Sharp shooters descend for Guns ‘n’ Roses challenge

Tony Hughes-OwenNarrogin Observer
Tony Hughes-Owen with the Guns, Peter Pekaar, Janine McHardy, Kim Reynolds, and winning Gun, Dale Jury, Ellen Sprigg, Brian Butler (at rear), Sheila Twine, Maggie Cussell and Terry Brown.
Camera IconTony Hughes-Owen with the Guns, Peter Pekaar, Janine McHardy, Kim Reynolds, and winning Gun, Dale Jury, Ellen Sprigg, Brian Butler (at rear), Sheila Twine, Maggie Cussell and Terry Brown. Credit: Peter McKenna

Thirty croquet players from various metropolitan and country clubs visited Narrogin last weekend for the local croquet club’s annual Guns ‘n’ Roses tournament.

The competitors, including members of the WA State squad, arrived on Friday, April 5, to play 15 rounds over that evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Each game saw a Gun (low handicap player) matched with a Rose (on higher handicaps) playing against a similar pair, with the players changing partners each round.

The weekend was a great success, played in perfect weather on excellently prepared greens with both the visitors and locals treated to a feast of entertaining croquet.

The outright top Gun this year was Dale Jury, of the Bunbury- based Moorabinda Club, with three other Guns in Kim Reynolds (Bunbury Central Club), Janine McHardy (Forrest Park Club, Perth) and Peter Pekaar (Como Club, Perth) all on the same number of wins needing a countback of net hoops.

Roses section winner was Brian Butler (Como Club), with runners-up Maggie Cussell (Gosnells Club), Sheila Twine (Halle Head Club) and Terry Brown (Gosnells Club).

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