Date   
Reminder: Patron's Trophy - June 2016

Peter Freer
 

A very quick & easy on-line entry for the 2016 ACA Patron’s Trophy is open on the ACA website at: https://croquet-australia.com.au/tournaments

 

Entry closes on Thursday 2 June (midnight WA time).

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

What's the penalty - GC

 
Edited

A player is setting up for jump shot.

Just before striking the ball he has on last set up swing and touches the ball. The referee says that is your stroke.

The player continues and plays shot.

Is it wrong ball play- since the first touch was his stroke and can a warning be issued in accordance with Rule 14?

or is there some other breach of the rule?


All thoughts gratefully received

Rik



Croquet Club Governance and Planning Documents

Ted Woodley
 

Hello all,

 

I have recently taken up croquet and just been appointed to the Committee of the Chatswood Croquet Club.

 

As I have previously had experience in corporate governance matters I have been asked by the Committee to review its policies and documentation. 

 

Before doing so I would like to know of any such documents and policies that other Clubs may have so that I can more quickly come up to speed and not reinvent the wheel.

 

I have spoken with Roger Evans, who has kindly emailed me a number of Jamberoo CC documents (Constitution, Standing Resolutions, Committee Guidelines, Success Factors, Risk Management Policy, Strategic Plan), and has referred me to the relevant CNSW documents, particularly the Committee Guidelines.

 

So I would appreciate it if anyone can send me any relevant Club policies and documents.  I would be very willing in turn to share any documents that we end up producing.

 

On a related issue, I would also appreciate receiving any Strategic Plans.

 

Thanks

Ted Woodley (0419 663 539)

ted@...

 

 

Re: Croquet Club Governance and Planning Documents

Bebe Abdullah
 

Ted, I pinned a copy of the club’s policy documents on the noticeboard last week.

It’s about visitors to the club, club draw mornings, invitation days etc...

It should still be on the board, is this what you are after ?

 

Cheers

Bebe

 

From: cnswplayers@groups.io [mailto:cnswplayers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Ted Woodley
Sent: Wednesday, 24 August 2016 4:37 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Croquet Club Governance and Planning Documents

 

Hello all,

 

I have recently taken up croquet and just been appointed to the Committee of the Chatswood Croquet Club.

 

As I have previously had experience in corporate governance matters I have been asked by the Committee to review its policies and documentation. 

 

Before doing so I would like to know of any such documents and policies that other Clubs may have so that I can more quickly come up to speed and not reinvent the wheel.

 

I have spoken with Roger Evans, who has kindly emailed me a number of Jamberoo CC documents (Constitution, Standing Resolutions, Committee Guidelines, Success Factors, Risk Management Policy, Strategic Plan), and has referred me to the relevant CNSW documents, particularly the Committee Guidelines.

 

So I would appreciate it if anyone can send me any relevant Club policies and documents.  I would be very willing in turn to share any documents that we end up producing.

 

On a related issue, I would also appreciate receiving any Strategic Plans.

 

Thanks

Ted Woodley (0419 663 539)

ted@...

 

 

Program for Aust GC in Perth

Peter Freer
 

The Program for Perth will be up on the ACA website shortly, but I attach an advance copy.

 

Interested parties should also check out the individual events on https://croquetscores.com/2016/gc

 

Regards, peter

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Australian GC Handicap Champs - Deniliquin 24-28 October

Peter Freer
 

The Aust GC Handicap Doubles and Singles are being held in Deniliquin from Monday 24 to Friday 28 October.

Really good tournament – friendly town, people & great Club. 

ACA has reduced the entry fees this year to encourage more players, and the RSL has provided prize money!
For details read the 
flyer. 
To enter click 
here 
Download the 
flyer and place on your Club’s notice board. 
Entries close on 
Friday 30 September (Midnight WA time).

 

Regards, peter

ACA Events

0412 178 254

Feedback re Golf Croquet in Perth

Peter Freer
 

The Golf Croquet National Championships, held in Perth, finished over a week ago, and ACA wishes to obtain feedback from not only those people who played or officiated, but also from players who did not participate re why – have you competed in this event previously but not in 2016?

Your input is invaluable and it will assist with future improvements to national events.  It is effectively the “Player’s Meeting” on-line, and picking up those who weren’t there…

To have your say please click here

Closing date for contributions is Friday 7 October.

Croquet Australia thanks you for taking the time to complete the survey

Footnote: Croquet Australia is using a free web-based platform – Survey Monkey – to conduct this survey so you will see some references to this product.

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

Re: Feedback re Golf Croquet in Perth

Wendy Fothergill
 

 

Sent: Thursday, 22 September 2016 9:37 PM
Subject: [cnswplayers] Feedback re Golf Croquet in Perth

The Golf Croquet National Championships, held in Perth, finished over a week ago, and ACA wishes to obtain feedback from not only those people who played or officiated, but also from players who did not participate re why – have you competed in this event previously but not in 2016?

Your input is invaluable and it will assist with future improvements to national events.  It is effectively the “Player’s Meeting” on-line, and picking up those who weren’t there…

To have your say please click here

Closing date for contributions is Friday 7 October.

Croquet Australia thanks you for taking the time to complete the survey

Footnote: Croquet Australia is using a free web-based platform – Survey Monkey – to conduct this survey so you will see some references to this product.

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254



Aust U21 Champs = playoff !!!

Peter Freer
 

Jack Williams (Vic) has just beaten the run-away leader, Charlie Sharpe (NSW), 7-6 in the third game to force a play-off for the Championship.

 

Commentary available on croquetscores by Lester Hughes….

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

GC World Champs Qualifier 20-22 Feb 2017

Peter Freer
 

Entry for the GC World Champs Qualifier is now open, until 23 Dec 2016. 

 

For details, see: http://croquetvic.asn.au/2017-gcworlds/Qualifying%20Event   

 

The Qualifier itself is 3 days, then 23 Feb is a repechage for the top 2 remaining Qualifiers against the top 2 remaining U21s for the final 2 places in the GC World Champ.

 

More background is on the WCF site at: http://www.worldcroquet.org.uk/index.php/world-championships/2017-golf-croquet-world-championship

 

Regards, peter

0412 178 254

 

New handicaps for GC

Brenda Evans <Brenda@...>
 

Hello All,

Having read the information (available on the ACA website) defining the new Handicap system for Golf Croquet, I have the following concerns/questions:

1.     With the current system, players on handicaps of 10, 11 and 12 do not lose index points. Will a similar rule apply to the new system? If so, for what handicap range?

2.     Currently there are 3 grades of players -     
        division 1 (handicaps 0 to 4)
        division 2 (handicaps 5 to 8)
        division 3 (handicaps 9 to 12)
How many grades will there be in the new system and what will be the handicap ranges?
3.        The CNSW Events page is advertising pennants and championship events  with closing dates prior to the introduction of the new rules, starting before that date and
            continuing after the date (e.g. divisions 2 and 3 pennants) When will the information (mentioned in point 2) be made available?

4.        The instruction for the Setting of Initial Handicaps gives a system to allocate handicaps ranging from 7 to 16. Why, then, are there handicaps of 18 and 20?
            How does one "achieve" a handicap of 18 or 20 ? What happenned to handicaps of 13, 15, 17 and 19?

5.        When will the new handicap cards be available, both physically and on line, for download?

6.        When this system was being trialled in UK, it was stated that handicaps would not change during an event. Why is this not included by ACA? This, in particular, 
            would eliminate the situation where, in a match of the best of 3 games, both players reach a trigger point (the winner improving his handicap and the loser moving to a
            poorer handicap) and then the loser of that game wins the next 2 games, thus winning the match. This means that the person who loses the match has
            improved his handicap and the winner of the match has "gone backwards". It is interessting to note the following found on www.croquet.org.uk

Handicap changes do not necessarily become effective immediately. They only become effective at the end of the tournament if it is a CA Calendar Fixture or any other tournament lasting no more than four days. In all other cases handicap changes become effective at the end of the day. If a player's index goes through a trigger point and then goes back through the same trigger point during the tournament or day, their handicap does not change.

I look forward to receiving clarification of these points.

Brenda Evans

Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Peter Freer
 

You can now enter the Aust AC Women’s & Men’s Singles in Tasmania, next March, via the ACA website – see: https://croquet-australia.com.au/   

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Re: Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Alix Verge
 

Thanks Peter. I followed your link to the ACA site and followed the “enter women’s singles here” link and was taken to a blank page ….. twice. I do hope this is a problem with my computing skills and not the ACA website.

 

Alix.

 

From: cnswplayers@groups.io [mailto:cnswplayers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Freer
Sent: 29 December, 2016 11:50 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

You can now enter the Aust AC Women’s & Men’s Singles in Tasmania, next March, via the ACA website – see: https://croquet-australia.com.au/   

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Re: Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Tony Hall
 

Me too!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 9:29 am, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Thanks Peter. I followed your link to the ACA site and followed the “enter women’s singles here” link and was taken to a blank page ….. twice. I do hope this is a problem with my computing skills and not the ACA website.

 

Alix.

 

From: cnswplayers@groups.io [mailto:cnswplayers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Freer
Sent: 29 December, 2016 11:50 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

You can now enter the Aust AC Women’s & Men’s Singles in Tasmania, next March, via the ACA website – see: https://croquet-australia.com.au/   

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Re: Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Alix Verge
 

Golly Tony ..... you were entering the Women's too? 
: -)

Alix (mob)
0400 825 920

AUSTRALIA: RESETTLING BOAT PEOPLE SINCE 1788


-------- Original message --------
From: Tony Hall <tony.hall@...>
Date:30/12/2016 1:37 PM (GMT+10:00)
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Cc:
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Me too!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 9:29 am, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Thanks Peter. I followed your link to the ACA site and followed the “enter women’s singles here” link and was taken to a blank page ….. twice. I do hope this is a problem with my computing skills and not the ACA website.

 

Alix.

 

From: cnswplayers@groups.io [mailto:cnswplayers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Freer
Sent: 29 December, 2016 11:50 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

You can now enter the Aust AC Women’s & Men’s Singles in Tasmania, next March, via the ACA website – see: https://croquet-australia.com.au/   

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Re: Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Tony Hall
 

Big fingers.

Merry Christmas.

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 12:44 pm, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Golly Tony ..... you were entering the Women's too? 
: -)

Alix (mob)
0400 825 920

AUSTRALIA: RESETTLING BOAT PEOPLE SINCE 1788


-------- Original message --------
From: Tony Hall <tony.hall@...>
Date:30/12/2016 1:37 PM (GMT+10:00)
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Cc:
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Me too!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 9:29 am, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Thanks Peter. I followed your link to the ACA site and followed the “enter women’s singles here” link and was taken to a blank page ….. twice. I do hope this is a problem with my computing skills and not the ACA website.

 

Alix.

 

From: cnswplayers@groups.io [mailto:cnswplayers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Freer
Sent: 29 December, 2016 11:50 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

You can now enter the Aust AC Women’s & Men’s Singles in Tasmania, next March, via the ACA website – see: https://croquet-australia.com.au/   

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Re: Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Nick Chapman
 

Peter - why has the format changed from best of three knockout? 

Nick. 

Sent from my iPhone

On 30 Dec. 2016, at 3:15 pm, Tony Hall <tony.hall@...> wrote:

Big fingers.

Merry Christmas.

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 12:44 pm, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Golly Tony ..... you were entering the Women's too? 
: -)

Alix (mob)
0400 825 920

AUSTRALIA: RESETTLING BOAT PEOPLE SINCE 1788


-------- Original message --------
From: Tony Hall <tony.hall@...>
Date:30/12/2016 1:37 PM (GMT+10:00)
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Cc:
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Me too!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 9:29 am, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Thanks Peter. I followed your link to the ACA site and followed the “enter women’s singles here” link and was taken to a blank page ….. twice. I do hope this is a problem with my computing skills and not the ACA website.

 

Alix.

 

From: cnswplayers@groups.io [mailto:cnswplayers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Freer
Sent: 29 December, 2016 11:50 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

You can now enter the Aust AC Women’s & Men’s Singles in Tasmania, next March, via the ACA website – see: https://croquet-australia.com.au/   

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Re: Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

I'm looking into the issue. 

On 30 Dec 2016 6:23 PM, "Nick Chapman" <nc26tp@...> wrote:
Peter - why has the format changed from best of three knockout? 

Nick. 

Sent from my iPhone

On 30 Dec. 2016, at 3:15 pm, Tony Hall <tony.hall@...> wrote:

Big fingers.

Merry Christmas.

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 12:44 pm, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Golly Tony ..... you were entering the Women's too? 
: -)

Alix (mob)
0400 825 920

AUSTRALIA: RESETTLING BOAT PEOPLE SINCE 1788


-------- Original message --------
From: Tony Hall <tony.hall@...>
Date:30/12/2016 1:37 PM (GMT+10:00)
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Cc:
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Me too!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 9:29 am, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Thanks Peter. I followed your link to the ACA site and followed the “enter women’s singles here” link and was taken to a blank page ….. twice. I do hope this is a problem with my computing skills and not the ACA website.

 

Alix.

 

From: cnswplayers@groups.io [mailto:cnswplayers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Freer
Sent: 29 December, 2016 11:50 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

You can now enter the Aust AC Women’s & Men’s Singles in Tasmania, next March, via the ACA website – see: https://croquet-australia.com.au/   

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Re: Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

The issue has been resolved. Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience.

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 8:11 PM, Tim Murphy <croquetscores@...> wrote:
I'm looking into the issue. 

On 30 Dec 2016 6:23 PM, "Nick Chapman" <nc26tp@...> wrote:
Peter - why has the format changed from best of three knockout? 

Nick. 

Sent from my iPhone

On 30 Dec. 2016, at 3:15 pm, Tony Hall <tony.hall@...> wrote:

Big fingers.

Merry Christmas.

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 12:44 pm, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Golly Tony ..... you were entering the Women's too? 
: -)

Alix (mob)
0400 825 920

AUSTRALIA: RESETTLING BOAT PEOPLE SINCE 1788


-------- Original message --------
From: Tony Hall <tony.hall@...>
Date:30/12/2016 1:37 PM (GMT+10:00)
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Cc:
Subject: Re: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

Me too!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year?

Tony

Sent from my iPad

On 30 Dec 2016, at 9:29 am, Alix Verge <alixverge@...> wrote:

Thanks Peter. I followed your link to the ACA site and followed the “enter women’s singles here” link and was taken to a blank page ….. twice. I do hope this is a problem with my computing skills and not the ACA website.

 

Alix.

 

From: cnswplayers@groups.io [mailto:cnswplayers@groups.io] On Behalf Of Peter Freer
Sent: 29 December, 2016 11:50 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Aust AC March 2017 - entry open

 

You can now enter the Aust AC Women’s & Men’s Singles in Tasmania, next March, via the ACA website – see: https://croquet-australia.com.au/   

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 


Re: New handicaps for GC

 

Brenda
I would suggest that you email your concerns to the CNSW board as many of the questions require official response.

Jim



On 22 Dec 2016 11:28 PM, "Brenda Evans" <Brenda@...> wrote:
Hello All,

Having read the information (available on the ACA website) defining the new Handicap system for Golf Croquet, I have the following concerns/questions:

1.     With the current system, players on handicaps of 10, 11 and 12 do not lose index points. Will a similar rule apply to the new system? If so, for what handicap range?

2.     Currently there are 3 grades of players -     
        division 1 (handicaps 0 to 4)
        division 2 (handicaps 5 to 8)
        division 3 (handicaps 9 to 12)
How many grades will there be in the new system and what will be the handicap ranges?
3.        The CNSW Events page is advertising pennants and championship events  with closing dates prior to the introduction of the new rules, starting before that date and
            continuing after the date (e.g. divisions 2 and 3 pennants) When will the information (mentioned in point 2) be made available?

4.        The instruction for the Setting of Initial Handicaps gives a system to allocate handicaps ranging from 7 to 16. Why, then, are there handicaps of 18 and 20?
            How does one "achieve" a handicap of 18 or 20 ? What happenned to handicaps of 13, 15, 17 and 19?

5.        When will the new handicap cards be available, both physically and on line, for download?

6.        When this system was being trialled in UK, it was stated that handicaps would not change during an event. Why is this not included by ACA? This, in particular, 
            would eliminate the situation where, in a match of the best of 3 games, both players reach a trigger point (the winner improving his handicap and the loser moving to a
            poorer handicap) and then the loser of that game wins the next 2 games, thus winning the match. This means that the person who loses the match has
            improved his handicap and the winner of the match has "gone backwards". It is interessting to note the following found on www.croquet.org.uk

Handicap changes do not necessarily become effective immediately. They only become effective at the end of the tournament if it is a CA Calendar Fixture or any other tournament lasting no more than four days. In all other cases handicap changes become effective at the end of the day. If a player's index goes through a trigger point and then goes back through the same trigger point during the tournament or day, their handicap does not change.

I look forward to receiving clarification of these points.

Brenda Evans