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 2019 competition was organised as four block of 9 teams each. Block play was on Friday 26 January and 9 and 16 February 2019 with playoffs Friday 23 and 2 and 9 March 2018 and the final 16 March 2019. The final was delayed until 6 April because of the events of 15 March.


All results for blocks, semi-finals and finals are on CroquetScores
See the post Atkins Results for details of the trophy final and the plate final.


First three rounds atkins draw 2019.pdf (updated 14 January 2019)

Next three rounds (23 Feb, 2, 9 Mar)
2019 atkins draw final 2.pdf (Revised 20 February)


Atkins rules 2019.pdf

Results Form

Atkins score sheet-2019.pdf

Team captains should email a copy of the results form to the CCA tournament convenor within two days of each match.

Previous winners

Year Winner Runner-up
2018/19 Josh Winter & Flynn Moses-Jones Cheryl Morrall & Grace Leitch
2017/18 Neville Turner & Lesley Smith  Vilna Gough-Jones & Trina Heffernan
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