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Margaret & Tommy Thompson Trophy: Rules of Competition


The Margaret & Tommy Thompson Trophy is an annual level play singles golf croquet competition open to all Nelson Bay Croquet Club members and is conducted as set out in the “Australian Laws Book” of the Australian Croquet Association Inc., and taking into account the General Competition Rules of the Club.

The Golf Croquet Singles Tournament will be a non-handicap event (ie. “level play”). For this reason, from 2022 the tournament will be played in four grades determined by handicaps: 

  • A Grade is for handicaps -6 to 4

  • B Grade is for handicaps 5-8

  • C Grade is for handicaps 9 and over

  • Novice is for handicaps 14 and over with no previous competition win


Each grade will play on separate days, with the winner of each competition to be named club champion for their Grade. The winner of A Grade will be the winner of the Thompson Trophy.

If in any year there are less than 6 entries in the A Grade, B Grade or C Grade competitions, then entries will be allowed from players in lower grades.


The dates of the competition will be set each year depending on the Club competition schedule. For 2022, the dates are:

  • A Grade - Sunday 26th June

  • B Grade - Sunday 24th July

  • C Grade - Sunday 14th August

  • Novice - Sunday 10th April

Winners of the Margaret & Tommy Thompson Trophy
A Grade

Pamela Barnwell
Derek Bull
Sandy Tawa
Pamela Barnwell

Trevor Black
Trevor Black
Trevor Black
Tony Mumford
Lloyd Peake
Mollie Carter
Barrie Carter
Mollie Carter
B Grade
No competition
David Wilson
David Wilson
Peter Gordon

Jim Timbs
Peter Gordon
Susan Timbs
Mel Butler
C Grade
Gary Allan
Barry Elliott
Rob Batho
Rae Uptin

Laurie Lawson
Liz Friend
Jeanette Robertson
David Wilson
Jeff Pettifer
Marty Quirke
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