He was a former president of the World Croquet Federation and he’s been coming to Port Macquarie for more than 20 years.
Tony Hall was in the Hastings last week as croquet players from all over the country converged on the region for the annual five-day carnival.
The 87-year-old fell just short in the A-division, while Forster’s Barb McTiernan was the overall winner.
Port Macquarie Croquet Association president Bridget Earle said the carnival was run once a year.
“It’s the 63rd consecutive carnival we’ve held in Port Macquarie,” Earle said.
“We accept players from all over the country and if there are any late pull outs then we have local players who join.”
The Port Macquarie members were free to help run the carnival as successfully as possible with all players attending.
“We had players from Forster, Taree, Albury, Urunga, Sawtell and Canberra,” Earle said.
Jean Lieschke flew the flag for Albury as she has done for the last 23 straight years.
“She was the runner-up in the B division,” Earle said.
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