All posts by John Yarrall

Carol Hayward 2020

The 2020 Carol Hayward was played at United on six Tuesday mornings between the 28th February and the 17th March.  Generally the weather was fine making this a relaxed competition with a two-and-a-half hour, 18-point, handicap Association Croquet game interrupted by morning tea particularly enjoyable.

The flexible Swiss format allowed the fifteen players to miss one of the six games but still be a prize winner.
Covid-19 prevented Lynne Bretherton of our generous sponsor the Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village from presenting the prizes.

Before the final round Steve Costigan was unbeaten but Ian Hamill won his game to clinch third placing with four wins in five games.  Steve and Bruce McLay with five wins in six games were equal first.

Joint winners Steve Costigan and Bruce McLay with the manager, Tony O’Donnell

 

CAROL HAYWARD AN BE BM CH DG GB IH JH LC NT OE PC SC SS TO %
Alister Newey (16) 26 18 20 26 17 25 67
Betty Eathorne (24) 12 26 16 13 25
Bruce McLay (8) 22 15 26 26 24 26 83
Cheryl Hopley (11) 19 14 25 20 21 40
Dormer Gardner (10) 13 10 18 19 0
Graham Button (6) 14 19 0
Ian Hamill (8) 19 26 22 26 26 80
Jim Hopley (18) 12 0
Leonie Clarke (18) 26 22 17 19 21 12 33
Neville Turner (11) 15 16 21 26 26 60
Owen Evans (4) 26 10 26 26 17 60
Patsy Clegg (20) 22 18 24 16 21 13 50
Steve Costigan (11) 21 25 18 26 26 26 83
Sue Stott (18) 19 26 18 18 25
Tony O’Donnell (4.5) 26 12 8 26 10 40

2020 Maud Trainor

The 2020 Maud Trainor was played at United on four Friday mornings from 31st January till the 28th February.  Generally the weather was fine making this relaxed competition with a one hour, handicap Golf Croquet game followed by morning tea and a second game particularly enjoyable.  The flexible Swiss format allowed drawn games and the ability to miss two of the eight games but still be a prize winner.
Lynne Bretherton of our generous sponsor the Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village presented the prizes.  The unbeaten Peter Entwhistle was the winner with John Borner second and Galina Worley third.

Winner Peter Entwhistle, Lynne Bretherton and manager, Tony O’Donnell

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Ryman Healthcare CCA Agnes Dick 2020

The 2020 CCA Agnes Dick was held at Elmwood Croquet Club 24 & 25 February.

The tournament was sponsored by Ryman Healthcare.

This is a very friendly and sociable Handicap Doubles Association Croquet Tournament which is regaining its previous popularity.  Elmwood again was a very popular venue and the lawns were great.  It was very pleasing to see how last year’s beginners had advanced so much.  Many thanks to Ryman Healthcare for their continuing sponsorship.

Philippa Porter
Manager

Owen Evans (President CCA); Alister Newey and Carol Kidd (winners); Chris Ashton (Sales Manager for Ryman Healthcar)
The Finalists – Alister Newey and Carol Kidd (Rangiora), Jenny Tait (Elmwood) and Geraldine Murphy (United)

Ryman Healthcare CCA GC Handicap Singles

Sunday 23 February saw the sun shine on the GC Handicap Singles at Fendalton Park Croquet Club.

Lawns were a bit wet to start, thanks to cooling rain the previous evening, but dried up during the day.

There were 8 entries, but two withdrawals meant only 6 players on the day. Competition was a round robin with everyone playing 5 thirteen hoop, untimed games.

There was a great atmosphere and lovely attitude from the players. Competition was close and it was up to the final games to determine the winner.

Winner was Lyn McKinnon from Cashmere, and Runner-up with a one point net hoop difference was Eileen Arnett from St Martins.

Winner of the Diana Isaac CCA GC Handicap singles, Lyn McKinnon from Cashmere

Coaching for coaches

A CNZ Coaches Workshop is scheduled for 26 – 27 March 2020 at the Cashmere Croquet Club. This workshop is ideal for existing club coaches, those that wish to obtain a CNZ Level 1 coach qualification in either code, and those that are likely to be involved in facilitating youth participation at your club or association.

The cost is $65 per person and includes:
– Level 1 Coaching Folder with workshop resources
– Workshops and coach assessments
– CNZ Coach dropbox access for updates and coaching articles

Registrations close 1 March 2020 to admin@croquet.org.nz

View an outline of the CNZ Coaching Coaches Program and Workshop here.
Download a poster for your notice board here.

Ryman Healthcare CCA GC Grades 2020

This season’s CCA GC Grades were played at St. Martins on Waitangi Day, Thursday 6 February 2020. The lawns were in their best condition for several years, so many thanks to John Borner who is now looking after them.

The 20 entries were split into 3 divisions.

In the Primary division we had 6 entries. Melanie Stevenson won outright with 4/5 closely followed on 3/5 by Lorraine Adam who came second, Jim Hopley 3rd and Carol Tonge 4th.

In the Intermediate division, there were 7 entries. Mark Winter finished unbeaten with Flynn Moses-Jones 2nd on 4/6 ahead on net points from Claire Horncastle who was 3rd.

In the Premier, Josh Winter was unbeaten on 6/6, Levi Franks was runner-up on 5/6 and Myles Duggan 3rd on 4/6.

Many thanks to the St. Martins club for their hospitality. Several players competed with less success than those mentioned above, but still enjoyed their day. Why not try a CCA event yourself?

Detailed results are at https://croquetscores.com/2020/gc/ryman-healthcare-cca-grades

CCA Don Reyland Stars competition

Four players battled it out on Sunday 9th February for the right to represent the CCA at the national Don Reyland finals  at Rose Gardens in Palmerston North 14th and 15th March.

The day started cool and fresh with dew glistening on the lawn, just right for a day of serious croquet. The four players were soon into it and some serious competition followed. The small group of spectators were treated to some great displays of croquet at its best, and the time sped by. Myles Duggan (Cashmere) was the winner, with Cheryl Hopley as runner up. The other two contestants, Linda Humphreys (Fendalton Park) and Maggie Croy (Holmes Park), were worthy competition.

Results are at https://croquetscores.com/2020/gc/cca-don-reyland-stars

Myles in action with a jump shot as Linda looks on
Linda, Myles (winner), Cheryl (runner-up) and Maggie