Carol Hayward Competition

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.

Carol Hayward

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.


The Rules also containing dates, competition format and a blank scoring form will be available here when they been prepared for the season.

Draw and contacts

The draw will be available here once it has been prepared for the 2020 season.

Previous winners


Year Winner Runner-up
2019 Owen Evans (Cashmere) Graham Button (St James Park)
2018 Pam Hurst (United) Sally Jeffcott (United)
2017 Max Joines (St Martins) Pam Hurst (United)
2016 Graham Button (St James Park) Rosalind Thomson (United)

Earlier results not available.