The Tasmanian Croquet Association will be hosting the Australian Croquet Associations premier events of the year in Hobart and Launceston from 16th March to the 27th March 2011.
A lot of people think of croquet as a game played in “Alice in Wonderland” by the Queen of Hearts but in real life it is a highly contested game throughout Australia and the World. This sport is starting to grow within Australia with more and more people realising that it is an excellent sport for all ages and for people with disabilities.
The Australian National Championships will commence on Tuesday 16th March in Hobart with the commencement of the Australian Gold Medal play offs. There will be one player representing their state playing for the prestigious title of the Australian Croquet Gold Medal Champion.
The ACA Australian Men’s and Women’s singles championships will commence from 19th March to 22nd March with the Men’s Singles being played at the new facilities at St Leonards Sports Centre in Launceston. This event attracts the best of the best throughout Australia to contest for the prestigious title of Australia’s Singles Champion. The Women’s singles will be played at various clubs throughout Hobart.
The Eire Cup will be played at various clubs throughout Hobart from 23rd March to 27th March. This premier event is a contest of state versus state all fighting for the title of Australia’s best. This event has teams from Queensland, NSW, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
Australian Gold Medal – Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 March, Sandy Bay CC, Hobart.
Australian Women’s Singles Championship - Saturday 19 to Tuesday 22 March in Hobart at New Town (2 courts), Eastern Shore (2 courts) and Kingston (2 courts) Croquet Clubs.
Australian Men’s Singles Championship - Saturday 19 to Tuesday 22 March in Launceston at the Northern Tasmania Croquet Centre (St Leonards, 6 courts) and the Royal Park (1 court) and East Launceston (1 court) Croquet Clubs.
Interstate Cup (Eire Cup) - Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 March in Hobart, at Sandy Bay
(3 courts), Taroona Bowls Club (1 court), Eastern Shore (2 courts), Kingston (2 courts),
New Town (3 courts) and Buckingham Bowls Club (1 court).