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:
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
Also, if you have photographs of members and/or Club events, please e-mail them to Karen Lilly at
SOCIAL CROQUET / BBQ DINNER
SUNDAY 25th APRIL 2021
12:30pm to set up
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
- 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)
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.
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