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Fun with croquet - Nov 14 2023

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RCOW social event was conducted at the Merriwa Park croquet courts.

NE Vets at Wang Lawn - Nov 19 2023

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NE seniors President Michael Falkenberg was pleased to have forty players register for the social round Robin tournament. He said numbers are starting to stabilise and grow following the disruption of the covid periods. He noted there were some new senior players to Wangaratta as well as many returnees, and that some had come over the day previous to t time to explore the region. Players came from many locations such as Frankston, Bendigo Yarrawonga and Euroa to enjoy the scenic Merriwa Park setting and enjoy the clubs hospitality. Pictured , between sets, enjoying the warm and sunny conditions are (Ladies) L-R Sue Piper (Violet Town), Marg Clode ( Frankston), Robyn Snowdon (Wangaratta) , Julie Harrington ( Euroa) and Cate Geard (Wangaratta). (Men's) Ash Wheaton (Bendigo), Greg Renner ( Corowa), Michael Falkenberg ( Wangaratta) and Phil Dryden (Corowa).

Berri Teams Carnival, 20 - 22 May 2023


Peter Ablazej, Noel Boyd, Phil Dryden, and Russel O’Brien have made the long journey back from the Riverland in South Australia, where they competed in the Berri Teams Carnival last weekend.

The carnival is in its 35th year and teams transcend on the Riverland from all parts of South Australia, with strong contingents from Adelaide. Players also came from Victoria, NSW and even New Zealand.

All matches are played on lawn courts at Berri, Barmera, Renmark, and Loxton.

Over 500 players competed in the male and female age divisions.

The “Wangaratta Warriors” put their bodies to the test as the late unavailability of a fifth player meant they played with the bare minimum of 4 players over the 3 days of morning and afternoon matches.

The “Warriors” were the only team of 4 at the carnival with most teams having 6 or 7 players.

Captain Noel Boyd said “having only 4 players meant that selection was never an issue as we needed the four for each match we played. We each played four 9 game sets over the three days (Saturday, Sunday, Monday) resulting in playing around 165 games each, so come Monday evening we were fairly well spent”.

The ”Warriors” were lucky enough to win all their matches leading into the final on Monday afternoon, when they failed to greet the judges against a strong Adelaide contingent.

Boyd said with a grin that “I put our stamina down to the fact that we spent a 2-day preparation leading into carnival visiting the numerous wineries that the Riverland has to offer”.

Team photo below: Phil Dryden, Noel Boyd, Peter Ablazej, Russel O'Brien

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