Date   
Re: Golf Croquet

Brenda <brenda@...>
 

Hello Roberta,
When the balls are close, there is a danger of a double tap. If they are touching, it does not matter how they are hit. The situation usually arises when a ball is partway through a hoop and an opponents ball is on the other side ready to knock it out!
Brenda

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 18:58, Roberta roberta_flint@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

Why does having the balls touch resolve this?

Cheers

Roberta

On 21 Mar 2016, at 5:37 pm, 'Jan Sage' myoora803@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

Hi Brenda,
 
When people make such a claim – eg limit of turns with close but non-touching balls – I ask them to show me where it is written in the Rules or Tournament Regulations. If it is not written, it does not apply. Over time I have been confronted by a number of quaint ideas, such as “the mallet must not touch your clothing” or “ the ball may only be placed in C4, at the beginning of the game, with your hand.”
 
Jan Sage
 
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Golf Croquet
 
 

Thanks, Tony.
A few people have said there is a limit with the non-touching balls so it is good to know the right answer!! It can be a very interesting part of the game!
Brenda

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 13:39, Tony Hall tony.hall@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 
Dear Brenda,
 
1.  No.
2.  I am not aware of any, except that the games should be competitive, not social.
 
Best Regards,
 
Tony

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 11:11 am, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

Hello Golf Croquet Players
I have two situations for which I think we need clarification :

1.     In a case where 2 balls are close (in the hoop) but not touching, is there a limit to the number of turns taken until one player finally gets the balls to touch and thus resolve the conflict?

2.    Are there any restrictions that apply to the use of handicap cards for time-limited games?
Thank you, in anticipation
Brenda Evans
Golf Croquet Captain
Jamberoo Croquet CLub Inc

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Re: : Golf Croquet

Roberta Flint
 

So if they are touching a stroke like a roll in AC means there is no double tap?

Cheers

Roberta

On 21 Mar 2016, at 8:56 pm, amills48@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

Roberts, 
If the ball are touching the stricker may play a stroke that would run the hoop.

Re: Golf Croquet - stymied balls

Peter Freer
 

This came up several times at Wagga Wagga last weekend, and several people thought there was an impasse rule if 2 balls remained stymied for 3 turns.  As Tony & Jan indicate, there is no limit for how long this can go on, which is very annoying for any double-banked games following on.  The Conditions of Play at Wagga Wagga did allow the referee to mark the first game down and play the second game through if they’d been baulked for at least 5 minutes, although I’m not aware that this had to be used – the first time I’ve seen this as an option.

 

Adding to misapprehensions, it is common for players to think their mallet must not touch a hoop during their stroke, but this is legal - provided no ball is moved only via the hoop (either the strikers ball or another ball).  That is a striking fault under Rule 13(10).  This is also the reason to be very careful removing a clip before a jump – it may be better to ask a referee to do so, if it is likely to cause the hoop to move a jawsed ball.  It is also legal to rest a hand on, or grip, the hoop during your stroke – although this is usually not very useful, since it tends to limit your movement too much.

 

Regards, peter

0412 178 254

 

Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:37 pm (EST) . Posted by: "Jan Sage" janmomonenek

Hi Brenda,
When people make such a claim – eg limit of turns with close but non-touching balls – I ask them to show me where it is written in the Rules or Tournament Regulations. If it is not written, it does not apply. Over time I have been confronted by a number of quaint ideas, such as “the mallet must not touch your clothing” or “ the ball may only be placed in C4, at the beginning of the game, with your hand.”
Jan Sage


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Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 5:17 PM
To: cnswplayers@...
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Golf Croquet

Thanks, Tony.
A few people have said there is a limit with the non-touching balls so it is good to know the right answer!! It can be a very interesting part of the game!
Brenda

On 21 Mar 2016, at 13:39, Tony Hall tony.hall@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

Dear Brenda,
1. No.
2. I am not aware of any, except that the games should be competitive, not social.
Best Regards,
Tony

On 21 Mar 2016, at 11:11 am, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

Hello Golf Croquet Players
I have two situations for which I think we need clarification :
1. In a case where 2 balls are close (in the hoop) but not touching, is there a limit to the number of turns taken until one player finally gets the balls to touch and thus resolve the conflict?
2. Are there any restrictions that apply to the use of handicap cards for time-limited games?

Thank you, in anticipation
Brenda Evans
Golf Croquet Captain
Jamberoo Croquet CLub Inc

Re: Golf Croquet

Roberta Flint
 

Why does having the balls touch resolve this?

Cheers

Roberta

On 21 Mar 2016, at 5:37 pm, 'Jan Sage' myoora803@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

Hi Brenda,
 
When people make such a claim – eg limit of turns with close but non-touching balls – I ask them to show me where it is written in the Rules or Tournament Regulations. If it is not written, it does not apply. Over time I have been confronted by a number of quaint ideas, such as “the mallet must not touch your clothing” or “ the ball may only be placed in C4, at the beginning of the game, with your hand.”
 
Jan Sage
 
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Golf Croquet
 
 

Thanks, Tony.
A few people have said there is a limit with the non-touching balls so it is good to know the right answer!! It can be a very interesting part of the game!
Brenda

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 13:39, Tony Hall tony.hall@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 
Dear Brenda,
 
1.  No.
2.  I am not aware of any, except that the games should be competitive, not social.
 
Best Regards,
 
Tony

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 11:11 am, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

Hello Golf Croquet Players
I have two situations for which I think we need clarification :

1.     In a case where 2 balls are close (in the hoop) but not touching, is there a limit to the number of turns taken until one player finally gets the balls to touch and thus resolve the conflict?

2.    Are there any restrictions that apply to the use of handicap cards for time-limited games?
Thank you, in anticipation
Brenda Evans
Golf Croquet Captain
Jamberoo Croquet CLub Inc

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Re: Golf Croquet

Jan Sage
 

Hi Brenda,
 
When people make such a claim – eg limit of turns with close but non-touching balls – I ask them to show me where it is written in the Rules or Tournament Regulations. If it is not written, it does not apply. Over time I have been confronted by a number of quaint ideas, such as “the mallet must not touch your clothing” or “ the ball may only be placed in C4, at the beginning of the game, with your hand.”
 
Jan Sage
 

Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Golf Croquet
 
 

Thanks, Tony.
A few people have said there is a limit with the non-touching balls so it is good to know the right answer!! It can be a very interesting part of the game!
Brenda

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 13:39, Tony Hall tony.hall@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 
Dear Brenda,
 
1.  No.
2.  I am not aware of any, except that the games should be competitive, not social.
 
Best Regards,
 
Tony

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 11:11 am, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

Hello Golf Croquet Players
I have two situations for which I think we need clarification :

1.     In a case where 2 balls are close (in the hoop) but not touching, is there a limit to the number of turns taken until one player finally gets the balls to touch and thus resolve the conflict?

2.    Are there any restrictions that apply to the use of handicap cards for time-limited games?
Thank you, in anticipation
Brenda Evans
Golf Croquet Captain
Jamberoo Croquet CLub Inc

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Re: Golf Croquet

Brenda <brenda@...>
 

Thanks, Tony.
A few people have said there is a limit with the non-touching balls so it is good to know the right answer!! It can be a very interesting part of the game!
 Brenda

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 13:39, Tony Hall tony.hall@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

Dear Brenda,

1.  No.
2.  I am not aware of any, except that the games should be competitive, not social.

Best Regards,

Tony

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On 21 Mar 2016, at 11:11 am, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

Hello Golf Croquet Players
I have two situations for which I think we need clarification :

1.     In a case where 2 balls are close (in the hoop) but not touching, is there a limit to the number of turns taken until one player finally gets the balls to touch and thus resolve the conflict?

2.    Are there any restrictions that apply to the use of handicap cards for time-limited games?
Thank you, in anticipation
Brenda Evans
Golf Croquet Captain
Jamberoo Croquet CLub Inc

Re: Golf Croquet

Tony Hall
 

Dear Brenda,

1.  No.
2.  I am not aware of any, except that the games should be competitive, not social.

Best Regards,

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 21 Mar 2016, at 11:11 am, Brenda Evans brenda@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

Hello Golf Croquet Players
I have two situations for which I think we need clarification :

1.     In a case where 2 balls are close (in the hoop) but not touching, is there a limit to the number of turns taken until one player finally gets the balls to touch and thus resolve the conflict?

2.    Are there any restrictions that apply to the use of handicap cards for time-limited games?
Thank you, in anticipation
Brenda Evans
Golf Croquet Captain
Jamberoo Croquet CLub Inc

Golf Croquet

Brenda Evans <brenda@...>
 

Hello Golf Croquet Players
I have two situations for which I think we need clarification :
1.     In a case where 2 balls are close (in the hoop) but not touching, is there a limit to the number of turns taken until one player finally gets the balls to touch and thus resolve the conflict?

2.    Are there any restrictions that apply to the use of handicap cards for time-limited games?
Thank you, in anticipation
Brenda Evans
Golf Croquet Captain
Jamberoo Croquet CLub Inc

Re: Lawn mowers

Barb Piggott
 

Hi Roger
We use an single phase electric mower on our 1/2 lawn at home so not all electric mowers are three phase. 
Cheers 
Barb

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On 15 Mar 2016, at 18:37, Roger Evans rfkevans@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

Hi Lawns maintainers,

I didn't get much of a response to my query on what lawnmowers clubs are
using but those I did get (mainly off the list) were very useful and the
comments are appreciated.
Some clubs are using electric mowers but a wide (900 mm) electric mower
probably needs a three phase supply which we don't have available.

We are still considering a few different options but are tending to
focus in on a petrol driven walk-behind mower. Unfortunately there are
not a lot of wide cylinder type mowers on the market and some (eg Scott
Bonnar and M.E.Y.) are no longer being manufactured.

A mower that looks promising, at least on paper, is the MowMaster DC26T,
a 36 inch wide mower manufactured in WA. Is anyone on this list using
such a mower and, if so, I would be interested in hearing how it
performs, its reliability etc

Regards
Roger Evans
Jamberoo CC

Lawn mowers

 

Hi Lawns maintainers,

I didn't get much of a response to my query on what lawnmowers clubs are using but those I did get (mainly off the list) were very useful and the comments are appreciated.
Some clubs are using electric mowers but a wide (900 mm) electric mower probably needs a three phase supply which we don't have available.

We are still considering a few different options but are tending to focus in on a petrol driven walk-behind mower. Unfortunately there are not a lot of wide cylinder type mowers on the market and some (eg Scott Bonnar and M.E.Y.) are no longer being manufactured.

A mower that looks promising, at least on paper, is the MowMaster DC26T, a 36 inch wide mower manufactured in WA. Is anyone on this list using such a mower and, if so, I would be interested in hearing how it performs, its reliability etc

Regards
Roger Evans
Jamberoo CC

Re: Quadway Hoops

Roberta Flint
 

And remember, if you do get quad ways Marrickville would be interested in one of your cast off sets!!

Roberta :)

Cheers

Roberta

On 14 Mar 2016, at 11:46 pm, secretary@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

Mary,
The decision which CNSW made was to allow the installation of Quadway Hoops at Tempe following discussions with the CNSW Tournament Committee. Most of us cann't actually see any problems with the Quadways but did not see any need for Clubs to replace perfectly good white hoops because the Club felt it would be disadvantaged or was being pressurised by some of its players, and this position was communicated to Clubs. If a Club wants or needs to replace existing hoops with new hoops then it is logical to purchase Quadways. Some clubs use a combination of quadways and white hoops particularly if lawns need to be halved. As more Quadways are purchased then theoretically more second hand white hoops of a reasonable quality become available. There will be many clubs both here and abroad who never convert to Quadways.   
Regards
Steve Thornton
CNSW Secretary


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Quadway Hoops
From: "Tony Hall tony.hall@... [cnswplayers]"
<cnswplayers@...>
Date: Sun, March 13, 2016 9:21 pm
To: "cnswplayers@..." <cnswplayers@...>

 
Dear Mary,

Tim and Margaret are right.  I can't see why there has been so much fuss.  The Atkins Quadway hoops are clearly better than any others produced up to now.  I expect everyone will eventually convert to them, but there is no hurry as they are not significantly different, just better made.

Cheers,

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 13 Mar 2016, at 8:29 pm, Margaret Sawers margaretsawers1@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 
At Nowra we will not be buying Quadway hoops we already have 6 sets of Dawson hoops and as we are working towards building two new courts this is our only priority now. I have played the quadways and really can’t see what all of the fuss is about, our division 3 pennant team had never even seen the hoops until the finals last year but this didn’t stop them winning the finals

Margaret

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Sunday, 13 March 2016 6:56 PM
To: cnswplayers@...; cnswplayers@...
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Quadway Hoops

1) no. It will either ruin the quadway hoop holes or unnessarily add hoop holes to the court.

2) yes.

3) no. Quadways are superior hoops and are being used at more and more locations including Cairnlea, VIC & SACA SA

4) yes to the question you didn't ask. Buy Quadways for Mosman.

On Sunday, 13 March 2016, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... <mailto:mpagibson@...> [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@... <mailto:cnswplayers@...> > wrote:

Dear Clubs

At Mosman we are facing the question "Do we purchase Quadway Hoops or
not?"

We notice that CNSW has not made a definite decision on whether all
clubs need to change to Quadway Hoops. However, last year one of our
GC teams got to the semi-finals with the finals being played at
Tempe. Tempe only uses Quadway Hoops which many players find quite
different to the old Australian Croquet Company or Davidson hoops
(painted or powder-coated white).

Therefore, do we

1 Bring our own hoops to Tempe (for finals)

2 Request an afternoon to practice with the Quadway Hoops

3 Request CNSW to stick with the old-style hoops until a decision is
made to adopt Quadway Hoops across the State or even Australia.

What do you think?

Mary Gibson
Secretary

--

Tim Murphy

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Re: Quadway Hoops

 

Mary,
The decision which CNSW made was to allow the installation of Quadway Hoops at Tempe following discussions with the CNSW Tournament Committee. Most of us cann't actually see any problems with the Quadways but did not see any need for Clubs to replace perfectly good white hoops because the Club felt it would be disadvantaged or was being pressurised by some of its players, and this position was communicated to Clubs. If a Club wants or needs to replace existing hoops with new hoops then it is logical to purchase Quadways. Some clubs use a combination of quadways and white hoops particularly if lawns need to be halved. As more Quadways are purchased then theoretically more second hand white hoops of a reasonable quality become available. There will be many clubs both here and abroad who never convert to Quadways.   
Regards
Steve Thornton
CNSW Secretary


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Quadway Hoops
From: "Tony Hall tony.hall@... [cnswplayers]"
<cnswplayers@...>
Date: Sun, March 13, 2016 9:21 pm
To: "cnswplayers@..." <cnswplayers@...>

 
Dear Mary,

Tim and Margaret are right.  I can't see why there has been so much fuss.  The Atkins Quadway hoops are clearly better than any others produced up to now.  I expect everyone will eventually convert to them, but there is no hurry as they are not significantly different, just better made.

Cheers,

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 13 Mar 2016, at 8:29 pm, Margaret Sawers margaretsawers1@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 
At Nowra we will not be buying Quadway hoops we already have 6 sets of Dawson hoops and as we are working towards building two new courts this is our only priority now. I have played the quadways and really can’t see what all of the fuss is about, our division 3 pennant team had never even seen the hoops until the finals last year but this didn’t stop them winning the finals

Margaret

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Sunday, 13 March 2016 6:56 PM
To: cnswplayers@...; cnswplayers@...
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Quadway Hoops

1) no. It will either ruin the quadway hoop holes or unnessarily add hoop holes to the court.

2) yes.

3) no. Quadways are superior hoops and are being used at more and more locations including Cairnlea, VIC & SACA SA

4) yes to the question you didn't ask. Buy Quadways for Mosman.

On Sunday, 13 March 2016, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... <mailto:mpagibson@...> [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@... <mailto:cnswplayers@...> > wrote:

Dear Clubs

At Mosman we are facing the question "Do we purchase Quadway Hoops or
not?"

We notice that CNSW has not made a definite decision on whether all
clubs need to change to Quadway Hoops. However, last year one of our
GC teams got to the semi-finals with the finals being played at
Tempe. Tempe only uses Quadway Hoops which many players find quite
different to the old Australian Croquet Company or Davidson hoops
(painted or powder-coated white).

Therefore, do we

1 Bring our own hoops to Tempe (for finals)

2 Request an afternoon to practice with the Quadway Hoops

3 Request CNSW to stick with the old-style hoops until a decision is
made to adopt Quadway Hoops across the State or even Australia.

What do you think?

Mary Gibson
Secretary

--

Tim Murphy

Need a website and/or blog that's easy to create and update? Check out <http://impressivemark.com/> Impressive Mark.

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Re: Quadway Hoops

Tony Hall
 

Dear Mary,

Tim and Margaret are right.  I can't see why there has been so much fuss.  The Atkins Quadway hoops are clearly better than any others produced up to now.  I expect everyone will eventually convert to them, but there is no hurry as they are not significantly different, just better made.

Cheers,

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 13 Mar 2016, at 8:29 pm, Margaret Sawers margaretsawers1@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:

 

At Nowra we will not be buying Quadway hoops we already have 6 sets of Dawson hoops and as we are working towards building two new courts this is our only priority now. I have played the quadways and really can’t see what all of the fuss is about, our division 3 pennant team had never even seen the hoops until the finals last year but this didn’t stop them winning the finals

Margaret

From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Sunday, 13 March 2016 6:56 PM
To: cnswplayers@...; cnswplayers@...
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Quadway Hoops

1) no. It will either ruin the quadway hoop holes or unnessarily add hoop holes to the court.

2) yes.

3) no. Quadways are superior hoops and are being used at more and more locations including Cairnlea, VIC & SACA SA

4) yes to the question you didn't ask. Buy Quadways for Mosman.

On Sunday, 13 March 2016, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... <mailto:mpagibson@...> [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@... <mailto:cnswplayers@...> > wrote:

Dear Clubs

At Mosman we are facing the question "Do we purchase Quadway Hoops or
not?"

We notice that CNSW has not made a definite decision on whether all
clubs need to change to Quadway Hoops. However, last year one of our
GC teams got to the semi-finals with the finals being played at
Tempe. Tempe only uses Quadway Hoops which many players find quite
different to the old Australian Croquet Company or Davidson hoops
(painted or powder-coated white).

Therefore, do we

1 Bring our own hoops to Tempe (for finals)

2 Request an afternoon to practice with the Quadway Hoops

3 Request CNSW to stick with the old-style hoops until a decision is
made to adopt Quadway Hoops across the State or even Australia.

What do you think?

Mary Gibson
Secretary

--

Tim Murphy

Need a website and/or blog that's easy to create and update? Check out <http://impressivemark.com/> Impressive Mark.

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Re: Quadway Hoops

Margaret Sawers
 

At Nowra we will not be buying Quadway hoops we already have 6 sets of Dawson hoops and as we are working towards building two new courts this is our only priority now. I have played the quadways and really can’t see what all of the fuss is about, our division 3 pennant team had never even seen the hoops until the finals last year but this didn’t stop them winning the finals

Margaret



From: cnswplayers@... [mailto:cnswplayers@...]
Sent: Sunday, 13 March 2016 6:56 PM
To: cnswplayers@...; cnswplayers@...
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Quadway Hoops





1) no. It will either ruin the quadway hoop holes or unnessarily add hoop holes to the court.



2) yes.



3) no. Quadways are superior hoops and are being used at more and more locations including Cairnlea, VIC & SACA SA



4) yes to the question you didn't ask. Buy Quadways for Mosman.





On Sunday, 13 March 2016, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... <mailto:mpagibson@...> [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@... <mailto:cnswplayers@...> > wrote:



Dear Clubs

At Mosman we are facing the question "Do we purchase Quadway Hoops or
not?"

We notice that CNSW has not made a definite decision on whether all
clubs need to change to Quadway Hoops. However, last year one of our
GC teams got to the semi-finals with the finals being played at
Tempe. Tempe only uses Quadway Hoops which many players find quite
different to the old Australian Croquet Company or Davidson hoops
(painted or powder-coated white).

Therefore, do we

1 Bring our own hoops to Tempe (for finals)

2 Request an afternoon to practice with the Quadway Hoops

3 Request CNSW to stick with the old-style hoops until a decision is
made to adopt Quadway Hoops across the State or even Australia.

What do you think?

Mary Gibson
Secretary



--

Tim Murphy



Need a website and/or blog that's easy to create and update? Check out <http://impressivemark.com/> Impressive Mark.

Re: Quadway Hoops

 

1) no. It will either ruin the quadway hoop holes or unnessarily add hoop holes to the court.

2) yes. 

3) no. Quadways are superior hoops and are being used at more and more locations including Cairnlea, VIC & SACA SA

4) yes to the question you didn't ask. Buy Quadways for Mosman.



On Sunday, 13 March 2016, Gibson Maria mpagibson@... [cnswplayers] <cnswplayers@...> wrote:
 

Dear Clubs

At Mosman we are facing the question "Do we purchase Quadway Hoops or
not?"

We notice that CNSW has not made a definite decision on whether all
clubs need to change to Quadway Hoops. However, last year one of our
GC teams got to the semi-finals with the finals being played at
Tempe. Tempe only uses Quadway Hoops which many players find quite
different to the old Australian Croquet Company or Davidson hoops
(painted or powder-coated white).

Therefore, do we

1 Bring our own hoops to Tempe (for finals)

2 Request an afternoon to practice with the Quadway Hoops

3 Request CNSW to stick with the old-style hoops until a decision is
made to adopt Quadway Hoops across the State or even Australia.

What do you think?

Mary Gibson
Secretary



--
Tim Murphy

Need a website and/or blog that's easy to create and update? Check out Impressive Mark.

Quadway Hoops

Mary Gibson
 

Dear Clubs

At Mosman we are facing the question "Do we purchase Quadway Hoops or not?"

We notice that CNSW has not made a definite decision on whether all clubs need to change to Quadway Hoops. However, last year one of our GC teams got to the semi-finals with the finals being played at Tempe. Tempe only uses Quadway Hoops which many players find quite different to the old Australian Croquet Company or Davidson hoops (painted or powder-coated white).

Therefore, do we

1 Bring our own hoops to Tempe (for finals)

2 Request an afternoon to practice with the Quadway Hoops

3 Request CNSW to stick with the old-style hoops until a decision is made to adopt Quadway Hoops across the State or even Australia.

What do you think?

Mary Gibson
Secretary

Re: Lawn mowers

Peter Freer
 

Roger – our groundspersons at Canberra use a walk behind self-propelled electric mower twice a week.  Trails a cord, but quieter than a petrol mower.

 

I know Chris Clark at United in Christchurch uses a tractor drawn gang mower.

 

Regards, peter

0412 178 254

 

Re: Lawn mowers

Mary Gibson
 

Dear Roger
I have passed on your message to my husband Robert, who is the Grounds Captain at Mosman.  He said to tell you he will phone next week.  There are several issues to consider, ie a petrol mower or an electric mower.  At Mosman all mowers are cylinder mowers and are "walk behind" mowers.  We have two electric mowers and one petrol mower, each with plusses and minuses.  He does not think you need a "sit on" mower.
Regards
Mary

On 12/03/2016, at 8:11 AM, Roger Evans rfkevans@... [cnswplayers] wrote:

 

Hi Players,

As a follow up to my previous query regarding mowing cut height it is
clear that we are out of step with what is generally used at other
clubs. I received 6 replies to my query on this list and the mowing cut
height ranged from 4.5 mm to 6 mm.
As a result I am now investigating the possibility of us purchasing our
own mower since few (if any) of the local mowing contractors can mow
with a cylinder type mower (which is necessary to cut down to 5 mm). We
anticipate that we would have to buy a mower and then pay for someone to
use it to cut the lawns and so there is a trade off between the initial
cost of the mower and the ongoing labour cost to mow. Clearly, the
wider the cut width the less time it will take to mow and, hence, the
lower the mowing cost (and also the less time the lawns are out of
service for mowing)

In my initial survey of cylinder type mowers, so far, the cutting width
ranges from about 450 mm for a self propelled 'walk-behind' mower to
2500 mm for a multi cutting head ride-on mower.

My next query is, what brand of mower and width of cut are other clubs
using?

Thanks in anticipation
Roger Evans
Jamberoo Croquet Club


Lawn mowers

 

Hi Players,

As a follow up to my previous query regarding mowing cut height it is clear that we are out of step with what is generally used at other clubs. I received 6 replies to my query on this list and the mowing cut height ranged from 4.5 mm to 6 mm.
As a result I am now investigating the possibility of us purchasing our own mower since few (if any) of the local mowing contractors can mow with a cylinder type mower (which is necessary to cut down to 5 mm). We anticipate that we would have to buy a mower and then pay for someone to use it to cut the lawns and so there is a trade off between the initial cost of the mower and the ongoing labour cost to mow. Clearly, the wider the cut width the less time it will take to mow and, hence, the lower the mowing cost (and also the less time the lawns are out of service for mowing)

In my initial survey of cylinder type mowers, so far, the cutting width ranges from about 450 mm for a self propelled 'walk-behind' mower to 2500 mm for a multi cutting head ride-on mower.

My next query is, what brand of mower and width of cut are other clubs using?

Thanks in anticipation
Roger Evans
Jamberoo Croquet Club

Re: Swiss event

Margaret Sawers
 

Thanks Tim, I’m just looking at options but the double round robin is looking like the way to go

Margaret



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Margaret

Swiss events are usually used when you have more players than courts allow. Given you have to few players then a double round robin could be what you are looking for.

http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/index.asp is often a good resource for things like this.

On 06/03/2016 3:32 PM, "Margaret Sawers margaretsawers1@... <mailto:margaretsawers1@...> [cnswplayers]" <cnswplayers@... <mailto:cnswplayers@...> > wrote:



Can anyone please tell me how to run a Swiss event in croquet. I remember playing one in Canberra at Easter last year .

I have entries for an Association carnival but not enough to run in blocks, I don’t want to cancel the event and feel that Swiss may be the way to go

Margaret





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