The Australian Open Golf Croquet Nationals will start Monday and conclude on Friday.
This is the 10th year Deniliquin has hosted this important event which is not only good for the club but also for the town.
Over 50 players from several states have entered to compete in the doubles and singles matches. Players and partners will arrive this Sunday.
Local players are reminded there will be no social play on Sunday or Wednesday due to the Nationals.
Anyone interested in coming to watch great croquet with top players is very welcome.
In the GVGC pennant competition last week the Deni Diamonds defeated Euroa seven games 65 hoops to five games 68 hoops.
The Gems had another hard fought match and just went down to Numurkah Blues six games all 70 hoops to 66.
On November 16 the big match — Gems v Diamonds — will be played at home following the general bye.
There were 15 players at croquet last Sunday and three players won their three games.
Andy Davis had 27, Dors Peterson 25 and John Tainsh 23 hoops. Jill Tainsh had 23 despite losing one game. Gwen Pearn had the only successful jump shot. Dors Peterson won shot of the day. Dors not only hit an opponent’s ball away from the hoop but hit her partner’s ball and went ‘in-off’ for a great hoop.
The club was happy to welcome Peter Whittakers to play on Sunday. It is hoped that Peter might become a regular player.
Players are reminded the last round of the Challen Cup competition will be on Sunday, November 12.
Eighteen players took to the courts on Wednesday and John Tainsh was the only three game winner and won the day with 24 hoops.
There were six players with good scores winning two games. Judy Barry scored 25 hoops, new player Peter Whittakers, Col Campbell and John James all had 22, Gwen Pearn 21 and Jill Tainsh 20.
Judy Barry and John James each ran a handy hoop-in-one and Val Wolfe and Gwen Pearn had a successful jump shot.