‘The Intercept’ competition was introduced to the Sutherland playing calendar by Tony McArthur the current president and supported by his wife Jennifer. A priority has been to invite players from other clubs to experience Sutherland hospitality with a handful of vacancies being available to Sutherland players.
The Intercept for 2017 will be played over a three day period, Saturday 21 January to Monday 23 January. Details as follows:
Sutherland has 1 lawn under repair this year and so we will be taking advantage of the kind offer by Port Hacking Croquet Club to add their lawns to the competition over the weekend.
There will be practise on Friday afternoon at Sutherland from about 2.30 onwards. Finishing with welcome drinks at 6.00 pm under the marquee.
In the Singles, there will be 3 blocks of 8 players and it will be Handicap Play. All players will commence play at Sutherland on the Saturday morning. Play will commence at 8.00 am. every day. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to 8.00 am.
After lunch on Saturday Block B will be relocating to Port Hacking for the afternoon and returning to Sutherland on Sunday. On Sunday, Block C will be playing at Port Hacking for the day. Play will begin again at 8.00 am.
The doubles event will again be played in two blocks of 6 pairs. The teams for the doubles will be allocated by the Tournament Management Team. On Monday Block D1 will commence play at Port Hacking at 8.00 am. Block D2 will play at Sutherland and also commence at 8.00 am. After 4 rounds Block D1 will return to Sutherland for the final 2 rounds
Morning and afternoon teas will be supplied each day and at both venues. On Saturday and Sunday lunches can be purchased for $6.00 per day. It would be preferred if we could have your orders as early as possible on both Saturday and Sunday but definitely no later than 9.30am on the day needed.
After the final Doubles rounds at Sutherland we will all enjoy a Barbecue (cost included in Registration) by the Lawns prior to presentations.
Note: Port Hacking Croquet Club is approximately 20 – 30 minutes drive from Sutherland C.C. The address is 184 Gannons Road South, Caringbah, NSW 2229