Hall of Recognition

Terry Ericson

Terry Ericson, one of eight children, was born in Mareeba, graduated from James Cook College, taught in North Queensland before relocating to Brisbane, where he continued his career and was introduced to croquet in 1996. He was a rapid improver, and soon entered and won many events.
So passionate about croquet, Terry, in addition to honing his own skills, became coach and referee of both Association croquet and Golf croquet, passing his knowledge on to upcoming players.
He has represented his State and Country on many occasions:

  • GC International five times
  • GC Interstate five times
  • AC Eire Cup five times

Terry became - and still is - very involved in his own club, Windsor Croquet Club, which he joined in 1996, encouraging all members to enter club championships to improve their games.

Terry's personal achievements began early in is career, playing the three codes of Association Croquet, Golf Croquet and Ricochet. He was involved in all Club tournaments, winning the Windsor Club Championship in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  He was also part of Club Championship Doubles in 2004 and 2008.

He progressed early to entering various Queensland tournaments. His awards are too many to list, but some of his achievements include:

  • He won the CAQ Division 4 AC Bronze in his first year, following with CAQ Division 3 Bronze in 1997
  • 2012 was R/up Gibson Medal, R/up CAQ AC Division 1 and R/up Steve Jones Trophy AC,
  • His name went on the Rene Cole Trophy in 2012. 2013 and 2014.
  • He won the CAQ Ricochet Singles Championship in 2008, 2009,1 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014
  • Between 1999 and 2015 he placed first in 20 CAQ Golf Croquet Events.
  • He was the CAQ Doubles Champion in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012, playing with partners Greg Bury, Cynthia Tacey, and Graham Wemyss.

Terry's inter-state and international progress flourished, representing in both Golf Croquet and Association Croquet.

Golf Croquet:

  • 5 times between 2011 and 2015 - England, South Africa, Egypt (2), NZ
  • ACA President's 10‘s - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.   (Winner 2012)
  • Ranked Number 1 in Australia 2013
  • Member of Trans-Tasman Squad 2014.
  • WCF GC Interstate; Captain Queensland Team 2008
  • Represented Qld 5 times 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Queensland Player of the above Inter-state series 2011 and 2013.

Association Croquet:

  • Represented Queensland in Eire Cup 2007, 2010, 2012
  • 2013 first Australian player to gain handicap “0”

Other Involvement in Croquet:

In addition to his coaching and referee career, his other involvement in the sport includes:

  • ACA Tournament Committee 2013, 14, 15.
  • ACA Selector 2015.    
  • Chair ACA Golf Selection Committee.  2016.
  • National Coach for Under 21 Players. 2015/16     
  • CAQ State Director for U/21s 2015, 2016.
  • CAQ Chair, Selection Committee, 2018
  • Terry was also awarded an Australia Day Sports Award for Brisbane by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk in 2018 for his contribution to croquet.

Windsor is proud to have Terry as a member, where he has served on the club committee, coached and refereed and even managed tournaments. He has an outgoing nature and makes croquet a joyful experience. He is still in his 50's and works full-time yet finds the time to give so much to the sport he, like all of us, enjoys.

(Nominated by Windsor Club and inducted into the CAQ Virtual Hall of Recognition in September 2018)

Hall of Recognition - Terry Ericson
Hall of Recognition - Terry Ericson

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