2016 Canterbury Open Doubles was cancelled for the third consecutive year because of insufficient entries.
The Grades Tournament associated with the Open also has not been held for three years.
The Open Singles was held successfully on 12 November, but was contested by only four players in cold, damp conditions. Winner was Peter Parkinson of the Rangiora Croquet Club returning to competitive croquet after an absence of about 15 years. Peter defeated last year’s winner, Ian Campbell (Barrington Park) in a closely contested match to secure the Cup.
Peter has won this tournament on two previous occasions, 1996 and 2003, and has represented New Zealand in the MacRObertson Shield international tournament.