• 2018 COME & TRY – Sundays from 2pm – 6th May, 15th July and 9th September
• MAD MARCH SOCIAL DAY – Sunday 4th March 2018 – High / Low random draw DOUBLES
Entires close on 25th February
Don’t forget your ‘mad hat’!
Entries now open:
• STEPHENS EASTER TOURNAMENTS – Association Croquet Singles, Golf Croquet Doubles
• ERNIE MELVILLE TROPHY – Division 3 and Division 4 Association Croquet Singles
See details below in ‘Tournaments’
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Stephens Croquet Club is located in the Yeronga Mallet Sports Centre. It is nestled in a quiet corner on the Ipswich Road frontage of Yeronga Memorial Park and is accessed via Frederick Street off Villa Street. It sits in pleasant surroundings and has ample parking just outside the gate.
Four well-maintained lawns accommodate up to 32 players. Stephens Croquet Club presently has a membership of around 50 players who enjoy both Association and Golf Croquet, with interest growing for Ricochet. Many club members attain high standards in tournaments and championships locally, nationally and internationally.
Stephens’ aim is to foster friendly play at all levels of ability, and welcomes prospective players from age 12. To this end a series of COME & TRY days are scheduled each year (see details below). These days are specifically planned, with experienced players on hand to show intending players the basics.
Anyone interested in learning to play will also be made most welcome on any of the play days listed below.
Association Croquet: Wednesdays 9.45am for 10am start, Saturdays 12.45pm for 1pm – beginners very welcome
Golf Croquet: Fridays and Sundays from 2pm [May-Sep] and 3pm [Oct-April] – beginners very welcome
and now Tuesday mornings from 9am.
••• New players are welcome anytime. •••
CROQUET PARTY BOOKINGS:
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TEAM BUILDING DAY BUSINESS MEETING COMMUNITY GROUP HENS’ PARTY
FRIDAY AFTERNOON DRINKS FAMILY CELEBRATION BIRTHDAY ENGAGEMENT
REUNION CHRISTMAS PARTY COSTUME PARTY
- Functions – $50 per hour (or part of) for lawn hire including tuition & equipment
plus $10 per head through the gate (children free)
- Group bookings – $15 per head for up to 2 hours (minimum $100) – includes tuition & equipment and complimentary tea & coffee
- Bookings are essential – a non-refundable booking fee may apply
- Arrangements can be made for a reschedule of dates if there are mitigating circumstances.
THE CLUBHOUSE IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE for meetings, etc throughout the year. Availability and hire charges on application.
- Seating for 40 people
- Kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, crockery and cutlery
- BYO food and refreshments or you can engage caterers
- Clean-up is your responsibility
- 4 courts – mallets and balls supplied
- Tuition in small groups
- People playing croquet must wear suitable protective flat soled shoes.
- It is the responsibility of visitors to care for their children on the courts during play.
- Children under 10 years are not permitted on the courts, for safety reasons.
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Club email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club website: www.stephenscroquet.com.au
President: Val Layne 0439 714 312
Secretary: Gaye Pitman 3397 4307
Golf Croquet Captain: Louise Johnston 0417773428
Association Croquet Captain: Ernie Melville 33973359
Bookings: Val Layne 0439 714 312
Clubhouse phone: 0413 732 986
Postal Address: PO Box 545, Annerley 4103
Free COME AND TRY DAYS FOR 2018
The following Sundays from 2pm
It is FUN… It is FREE and… GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN
Need more info? Call Louise 0417773428 or Val 0439 714 312
All gear and refreshments provided.
Please wear comfortable closed-in shoes and a hat…
We provide the rest, including tonnes of enjoyment.
Several of the recent Come and Tryers have now become club members.
••• New players are welcome anytime. •••
STEPHENS EASTER CARNIVAL
• ASSOCIATION CROQUET Advanced Handicap Singles
Sat and Sun of the Easter weekend – Saturday 31 March & Sunday 1st April 2018
Only 16 players accepted
• GOLF CROQUET Doubles – Egyptian Format
Monday of the Easter weekend – Monday 2nd April 2018
Limited number of doubles pairs accepted, only 16.
Modified Scoring System where anyone can win regardless of your handicap.
Entry form and general information:
ERNIE MELVILLE TROPHY
Association Croquet Singles for Divisions 3 and 4
The weekend of 12th & 13th May 2018
This competition was set up in 2013 to give inexperienced players a gentle introduction to playing in a tournament.
From 2015, there is a Division 3 event as well as Division 4.
Competitors should arrive at 8am for an 8.15 start.
2017 PATRON’S CUP between Stephens and Graceville Croquet Clubs will be hosted by Graceville in August.
Thanks to the Patron of both clubs, Councillor Nicole Johnston (Tennyson Ward) for sponsoring this event.
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One way and another, 2015 has been a very busy year at Stephens.
Apart from our regular play days, on most days of the week it’s not unusual to see members enjoying a game or two or practising. There has been a variety of successful tournaments held at the club. We’ve hosted a couple of CAQ tournaments, held our Association Croquet Handicap Singles Tournament and the Egyptian Golf Croquet Doubles over Easter, and the Ernie Melville Tournament in May.
Members have also entered tournaments and gala days run by other clubs in Queensland and inter-state. Stephens is particularly proud to have three members in the State Golf Croquet Team. Well done Gaye Pitman (Captain), Rosemary Newsham and Geraldine Trivett. Rosemary was also accepted to play in the Women’s World Championships in Nottingham England. Geraldine and Rosemary were both selected to play in the President’s Eights.
The club held four successful and fun-filled “Come and Try” days during the year, and we’re pleased to say several of the Come and Tryers have now become club members.
A variety of other activities have occurred during the year. Australia Day was celebrated with a Tea and Damper croquet day. From time to time club members have represented the club at various community events. On Anzac Day we worked with the Annerley Sub-Branch of the RSL to run a water station and hand out Anzac biscuits to those who attended the service at the cenotaph adjacent to the club. A large group of members enjoyed celebrating Stephens’ 92nd birthday at a local restaurant. To mark the end of winter many once again stayed on for Bread and Soup after play on the last Sunday in August.
It wasn’t all fun and games, as the violent storm that occurred on 27th November 2014 caused extensive damage to the clubhouse, shelter sheds and storage sheds. As luck (or good management) would have it, the repairs were all covered by insurance. Getting the work done was another matter and took hours of time and supervision. Now together with that and the refurbishing of all windows and doors, we’re very proud of our new-look clubhouse.
As the year draws to a close we look forward to the Annual General Meeting and Christmas Party including trophy presentations in early December.
Then comes the New Year when we will look forward to seeing many of you at Stephens for social play or to take part in a tournament. If you are not able to physically visit us, you can find us at www.stephenscroquet.com.au or ‘Find us on Facebook‘ – Stephens Croquet Club
PHOTO:Rosemary and the Governor, Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley at the Presentation Dinner.
Graceville CC visited Stephens for the 2014 Patrons Cup on Saturday 16 August. This inter-club competition was inaugurated in 2013 by Councillor Nicole Johnston, who is patron of both clubs. Continuous light rain did not deter the large group of Association and Golf players who happily donned assorted rainwear and enjoyed the wet weather challenges. Competition was fierce, with Stephens being the eventual winner, wresting the cup from Graceville who won it last year.