Auckland won back the challenge shield in the annual Regional InterClub Challenge Auckland 25 wins Northland 19 wins. Details of the GC results can be seen on ‘Croquet Scores’.
We have won our first two matches in the 2017 INTER CLUB TOURNAMENT: on Tuesday October 3rd against Takapuna 1 by 7 games to 5, and on Tuesday October 10th against Takapuna 3 by 8 games to 4. The winning team members have been ... DAVE B (3), MIKE Mc (7), CHARLOTTE (10), ULRIKE (9) and PATCH (10). Congratulations to all team members. The next match is against Pakuranga 2 at home on Tuesday October 24th ... Team ... Dave, Mike, Ulrike, Charlotte.
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO PLAYING DAYS ...
Club Days are held on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Summer playing time starts Monday October 2nd, members should aim to be at the club by 09.00 for an 09.30 start.
Monday ... "Mainly AC" priority will be given to AC players, including those using half lawns. GC players may play, providing that there is lawn space available. Draw at 09.15 with play commencing at 09.30. Experienced players will often be on hand to give instruction to those not yet au fait with this code.
Thursday ... No change. Both codes will be played, with the draw at 09.15 and play commencing at 09.30.
Saturday ... No change. Both codes will be played, with the draw at 09.15 and play commencing at 09.30.
Although lawn B still has some ground under repair, nevertheless there are three lawns in use (excluding lawn D). Quadway Hoops may now be used on lawn C, they are set at 3 11/16" (the white hoops are set at 3 3/4". The pétanque terrain is open for play to both full and social members, interested visitors should complete the enquiry form on this website.
NOTE: JUMP AND HAMMER SHOTS ARE NOW PERMITTED, BUT MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT LAWN DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH SHOTS IS A NON STRIKING FAULT ... See page 184 12. (b) of the CNZ Year Book.
Club playing days. Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Players should arrive for morning play soon after 09.00 so as to be ready to start at 09.30, play will finish around 12.30.
Visitors welcome (lawn fee $5 for members of other clubs, $7 for non members)
Free coaching is available to members with handicaps of 3 and above by special arrangement with Rod, and prospective members may request up to 3 hours of coaching without charge.
Officers for the 2017/18 season are as follows: Garth Cumberland (President), Charlotte Millar (Event management and Vice Captain), Christopher Brotherton-Ratcliffe (Treasurer), Rod Templeman (Captain), Ulrike McLachlan (House Manager), John Sutton (Grounds Superintendant), Mike Lloyd (Fundraising), Murray Henshall, the position of Secretary is currently vacant but is being covered by John.
24 played Twilight Croquet on October 4th, the next session will be October 18th at 18:00
Mah Jongh Monday has recommenced, please complete the enquiry form if you are interested.
Rod will captain the Auckland Golf Croquet team against Northland on October 17th.
UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS IN DEVONPORT AT NSCC DURING 2018
Saturday February 10th GC Handicap Singles
Sunday February 11th GC Handicap Doubles
Saturday February 17th Auckland Gold & Silver Stars GC playoffs
Sunday March 25th NEW WORLD Graded Level GC Singles
Saturday/Sunday April 7th/8th GC Handicap Doubles