Croquet is set for a busy time in the next few months.
The Northern Regional Croquet Centre novice event was held in excellent weather conditions.
Anne Hughes, of Royal Park, was the outright champ with seven wins, followed closely by Mike Dunphy (North Esk) with six, with Rosemary Atkinson (East Launceston) third with three.
"Overall it was a very successful event," reported Lee Turner, of the NTCC committee.
"Competition was close and the standard of play was very good for a novice event."
Expressions of interest for an open mixed handicap and a C-grade pennant have been received which indicate support from clubs.
Depending on a final response, the pennant will start early September, the open will be played on Thursdays and C-grade will play on Mondays. Several club events are being held in the lead-up to the start of the pennant.
The Tasmanian Croquet Association women's and men's singles will be played at the Northern centre on August 28-30. This event is always popular with participants coming from clubs state wide.
An Egyptian event will also be held at the Northern centre on August 15 starting at 9.30am as a lead-up to the pennant. Players do not need to register, just turn up with handicap cards.
With interest in Croquet growing in the North, Devonport have moved to a new venue at Spreyton and there have been approaches from the North-East.