From Sylvia Wing (St. Leonard’s Club) July 7
The NTasCC has registered a business name “Tasmanian Croquet Centre”
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From Graeme Denehey, (Kingston Club) July 8
It is only a Business name and there is no other Croquet Centre in Tasmania with that number of lawns but I guess north south Parochialism will have a negative effect . I am of the personal view the State executive should have approved the change of name for the Centre.
From Robert Hamilton (Eastern Shore Club) July 14
The name change would place extra obligations on St. Leonards to be run to the highest of standards as befits the name.
Tas Croquet should have been fully involved in the decision.
From Ruth McKean (East Launceston Club) July 15
Robert’s comment is rather telling. By ‘St Leonards’, do you mean the St Leonards Croquet Club? It is just one of the affiliated clubs of the Centre.
Yes, I think it is a good idea, it is the largest venue in the state and is located conveniently to the north-west coast and the south.
From Lois Richards (Royal Park Croquet Club) July 15
The Centre is exactly as the name suggests: a centre for affiliated clubs . It is a venue for competitions not a club. The TCA have no input into the running of the Centre and the Centre is not affiliated with the TCA . Therefor the TCA have no authority to argue on a name change. I agree with the name change as it is central to most clubs in the State and an excellent venue for the whole of Tasmania .
From June Pongratz (New Town Club) July 16
If, as suggested in one of the comments, “the TCA has no input into the running of the Centre” , then the TCA would not necessarily have to allocate State championships etc. to the NTasCC. These events could be held elsewhere in the state.
From Joan Williams (St. Leonards Club July 24)
I don’t have a problem with the name but I do have a problem with the process. If there is to be a change it should come from the owners – the affiliated clubs, not from the appointed committee, whose job is the management of the facilities for the clubs.