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Maud Trainor

The 2019 Maud Trainor tournament was played at the United Croquet Club grounds on the five Fridays in May.  There were ten rounds of this handicap Golf Croquet for those over 65 with players qualifying if they missed no more than two rounds (excluding byes).

The weather was better than we could have hoped for with only the last days play departing from the calm, sunny days we had experienced.

Gay Jones was beaten in her last game by Tim Slack but won a stunning eight out of nine games.  This win took Tim into equal second with Tony O’Donnell on five out of eight games but Tony’s superior net points gave him the runner up prize with Tim getting the third prize.

AC coaching for GC players

United Croquet Club will be offering AC coaching for current GC players. It is open to all Canterbury players.

This will be on four Saturdays starting 8 June 2019. Hours will be 10:45 am to 12:30 pm.
There is a one-off charge of $5 to cover tea and coffee.

This is a chance to learn more skills and gives more options when it comes to playing and possibly entering competitions.

To register, contact John Yarrall or complete the online form. Space may be limited, so book early.

Atkins Results

16 people played at United Croquet Club on 4 lawns the morning of Saturday 6 April.

The top 2 teams from each block went to play for the various finals. Thus making 4 teams in the Atkins main event and 4 teams for the plate in a single round Robin . This was due to be played on 16 March but was postponed due to circumstances to Saturday 6 April.

Strong play was had for both finals. With the main event most of games going to time of 1 hour compared to the plate where the games were shorter.

Play was played on very slow damp lawns due to recent rain the days before.

The main event was not decided until the last round. With the Cashmere school boys of Josh Winter and Flynn Moses-Jones winning on net points from Fendalton Park’s Cheryl Morrall and Grace Leitch, both winning 2 games.

The plate was a lot more straight-forward with St James Park’s Jonathan Hart and Nicky Adams taking this out with 3 / 3 wins.

Full results for all of the Atkins event is on Croquet Scores at

Jonathan Hart

AC and GC 2019 Silver Badges

Can you please put some thing on website about silver badges

Not sure if any thing went up bout AC, if sorry sorry for double up, if not here it is

The AC Silver Badge was played at Barrington Park Croquet Club on 2 March with 6 people, 3 in the 4-9 grade and 3 in the 10-16 grade.
The winners were Leo Van OoSten (4-9) winning 3 out of 3 games
and Kevin Cusack (10-16) winning 3 out of 3 games.

The GC Silver Badge was played in damp conditions at United on 10 March.
There were 4 people in -6 to 2, 5 people in 3 to 5, 4 people in 6 to 8 and 6 people in 9-16.
-6 to 2 was run as a double round robin with Jonathan Hart (St James Park) winning all 6 games,
3 to 5 was single block with Josh Winter (Cashmere) being the overall winner winning 3 out of 4 games.
6 to 8 was also run as a double block with Hugh Catto (Holmes Park) winner (4/6). The last game happened to be the final against Cashmere Gay Jones
9 to 16 was a single round, with Flyn Mosses Jones (Cashmere) winning all 6 games.

It is hoped to put on Croquet Scores

Secondary Schools CCA competition

The Canterbury secondary schools  GC competition was played at Barrington Park Croquet Club on Wednesday 13 March.

11 teams competed enthusiastically for the 4 places we have in the national finals being held in Canterbury on 7th and 8th September. Although skill and experience varied there was no lack of enthusiasm and everybody’s game responded to the challenges. Of those registered and eligible to qualify, the following teams have been nominated to represent Canterbury:

1. Myles Duggan & Levi Franks from Cashmere High School
2. Josh Winter & James Duggan from Cashmere High School
3. Yani Rutherford & Molly Campbell from St Margaret’s College
4. Hazel Skjellerup & Dylan Hunter from Rudolf Steiner School

Winners Levi Franks and Myles Duggan of Cashmere High School


Enter the AC and GC Silver Badge

It is time to enter the Silver Badge competition, both AC and GC.

Each club should be arranging club play to determine one player who will represent their club in the association playoff. The winner of each grade will receive a silver badge.

Details of the competitions are in Appendix 5 of the tournament Regulations on page 255 of the 2018-2019 yearbook.

AC handicap ranges are 0 to 3.5, 4 to 9, 10 to 16 and 18 to 24. The association playoff is Sunday 3 March at Barrington Park.

GC handicap ranges are -6 to 2, 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 16. The association playoff is Sunday 10 March at Holmes Park.

See your club captain to enter your club play-off.