Another State Title for Sandy Tawa and Nelson Bay Croquet

Sandy Tawa and Kate McLoughlin at the tournament.


Sandy Tawa is in a hot streak of form and has added another State title, the NSW Gold Brooch, to her list of recent wins.

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She partnered Kate McLoughlin of Canberra Croquet Club in the NSW Gold Brooch, a doubles golf croquet competition for a Division 1 player (handicap 0-4) partnered with a Division 2 player (handicap 5-8).

The competition was held at Canberra Croquet Club between 17-19 August.

Sandy and Kate won 6 matches of 10 in the double round-robin to finish 3rd and qualify for the semi-finals.

They then beat Gerda Lambeck and Jill Jones (Canberra) 7-4 7-3 in the semi-final and Mark Scruton & Kevin McGlynn (Canberra/Queanbeyan) 7-3 7-1 in the final.

Canberra was cold and wet for the competition, but the weather worsened and the final day was played in heavy rain. Sandy and Kate braved the conditions to take the Gold Brooch.

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