Category Archives: Golf Croquet

Historic win for Wagga Wagga CC


Croquet clubs from Wodonga Walla Walla, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Young competed for the 3WAY TROPHY on Sunday 6 May.

This is an annual competition played as a team event with four representatives from each club.  Albury and Young clubs have been the winners since the inception of the competition in 2013 and again were favourites to take home the trophy.
The morning play saw each club competing eagerly for the trophy. By the time of the lunch break Albury Club had dropped out of contention and Young club were confident they would once again have the trophy in their club rooms. However a dark horse in the form of the Wagga Wagga club had a strong desire to get their hands on the coveted trophy.
Needing one further win after the lunch break the Wagga tam played Wodonga, who were determined not to go home without a win. At the end of play Wagga had gained another win. This resulted in Young and Wagga finishing the day with 5 wins each.

After the count back Wagga Wagga claimed the trophy for the first time.

Picture: Captain of the Albury Team presenting the trophy to Wagga Wagga players Peter Lloyd, Fran Brown, Eileen Zurbo and David Glastonbury.

2015 3WAY Carnival

Brilliant autumn weather greeted teams from Wodonga, Walla Walla, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Young to the 2015 3WAY Carnival which is held in Wagga each year.

3WAY - Young

The competition to knock Albury off the shield this year was fierce, as they have been the winners for the past three years.  This feat was achieved by the Young team of Reigh McCoy, Sue Luckie, Pat Nowlan and Cheryl McInerney who only lost one match over the day.   Wodonga was second with only three losses over the day.

2015 GC Carnival

A full field of 32 players from Wollongong, Forster, Toronto, North West Rocks, Port Hacking, Canberra, Young, Rich River, Taree, Walla and Wagga enjoyed magnificent weather over the four days of our recent Carnival.

Completion of the shade shelter BBQ area and the third lawn allowed for a more comfortable Carnival atmosphere, with many close and exciting games being played.

Wagga GC Carnival Singles Finalists
Wagga GC Carnival Singles Finalists

Singles Block winners were Yvonne Grattan, Carol Hayes, William Strick and Kate McLoughlan, with Carol Hayes from Wollongong eventually winning the final after a tussle with William Strick from Taree.

2015 GC Carnival Double Winners
2015 GC Carnival Double Winners

Graham Innocent and Katrina Strick came out top in the doubles achieving the win from second placed Yvonne Grattan and Alan Hunter.

All results are on croquetscores

Business House Croquet

Business House Croquet is coming to Wagga Wagga.

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Commencing in August 2014 teams will compete against each other for the glory and accolades of being the best ‘croquet playing’ business  in Wagga Wagga.

Teams consisting of 4 players will compete against each other, with the best 2 teams playing off in a Grand Final.

To enter a team please download the flyer  – Business House Competition Flyer – and forward your entry to Jim.

2014 Golf Croquet Carnival

Thirty six players from Wollongong, Forster, Port Hacking, Albury, Canberra, Blue Mountains, Deniliquin, Jambaroo, Toronto, Young and Walla Wagga, as well as Wagga Wagga entered our 2014 Golf Croquet Carnival, which was held in pleasant weather conditions, although the afternoons did get warm.

This Carnival was played on three lawns for the first time, even though two lawns were slightly smaller, but in proportion. It was unfortunate that grass growth was delayed, however all is on track to  have all three full lawns up and running later in the year.

2014 Wagga Wagga GC Doubles finalists. Chris Pullen, John Freer, Dot Moroney and Belle Cahill
2014 Wagga Wagga GC Doubles finalists.
Chris Pullen, John Freer, Dot Moroney and Belle Cahill

Doubles was won by Peter Freer (Canberra) and Chris Pullen from Continue reading 2014 Golf Croquet Carnival

2013 3WAY Challenge

20 players, representing the Walla Walla, Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Young croquet clubs competed for the 3WAY Challenge Shield in glorious Autumn weather.
Once again it was a tight tussle with some brilliant clearing and hoop running.

Albury Croquet Club proved that they are the club to beat, successfully defending their title.
Young were hot on their heels throughout the day and were the runner-up.

2013 Golf Croquet Carnival

A full field of 24 players from Maitland, Macquarie City, Toronto, Jambaroo, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Young, Deniliquin, Dubbo and Horsham enjoyed four days of golf croquet at Wagga Wagga last weekend.

Carol, Doug, Terry & LynPlayers encountered rain on the first day of the doubles, but showed determination to finish all games but one allocated for that day. Fortunately the following three days were bright and sunny and some excellent croquet was played, with many local spectators witnessing the very exciting final.
Carol Hayes from Wollongong had a financially rewarding Carnival winning the doubles with partner Doug Leabeater from Young.


Carol again fronted up to play in the singles final, losing to Graham Innocent from Dubbo, a 1 handicap player, who played first class croquet over the Carnival.

Graham Innocent Hitting


It is hoped that next year the Club will have a third lawn, and will be able to accommodate those visiting players that were not able to play this year because of limited lawn space.

Hertz again assisted with sponsorship this year allowing the Wagga Club to increase prizemoney, which, as a result, attracted some excellent croquet players.

 Neville, John, Margie & Kay



3 Way Inter Club Challenge

Teams from Wodonga, Walla Walla, Albury and Young travelled to Wagga Wagga early May for the
inaugural Inter Club Challenge.

Weather was perfect, and the day culminated with the Albury Club of Brenda Bruhn, Max Eyres, Rob
Watson and Michael Matthews winning the Challenge with the Wagga Club second.

Everyone enjoyed the day immensely and plans are to make the Challenge an annual event to be
held at the central Wagga Wagga Club.

Photograph shows Albury team – from left Michael Matthews, Max Eyres, Brenda Bruhn & Rob

PS. it is called a 3 Way Challenge as the teams are travelling from the North & South of Wagga Wagga.

Croquet at Wagga Farmer’s Markets

The Wagga Wagga Croquet Club has continued its fantastic work promoting gateball, with a
demonstration at the farmers market earlier this month.

Organised by Jim Nicholls, the event was
run by young members of the club who attend the Riverina Anglican College. The demonstration has
already resulted in another school approaching the club to discuss playing gateball. Congratulations
to all involved!





Of course the best art about croquet and gateball is you are never too young to start.