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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:


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 


NSW State Pennants 2021


The dates for the NSW State Pennants finals in 2021 have been confirmed:

Division 1 Tempe 18th-21st October 2021

Division 2 Tempe 20th-22nd September 2021

Division 3 Tempe 13th-15th September 2021

2021 Committee Members


The 2021 Committee will commence on 1st January 2021 - the Committee members will be:





Club Captain

Maintenance Officer

Committee Member

Committee Member

David Wilson

Casual Vacancy

Liz Friend

Barry Elliott

Sandy Tawa

Rob Batho

Kay Smith

Rae Uptin 



26th December 2020

Kay Smith and her son Neal went out to the courts on Boxing Day and used his drone to shoot these great ariel pictures of the courts

The courts and clubhouse seen from above


Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreation Club

7th December 2020

The annual Christmas/Presentation function to mark the end of the year was held on Monday 7th December 2020. COVID restrictions dictated a very different celebration including holding a lunch rather than a dinner.

Despite the restriction 50+ members and guests enjoyed the event. Guest of honour was John Nell retiring Port Stephens Councillor who has been a great supporter of local sport including the croquet club during his 33 years on Council.

Christmas/Presentation Lunch


7th December 2020

RAW Courts carried out the annual court maintenance on Monday 7th December: 

  • solid tine coring

  • top dressing

  • laser levelling

The cost of the work was supported by ward funds from Port Stephens Council.

Top dressing being delivered

The work in progress


26th & 27th November

The NSW Open GC Doubles were held at Tempe on 26th & 27th November 2020.

Pam Barnwell and Derek Bull qualified for the semi-finals after a very competitive round-robin stage. They beat Pauline Markwell & Stephen Burns (Coogee/RSGC) 7-4 7-5 before beating Ron & Ros Johnstone (Cooks River/Sutherland) 7-5 7-4 in the final to become NSW Open GC Champions.

Well done, Pam and Derek.

NSW Open GC Doubles Players


Wednesday 18th November

The Annual General Meeting was held on. Wednesday 18th November 2020 at Nelson Bay Bowling & Recreation Club.

The standard reports on the 2020 year were received and the 2021 Committee positions elected as set out in the Constitution.

Previous Treasurer and current Auditor observe that the Club';s finances are in good hands

Maintenance Officer Hand-over


15th November

The largest field in the history of the competition with 14 doubles pairs contesting the event.

The winners of the four blocks, all unbeaten in round-robin play, were Liz Friend & Rae Uptin, Trevor & Rae Black, Linda Butler & David Wilson, and Jim Ball & Karen Lilly. In the semi-finals, Liz & Rae beat Jim & Karen 7-6 and Linda & David beat Trevor & Rae 7-3.


The final weas a tightly contested affair with Hoop 5, with the score tied 2-2, taking most of the allotted time – just as a player seemed well-positioned to run the hoop, they were “roqued” away and the set-up process started all over again. The score was 4-3 in favour of Linda & David when the allotted time expired – a very close game.


Congratulations, Lin da and David.

Club Captain Susan Timbs presents the prize to Linda Butler & David Wilson

The 14 doubles pairs

Action on the day


8th November

The 2020 field was the strongest in the history of the championship with a number of current or past State champions playing. Six players entered: Pam Barnwell, Trevor Black, Derek Bull, Barrie Carter, Cheryl Lloyd and Sandy Tawa.

The competition was played as a five-game round-robin. Pam Barnwell and Trevor Black were the early leaders with 3 wins from 3 games. Sandy Tawa spoiled Trevor’s run with a 7-2 win while Pam lost to Derek Bull 3-4. The Championship then came down to the final round with Pam Barnwell being declared the winner with 4 wins after defeating Trevor Black 5-4.

Congratulations, Pam.

Interested spectators

Trevor calls for the referee

Peter Gordon acted as tournament referee and kept up with the rules while officiating

Club Captain Susan Timbs presents the prize to Pam Barnwell

A Grade in action

About Us

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


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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