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Byron dominates NSW croquet State Championships

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Local players shone when they took on players from 18 other clubs during the division two golf croquet State Championships jointly hosted by the Byron Bay, Ballina and Cherry Street clubs earlier in July.

The singles four-day event was won by Byron Bay club member Dhillon Tiffin, in his first ever competition. A remarkable achievement considering that he has only been playing for eight months.

‘The first time I saw Dhillon play I told him that he’d make the State team in two years. This is the first step in Dhillon fulfilling that potential,’ Byron Bay Croquet Club (BBCC) coach, Max Donati, said.

The singles plate event was won by Byron’s Dennise Simmons 7–6 in nail biting circumstances. Dhillon Tiffin also starred in the doubles, held over two days, which he won with Werner Borkhardt.

Casino player, Leonie Condon, combined with Qld player Marlyn Nelson to take out the doubles plate.

Anyone interested in learning the tactical fun game of Golf Croquet can ring Max on 0431 906 536 or Dennise on 0408 857 180.

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