The CCA GC Silver Badge Finals were played at United on Sunday 14th March 2021. The weather was perfect at around 22 degrees although it was a bit too windy at times.
There were eight entries in the Primary Grade who each played seven, 50-minute, 13-point games, and 6 entries in both the Intermediate and Senior grades who each played five untimed 13-point games. There were just three entries in the Premier Grade so they played best-of-3 matches.
There was some excellent croquet played in all the grades and no-one won all their games. The eventual winners were:
Primary – Carolyn Smith (Akaoroa) with 6/7 wins. Well done to Marie McDonald (Barrington) for beating her in the final game of the grade.
Intermediate – Melanie Stevenson (Cashmere) with 4/5 wins despite a 6/7 loss to Louis Inglewood (United) in her first, very long game.
Senior – Neville Turner with 4/5 wins only beaten 2/7 in his last game by Galina Worley (United).
Premier – Duncan Dixon who won 6/8 games. The final match of the day was a nail-biter between Duncan and Josh Winter (Cashmere) with Duncan just getting the win 1/7, 7/3, 7/6.
Full results are available on croquetscores
Many thanks to Bruce McLay who gave up yet another Sunday to referee for us and to United CC for the use of their lawns and the excellent catering.
There are no prize-giving photos as the Silver Badges will be awarded at the CCA Closing Day on Saturday 17th April.
Claire Horncastle (Manager)