Held at the Toombul Croquet Club on August 4/5 2018.
This event was an Inaugural Event held by Croquet Queensland. It incorporated Players of the Phoenix Cup who play mixed doubles as well in their Competition. Overall we had twenty players who competed in a new format. The players were divided into two parts A and B. The draw was that each pair played each other from the A and B.Then two single pairs who would normally play as a bye, played each other. As each pair became a bye player they too played each other. It made good sense and I thought this method quite revolutionary. The players played out for a final in each section.
It was announced the winners of the Phoenix Cup were players from Bribie Island. Lynda Davis and Greg Whymark.
The winner of Block A was Les Watson of Eildon and Rosemary Newsham of Stephens Club and Les scored a TP in his games, Score 4 games.
The winner of Block B was Troy Mc Callum and Heather Knight. Score 5 games,
The winners of the Inaugural Qld's Mixed Doubles were Les Watson Eildon and Rosemary Newsham Stephens Club Score -26 1 LW Tp. Runners Up Troy Mc Callum and Heather Knight
2nd Runners Up were Greg Bury, Windsor and Deidre Hardy, Laurel bank who beat Greg Whymark and Lynda Davis from Bribie Island. Score 26-8 Greg Whymark also scored an Otp in his Block Play.
Winner 3rd Runners up Terry Ericson and Willy Silk from Windsor who beat Mike Bertram Caloundra and Helen Matchett Caloundra. Score 22- 18
Winner 4th Runners up Greg Kerswell Merthyr and Donna Manning Maleny beat David and Sue Cunningham Graceville Score 23-14
The 5th Runners up elected not to play as they had other commitments.
The tournament was played in good sportsmanship; the weather was kind and the courts running well.