December 2023

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December 2023 Monthly Memo  

  • Welcome to our newest Members – Denise Armstrong, Joan Van Drunen and Michael Meredith. Please make yourself known to these 3 and welcome them to our club.
  • Christmas Lunch – should be a very fabulous affair on Wednesday 13th. The House committee are working hard on making this lunch the best ever.
  • Around the Club – You would have to agree the Club is looking fantastic. Thanks to all the volunteers who are helping around the club. From gardens to lawns, guttering (to suit short people!), fence painting, safety line marking etc. A lot of work goes into maintaining the club and jobs appear to be happening without fanfare. Keep it up everyone. Help may be needed to prune the hedges. Talk to Chris Groves if you can help.
  • Defibrillator & First Aid Bag – A new battery & pads have been purchased for the defibrillator to keep it up to date. Let’s hope we never have to use it. If you use anything from the first aid bag please let us know so it can be replaced and should it be necessary please fill out an incident form.
  • Outside Bookings – we have 4 final outside bookings in December – fabulous funds for the Club.
  • Club Polo Tops and Name Badges – Please see the flyer on the noticeboard (next week) for more details.
  • Congratulations to the following successful teams and SBCC members:-       

CT GC Divisional Singles Div 3 Winner Rod Chisholm and Div 4 Winner Ian Murray

GC Spring Pennant SB won Div 2, SB Red won Div 3 with SB White runners up. SB came 3rd in Div 1.

Australian Open Singles Callum Hyland reached the semi-finals & finished 3rd & came 4th in the Aus AC Open doubles

CT Teams Championships The southern team of which 2 were from SB, Yvonne Shaw and Graham Keating, convincingly won from the North & North West teams.

  • New Town Croquet Club asked if we would circulate the following to our members: “Do you live north of SBCC?  New Town has excellent availability of three lawns and offers Associate Membership for $100 pa.  Lawn fees are $5.00 per day, and you'll be given a key to access the Club whenever you like.  As with all Croquet Clubs, New Town do have schedules, but with 50 members and three lawns, we offer good availability and are a friendly mob.” SBCC don’t offer an associate membership as we are at membership capacity.

2024 – A very busy start to the year

  • Coaching, Tim’s Tactics   - Tim will be running a workshop on the 18th January from 2pm to help you improve your croquet for competition. Very beneficial to not only those who are considering entering into one of our pennant teams in 2024 but to all players.
  • AC Summer Pennant – to start on 16th January for 6 weeks. If interested please contact Jane Hyland
  • Club Championships  & C Division Championships – will be held Friday 2nd till Sunday 4th February
  • Rene Hortle Novice Championship & B Division Championships – will be held Friday 23rd till Sunday 25thFebruary

Expressions of Interest Forms will be placed on the notice board in January

  • Handicap singles  - will be held in April
  • AC Club Championships  – will be held in April
  • Croquet Tas GC Men’s Open Singles 16th – 18th February
  • AC Gold Medal, ACA Men’s and Women’s AC Singles and the AC Interstate Event the Eire Cup will be held from 6th to 17th March  As SBCC is the host club (7 years since we last hosted) there will be a number of volunteers needed to help out. Please consider helping as we want SBCC to shine! More details to follow in the New Year.
  • Come and Try – We receive requests from the public to come and have a try at croquet. Our membership is at capacity at the present but we are mindful that membership numbers can change at any time and in order to maintain this level of membership we will hold 2 ‘Come and Try Days’. The first one will be on Friday 17th May from 1pm and the other in October.
  • Main Street Financial Solutions - A valued sponsor of SBCC will hold an information evening from 5pm February 13th – Drinks and nibbles supplied. 


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