Date   

Improved Interstate Shield reporting

 

Have you had trouble following the Interstate Shield results? Go to
http://www.croquetscores.com/tournaments/34 to see the improved format.

More improvements tomorrow.


Australian WCF

 

The Australian WCF (GC Interstate Shield) begins tomorrow.

http://www.croquetscores.com/tournaments/34



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Re: COACHING CLINICS

Pam Hamory
 

Thanks Barb
On 18/08/2012, at 12:25 PM, Barb Piggott wrote:


After
a brief rest from coaching due to playing commitments I can now announce that more
sessions have been committed to by Clubs. The first of these is a Golf Croquet
introduction to Rules and general coaching session, which includes tactics and
playing with / against extra turns to be held at Muswellbrook Croquet Club at
09.30 AM on Sunday 9 September. For more information on this session please
contact Kaye Martin of the Muswellbrook Club.
Port
Macquarie Croquet Club will be hosting a similar session on Saturday 29 September
from 12.30 PM. Jan Sage will also be in attendance at this session to answer
any questions on the Rules of Golf Croquet. For more information on this
session please contact John Hincks from Port Macquarie.
Association
players have not been forgotten and the three newly trained Level 2 Association
Coaches will be on hand at Taree on Sunday 30th September to run a
session similar to the two sessions ran at Tempe in July. Association players
on the North Coast are encouraged to attend to enhance their skills and this
session will count as points towards accreditation for any qualified coaches
who attend. Please contact Jan Sage for any additional information required.
Any
Clubs interested in hosting a Coaching Workshop should contact me to arrange a
suitable time. My details are available on the Contacts page of CNSW Website.
Barb
Piggott
SDC





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COACHING CLINICS

Barb Piggott
 

After
a brief rest from coaching due to playing commitments I can now announce that more
sessions have been committed to by Clubs. The first of these is a Golf Croquet
introduction to Rules and general coaching session, which includes tactics and
playing with / against extra turns to be held at Muswellbrook Croquet Club at
09.30 AM on Sunday 9 September. For more information on this session please
contact Kaye Martin of the Muswellbrook Club.
Port
Macquarie Croquet Club will be hosting a similar session on Saturday 29 September
from 12.30 PM. Jan Sage will also be in attendance at this session to answer
any questions on the Rules of Golf Croquet. For more information on this
session please contact John Hincks from Port Macquarie.
Association
players have not been forgotten and the three newly trained Level 2 Association
Coaches will be on hand at Taree on Sunday 30th September to run a
session similar to the two sessions ran at Tempe in July. Association players
on the North Coast are encouraged to attend to enhance their skills and this
session will count as points towards accreditation for any qualified coaches
who attend. Please contact Jan Sage for any additional information required.
Any
Clubs interested in hosting a Coaching Workshop should contact me to arrange a
suitable time. My details are available on the Contacts page of CNSW Website.
Barb
Piggott
SDC

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CNSW e-mail

 

Hi Everyone,

12 months ago we changed the CNSW web site and e-mail hosting from TPG
to 'GoDaddy' to provide more facilities at a lower cost. We also
obtained a new domain name www.croquet-nsw.org in addition to
www.croquet-nsw.com.
At the time we decided to maintain the existing ****@croquet-nsw.com
email addresses (mail@croquet-nsw.com, secretary@croquet-nsw.com and
office@croquet-nsw.com) to prevent any loss of communication until
everybody became familiar with the new ****@croquet-nsw.org addresses.

We have been operating with both sets of e-mail addresses for the past
12 months but the time has now come to ditch the old addresses to save a
small amount of money.

Our checks indicate that very few people are still using the old
addresses but if anyone is still using them would you please change to
the new addresses as the old addresses will cease to exist in about a
weeks time.

Regards
Roger Evans
SVP CNSW


Fw: Croquet trips to South Africa and Egypt

 

For anyone who may be interested..

Pam Gentle
Secretary CNSW

----- Original Message -----
From: Laura Siddons
To: secretary@croquet-nsw.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:05 AM
Subject: Croquet trips to South Africa and Egypt


Dear Croquet Enthusiast



I am a Cruise Holidays UK franchisee and have been working with Cheltenham Croquet Club where we had a stand during the British Open in July and where we met and chatted with your very own Alison Sharpe.



We have put together two fantastic trips for croquet lovers and I am writing to ask if you or any of your club members would be interested in joining us on these trips, enjoying two beautiful and fascinating countries, making new friends and, of course, playing croquet!



The first trip, which leaves the UK on 21st November this year is going to South Africa. We will head to Cape Town first and spend 8 nights there in a good quality 4* hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. During this time players will be invited to the Somerset West club for a mini two day tournament. There will be time to take in the sights of this beautiful city and there will also be opportunities to play at other local clubs. We then head to Johannesburg for 9 nights, again staying in a good quality 4* hotel and players will be able to watch the final three days of the World Team Golf Croquet Championship at the Johannesburg Country Club. There will be time to sight-see and visit game parks as well as being invited to the Johannesburg Country Club for a two day mini tournament. I will be accompanying the trip to organise transfers and excursions and take care of the group generally. The link on our website for this trip is:

http://www.bdml.cruiseholidaysuk.co.uk/croquet-cruise-club/south-africa-trip-2012.aspx



The second trip is to fascinating Egypt, leaving the UK on 25th February 2013. This trip includes a 7 day Nile cruise on a 5* boat, full board with included excursions, 3 days in a 5* hotel in Luxor on a bed and breakfast basis and 4 days in Cairo in a 5* hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Along with the opportunity to see the great Pyramids you will be invited to one of the Cairo clubs to play golf croquet against the Egyptians and take part in a coaching session with some top players. Again, I will be accompanying the trip to organise transfers and excursions and look after the group. The link for this trip on our website is:

http://www.bdml.cruiseholidaysuk.co.uk/croquet-cruise-club/egypt-trip-2013.aspx



All prices stated are in UK£ and are for flights from the UK. I have had a look at flights leaving from Australia and the approximate costs for you for the South Africa trip would be UK£ 3100 per person and UK£2600 for the Egypt trip. I have based these prices on Sydney departures - Perth will be slightly cheaper. These prices include international scheduled flights, accommodation as stated above and internal flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg and from Luxor to Cairo.



I am attaching a PDF of the leaflets that we have had printed here for you to print and display in your clubs. Alternatively you can print directly from our website. Single supplements and approximate excursions prices are also listed on the website.





Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries or further information that you require. If you would like me to telephone you to discuss anything about these trips please let me have a contact number and the best time to call and I will be happy to do so.





I look forward to hearing from you and I sincerely hope to meet some of you on the trips!





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Mallets

sweetpkev <sweetpkev@...>
 

Some weeks ago Kaye Martin of Muswellbrook was enquiring about mallets.
I have some information which may be of interest to many croquet clubs.
We have just returned from a holiday at Ballina where we visited "The House with No Steps" (a group which I am sure most of you would be aware) at Alstoneville. There in the gift shop we found to our surprise Croquet Mallets for sale ($150.00 each). They were well made,
felt well balanced and I would estimate to be of approximately 3 pound in weight. They are made on the premises there in their "Mens Shed". I discussed with them a possible discount for multiple purchases and they showed sincere interest. This may be a way to solve some our club's mallet problems as well as support for a great organisation. Contact details are:Richmond Valley Woodcrafters Club Inc., P.O. Box 213 Alstoneville 2477. Email rvwoodies@gmail.com. Secretary: Allan Jackson - Phone 6628 1887 Mobile 0411717563.

Pam Owen
Jamberoo CC


Aust GC Men's & Women's entry closes this Thurs 2 Aug!!

Peter Freer
 

Just a reminder that entries close this Thursday 2 Aug for the GC Men's &
Women's Championships.



Event Description & the event entry form is available via:
http://www.croquet-australia.com.au/



Regards, peter



Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254


Re: Mallets

Jan Sage
 

Hi Kaye,

I am glad my visit was worthwhile.
We are now home from Sydney and I am busily putting together the information sheets I promised.
They will be sent asap.

Regards Phill


Re: Mallets

Kaye Martin <mikaye42@...>
 

Thanks Jan. All were happy with Phil's visit and suggestions thank you or
rather him! I was so sorry I couldn't be there

Regards

Kaye


Re: Mallets

Jan Sage
 

Hi Kaye,

I spent a couple of days in Tempe last week and discovered 2 long racks of old/ancient mallets that serious players would not use. However they may solve your current need for mallets for so many school students.
I can only suggest you contact CNSW Secretary Pam Gentle with an enquiry, secretary@croquet-nsw.org

Good luck,
Jan Sage


Re: Mallets

Bebe Abdullah
 

Dear Kaye,Cammeray Croquet club have a mallet mart with mallets

for sale.Contact Neil Hardie or Warren Yates,phone numbers in

the year book.Graham Maynard (02 9922-1913) has one for sale

for $150.Sue Nichols (02 9949-5953) may have 2 for sale,but, I

don't know the prices.



I hope this is a help for you.

Regards

Bebe



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From: cnswplayers@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:cnswplayers@yahoogroups.com.au]
On Behalf Of Kaye Martin
Sent: Tuesday, 24 July 2012 9:45 AM
To: cnswplayers@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [cnswplayers] Mallets





Here at Muswellbrook, croquet as a school sports option has become very
popular. One school has booked in 33 students for this term, which is a
large number for us relevant to the population of the area.

Our dilemma now is supplying sufficient mallets (without members
surrendering their own).

So wonder if any clubs or individuals have pre loved and pre trained mallets
for sale?

Kaye Martin - Sec

Muswellbrook Croquet Club

6543 1877


Re: Mallets

Mary Gibson
 

Dear Kaye
Like you I am always looking for mallets for the schools program. In
the past we have purchased mallets with the money given to us by CNSW
(through the Department of Sport & Rec). Whenever anyone leaves the
club we grab or purchase their mallet. Good luck.
Mary
Mosman Croquet Club
On 24/07/2012, at 9:45 AM, Kaye Martin wrote:

Here at Muswellbrook, croquet as a school sports option has become
very
popular. One school has booked in 33 students for this term, which
is a
large number for us relevant to the population of the area.

Our dilemma now is supplying sufficient mallets (without members
surrendering their own).

So wonder if any clubs or individuals have pre loved and pre trained
mallets
for sale?

Kaye Martin - Sec

Muswellbrook Croquet Club

6543 1877





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Mallets

Kaye Martin <mikaye42@...>
 

Here at Muswellbrook, croquet as a school sports option has become very
popular. One school has booked in 33 students for this term, which is a
large number for us relevant to the population of the area.



Our dilemma now is supplying sufficient mallets (without members
surrendering their own).



So wonder if any clubs or individuals have pre loved and pre trained mallets
for sale?



Kaye Martin - Sec

Muswellbrook Croquet Club

6543 1877


Re: Yahoo! accounts hacked

Margaret Sawers
 

When I was first learning to use a computer at Nowra TAFE I was told to put a false address as the first address in my address book such as aabbaa@aaa.com this prevents hackers from accessing the rest of your addresses, it has worked for me.

From: Wal Mills
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 9:04 AM
To: cnswplayers@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Yahoo! accounts hacked


Sometimes they just steal addresses and send them so you think the email
is from your friends or infiltrate your friends computer and send out to
everyone in their address book.

It pays to have uptodate virus software.

Wal

On 17/07/2012 6:58 AM, Roger Evans wrote:
Hi Wal,
Thanks for the reference.
In the past 2 months I have received spoofed emails from three different
people I know and the common factor was that each had a Yahoo email
address. I suspected that something might have been wrong in the Yahoo
camp but hadn't seen the reference you gave.
Interestingly, I used the checker on the PBS site for the spoofed email
addresses and it showed that they were not on the list of addresses that
had been hacked.

As the article indicates, it certainly pays to have secure passwords for
dealings on the Internet.

Cheers
Roger




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Re: Alternative ending for GC games

John Eddes
 

Pam,

I agree that running the 12th hoop is generally a disadvantage if it
makes the score 6-6.

But I agree with Tony that no matter what hoop is played next the player
playing first will have an advantage.

And I disagree that other sports start from a position of no advantage
even though it is reduced by restarting not playing on 'as time is
called' - in league one side must kick off to the other giving the
receiving side first opportunity (and usually three opportunities in the
first 5 minutes compared to 2 for the side kicking). Soccer has the
dreadful penalty shoot out but one team must kick first thereby having
an advantage if successful in putting the pressure on the opposition.
Tennis starts a tiebreaker with one player serving and a similar
position to soccer and golf requires one player to hit first thereby
showing the opposition what they have to better.

On 1/07/2012 6:52 AM, sweetpkev wrote:



Hello players

A few weeks ago an alternative ending for GC games in a match of best
of 3 or 5 games, when the games are equal (1-all or 2-all) and the
points are equal (6-all in a 13 point game), was made that we should
consider having a 2 hoop (points) lead, to decide the winner.

I would like to put forward another option for consideration.
I think we will all agree that the person winning the 12th hoop (in a
13 point game) is at a disadvantage, playing in sequence the other
player has a distinct advantage of being first to play to hoop 3. Most
sports -- football (all codes), tennis and golf -- as examples play
their tie-breakers from a position that is of no advantage to either
side or player.

My suggestion is:

"At the completion of hoop 12, all balls are then lifted, taken to
corner 4 and continuing in sequence play is then set for hoop 7."

Having already played 3 or 5 games with the result tied at the end of
the 12th hoop this would then give both players a chance to show true
superiority.

Pam Owen
Jamberoo Croquet Club


Re: Yahoo! accounts hacked

Wal Mills <walm@...>
 

Sometimes they just steal addresses and send them so you think the email is from your friends or infiltrate your friends computer and send out to everyone in their address book.

It pays to have uptodate virus software.

Wal

On 17/07/2012 6:58 AM, Roger Evans wrote:
Hi Wal,
Thanks for the reference.
In the past 2 months I have received spoofed emails from three different
people I know and the common factor was that each had a Yahoo email
address. I suspected that something might have been wrong in the Yahoo
camp but hadn't seen the reference you gave.
Interestingly, I used the checker on the PBS site for the spoofed email
addresses and it showed that they were not on the list of addresses that
had been hacked.

As the article indicates, it certainly pays to have secure passwords for
dealings on the Internet.

Cheers
Roger


Re: Yahoo! accounts hacked

 

Hi Wal,
Thanks for the reference.
In the past 2 months I have received spoofed emails from three different
people I know and the common factor was that each had a Yahoo email
address. I suspected that something might have been wrong in the Yahoo
camp but hadn't seen the reference you gave.
Interestingly, I used the checker on the PBS site for the spoofed email
addresses and it showed that they were not on the list of addresses that
had been hacked.

As the article indicates, it certainly pays to have secure passwords for
dealings on the Internet.

Cheers
Roger

Sent from my iPad

On 16/07/2012, at 9:57 AM, Wal Mills <walm@aanet.com.au> wrote:



It seems hackers are everywhere.
PBS has run a story on Yahoo Voices service hacked, exposing more than
450,000 usernames and passwords.
Suggest you check your account there.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/07/check-whether-your-yahoo-password-was-hacked.html

Wal

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Yahoo! accounts hacked

Wal Mills <walm@...>
 

It seems hackers are everywhere.
PBS has run a story on Yahoo Voices service hacked, exposing more than
450,000 usernames and passwords.
Suggest you check your account there.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/07/check-whether-your-yahoo-password-was-hacked.html

Wal


Re: Croquet safety

 

Roger

I did not intend to imply the problem was simple.

I was simple offering advice from my personal observations of people
playing shots without due consideration of their environment.

Tim

Sent from my iPhone. My right thumb will be aching now.

On 15/07/2012, at 2:43 PM, Roger Evans <rfkevans@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Tim,

I agree that the striker should be aware of the players on the lawn but, as
you know, at times a ball will ricochet off at an unexpected angle. An
inexperienced striker may not anticipate where the balls may go and so I
don't think that the problem is as simple as you indicate.
In fact the accident that one of our players experienced last week occurred
when one player fell and and another player (the one injured) ran to help
him and tripped over a hoop, no doubt concentrating on getting to the
fallen player quickly.

I don't think that there is an easy answer but, perhaps there are a few
things we could do to improve safety. Hopefully some one on this list may
have a solution.

Some time ago CNSW had a query from a club about whether there should be a
minimum light level below which the game should be called off. This tended
to be dismissed as not being an issue but low light levels could also make
it easier for a player to trip over a hoop. (Personally I think that a
simple test such as whether the black ball can be seen on the boundary from
the centre of the field could be used as a minimum light criteria)

Cheers
Roger


Sent from my iPad

On 15/07/2012, at 2:00 PM, Tim Murphy <tim@26tp.com> wrote:



Apart from making players aware of the hoop tripping hazard
I would add that players should be aware of other players on the
court. In other words be aware of where balls may go before playing.

In the examples provided it would seem likely to me that the striker
bears a great deal of responsibility for the accident.

Tim

Sent from my iPhone. My right thumb will be aching now.

On 15/07/2012, at 10:45 AM, Roger Evans <rfkevans@gmail.com> wrote:







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