Carol Hayward competition 2022

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

Bruce McLay (United), winner of the Carol Hayward 2022 with manager John Yarrall
Runner-up Sue Stott
Alister Newey who came third