Strathfield Club Championship Winners
Elizabeth Comino: 2019 Winner of the SCC Golf Croquet Singles Championship being presented with her trophy by Yvonne Webster (Captain)
Tim Herbert and Geoff Boyce: 2019 Winners of the SCC Association Croquet Hi-Low Handicap Doubles Championship
Ann Shaddick 2019 Winner Association Croquet Singles Championship being presented with her trophy by Yvonne Webster (Captain)
Strathfield Club Members Play Other Clubs
Makara AC Bronze Singles
Jo Constable, pictured, was the 2019 Makara Association Croquet Bronze Singles Championship Winner
Strathfield hosted the 2019 Makara Association Croquet Bronze Singles on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of October.
Steph Smith from Strathfield Club was thrilled to compete in her first inter-club competition.
The Enid Brown Friendship Trophy
This trophy applies to Association and Golf Croquet competitions played between Cheltenham, Epping, Eastwood and Warrawee clubs.
This year the trophy for the AC Section was won by Strathfield. The trophy will be on display at the Club all year.
The Enid Brown Gala Day Competition includes Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles games. Three SCC members went to their first inter-club competiton, viz., Pauline Hogan, Petula Shun and Lucille McKenna. They were each partnered by Ruth Bridger mentoring the new players. Whilst not coming away with a trophy, each player enjoyed their games and the competitive experience.
Entering their first intra-club Golf Croquet Competition in August gave them confidence and enthusiasm to explore competition play at other clubs.
The Epstars is a local gateball team with members from Strathfield, Epping and Killara Clubs.
They won two trophies at the 2019 State Gateball Championship held at Taree CC. One trophy was for the team who had the most new players.
The Epstars earned their second trophy by winning the 2019 NSW Gateball Championship. This was a back to back win, as they also won it in Canberra in 2018
The couple on the right in the photo are Ken and Clare Poole who jointly were key figures in establishing Gateball in our area.
South Korean Gateball Team Visits
In November a Gateball team named ‘JOIN” came to Australia from Hosan, South Korea. They visited several NSW Clubs, including Strathfield, Epping, Mosman and Lithgow.
Their Manager Suk-Ja Son, Captain Ke-Soo Lee, team members and support people visited Strathfield on Tuesday, 26th November 2019.
Both JOIN and the EPSTARS teams thoroughly enjoyed a full day’s practice schedule, some lunch, and each other’s company. The EPSTARS were most appreciative of the coaching tips given by the Koreans, and hope they will be back.
Some of the JOIN team members were back to defend the trophy they won at the 2017 Australian Gateball Championship. However, this time, the trophy was won by a Chinese team named ‘SENG YAN’. The JOIN Korean team won hearts at all venues they visited
The 2019 Australian Gateball Championship was held at Cairnlea Melbourne from 28 November to 1 December.
The Epstars entered a team of five players and a reserve, They enjoyed the experience very much. Strathfield's Ruth Bridger joined the Essendon Team in the Championship, contributing to Strathfield Gateballers' knowledge and skills as well as capitalising on a great networking opportunity.