Canberra: 14th Tavender Trophy

The 14th Annual Tavender Trophy was held at the Canberra Croquet Club on a cool, fine Sunday 17th March. With 14 entrants, the draw was a creative arrangement of 2 blocks with one team playing a 4th game. The draw is a random pairing of a player with captaincy experience and a newer player. Four new players attended three coaching lessons held in February.
In a very competitive final, the winning pair of Tony and Catherine won over Adrienne Fazekas and Craig Oxley. In accepting the trophy, Catherine thanked Tony for being ‘a calm Captain who cleaned up her mistakes.’
Comment: (JP) The Tavender trophy is a great example of how an intra club comp can promote Gateball within a club. Canberra’s longevity playing gateball has much to do with the foresightedness of those who established this as a regular event. It is a tribute to those who have continued the tradition. It is also great that the event is able to honour one of Gateball’s early advocates, Peter Tavender.
Judy and the Canberra team are also be be commended on the pre-event coaching program that new players to the game undertook over a several weeks before participating in the event. Judy shared details of this program on Gateball Australia’s email Coaching Network. Contact your club’s level 1 GB coach for further information

3 thoughts on “Canberra: 14th Tavender Trophy

  1. Apologies for not noting that the Tony in the winning photo is Tony Hall, our eldest player who many people have met and Catherine is Catherine Perry, our newest recruit.

  2. Congratulations to the winning pair, Catherine and Tony. The true winners are the members of Canberra CC who have nurtured the sport, been very successful within Australia as well as in overseas competitions and has been most innovative as seen in this competition. Long may your club be a powerhouse in Gateball and drive all other clubs to emulate your successes.

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