Playing Times

Please arrive 15 minutes before the draw.

Lawn mowing is completed by 9.15 am on Tuesday and Friday

Lawns are available for members’ games and practice on Sunday & Monday afternoons and any time after the draws.

DAY DISCIPLINE START FINISH
Saturday
AC 10.00 am 12.30 pm
GC 1.00 pm 3.15 pm
Sunday
GB Summer
Winter
3.00 pm
1.30 pm
5.00 pm
4.00 pm
Monday
AC 10.00 am 12.30 pm
GC (singles) 2.30 pm 4.30 pm
Tuesday
GC 9.30 am 12.30 pm
AC 1.00 pm 3.15 pm
GB (twilight) 5.00 pm 7.00 pm
Wednesday
GC 10.00 am 12.30 pm
GC (twilight) Summer 5.30 pm 7.30 pm
Thursday
AC 10.00 am 12.30 pm
GC 1.00 pm 4.00 pm
Friday
GC 10.00 am 12.30 pm
GB (practice) Summer
Winter
3.30pm
1.30pm
5.00pm
3.00pm

NOTES

  1. AC = Association Croquet GC = Golf Croquet GB = Gateball
  2. Please note that at least one court must be left for practice on days allocated for games and hirings.
  3. All arranged members' games must be annotated on the CCC Calendar.
  4. Visitors wishing to play in a Club draw are advised to email the Secretary

WEEKDAY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • When a public holiday falls on a day with a scheduled morning and afternoon draws (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), the club draw will operate as usual except for special events/trophy competitions.
  • When a public holiday falls on a day where there is only a single morning draw scheduled (currently Wednesdays and Fridays), a second draw will be offered for interested members in the alternate discipline to the scheduled morning draw for that day, (GC on Monday and Wednesday public holidays, and AC on Friday public holidays) commencing from 1:00pm

PRIORITY FOR LAWN ACCESS

The Club’s policy on lawn access for members is that the following uses of our lawns have priority in the following order:

  1. External tournaments (CNSW and Gateball Australia sanctioned events being hosted by the Club and approved by the Playing Committee and Club Committee)
  2. Weekly scheduled Club draws
  3. Lawn hirings, Club coaching and training courses; lawn maintenance (ie rolling and line marking) – these bookings should be entered into the Club calendar
  4. Bookings for Club competition matches – these bookings should be entered into the Club calendar
  5. “Private” bookings, group play or private practice. Again bookings should be made in the Club calendar with bookings to be made no more than 1 week in advance of usage. If in the opinion of the Playing Committee these “private” bookings are adversely impacting usages listed at 1, 2, or 3 above, members may be asked to cease or re-schedule their bookings.

DRAWS

Guidelines for Conducting Club Draws

The Club Captain and/or Vice-Captain will arrange the draw. In their absence it will be arranged by a member of the Playing Committee, or if not present, a senior available player.

The aim of the draw on Club days is to provide structured, meaningful and enjoyable games for members and visitors.

It is not always practical to have a completely random draw and players should understand the need for some adjustments. These include:

  • People in the workforce should have priority for singles games at weekends;
  • Draws should be aimed at having reasonably matched games unless the draw has been previously advertised as high/low or some other format;
  • Up and coming players usually welcome the opportunity to play stronger opponents;
  • Elite players should not have any special priority for particular lawns and must take their share of doubles and threesome play;
  • Lawns allocation should be designed to mix up Club members as much as possible;
  • It is worthwhile looking back over recent draws to ensure that people don't play the same opponent or frequently play a threesome.
Special Rules For Club Draws

  • If a privately organised match is under way and the lawn is required for a scheduled draw, that match should be pegged down and continued later.
  • There is no problem with playing a Club competition match during a Club draw provided that match does not in any way interfere or disadvantage players taking part in the draw (ie competition match may be double-banked with a Club draw match to ensure all members attending a draw can play).
  • The automatic watering system nozzles constitute "special damage" under Law 34(c).
    • Note: The ball should be moved to a position where the nozzle cannot be damaged by either the mallet or ball(s) in the next stroke, but not to the advantage of the striker.

Double Banked Games

Double-banked games will be played under the current Laws (AC Law 52; GC Rule 17).

Footwear

Flat-soled shoes MUST be worn at all times.

TOURNAMENTS & CHANGES

This program does vary from time to time depending on the needs of our members.

The Club runs a number of internal competitions; some of these are played on specific days such as the Tavender Trophy and President's Day, while others are played over a period and the participants are left to make their own arrangements for playing.

From time to time, the Club also hosts external regional or state events sanctioned by CNSW or Gateball Australia, which can run over 1-3 days and during which normal Club draws are suspended.