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:
|2018/19||Josh Winter & Flynn Moses-Jones||Cheryl Morrall & Grace Leitch|
|2017/18||Neville Turner & Lesley Smith||Vilna Gough-Jones & Trina Heffernan|
|2016/17||Neil Williams & Alan Belcher||Bev Baker & Shona Long|
|2015/16||Neil Williams & Alan Belcher||Tom Devlin & Julie Mills|
|2014/15||Tony O’Donnell & Daniel Duke||Galina & Bill Worley|
|2013/14||Tony O’Donnell & Irene McGahey||Tom Delvin & Valina Gough-Jones|
|2012/13||Beryl Atkins & Dawn Hansen||Philip Narbey & Marie Narbey|
|2011/12||Ross Heasley & Frank Williams||Bruce McLay & Errol Hay|
|2010/11||Emily Newburn & Joan Bradford||Jonathan Hart & June Lowery|
|2009/10||John Borner & Eileen Arnett||Jenny Clarke & Bill Down|