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Nelson Bay Croquet Club has been established for 26 years. It is located in the Blue Water Paradise of Port Stephens, just north of Newcastle, NSW. Membership is open to all who are interested in the game, and visitors are warmly welcomed.

Members play all the three internationally recognised forms of Croquet – Golf, Ricochet and Association. The Club plays both social and competitive games five days each week on four professionally maintained full sized courts and has a small clubhouse on-site. We also have an active program of social events.

Playing schedule available here:
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With the permission of Port Stephens Council, the Club is able to resume play under very strict guidelines and on a carefully managed level. 

Details of the current Club calendar of play are available at:


We need YOUR help!! If you have items that need to be communicated to other members of the Club, please e-mail them to David Wilson at David_Wilson@internode.on.net

Also, if you have photographs of members and/or Club events, please e-mail them to Karen Lilly at chaz.kaz@bigpond.com 

David Wilson receives his prize from Sandy Tawa



Wednesday 10th November 2021


The Annual General Meeting will be held at 2:30pm on Wednesday 10th November 2021 at Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreation Club.



The Club competitions have been scheduled as follows:

Thompson Trophy

C Grade - Sunday 14th November


Ricochet Competition June/July


Blowes Shield - Sunday 28th November


Friday 3rd December 2021


The Club is organising an official opening ceremony for the new courts

Further details to follow in due course.


Monday 6th December 2021

Nelson Bay Golf Club


The annual Christmas/Presentation Dinner will be held on the evening of Monday 6th December at Nelson Bay Golf Club.

Put the date in your diary. - further details to follow in due course.



Tuesday 25th August 2021

Following an almost 4-week break in play due to the Newcastle/Hunter COVID lockdown, the Club returned to limited singles play asz exercise following advice from CNSW and approval from Port Stephens Council.

Play resumed om Tuesday 25th August 2021 with Karen Lilly, Kay Blyth, Penny Wilson and David Wilson playing the first wo singles games. Members have been keen to return to the courts and the morning sessions are already almost 100% booked.

Hopefully, the lockdown will be gradually eased and the Club can return to more normal play .... and resume competitions.


Day Captain Karen Lilly arrives ready to play

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Karen's grin shows how pleased she is to be back

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Social distance must be maintained


Sunday 25th July 2021

Despite cold and windy conditions, President David Wilson went through the day undefeated to take out the 2021 Thompson Trophy B Grade competition.

8 members contested the B Grade competition: Barry Elliott, Liz Friend, Laurie Lawson, Allen Lees, Karen Lilly, Jim Timbs, Rae Uptin and David Wilson. The players were seeded into 2 blocks of 4 giving a round-robin of three games, followed by semi-finals and a final.

In Block A, Barry Elliott and Liz Friend both won 2 games with Barry finishing top on hoop difference. In Block B, David Wilson was top winning 3 games with the others all winning 1 game each, with Laurie Lawson finishing 2nd on hoop difference.

In the semi-finals. Laurie beat Barry 7-4 and David beat Liz 7-6 before David triumphed over Laurie 7-3 in the final.

A great day, well organised by Club Captain Sandy Tawa. Well done, all.

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A day to rug-up against the wind

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David receives his prize from Sandy 

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Laurie and David ready to do battle


Doubles Wednesday/Thursday 14th/15th July 2021

Singles Friday to Sunday 16th/18th July 2021

The NSW State GC Division 3 championships are hosted by Ballina, Byron Bay and Lismore Croquet Clubs in Northern NSWBarry Elliott entered the doubles and both Sherry Gordon and Barry entered the singles. 


In the doubles, Barry was partnered by Richard Buxton (Byron Bay). 15 doubles pairs were seeded into 3 blocks with Barry & Richard finishing 2nd in their block to qualify for the finals. They lost in the first round to Marilyn & Royce Wilson (Coutts Crossing) before finishing 7th, beating Maurice Russell & Diana Shilton (Ballina Cherry Street/Byron Bay) in the 7th/8th play-off.


Both Barry and Sherry made the final 16 play-offs in the singles, with Sherry making the semi-final. Both lost to Penny Scott (Ballina Cherry Street) who lost in the final. Sherry finished 4th, losing the 3rd/4th play-off to Shane Hambly (Lismore). Barry finished 11th, beating Jan Brodie (Coutts Crossing) in the 11th/12th play-off.


Well done, Sherry and Barry.

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Sherry Gordon & Barry Elliott at Ballina

Christmas Bush Bash

November 2022


The Club is hosting the inaugural Christmas Bush Bash, a Golf Croquet Open Doubles Tournament for visitors from other clubs.

Further details here:

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