Date   
CNSW Selectors 2nd's Event

 

GC SELECTORS 1st and 2nd EIGHTS

CNSW, in consultation with the GC Selection Committee and Tournament Committee, has decided that for a number of reasons the GC Selectors 2nd Eights Event will not be run this year. The Selectors 1st Eights and the ACA Bronze Medal Events will run as per the Events Calendar. Please contact the CNSW Secretary if you need further information.

Steve Thornton
CNSW Secretary

Cyber Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation.

 

To the Players Group.

The CNSW Board would like to remind all of its members that the organisation will not tolerate members sending emails, or posting messages on social media, that are considered to be Cyber Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation by the recipient. There are CNSW policies in place that commit the organisation to this position.

Thanks
Steve Thornton
CNSW Secretary
 

Revised CNSW Selection Policy

 

The CNSW Selection Policy has been revised and is available in the Governance Section of the CNSW Website.

Re: Revised CNSW Selection Policy

 

Steve

Is the latest version on the website? The revision history on page 1 only has 2015 entry.

On 6 Jun 2017 04:30, "Steve Thornton" <sthornton54@...> wrote:
The CNSW Selection Policy has been revised and is available in the Governance Section of the CNSW Website.


Re: Revised CNSW Selection Policy

 

Tim,
David Archer will change to the new version shortly. FYI the file is attached.
Currently in the UK so about to sign off for the night.
Regards
Steve Thornton
  

On 6 June 2017 at 05:25, Tim Murphy <croquetscores@...> wrote:
Steve

Is the latest version on the website? The revision history on page 1 only has 2015 entry.

On 6 Jun 2017 04:30, "Steve Thornton" <sthornton54@...> wrote:
The CNSW Selection Policy has been revised and is available in the Governance Section of the CNSW Website.


Re: Cyber Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation.

PETER COLES
 

Hi Steve

Great,  well done.

Do you think a similar message would be a good idea related to phone calls?

Regards

Peter

On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 4:17 AM, Steve Thornton <sthornton54@...> wrote:
To the Players Group.

The CNSW Board would like to remind all of its members that the organisation will not tolerate members sending emails, or posting messages on social media, that are considered to be Cyber Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation by the recipient. There are CNSW policies in place that commit the organisation to this position.

Thanks
Steve Thornton
CNSW Secretary
 


CNSW AGM

 

The CNSW AGM has been moved to Saturday 19th August from Saturday August 26th. It will still be at the Concordia Club, Tempe commencing at 11:00am.

Re: CNSW AGM

Roberta Flint
 

Hi Steve
Is it just the meeting or is there a light lunch after as in some previous years?
Cheers

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, 8:42 am, Steve Thornton <sthornton54@...> wrote:

The CNSW AGM has been moved to Saturday 19th August from Saturday August 26th. It will still be at the Concordia Club, Tempe commencing at 11:00am.

Re: CNSW AGM

Peter Freer
 

Is there a Discussion Forum or Planning Day attached to the AGM?

 

Regards, peter

Canberra CC

0412 178 254

 

Re: CNSW AGM

 

CNSW AGM will be followed by light lunch followed by discussion forum followed by meeting of the new board. Info being sent to clubs and put on website.

Brisbane GC Program is now live on croquetqld.org

Peter Freer
 

The Program for the 4 GC events in Brisbane between 30 Aug – 10 Sept is available at: http://www.croquetqld.org/2017-australian-golf-croquet-brisbane-program/

 

It will also shortly be on the ACA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CroquetAus

 

The initial blocks & venues for the Men’s & Women’s GC Singles are in croquetscores - pls also note that Tournament Manager, Liz Fleming, has also provided details in the respective Commentary sections.

 

Regards, peter

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

2017 GC Championships Survey

Peter Freer
 

ACA would like to hear from you re the recent GC events in Brisbane.  If you didn’t play, why not?  If you did, what went well and what didn’t? 

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_GC

Please spread the word that this survey is open (until 15 October).

 

Thanks, peter

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Aust AC Open Doubles & Singles - Nov 2017

Peter Freer
 

Alan Walsh spotted an error re the dates for these events in croquetscores, now fixed!

 

The entry forms were/are correct - Doubles are Sat 11 - Mon 13 Nov, then Singles Tues 14 - Sun 19 Nov 2017.

 

Entry for both events close tomorrow week – Thurs 12 October.   See:  https://croquet-australia.com.au/tournaments

 

Existing entries can be found at:

·         Doubles  https://croquetscores.com/2017/ac/aust-open-doubles

·         Singles   https://croquetscores.com/2017/ac/aust-open-singles

 

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Golf Croquet President's Eights Feb 2018 - Expressions of Interest

Peter Freer
 

The Golf Croquet President’s Eights is the second national event on the Australian calendar for 2018 and is being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February.

Expressions of interest are being sought to play in this event and you can register via the ACA website

Closing date is Tuesday 30 November (midnight Western Australian time).

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Terry Ericson

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Re: Golf Croquet President's Eights Feb 2018 - Expressions of Interest

Brenda Wild
 

HI Peter,


Thanks for including me.  Unfortunately I wont be applying for next years event as I'm still not playing more than 1 game each time I go to croquet.  It's 3 1/2 weeks since my knee replacement & I'm taking this slowly.  Very sensible of me which is surprising everyone!!!


Cheers,

Brenda




From: cnswplayers@groups.io <cnswplayers@groups.io> on behalf of Peter Freer <pfreer@...>
Sent: Monday, 13 November 2017 4:19 PM
To: cnswplayers@groups.io
Subject: [cnswplayers] Golf Croquet President's Eights Feb 2018 - Expressions of Interest
 

The Golf Croquet President’s Eights is the second national event on the Australian calendar for 2018 and is being held at the Victorian Croquet Centre from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February.

Expressions of interest are being sought to play in this event and you can register via the ACA website

Closing date is Tuesday 30 November (midnight Western Australian time).

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Terry Ericson

Regards, peter

 

Peter Freer

ACA Events

0412 178 254

 

Laser levelling

Wal Mills
 

Has anyone had any experience with laser levelling of croquet or other courts.

Has it worked okay, What about over time?
What equipment was used, tractor, grader or other?
Costs.

Looking to possibilities in the future on our courts at Maitland.

Thanks
Wal

Re: Laser levelling

 

Hi Wal,

I have stepped back from croquet this year but I looked after the Jamberoo lawns for many years and we laser-leveled one of the lawns about every 2 years commencing with our 3rd lawn in 2010.

Laser leveling is carried out with a special tractor which has balloon tyres (to not leave tyre tracks) and a grader blade which is automatically raised or lowered hydraulically by a photo sensor which detects a rotating laser beam from a fixed beacon.  The laser beacon is set off the lawn to provide a rotating beam at whatever angle is required.  Although it is called laser leveling, the beam does not have to be set level.  If, for example you wanted to have, say, a 0.5% fall from south to north then the laser beacon can be set to provide such a fall.

The sensor on the laser leveling machine detects the laser beam and raises or lowers the grader blade independently of any hills or hollows the wheels may run over.

The guy we have used says that he needs about 10 tonnes of good quality top dressing soil per croquet lawn (eg for about 1000 square metres).  The contractor we used recommends that the maximum soil thickness after leveling should be no greater than 18 mm in any area and the level accuracy is better than 10 mm.

I am not right up-to-date with the latest costs but 10 tonnes of high quality top dressing soil runs at about $70 per tonne (eg $700 worth) and the laser guy charges about another $800 so all up about $1500 on top of a normal renovation. (ie the lawn should be scarified, aerated and fertilised before leveling)

I am away from home at present but I could send you a video of the laser leveling being carried out on one of the Jamberoo lawns if you are interested.

Cheers

Roger


On 7/12/2017 2:02 PM, Wal Mills wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with laser levelling of croquet or other courts.

Has it worked okay, What about over time?
What equipment was used, tractor, grader or other?
Costs.

Looking to possibilities in the future on our courts at Maitland.

Thanks
Wal

Re: Spam:*********, [cnswplayers] Laser levelling

Max Murray
 

Hello Wal

Roger’s  explanation of Laser levelling is great and tells you all about it.

We have laser levelled for some years now and the result has been good BUT our then greenkeeper did not fully accept the result.   

What happened at our club is that after laser levelling, the green keepers drive in pegs set at exactly level about 5 -10 mm above the highest point and then place rails on top of the pegs .  They then spread a layer of top soil and drag a levelling “board” over the rails to level the last top soil at what they believe is now a level surface.  A bit pedantic perhaps but it certainly gives a level surface.   

Hope you can follow this layman’s explanation.

Regards
Max Murray

On 07/12/2017, at 2:02 PM, Wal Mills wrote:

Has anyone had any experience with laser levelling of croquet or other courts.

Has it worked okay, What about over time?
What equipment was used, tractor, grader or other?
Costs.

Looking to possibilities in the future on our courts at Maitland.

Thanks
Wal

Re: Laser levelling

Roberta Flint
 

Roger, This is really interesting to those of us that hear about laser levelling but have no idea what it means, is it OK if I post your explanation on the CNSW FB page? Would love the video as well
Cheers
Roberta
Email roberta_flint@...

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:21 pm, Roger Evans <rfkevans@...> wrote:

Hi Wal,

I have stepped back from croquet this year but I looked after the Jamberoo lawns for many years and we laser-leveled one of the lawns about every 2 years commencing with our 3rd lawn in 2010.

Laser leveling is carried out with a special tractor which has balloon tyres (to not leave tyre tracks) and a grader blade which is automatically raised or lowered hydraulically by a photo sensor which detects a rotating laser beam from a fixed beacon.  The laser beacon is set off the lawn to provide a rotating beam at whatever angle is required.  Although it is called laser leveling, the beam does not have to be set level.  If, for example you wanted to have, say, a 0.5% fall from south to north then the laser beacon can be set to provide such a fall.

The sensor on the laser leveling machine detects the laser beam and raises or lowers the grader blade independently of any hills or hollows the wheels may run over.

The guy we have used says that he needs about 10 tonnes of good quality top dressing soil per croquet lawn (eg for about 1000 square metres).  The contractor we used recommends that the maximum soil thickness after leveling should be no greater than 18 mm in any area and the level accuracy is better than 10 mm.

I am not right up-to-date with the latest costs but 10 tonnes of high quality top dressing soil runs at about $70 per tonne (eg $700 worth) and the laser guy charges about another $800 so all up about $1500 on top of a normal renovation. (ie the lawn should be scarified, aerated and fertilised before leveling)

I am away from home at present but I could send you a video of the laser leveling being carried out on one of the Jamberoo lawns if you are interested.

Cheers

Roger


On 7/12/2017 2:02 PM, Wal Mills wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with laser levelling of croquet or other courts.

Has it worked okay, What about over time?
What equipment was used, tractor, grader or other?
Costs.

Looking to possibilities in the future on our courts at Maitland.

Thanks
Wal

Re: Laser levelling

 

Hi Roberta,

No problem putting it up on FB and I will upload the video to either Vimeo or YouTube and send the link

Cheers

Roger


On 8/12/2017 7:14 AM, Roberta Flint via Groups.Io wrote:
Roger, This is really interesting to those of us that hear about laser levelling but have no idea what it means, is it OK if I post your explanation on the CNSW FB page? Would love the video as well
Cheers
Roberta
Email roberta_flint@...

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:21 pm, Roger Evans <rfkevans@...> wrote:

Hi Wal,

I have stepped back from croquet this year but I looked after the Jamberoo lawns for many years and we laser-leveled one of the lawns about every 2 years commencing with our 3rd lawn in 2010.

Laser leveling is carried out with a special tractor which has balloon tyres (to not leave tyre tracks) and a grader blade which is automatically raised or lowered hydraulically by a photo sensor which detects a rotating laser beam from a fixed beacon.  The laser beacon is set off the lawn to provide a rotating beam at whatever angle is required.  Although it is called laser leveling, the beam does not have to be set level.  If, for example you wanted to have, say, a 0.5% fall from south to north then the laser beacon can be set to provide such a fall.

The sensor on the laser leveling machine detects the laser beam and raises or lowers the grader blade independently of any hills or hollows the wheels may run over.

The guy we have used says that he needs about 10 tonnes of good quality top dressing soil per croquet lawn (eg for about 1000 square metres).  The contractor we used recommends that the maximum soil thickness after leveling should be no greater than 18 mm in any area and the level accuracy is better than 10 mm.

I am not right up-to-date with the latest costs but 10 tonnes of high quality top dressing soil runs at about $70 per tonne (eg $700 worth) and the laser guy charges about another $800 so all up about $1500 on top of a normal renovation. (ie the lawn should be scarified, aerated and fertilised before leveling)

I am away from home at present but I could send you a video of the laser leveling being carried out on one of the Jamberoo lawns if you are interested.

Cheers

Roger


On 7/12/2017 2:02 PM, Wal Mills wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with laser levelling of croquet or other courts.

Has it worked okay, What about over time?
What equipment was used, tractor, grader or other?
Costs.

Looking to possibilities in the future on our courts at Maitland.

Thanks
Wal