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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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URGENT NOTIFICATION

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:

NEWSLETTER

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

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

OPENING CEREMONY FOR NEW COURTS

Friday 3rd December 2021

 

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

Further details to follow in due course.

2021 CLUB COMPETITIONS

 

The Club competitions have been scheduled as follows:

Ricochet Competition June/July

 

Blowes Shield - Sunday 28th November

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/PRESENTATION DINNER

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.

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:

Sponsored by:

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THOMPSON TROPHY C GRADE

Sunday 14th November 2021

On a warm and bright but windy day, Rob Batho went through the competition undefeated to take out the 2021 Thompson Trophy C Grade competition.

15 members contested the C Grade competition: Bev Apps, Faby Batho, Rob Batho, Pat Edmonds, Victor Goodsir, Marion Graff, Anne Jensen, Lynette McIntyre, Viv Pitt, Jan Puckeridge, Jane Scorer, Ros Slaughter, Ian Spight, Jenny Turner and Ruth Wilson. The players were seeded into 3 blocks of 4 and 1 of 3, giving a most players a round-robin of three games, followed by semi-finals and a final.

In Block A, Rob Batho won all 3 games to top the block. In Block B, Jan Puckeridge and Ian Spight both won 2 games with Ian finishing top on hoop difference. In Block C, Bev Apps and Ros Slaughter both won 2 games with Bev finishing top on hoop difference. In Block D, Victor Goodsir won all 2 games to top the block.

In the semi-finals. Rob beat Ian 7-0 and Victor beat Bev 7-4, before Rob won a tight final 7-5 over Victor.

A great day, enjoyed by all - well done, Sandy.

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Winner and runner-up receive their prizes from Club Captain Sandy Tawa

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Contestents before the competition starts

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Victor and Rob before the final

MELBOURNE CUP

Tuesday 2nd November 2021

A wonderful early summer day for the great race. 22 members turned out in their finery for social croquet before they departed to watch the proceedings from Flemington in the afternoon.

 

Margaret-Rose was in attendance as a spectator and judged the best dressed - Rae Uptin, Kathy Cosgrove and Karen Lilly took the honours in a parade of the fillies.

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Not quite top hat and tails!!

RETURN TO PLAY

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.

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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