Atkins Trophy

The Atkins Competition is a Handicap Doubles Golf Croquet Tournament played over a number of Saturday mornings in the second half of the season leading to a play-off in March. It often allows an inexperienced player to be mentored by an experienced player to assist in learning tactics and stroke play.

The competition, started in the 2009/2010 season and honours Beryl and Ray Atkins who were involved in the early stages of the development of Golf Croquet in Christchurch at the Elmwood Croquet Club and then at Cashmere.


The following Rules also contain dates, competition format and a blank scoring form:

Atkins Rules 2022-23


Previous winners

2022/23Holmes Park 2 Hornby 1
2021/22Helen Webber & Wendy BerkettLoius & Betty Inglewood
2020/21Janet Scott & Lyn McKinnon Tim Slack & Lesley Clarkson
2019/20Neville Turner & Lesley Smith Vilna Gough-Jones & Trina Heffernan
2018/19Josh Winter & James DugganCheryl Morrall & Grace Leitch
2017/18Neville Turner & Lesley Smith Vilna Gough-Jones & Trina Heffernan
2016/17Neil Williams & Alan BelcherBev Baker & Shona Long
2015/16Neil Williams & Alan BelcherTom Devlin & Julie Mills
2014/15Tony O’Donnell & Daniel DukeGalina & Bill Worley
2013/14Tony O’Donnell & Irene McGaheyTom Delvin & Vilna Gough-Jones
2012/13Beryl Atkins & Dawn HansenPhilip Narbey & Maria Narbey
2011/12Ross Heasley & Frank Williams Bruce McLay & Errol Hay
2010/11Emily Newburn & Joan Bradford Jonathan Hart & June Lowery
2009/10John Borner & Eileen Arnett Jenny Clarke & Bill Down