Ann Trotter, ONZM
The club was saddened to hear of the passing of Ann Trotter, and our thoughts are with Judith. A number of club members attended Ann’s funeral service. Ann was a distinguished historian, a much-admired teacher, and the first woman pro vice-chancellor at the University of Otago. Below is a link to her obituary published by Stuff:
CNZ have just advised that Don Reyland has passed away at the age of 90. He received his CNZ Life Member award last year for his dedication and contribution to the sport over three decades.
A number of you have played in our club Don Reyland competition, and some have represented the club at the WCA play-off. One of our members, Colin Menzies, won the national final in March 2020; the runner-up was a former Kelburn member now playing for Marlborough.
At the club
Hoops have just been reset. Many thanks to Alison Robinson, John Stevens, John Corsham, David Robinson and Brian Black for giving up their time to do this.
Our winter season will finish on Tuesday 23 August, while our summer season begins on Saturday 3 September, with the working bee in between on Saturday 27 August as mentioned by Mary.
The GC handicap challenge non-AHS ladder will now continue until 17 September.
Reminder: Thursday and Saturday GC club days start at 9.30 am over the summer.
The summary of club competitions for the summer season is being updated, as is the club calendar, which will include closing dates for competitions and events elsewhere in the region. Information will be available on our website.
The Players’ Meeting discussed a range of topics, some of which are covered elsewhere in this update, and suggestions from the meeting will be considered by the Committee. There will be a trial of Advantage GC during the summer season.
The Wednesday GC Interclub rules have now been finalised, and will shortly be on the WCA website. The three-person team needs to have a combined minimum handicap of 20 when entering, but there will be no upper limit.
Please confirm with me by the end of August if you wish to play in GC interclub. Those interested in playing in AC interclub please contact Marion McInnes.
Deadlines for competition entries:
GC AHS handicap ladder: 12 September. You can enter later in the season by letting me know you want to enter, but you will join the ladder at the bottom.
GC Don Reyland handicap singles: 11 October. Please note that the draw will be done shortly after this date. I will not be following up with people who haven’t entered.
GC rules coaching
Wayne Gair is holding a session on 6th edition of GC rules at Plimmerton from 10 am to 3 pm on 11 September. To register email him email@example.com.
CNZ supporter clothing
Croquet NZ says branded supporter clothing is now available for purchase. Croquet New Zealand – CUS | Classic Uniforms & Sportswear