Noosa Croquet Club champions

Division 3 champion Gus Allan.

Noosa Croquet Club is continuing to operate under Covid conditions at Noosa, but things are moving forward with champions being named.

The club said people were being very good, and playing numbers were well up.

“We are missing some of our regulars from down south who visit each year and our New Zealand friends,“ Noosa Croquet Club publicity officer, Colin Hindson said.

“Some members are still stuck interstate, but we hope they will return as restrictions ease. In the meantime, the weather is improving, spring is with us, and it is extremely pleasant out on the courts.“

The club’s Annual Budget Meeting was held on Tuesday 22 September.

“This was well attended, and our finances were discussed and a new budget approved,“ Mr Hindson said.

“We also made some minor changes to our Constitution and to our By-laws to tidy up some of the membership categories which had become out-of-date. It was held outside, and was very successful.

“On the weekend of October 3, 4 and 5, our courts will be closed for the ACA Association Bronze Medal Tournament.

“This is the only outside tournament we are hosting this year. Other times were made available for our players who missed out on their normal playtimes. We are hoping for a successful weekend, even with restrictions in place.

“Our regular Come and Try Sunday mornings continue and we have quite a few drop in and try out croquet. Not all return, but there is a regular supply of those in training and new members. Despite efforts to advertise and promotion, we still find our best method of attracting new members is word-of-mouth.“

A recent local Council promotion of regular Come and Try events in Noosa District in which the club was involved, drew no visitors.

“Our Golf Club Championships (Singles) are currently being played, and are very competitive,“ Mr Hindson said.

“One level has already been decided – Level 1 has been won by Ray Powley, who won narrowly in a countback on hoops from Rob Moncrieff. Well done Ray, Level 1 Division champion. The Level 2 Champion was won by Julie Terry. She was delighted with her win. The Division 3 champion was the last to be decided, and this was won by Gus Allan. Congratulations to all winners.“

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