The 2022 Carol Hayward was played at United Croquet Club on six Tuesdays from 1st February 2022. It was a handicap singles competition for players over 60 years old. One 18-point game was played each morning with a break for morning tea.
The competition was played as a flexible Swiss as players could choose to play each week. Thirteen players entered and the manager played when needed.
It was a close competition with three players on 80% going into the final day. Sue Stott (Edgeware) and Bruce McLay (United) finished with 5 wins out of 6 games (83%). Bruce was declared winner based on the strength of opponents. He also beat Sue when they played each other.
Betty Hall (United) and Alister Newey (Rangiora) ended with 67%. However, Betty played only three games so did not qualify for a place.
Thanks to the players who made the competition enjoyable and to Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village for sponsoring the event.
Full results are at https://croquetscores.com/2022/ac/carol-hayward