The Carol Hayward Competition
The Carol Hayward is an association croquet handicap singles competition for players aged 60 and over. It is played on six Tuesday mornings from January to March. It is a relaxed event with play stopping for a well-catered morning tea. It is also popular with typically 40 or more players at United and Elmwood clubs.
The competition is in memory of Carol Hayward QSM of Elmwood Croquet Club. Carol was very active in Canterbury croquet including running winter indoor croquet. Carol died October 2009 and the Carol Hayward Competition started early 2010.
The competition is run as a flexible Swiss competition so players do not have to play every week. The player with the largest percentage of wins who has played at least five games is the winner. There is no minimum number of games.
2019 Winner Owen Evans (Cashmere), runner-up Graham Button (St James)
2018 Winner Pam Hurst, runner-up Sally Jeffcott
2017 Winner Max Joines, runner-up Pam Hurst.
2016 Winner Graham Button, runner-up Rosalind Thomson.
Earlier results not available.