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Friday 17th to Monday 20th November 2023

The 3rd annual Christmas Bush tournament was played Friday 17th to Monday 20th November 2023. 4 blocks of 8 teams each playing a round-robin of level play followed by a round-robin of handicap play, 224 games in total over the 4 days.


64 croquet players travelled to Nelson Bay from around NSW - from as far north as Grafton, as far south as Wagga Wagga and as far west as Orange. The teams were seeded on combined handicap with the lowest handicap teams playing in Black A and the highest handicap teams playing in Block D.


Michael Chambers / Richard Shields (Elanora)

Trevor Edgoose / Ian Catalano (Hunters Hill)

Jan Lonergan / Tony Lonergan (Pelican)

Stephen Catt / Judy Tonkin (Marrickville)

Martin Wooster / Margaret Myers (Toronto)

John Graham / Max Gleeson (Smithtown)

Lyn Gleeson / Shelley Crotty (Smithtown)

Marion Morahan / Yvonne Rennard (Pelican)

The winners and runners-up in 2023 were:

Block A: 

Block B:

Block C:

Block D:

The prizes for the winners and runners-up were present by Philippa Brooks representing PRD Realty who sponsored the tournament.

The games were played in a great spirit with many closely fought contests. All the participants indicated that they enjoyed their stay in Nelson Bay and that the tournament was well organised and very enjoyable.

Block winners and runners-up

Play from the tournament

The referees

Scorers on Court 1

Time to relax

Christmas Bush 2023

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