Maitland Croquet Club’s Maitland Park headquarters will be awash with colour this weekend with players from across the Hunter and Central Coast.
The club is holding their inaugural Ricochet Tournament on Saturday and Sunday with the new format a departure from the traditional golf croquet tournaments.
The event, organised by Mailand Croquet Club member Peter Black, has attracted 32 players, mainly from the Hunter Valley and Central Coast.
Club publicity officer Robyn Compton said it is the first time the new variation of mallet sport had been played at a tournament level in Maitland.
“Each competitor will be playing doubles with seven different partners within their group,” Compton said.
“The winner will be the person with the highest accumulation of hoops, over their seven rounds of play.
“Each round has a time limit of 1 hour 15 minutes so there will be plenty of action for spectators.”
Play starts at 9am each day and entry is free.