Thirteen entrants played in the national final of the Don Reyland Stars Tournament held at the Fendalton Park Croquet Club on the weekend of the 10th and 11th March 2018. The tournament was run as a full round robin with seven rounds on Saturday and six on Sunday. The weather was pleasant with little cloud or wind and reasonable temperatures after the cool nights meaning the lawns had a heavy dew initially. The tournament was managed by Tony O’Donnell and Chris Clarke was referee.
Handicaps varied between -4 (Brian Bullen of Wellington) and 10 (Laura Sutherland of Bay of Plenty) with the latter being undefeated in seven games on the Saturday and the former undefeated in five games on the Sunday. All players won between a quarter and three quarters of their twelve games with Laura Sutherland and Geoff Vautier both winning nine games. Laura took the Gold Star with a net hoop difference of 32 and Geoff the Silver with 22 net hoops.
Full results are at Croquet Scores.
The Don Reyland Stars Tournament is a handicap golf croquet event played at club level, with club representatives playing at an association event with the winner playing in the national final.