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NELSON BAY CROQUET CLUB

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Nelson Bay Croquet Club has been established for 28 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:

BOOKING FOR TUESDAY MORNING GC PLAYING SESSION

The Tuesday morning GC playing session has been regularly over-subscribed and to mange the numbers an online booking system has been introduced.

To play, register at

https://bookwhen.com/nelsonbaycroquet

The booking system opens at 8am on the Sunday before each Tuesday playing session

See more here
Club's Responsible Consumption of Alcohol Policy
FORTHCOMING EVENTS

COMPETITIVE PLAY SESSIONS

Thursday 29th February & 7th March 2024

 

Learn valuable tips from playing against those who regularly play in CNSW events - this is not a coaching session.

State Pennant style play – doubles with your partner of choice or just singles; maybe Bo3; no distinct games just best of 13 points then find someone else to play and start again. 

CNSW GOLF CROQUET SILVER BROOCH

27th-29th July 2024

 

The annual CNSW GC Silver Brooch will be hosted by Nelson Bay in 2024. The Silver Brooch is a level play competition for players with a handicap.between 3 and 6.

CLUB COMPETITIONS 2024

 

The dates of the 2024 intra-club competitions are as follows (all competitions played on Sundays):

Autumn Doubles

Autumn Singles

Thompson Trophy Novice

Winter Doubles

Ricochet Knockout

Thompson Trophy Division 2

Thompson Trophy Division 3

Thompson Trophy Division 1

Spring Singles

Blowes Shield

President's Cup

3rd March

7th April

19th May

2nd June

June / July

30th June / 1st July

11th August

25th August

15th September

20th October

3rd November

CHRISTMAS BUSH COMPETITION 2024

 

The Club will host the 3rd Christmas Bush competition, a Golf Croquet Open Doubles Tournament, from Friday 15th November to Monday 18th November 2024.

Further details 

LATEST NEWS

TASMANIAN GC OPEN WOMEN'S SINGLES

TASMANIAN GC OPEN MEN'S SINGLES

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February 2024

Pamela Barnwell and Derek Bull competed in the Tasmanian GC Open Women's and Mens Singles competitions held at Kingston Croquet Club.

Pamela won the women's title, winning 10 of 12 games in the 3-day 8 player double round-robin competition, with Janine McHardy (Belmont Park) and Carol Hanigan (Sandy Bay) 2nd= with 9 wins and +23 hoops each. In the final round of play Pamela scored a 14 yard hoop to win 7-5 against West Australian Janine McHardy with the title on the line.

Derek won 6 of 7 games in Block B to qualify for the final playoffs. He beat Graham Keating (Sandy Bay) 7-0 7-3 in the quarter-final but lost the semi-final to Brett McHardy (Belmont Park) 7-6 3-7 5-7.

A very successful trip to Hobart for Pamela and Derek.

Pam Barnwell.jpg

Pamela Barnwell, Winner

Tasmanian GC Open Women's Singles

COACHING SESSION

Sunday 11th and Monday 12th February 2024

Great weather for the first of 3 coaching sessions planned for February 2024. All 3 sessions are scheduled for a Sunday with a repeat session on the following Monday.

24 members turned-out for the first session run by Trevor Black with assistance from Peter Gordon. Drills covering basic skills and tactics were conduct for players of all levels.

Participants focus on the initial instructions

Participants run through the various drills

CHRISTMAS/PRESENTATION LUNCH

Sunday 3rd December 2023

The annual Christmas/Presentation Lunch was held on Sunday 3rd December at the clubhouse and courts on Tomaree Sports Complex. The 2023 lunch was the first to take place under the roof extension completed in early 2023.

 

Over 50 members and guests attended with the day starting at 11am with social croquet before the BBQ was fired-up at 12:15pm. Lunch was followed by the presentation of club trophies at 2:15pm:

•    Thompson Trophy

      o    A Grade - Pamela Barnwell

      o    C Grade - Gary Allan

      o    Novice - Jeff Pettifer

•    Blowes Shield - Gary Allan & David Wilson

•    President's Cup - Trevor Black

•    Ricochet Knock-out - David Wilson

•    President’s Award (for services to the club) – Greg Long

 

The courts continued to be open in the afternoon for more social croquet.

 

A successful event to round-off a great year of both competitive and social croquet.

Presentation of club trophies

Play on the day

The raffle prizes

Lunch under the new roof

Baz on the BBQ

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