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NELSON BAY CROQUET CLUB

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Nelson Bay Croquet Club has been established for 24 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:

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 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

SOCIAL CROQUET / BBQ DINNER

SUNDAY 25th APRIL 2021 

 

12:30pm to set up

1:00pm BBQ

12:45pm - 3:30pm Social Croquet

 

BYO: meat, drink, salad, nibbles

 

Please feel free to bring a partner or friend

 

This is a fun social afternoon, no uniform OR green fees required

 

Please list names on the sign-up sheet in the Clubhouse

2021 CLUB COMPETITIONS

 

The Club competitions have been scheduled as follows:

Winter Doubles - Sunday 16th May

Gala Day - Thursday 17th June

Thompson Trophy

-    A Grade - Sunday 4th July

-    B Grade - Sunday 25th July

-    C Grade - Sunday 15th August

 

Ricochet Competition June/July

 

Blowes Shield - Sunday 10th October

 

Further details nearer the date of each competition.

NSW State Pennants 2021

 

Thursday 15th April (12:00noon)

Sunday 18th April (12:00noon)

Monday 17th May (12:00noon)

Thursday 20th May (12:00noon)

Sunday 23rd May (12:30pm)

Sunday 30th May (11:00am)

Sunday 6th June (12:00 noon)

Monday 7th June (12:00noon)

Sunday 13th June (11:00am)

Wednesday 23rd June (11:30am)

Sunday 18th July (12:30pm)

Monday 26th July (12:30am)

Saturday 31st July (12:30pm)

Sunday 29th August (12:30pm)

Christmas Bush Bash

Friday 19th November - Monday 22nd November

 

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

Further details here:

 

NB Samurai vs Maitland (away)

NB Samurai vs Newcastle NP (home)

NB Kingsley vs Maitland (away)

NB Kingsley vs Maitland (home)

NB Fingal vs NB Birubi (home)

NB Birubi vs EDSACC Red (away)

NB Samurai vs NB Kingsley (home)

Nb Kingsley vs NB Samurai (home)

NB Birubi vs Newcastle NP (home)

NB Fingal vs Toronto Tornadoes (away)

NB Fingal Toronto Torpedoes (home)

NB Fingal vs EDSACC White (away)

NB Fingal vs Newcastle NP (away)

NB Fingal vs EDSACC Red (home)

LATEST NEWS

HUNTER CHALLENGE DIVISION 3

Tuesday 13th April 2021

Toronto Croquet Club hosted the inaugural Division 3 Hunter Challenge GC doubles competition. Barry Elliott & Ian Spight won Block C ending the day undefeated. Sherry Gordon & Rae Uptin in Block A and Victor Goodsir & Jan Puckeridge in Block B were competitive but did not finish at the top.

Well done, Barry & Ian.

Barry & Ian receive awards for winning Block C

NSW GC WOMEN'S OPEN SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP

9th - 11th April 2021

The Championship was played at Tempe with 12 players who played a round robin preliminary round before the top 8 played knock-out quarter finals.

Sandy Tawa won 4 games in the round-robin but lost a play-off for 8th place to Jill Sullivan (Sutherland). As a result, Sandy played in the Plate competition which she won undefeated, beating Nerida Taylor (Toronto) 7-4 7-3 and Roslyn Johnstone (Sutherland) 7-4 7-5.

Pam Barnwell won 6 games in the round-robin and went on to beat Elizabeth Montague (Killara) 7-2 7-6 in the quarter final before losing to eventual winner Alison Sharpe (Killara) 2-7 5-7

Sandy at Tempe

The Plate qualifiers

STATE PENNANTS 2021

Thursday 1st April 2021

The Division 2 State Pennants season started on Thursday 1st April with Team Samurai hosting Maitland at Tomaree Sports Complex.

Liz Friend, Peter Gordon, Karen Lilly and Sandy Tawa did the Club proud with an emphatic 3-0 win. Peter won his singles game in 2 games as did Liz and Karen in the doubles

 

A great start for Team Samurai.

Karen sets-up

Peter considers what shot to play

Sandy clears Black

HUNTER CHALLENGE DIVISION 2

Wednesday 31st March 2021

Maitland Croquet Club hosted the inaugural Division 2 Hunter Challenge GC doubles competition. Liz Friend & Peter Gordon won Block B ending the day undefeated. Cheryl Lloyd & Sandy Tawa and Linda Butler & David Wilson were competitive in Block A but did not finish at the top.

Well done, Liz & Peter.

Liz & Peter receive awards for winning Block B

Linda & David in action

DOWN COMES THE TREE

Tuesday 30th March 2021

Port Stephens Council removed the dead tree on the western boundary of the courts on Tuesday 30th March. Intrepid photographer Karen Lilly got sawdust in her bra taking these photographs.

A potential rick removed before damage to the fence or courts .... or players!!

Tree removers using a c here picker

STATE PENNANTS 2021

Sunday 28th March 2021

The State Pennants season started on Sunday 28th March with Team Birubi hosting EDSACC White in a Division 3 match at Tomaree Sports Complex.

Rae Black, Sherry Gordon, Kay Smith and Rae Uptin did the Club proud with a close fought win. All 3 matches went to 3 games and 2 were decided on the 13th hoop. No issues were encountered with the introduction of timed games.

 

The season is off to a great start for the Club!!

Team Birubi celebrating the win

Rae Uptin in action, including calling referee Peter Gordon

Karen Lilly acting as time-keeper

About Us

Members play all the three internationally recognised forms of Croquet – Golf, Ricochet and Association

nelsonbaycroquet@gmail.com

Nelson Bay Croquet Club

Courts located at:

Tomaree Sports Complex

4981 Nelson Bay Road

Nelson Bay, NSW

Clubhouse number (only attended during playing sessions):

0466 092 590

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