwell, Andy Thompson and Greg Riley (skip). The first resting toucher went to Bruce Rapkins at 1:30 p.m. to demonstrate that he had brought his deft touch into the new year.
On Saturday we had a good run of bowlers, some looking for their first win of the year. The winners were determined by Lucky Rinks. First place went to Trebly Treblecock, Dennis Maggs and Garry Carberry (skip) who led 19 to seven on 11 runs before Mick Cavic, Darrell Goodridge and John Scott (skip) fought back strongly to end the match 19 versus 25. to stand.
Second place went to Kevin Callaway and Dave Herman (skip) who had a very close game the entire match where they trailed 11 to 14 after 13 shots and came back strong to be all square after 20 shots before getting a shot clinched on the last end for a 21 to 20 win against Peter Dillon and Greg Ryan (skip).
On Sunday we had 18 bowlers enjoying a great day of bowling. The winners, determined by lowest winning score, were Kathy South, Merrie Downie and John Downie (skip) who played a great game against Clare Cork, Julie Smith and Darrell Goodridge (skip) where they tied for a win late in the match from 16 to nine. .
Second place went to Garry South, Gail Palmer and Baxter Smith (skip) who slowly started to drop from zero to nine before finding their mojo and finding the line strong for a 19 on 17 win against Peter Hawker, Mick Cavic and Kevin Callaway ( to skip).
One game was played this week between Barry Goodwin and Les Waldock (skip) and Graham Cummins and Terry Lewis (skip). Graham and Terry jumped 16 to nine on 11 shots and continued their fine form to win their match 28 to 14.
The most wasted day of all is the one when we didn’t laugh. Weight nar
What a beautiful day we had for the first bowling day of 2022. We had a small group of ladies eager to rejoin the friendly competition for the year.
Four teams of triples played a six-end, round robin competition against every other team with scores for each game added together. The winners, determined by the highest winning score, were Sue Waldock, Clare Cork and Gail Palmer (skip) who had two wins and a total of 18 shots, on a countback of Jan Rapkins, Julie Smith and Vicki Herman (skip), also on 18 shots but only one win. It was a nice way to start the year. Vicki Herman consoled herself by winning the lottery prize. Thanks to Rapley and Son Plaza Meats for their continued support.