Mallet Sports on the Broadwater 2014

Southport Croquet Club hosted the annual Mallet Sports on the Broadwater during the first week of the school holidays. The weather was fine but with some cool winds on the two of the days. It was a good competition for all of the teams and close games. For the first time since its inception in 2007, a delighted team from Southport came first to clinch the trophy. Ipswich was second and Eildon was third.

Following on from the Team events, there was a Gateball Doubles competition at Southport. The wide age range of participants was evident and it is to be applauded as an example of a sport being pleasurable for younger players in the company of  the more mature players. It was a busy day and a half of competition. The winning team from Southport- Lee Wentworth and his son Christopher-  lost just one game. Congratulations! Second was young Myra Bohmer along with her coach, Geoff Morris from Eildon Club. Third place went to Gaye Pitman and Barbara Northcott from Southport. Each of the photos shows Lesley Shepherd who is from Select World Travel and Cruises -the company that is a sponsor of  Southport Croquet Club.

Eildon, 3rd in Team Event Ipswich, 2nd in Team Event Southport Gateball Team 1st MSOB, 2014 2


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Second in Doubles Winner of Doubles Event

Newcastle National Park Gateball Fun Weekend

In just it’s second year the Newcastle National Park Gateball Fun Weekend has attracted a record 63 competitors.

The teams competition was on Saturday and Sunday was high/low doubles with multiple partners across the day.

Results are at

Sunday prize winners are below:

Encouragement award: Barabara Murray


3rd Place: John Edman


2nd Place: Gareth Hughes


1st Place: Herman Bekker


Photos from Saturday’s team competition are below. Winners Canberra achieved a one point win in the final over the previously unbeaten Tamborine Mountain Raptors. Last year’s champions, the Epstars, finished third.


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New Referees – Judy, Penny and Kerrieimage

Final – Canberra vs Tamborine Mountain Raptorsimage image image image image image

Canberra won the final 10-9.